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Marketers Are Still Not Targeting Their Customers Effectively

Boston, MA, Booth #647, March 4, 2007-- Many marketers are still missing a trick when it comes to targeting their customers properly and are not taking advantage of opportunities available through trusted communications such as bills and statements, according to independent research released today by InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh.57 percent of consumers surveyed by Zoomerang for InfoPrint stated that mail remained the preferred method of delivery for "must-read" documents like statements or bills, despite the multi-channel methods of delivery now available such as email and text messaging. Added to this, nearly a quarter of consumers surveyed receive between four and six statements by mail each month, showing the high touch-rate of this document.



Yet a staggering 86 percent of consumers said they have never purchased a product or service after receiving a separate promotional document with their monthly statements, with 40 percent of respondents mentioning that the inserts that accompany their monthly statements are always impersonal and irrelevant.


InfoPrint Solutions Company Launches Suite of TransPromo Solutions to Improve Marketing Campaign ROI

Boston, MA, Booth #647, March 4, 2007- InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today launched its suite of TransPromo solutions which will enable marketers to create transactional documents with added incremental value and significant response rate, through combining the latest in output and personalization technology with their existing IT infrastructure.This comprises InfoPrint's AFP-enhanced InfoPrint 5000, InfoPrint ProcessDirector (IPPD), campaign management software from partner Prinova alongside other best-of-breed software offerings from Mapping, StreamServe and Exstream. This marries InfoPrint's strengths in document production, color and system integration with supporting software and design and engineering services.


Canon USA Highlights New imageWARE Versions and the Latest MEAP Based Application in Boston

Boston, March 4, 2008 – Delivering value to end users through advanced document management, handling and delivery capabilities, Canon U.S.A., Inc., today launched new versions of its popular imageWARE Prepress Manager, Enterprise Management Console, Document Manager, Scan Manager and Accounting Manager at AIIM On Demand. In addition, the Company launched a version of PaperToOffice Pro that will allow users to scan paper-based documents on MEAP based imageRUNNER devices and convert the documents directly to a Microsoft Office format.



"Whether a small, medium or large organization, the better handling of document output through a total hardware and software solution can add tremendous value to one's investment in digital imaging equipment," said Dennis Amorosano, senior director, Solutions Business Development Division, Canon U.S.A. "The imageWARE line and available applications that leverage our MEAP technology have helped many organizations better and more easily handle documents, while increasing the value of their overall technology investment."


Xerox Makes Student Registration at Pennsylvania School District as Easy as ABCs

BOSTON, 04 March 2008 -- When the Wilkes-Barre School District in Pennsylvania decided to do something about its antiquated and arduous student enrollment process, it turned to Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and a key Xerox partner, SRC Solutions Inc. The companies created a digital enrollment system that combines Xerox advanced multifunction systems (MFPs), a customized scanning solution from SRC, and Xerox's DocuShareTM document management software.

Konica Minolta Introduces i-Option

Ramsey, N.J. – March 4, 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, today unveiled two new MFP options that further enhance the productivity and security capabilities of Konica Minolta’s comprehensive line of multifunctional products (MFPs – print, copy, fax, and scan all-in-one system). The newly introduced LK-101 i-Option and LK-102 i-Option, developed by Konica Minolta will allow Web access and document manipulation from an MFP control panel (LK-101) and also support enhanced PDF encryption – meeting the highest requirements of the U.S. Government (LK-102).



The new i-Option features will further build upon the extensive security, printing, copying and scanning features found on the next-generation line of Konica Minolta bizhub™ MFPs (bizhub C650, bizhub C550, bizhub C451, bizhub C353, bizhub C253, and bizhub C203). The LK-101 i-Option targets all users looking to further enhance their MFP capabilities to include the convenience of accessing the Web directly from the MFP’s Image Panel – a new control panel from Konica Minolta that provides document management capabilities from the MFP. The LK-102 i-Option, targeting security-demanding environments, offers AES 128-bit encryption for extensively secure environments, such as U.S. Government accounts. 

Konica Minolta to Preview Advanced Version of IC-304 Print Controller, a CREO Color Server, for the bizhub PRO C6500

Ramsey, N.J. - March 4, 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, announced today that Version 2.0 of the IC-304 Print Controller for the bizhub PROTM C6500 color production print system will be previewed at the 2008 ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition. Based on CREO Color Server technology, this optional print controller will offer Konica Minolta customers complete support for the newly announced perfect binding finisher for the bizhub PRO C6500, as well as high-quality image and color control, advanced remote tools, VDP support and ease-of-use. Version 2.0 of the IC-304 Print Controller will support both entry-level and production versions of the award-winning bizhub PRO C6500 system.



Advanced Finisher Support


Version 2.0 of the IC-304 Print Controller will provide support for the Konica Minolta PB-501 inline perfect binding finisher. This print controller is tightly integrated with the bizhub PRO C6500 system which makes perfect binding a simple, continuous operation from automated imposition to printing the spines and binding the finished product. This will give Konica Minolta customers the unique opportunity to offer their clients perfect binding as a high-quality, high-value option.


Canon USA Introduces Authorized Send Document Distribution Embedded Application

BOSTON, March 4, 2008 – Taking another step in further expanding its MEAP application portfolio, Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced the release of its Authorized Send document distribution solution.



Authorized Send is a simple to use embedded MEAP application providing users with the ability to easily scan documents for delivery via electronic mail, to network folder locations, or directly to their desktop for manipulation. In addition to providing basic document scanning and delivery, Canon's Authorized Send also requires that users authenticate themselves prior to accessing the application. As a result, the scanning feature becomes available only when the user properly authenticates to this function.


Canon USA Introduces Two New Media for imagePROGRAF Printers and New Postal Reply Cards for Canon Office Copiers

BOSTON, March 4, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging solutions, has added two new large format papers in two different weights for the Company's ever-expanding line of imagePROGRAF large format printers - Canon Premium Glossy Paper and Premium Satin Paper. Both new substrates will be available in light weight (200gsm) and heavy weight (280gsm) stocks. The light weight stocks provide an excellent economical option for Point-of-Purchase posters and proofing images, while the heavier stocks provide a higher-grade option for fine art and photography prints. With the addition of these four new media options, the Company's large format substrate portfolio is larger than ever before, and growing as new Canon-branded media is introduced each year. Canon will be debuting the new media at the Canon booth #1416 during the AIIM/On Demand Expo in Boston.



Canon Premium Glossy and Premium Satin Papers


Canon's new Premium Glossy and Premium Satin large format substrates are ideal for high quality photography, fine art and high-end graphics printing. Both new papers provide a high white-ness factor that is also less susceptible to light. A fluorescent whitening agent is often used to increase visual whiteness in media substrates, but fluorescent agents may react to ultraviolet rays, causing the print's white space to change drastically under different lighting conditions. Canon's new Premium Glossy and Premium Satin papers do not use these fluorescent agents and achieve their high-grade white appearance through the use of high white pulps. The new Canon substrates also incorporate Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) pulps promoting environmental friendliness. ECF is a bleaching agent that eliminates persistent, bio-accumulative toxic substances from paper mill waste water.


Workflow efficiency with Ricoh’s GlobalScan 3.1 workflow suite

BOSTON, March 4, 2008 -Ricoh Americas Corporation, theleading provider of digital office equipment, is previewing how document-intensive organizations and companies can improve workflow efficiencies by integrating scanning into their mission-critical business processes. GlobalScanTM 3.1 with Workflow Suite will be on display at the AIIM International Exposition and Conference, booth #631.



With GlobalScan 3.1's Workflow Suite, Powered by AutoStore®, several scanning plug-in features are included to seamlessly connect the MFP directly to different types of systems. The Scan-to-XML plug-in allows MFPs to scan documents and send directly to backend systems, enabling users to create their own customized workflows in order to capture specific information based on a particular project. By designing personalized workflows for each scan job, uses are able to streamline business processes in order to produce the most efficient workflows based on their needs at a given time.

Konica Minolta Turns Printing into Publishing with the Introduction of the Perfect Binder for the bizhub PRO C6500/C6500P Series

Ramsey, N.J. - March 4, 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, today unveiled the perfect binder finishing option for the bizhub PROTM C6500/C6500P Series. The new perfect binder option (PB-501), which is the latest addition to Konica Minolta's range of finishing options, allows these workhorse production print machines to handle everything from full-color company reports to paperback books and technical manuals.



Developed by Konica Minolta, the perfect binder works with a hot-melt gluing technology that ensures high reliability for perfect binding, whether the book is 10-sheets or hundreds of pages in length. The results are impressive - sheets are so securely bound that manuals, handbooks and reports still hold after significant wear and tear. The PB-501 works with the bizhub PRO C6500/C6500P Series to provide high-speed output of up to 65 color pages per minute, to help print production environments stay ahead of heavy workloads and tight deadlines.


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