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HP Announces Recipients of Microenterprise Development Grants

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 22, 2008 - HP today announced seven recipients of the HP Technology for Entrepreneurship Education Leadership Grants, which are worth approximately $100,000 each in technology equipment and cash.

The grants seek to advance the use of technology in entrepreneurship education programs and improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of microenterprises in the United States.(1) The grant program provides technology and training for entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses, with a particular focus on small businesses, youth and underserved communities.


Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Xerox for Decades of Environmental Stewardship

NORWALK, Conn., May 21, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today became the first technology company to be named a Performance Track Corporate Leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Xerox is one of only five companies named an EPA Corporate Leader.

The Corporate Leader appointment acknowledges Xerox for decades of environmental achievement, a sustained compliance record and excellent facilities management in all five of its U.S. manufacturing facilities, and a superior level of commitment to reducing its environmental footprint. Xerox was also awarded the EPA's Climate Protection Award for significantly reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

"Xerox is a true role model for the best in corporate sustainability practices and represents what our Corporate Leaders program is all about -- leadership, accountability and action," said Dan Fiorino, director of the Performance Track Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "We are looking for the select few who influence and improve our future through innovation and a continued commitment to the environment and sustainability."


From Putting a Company's Name on Promotional Chewing Gum Packages to Creating Localized Travel Books: Xerox Helps Target the Right Message to the Right People

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21, 2008  -- Ensure the impact of your company's name for promotions and giveaways by printing it on chewing gum packages that stick around long after the flavor disappears. Cater to the avid vacationer with travel guides customized for specific cities and regions. These are just two ways digital print technology is transforming our world. At drupa next week in Germany, Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) and its customers will show off 50 such ways for print providers to make money with these applications.

Xerox will demonstrate a wide variety of digital print applications at its drupa stand that illustrate how customers are using digital technology to grow pages and profits. On display will be some of the high-value applications that are driving the greatest opportunities in digital production, including books and manuals, personalized collateral, transpromo pieces, direct marketing, and hybrid offset and digital applications. Also featured will be innovative business applications that have emerged as new growth opportunities for digital printing such as packaging and photo specialty products including personalized photo books and calendars.


InfoPrint Solutions Company and Press-Sense Bring Streamlined Print-on-Demand to Market

BOULDER, COLORADO -- May 21, 2008 --InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announced a relationship with Business Flow Automation provider Press-sense. InfoPrint will resell Press-sense’s flagship products, iWay, Manager and Omnium, to offer customers streamlined Print-On-Demand (POD) workflow to help them achieve increased print capacity and time and money savings.

This relationship expands InfoPrint’s functionality into streamlining POD workflows including business and operations activities for printers, providing customers with an easy-to-deploy workflow and production solution based on open standards. Press-sense becomes a key component of InfoPrint's POD workflow solution that helps customers handle today’s POD challenges such as shorter print runs, faster turnaround times, complex set-ups, and manual processes without compromises in quality or speed.


ONYX Workflow Software Achieves G7 Certification Level 1 for Press Proofing Systems

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, May 21, 2008 –– ONYX Graphics Inc., a leader in wide format digital printing solutions, today announced that ONYX® workflow software products can be used to produce press proof output that complies with G7® Certification Level 1 standards.  G7 is a proof-to-print process based on a set of color criteria developed to ensure digital print technology elements – RIP, printer, media and ink – can reproduce a typical offset lithography sheet.  Certification ensures users can confidently use digital press proofs with the assurance of matching Standard Web Offset Printing (SWOP®) criteria.

The certification was awarded to ONYX ProductionHouseTM software driving the Epson Stylus® Pro 11880 printer with Epson® Premium Luster Photo Paper 260g and Epson Ultrachrome® Ink.  The certification standards measure color reproduction through the use of International Color Consortium® (ICC) color matching profiles for primary and secondary colors and specific grey values.  The ICC profile created in ONYX Profile Generator – a key element available only in ONYX ProductionHouse software – exceeded all testing standards and achieved a certification category of GRACoL® Grade 1, the highest available (to view a copy of the certificate detailing the measured values, visit www.onyxgfx.com). 


Xerox Streamlines Paths to Productivity and Profit with Enhanced Digital / Offset Workflows

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced advances in the integration of Xerox FreeFlow™ Digital Workflow Collection software with two leading offset workflow systems, Prinect, the Print Shop Workflow from Heidelberg and FUJIFILM Workflow XMF. These integrations enable print providers to leverage their existing offset workflow to serve as a single, familiar point of control for both digital and computer-to-plate offset print work.

Both systems are based on industry-standard PDF print files and JDF (Job Definition Format) platform-independent job tickets, which provide instructions for producing jobs. The longstanding integration of Xerox FreeFlow with Prinect from Heidelberg has been enhanced to enable two-way communications of real-time job status and accounting information via the JMF (Job Messaging Format) standard. The FUJIFILM Workflow XMF integration is newly validated by Xerox and FUJIFILM engineers to provide a seamless workflow for both digital and offset printing.


Canon, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Yankees Join Forces to Protect Kids

BRONX, N.Y. - May 21, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and the New York Yankees are once again combining efforts to help raise greater awareness of issues related to locating missing children at Canon's fifth annual promotional night at Yankee Stadium, when the Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles.

During pre-game ceremonies, Ted Nakamura, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., will present John Walsh, co-founder of NCMEC and host of the television series "America's Most Wanted," with a check for $760,000, representing the amount of money raised and invested by Canon U.S.A. on behalf of NCMEC.


Ricoh Sustainable Development Award Presented to Outstanding High School Students at Intel ISEF 2008 Special Awards Ceremony

Atlanta, GA,   May 20, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation presented two projects by three high school students with the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at the 2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition, during a special awards ceremony in Atlanta on Thursday, May 15. Each project will receive a $25,000 scholarship from Ricoh Americas Corporation for their impressive environmental achievements.

The three students who received top honors at the ceremony were Erica Elizabeth David of Pinedale High School in Pinedale, Wyoming for her seven-year study of innovative snow fence designs to maximize snow capture for water conservation and reclamation in industrial settings and Michael Kaergaard Madsen and Jesper Lykke Rasmussen of Vejle Technical High School in Denmark, for the development of a prototype exhaust system for two-stroke engines to significantly reduce air pollution.


Quebecor World CEO to Keynote EFI Connect User Conference

Foster City, Calif. – May 20, 2008 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that Quebecor World president and CEO Jacques Mallette will keynote the ninth annual Connect 2008 user conference, scheduled July 29 to August 1, at the Wynn Las Vegas. Mr. Mallette will address the conference on Tues., July 29 at 8:30 a.m.

The print industry’s largest user conference, Connect enables leaders from around the world to attend educational sessions, test drive the latest EFI products, discuss industry trends, and network with peers.


ABBYY Releases FineReader Engine for Mac

Moscow, Russia (May 20, 2008) – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced its FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac software development kit (SDK) designed specifically for developers working with the Mac OS® X platform. The ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac delivers a powerful, flexible tool to integrate optical character recognition (OCR), barcode recognition and PDF conversion functions into applications running on Mac OS X. With the new SDK, software developers working in the Macintosh® environment can take advantage of the top-ranked ABBYY OCR technology that has been licensed by many leading software and hardware providers including Canon, DICOM/Kofax, EMC/Captiva, Microsoft, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. This version of the ABBYY SDK provides native support for both Intel® and PowerPC-based Mac computers and allows creating universal binary applications.


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