TORONTO, ON - Sometimes, bigger is better. Xerox Canada is increasing the size of its portfolio of wide-format printers and demonstrating a new colour printer for use in creating banners, presentation graphics and vehicle wraps. The company is also introducing a black-and-white wide-format printer for producing construction plans and engineering renderings.

New colour wide-format system for indoor/outdoor use

Xerox will show a technology demonstration of the Xerox 8200 Series Colour Wide Format Solution, designed for commercial printers and in-plant operations and that can be used to produce indoor and outdoor print applications, at Graph Expo. To be available as a 65- or 90-inch model, the new printers open up an entirely new set of high-value print jobs for customers looking to complement their current capabilities or enter the expanding graphic communications color wide-format market. The Xerox 8200 Series prints at resolutions that range from 360 to 1,440 dpi at typical quality production speeds from 162 to 215 square feet per hour.

"With these new printers users will be able to supplement a direct-mail piece with a full-colour poster or pair sales sheets with retail signage," said Quincy Allen, president, Xerox Production Systems Group. "The high-quality output and low price point will make them an economical option for print providers entering the colour wide-format market."

Data from InfoTrends shows that 88 percent of print providers in the graphic communications market who plan to buy a new wide-format printer in the next 12 months intend to use it for both indoor and outdoor print jobs. The new Xerox printers satisfy both markets. The 8200 series printers are compatible with a wide range of low to high-cost media types and produce vibrant graphics on indoor and outdoor point-of-purchase displays, banners, life-size photos and floor graphics. The printers use a combination of inkjet technology and environmentally-friendly eco-solvent inks, which means that no ventilation or purification systems are required during production.

Piezoelectric, drop-on-demand inkjet heads with dynamic variable dot imaging technology deliver sharp images, smooth colour transitions and increased performance with higher firing frequencies. Intelligent Interweaving Printing Technology enables higher print speeds, minimizes banding, lowers ink usage and provides a greater colour gamut.

Black-and-white system designed for AEC output

The Xerox 6050A Wide Format Printer, designed for architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) companies, is a mid-volume black-and-white system for operations that require more speed and have higher print volumes than can be met with an entry-level product such as the Xerox 6204 Wide Format Solution.

Printing up to nine "D-size" (24" x 36") images per minute and equipped with the Xerox FreeFlow Accxes Print Server, the new system enables users to keep up with growing demand for printed architectural and engineering renderings, electrical diagrams, GIS/mapping and construction plans and drawings.

Built on Xerox's 6050/6030 Wide Format Solution platform, the 6050A printer offers 600 x 600 dpi resolution and is available in four configurations - a two- or four-roll printer only or a two- or four-roll multifunction device with an optional Wide Format Scan System.

The Xerox 6050A easily fits into existing customer workflows. The standard, integrated Xerox FreeFlow Accxes Print Server offers advanced software features and functionality. The print server supports Design Web Format for sharing engineering designs. A Raster Feature Key enables direct printing of BMP, GIF, PNG and JPEG 200 file formats commonly found in the AEC environment so users do not need to open files in an editing or viewing application before printing. The integrated FreeFlow Accxes print server offers the most comprehensive set of direct-print file formats in the industry.

Pricing and availability

The Xerox 6050A Wide Format Printer is available immediately in Canada starting at a list price of $40,785. The Xerox 8200 Series Colour Wide Format Solution is expected to launch in early 2008.

Customer Contact:

For more information about Xerox production systems and services, visit www.xerox.com/tr/products or call 800-ASK-XEROX.

Media Contacts:

Laura Mergelas, Xerox Canada, 416-733-6216, laura.mergelas@xerox.com

Amy Clark, Environics Communications, 416-969-2758, aclark@environicspr.com

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