Konica Minolta to Market KIP 9000 Series High-Volume, Wide Format Printing System

Ramsey, N.J. – May 15, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, announces the availability of the KIP 9000 Series wide format network print system from KIP America, a leading manufacturer of wide-format printing and imaging technology.  Delivering high-quality 600 dpi resolution images in black-and-white, this toner-based multifunctional (print, copy, and scan) series delivers production class reliability and productivity at unmatched maximum production speeds of 22 ‘D’-sized prints per minute – 15 percent faster than any other wide-format printing system in its class.

St Ives U.S. Division Reduces Costs and Improves Productivity with EFI Hagen Prograph

Foster City, Calif. - May 15, 2008 - EFI (NASDAQ: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that St Ives U.S. Division has standardized on Hagen™ Prograph® at its two printing facilities, resulting in significant cost savings, productivity gains and automation improvements. St Ives U.S. is an award winning web offset, digital and sheetfed printing solution provider with well-known clients such as News America, Ford Motor Company, Macy's, Kay Jewelers, Domino's Pizza, and hundreds more.

St Ives U.S. has been an EFI Hagen OA user for six years and recently installed Prograph publication planning software to realize even greater improvements in productivity. Providing a robust and advanced accounting package with high-end applications for estimating, job management, scheduling, purchasing, inventory and fulfillment, Hagen OA allows St Ives U.S. to collect, share, analyze and respond to information in real-time. Prograph's integration with Hagen offers comprehensive planning capabilities, including versioning, complex imposition, bindery planning and distribution tools, enabling St Ives U.S. to make more informed business decisions and streamline their production process. Their planning and shop floor data collection capabilities will be further enhanced with the forthcoming addition of PrintFlow® dynamic scheduling.

Press-Sense Announces Business Flow Automation to be Displayed in Nine Different Stands at Drupa

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY -- May 15, 2008 -- Press-sense today announced that their Business Flow Automation (BFA) technology and solutions have been warmly received by the print industry’s major players and will be displayed on at least nine different stands at the upcoming Drupa 2008 trade show. Drupa visitors will be able to see Press-sense technology on the following stands (in alphabetical order)

Laserfiche 8 Includes Latest Workflow Automation Technology

Long Beach, CA – May 15, 2008 – Laserfiche®, a leading provider of digital document and records management systems, announces the release of Laserfiche 8, its most flexible and scalable solution ever. The company’s goal for Laserfiche 8 is simple: to help organizations streamline business processes by speeding the flow of information across the enterprise.

“Laserfiche 8 gives us everything we need—particularly the new workflow tools—to expand our paperless initiative into additional departments,” said Denise Grossmann of Blue Earth County, MN, a Laserfiche client since 2002. “The interface is even easier to use, and the new features will really complement what we’re doing in Microsoft SharePoint.”

Kodak Recognized for Document Scanning Expertise

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15—Businesses, organizations and government agencies face a significant challenge: how to effectively deal with an ever increasing number of forms and other paperwork they need to process each and every day. At the recent FOSE 2008 Conference and Exposition, the new KODAK i780 Scanner took top honors among all computer peripherals—including other document scanners and multi-function printer/copiers—and was recognized with a Best of FOSE Award from Government Computer News.

“The Best of FOSE Award recognizes Kodak’s document scanning expertise, the KODAK i780 Scanner’s first rate image quality, rapid capture speed,” said Dolores Kruchten, General Manager, Document Imaging, Graphic Communications Group, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “Winning this, our fourth consecutive FOSE Award, attests to Kodak’s dedication to providing document capture products, software, and solutions which provide innovative, easy to use, and affordable ways to increase operational efficiency.”

Captaris and Canon U.S.A. Announce Support for Canon Network Scanners

Bellevue, WA  ─ May 15, 2008 ─ Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPA), a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric processes and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office solutions, today announced Captaris product support for Canon network scanners. Successful testing demonstrated Captaris RightFax, FaxPress and Alchemy MFP Module provide efficient capture, distribution and archival for documents scanned via Canon imageFORUMLA ScanFront 220 network scanners.

The ScanFront 220 (standard) and 220P (professional) devices enable scanning and delivery of documents to network destinations. Captaris solutions automate the management of paper and document processes. Together, the technologies provide a full range of reliable and efficient document management capabilities.

Océ Introduces New Entry-Level, High-Quality Large Format Color Plotters

May 15, 2008. Trumbull, CT - Océ introduces two new color plotters to complement the existing Océ TCS large format color portfolio - the new Océ CS2224 and Océ CS2236. The Océ CS2224 and Océ CS2236 are ideally suited for very low volume users seeking an affordable plotter to produce high quality, large format color CAD and GIS prints. The Océ CS22xx series replaces the Océ CS2124 and Océ CS2136 color plotters.
The 24-inch width Océ CS2224 and the 36-inch width Océ CS2236 are designed for users in very low volume environments that demand high quality 2400 x 1200 dpi printing of their technical color applications – line drawings, renderings, GIS aerials - and business/consumer graphics.
Vice President of Marketing, Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America, Sal Sheikh, commented: "The addition of these two new color plotters enhances the Océ range of color print solutions for technical documents. Whether users need very low volume, low volume, mid-volume or production color, Océ has a high quality, cost effective print solution to meet their needs."

Canon Factory Certified Models Save Money and the Environment

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May 14, 2008 - Addressing the concerns of both cost-conscious and environmentally mindful organizations, Canon U.S.A., Inc. recently introduced its Canon imageRUNNER 3300E line of “Factory Certified” reconditioned devices—Canon’s first products to carry the Factory Certified label. The new line not only helps companies afford equipment when a brand-new model is financially out of reach, it also cuts down on the amount of material destined for landfills when a device is returned to the manufacturer.

Document Imaging Blog Features Industry Expert Jon Reardon of InfoTrends

Nashua, N.H., May 14, 2008 – Jon Reardon of InfoTrends will blog on document imaging industry news and trends, and respond to reader comments over a five-day period as a guest blogger on the Document Imaging Blog. Reardon, Group Director of Office Document Technologies at the industry analyst firm InfoTrends, will contribute blog postings from May 19 to 23, 2008.

The Document Imaging Blog is a place for information technology (IT) and finance professionals to come and learn about document imaging, document scanning and related technologies. Reardon will provide insights based on InfoTrends document solutions research and his more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining InfoTrends, Reardon served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. and has held executive level positions with Minolta Corporation and Canon USA.

Canon Europe announces six new independent software vendor relationships

AMSTELVEEN, May 14th, 2008 – Canon Europe, world leader in digital imaging technology, has today announced six new independent software vendor (ISV) relationships across Europe. The new partnerships will make software from Billback Systems, Captaris, Copitrak, Equitrac, NSI, and Pharos Systems available on Canon devices through ISV partnerships.

MFP dealers will now be able to provide software from ISV partners alongside its comprehensive portfolio of MFPs. The new ISV relationships mean customers will be able to access a broader range of applications with their Canon MFP, enabling more seamless integration with a company’s IT networks and workflow systems, including billing, print asset management and cost-recovery.