Webinar Series from Xerox and PIA/GATF to Help Print Providers be Successful in Digital Printing

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 02, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation have joined to educate print providers on the essentials of running a successful digital printing business. The 2008 PIA/GATF Digital Print Webinar Series features leading industry experts speaking on a range of topics in sales and marketing, print operations and business development.

"With more printers adopting digital, we want to ensure our members have the appropriate resources to be successful in the digital space," said Lisa Rawa, vice president, marketing, PIA/GATF. "This Webinar series is a great opportunity for our members to learn strategies for generating profit and growth with digital printing."

HP and SCORE Host Nationwide “Wellness” Workshops for Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 2, 2008 - HP and SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” today announced the second annual nationwide series of small business disaster preparedness workshops.

The “Small Business Wellness Workshops” provide small businesses with education and solutions to plan for and recover from disasters – both natural and man made.

Underscoring the necessity of disaster planning for small businesses, HP and SCORE also recently published a white paper, “Impact on US Small Business of Natural & Man-Made Disasters,” which highlights the consequences a small business could face if ill-prepared.

Canon USA Brings the Power of its imageRUNNER Line to the Desktop with the Addition of New Laser Beam Printer

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today introduced two new desktop laser beam printers (LBP) under the imageRUNNER brand name – the Color imageRUNNER LBP5975 and LBP5970. With the introduction of these models, Canon offers a completely comprehensive array of corporate workflow offerings – from desktop to production.

Far beyond the capabilities of other basic laser beam printers, the Color imageRUNNER LBP5975 and LBP5970 printers are powered by the same high-performance system architecture developed for Canon’s Color imageRUNNER line -- delivering extraordinary productivity, robust functionality and enhanced processing capacity. The new models provide fast first-printout times and high-quality letter-sized output speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm) in color and 31ppm in black-and-white, as well as 1200 X 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution.  These models also produce remarkable color and monochrome documents up to ledger-sized output, while maintaining a compact size and reducing energy consumption.

Canon USA Delivers Two New Print Controllers to Help Realize the Full Potential of Digital Color Documents

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Helping to elevate the document output process and enhance productivity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today introduced two new print controllers – the ColorPASS-GX200 and the newest version of the imagePASS-H1 – for its line of award-winning Color imageRUNNER models.

Designed to help manage processes from document creation to finishing for color-centric business and mid-level production environments, the ColorPASS-GX200 and imagePASS-H1 print controllers come with extensive array of features for total control over job management, achieving color output, and merging variable data sources.  The ColorPASS-GX200 is an external controller that enables graphic-intensive users and light-to-mid production environments to produce short-run on-demand, color-intensive documents with a complete set of job management features, tools and utilities, while the imagePASS-H1 is a high-performance embedded controller ideal for color intensive corporate environments that require color accuracy.

Canon USA Adds Two New Multifunction Systems to its Color imageRUNNER Series for Small Offices and Workgroups

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today announced the addition of the Color imageRUNNER C3480 Series and the Color imageRUNNER C3080 Series. Joining the Color imageRUNNER C2550 announced in February 2008, the Color imageRUNNER C3480/C3080 Series models bring time-savings, performance and high-quality output to smaller offices and workgroup environments.

With print speeds of up to 34/30 pages-per-minute (ppm) in monochrome and up to 30/28 in color, respectively, for letter-sized output, the new Color imageRUNNER C3480/C3080 Series is set to be competitive within the print and imaging industry’s Segment 2 and Segment 3 markets. Built on a frame close to 22 inches wide, the new MFPs easily fit narrow spaces and bring the same levels of productivity and innovation without the larger footprint of a higher volume system.

An Innovative New Product that Simplifies Complex Processes Using an Intuitive Interface

Washington, DC — April 1, 2008 — Laserfiche®, a premiere electronic document management provider, will preview Workflow 8 this week at the FOSE show in Washington, DC. The company will be exhibiting in booth #823.

Stephen Hall, Laserfiche’s Regional Manager for the Southeast Region, who will represent Laserfiche at the conference, said Workflow 8 is powerful, yet very flexible and easy to work with. He added that Laserfiche’s government resellers are excited to install it for key government customers. “John Montel of General Dynamics Information Technology, our leading reseller in the federal government market, is currently working on opportunities that include thousands of users, and he says that Workflow 8 is a phenomenal product that everyone is excited about,” Hall said.

ABBYY Announces Advanced Character Recognition and Support for East Asian Languages in Mobile OCR SDK

LAS VEGAS, NV. (CTIA Wireless, Booth #5676) April 1, 2008 – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced its Mobile OCR SDK 2.5 with intelligent image correction capabilities and support for East Asian languages including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK).

ABBYY Mobile OCR SDK supports developers in integrating optical character recognition (OCR) and business card reading functions into mobile platforms and applications. The SDK offers a truly OS-independent technology to support integration into any mobile platform including the Brew, Linux, Symbian, and Windows Mobile operating systems.

BankAtlantic and Lawrence A. Sanders Foundations Join Océ in Supporting Future Authors Program

Boca Raton, FL, April 1, 2008 – The School District of Palm Beach County and Océ North America announced today that the BankAtlantic Foundation has contributed $2,500 and the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation $5,000 toward the Océ Future Authors Writing Project to help underwrite expenses for summer writing workshops. 

The program, which is being offered for the third year, includes a free eight-day summer workshop designed to help students experience becoming published authors.  Students learn how to improve their writing skills, gain hands-on understanding of how authors are published, and learn about today’s digital print and publishing opportunities.

Students gain insight into the process of writing, editing, and digitally publishing books through interactions with Océ executives, as well as published authors, who speak to the students.  The day-long sessions are taught by certified Palm Beach County teachers.  Writings from each student are then compiled and digitally printed in final book form by Boca Raton-based Océ North America Production Print Division.  The book is unveiled at a book signing hosted by the Barnes & Noble Boca Raton store.

HP Strengthens Offering for Federal Agencies with Introduction of HP Forms and Document Automation Solution

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2008 - HP today announced a solution that enables governments and educational institutions to move from costly pre-printed forms and processes to automated, enhanced secure delivery of on-demand electronic forms and document creation.

Announced at the FOSE 2008 tradeshow, the HP Forms and Document Automation Solution allows users to create professional-looking documents on-demand and automatically distribute them to the point of need.

Additionally, the solution eliminates high costs associated with warehousing and processing of pre-printed forms, thus enabling public sector customers to reallocate funds to mission-critical projects.

Océ CS9050 Eco-solvent printer delivers exceptional value

Venlo, The Netherlands, 1 April 2008 — The new Océ CS9050 is an affordable Eco-solvent printer for creating indoor and outdoor graphics. The Océ CS9050 is targeted at entrants into the outdoor digital printing field; commercial shops that want to start offering outdoor applications; and corporate customers that want to bring graphics production in-house.
Basic printer, great value
The Océ CS9050 is a basic, affordable, 137-cm (54-inch) wide Eco-solvent printer that delivers high quality prints at production speeds. For shops considering entering the outdoor digital printing marketplace, the easy-to-use Océ CS9050 makes the transition simple. Commercial printers that want to begin offering outdoor-durable prints don’t have to sacrifice quality or production print speeds with the Océ CS9050. Corporate customers that want to save money by bringing display graphics printing inhouse, will also benefit from the Océ CS9050. It is an environmentally safe and easy-to-use system that offers indoor and outdoor versatility for all customers.