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2009 New Year Greeting from the President, Yoshikatsu Ota — Strengthening Our Corporate Structure in Light of Changing Era —

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Please accept my cordial wishes for a happy new year.

Last year, the financial crisis and the credit crunch started out in the United States and went on to send shock waves through the global economy, bringing sharp falls in share prices, abrupt fluctuation in foreign exchange rates, and other unprecedented disruption in the financial environment. These also cast long shadows over the real economy. In Japan, many businesses ― especially those manufacturing export goods ― bore the full brunt of the steep depreciation of the dollar and the euro, and are now experiencing a downturn severe enough to force a revision of financial forecasts. continue reading...

HP Placed in “Leaders” Quadrant for Multifunction Products and Printers in Magic Quadrant Report

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HP today announced industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the Leaders Quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers” report.(1)

The Gartner Magic Quadrant positions vendors based on their “ability to execute” and their “completeness of vision.”

According to the analyst firm, vendors are assessed on weighted criteria, including products or services, sales execution and pricing, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, customer experience, offering strategy, business model, and geographic strategy. continue reading...

Inside Innovation at Xerox: Plant Readies For New Era Of Digital Printing With More Energy Efficient Toner

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WEBSTER, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2008  -- Six 25,000 gallon tanks will find a home in Xerox Corporation's (NYSE: XRX) EA toner plant in Webster, N.Y. this week. The arrival of the tanks will herald an era of more energy efficient digital printing, preparing for the production of Ultra Low-Melt EA Toner, a breakthrough product that can cut overall power consumption of digital printing devices by as much as 15 to 30 percent.

Fusing the toner or sealing it on the page is the most power-intensive process in printers and multifunction devices, accounting for 50 percent to 80 percent of the total power used. In developing the Ultra Low-Melt EA Toner, scientists at Xerox Research Centre Canada (XRCC) aimed to save energy by lowering the fusing temperature. The new toner melts at as much as 45 degrees Fahrenheit lower temperature than the EA toner now being used in current Xerox products, without compromising image quality or any other performance.

Xerox and Business Partners to Highlight Digital Technology at Graph Expo

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is teaming with its Xerox Business Partners to give print providers a glimpse of the latest digital printing technologies that will help produce high-margin print jobs such as digital books, photo specialty products, marketing collateral and customized direct-mail campaigns.

More than two dozen business partners will showcase software and finishing solutions on display at Xerox's booth at Graph Expo, the nation's largest annual printing trade show, Oct. 26-29 in Chicago.

New Xerox Wide Format Printer Delivers Technical Documents with Precision and Speed in a Compact, Affordable Package

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2008  -- Large and complex engineering and architectural renderings, electrical diagrams and mechanical drawings require precise detail. With that in mind, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today introduced the Xerox 6279™ Wide Format Printer, a black-and-white digital printer, copier and scanner which features sharp image quality, speed, a compact footprint and low running costs.

The system is flexible enough to fit in a variety of environments, including commercial print shops and architectural, engineering and construction companies. Its speed - printing seven or nine "D-size" (24" x 36") prints per minute - make it one of the most productive products in its class.

America's Largest Cookbook Printer Adds a New Ingredient to its Digital Print Mix with a Xerox 1300 Continuous Feed Printer

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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 09, 2008  -- Fundcraft Publishing, the largest cookbook printing company in the U.S., is so impressed with its recently installed Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) 1300 Continuous Feed Printing System, that it plans to use the high-speed monochrome device to print most of the 50,000 books it publishes each week.

Fundcraft is one of the first companies in the U.S. to install the new Xerox 1300. The new equipment will play a key role in managing Fundcraft's growing and successful short-run book publishing business and maintaining its "bread and butter" custom cookbook operation.

Konica Minolta to Display bizhub C650 Series at 2008 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

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Ramsey, N.J. – July 7, 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 announced their parent company – Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. – will be showcasing the bizhub C650 Series and its energy conservation fusing technology at the Hokkaido Toyako Summit’s Environmental Showcase.  The showcase takes place from July 5-10, 2008 and Konica Minolta’s demonstration will be held within the International Media Center.

New Xerox Desktop Scanners Ease Office Workloads

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xerox scanner PLEASANTON, Calif., June 23, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced two new easy-to-use scanners that help users boost office productivity by scanning, e-mailing and copying documents at the touch of a single button.

The Xerox DocuMate™ 515 is a color flatbed scanner with a hinged lid that opens to scan large items directly on the glass and an automatic document feeder (ADF) that scans 15 pages per minute (ppm). The Xerox DocuMate 150 is a color sheetfed scanner with ADF that scans documents at speeds up to 18 ppm. Both scanners have a small footprint, making either suitable for workgroup or desktop scanning.

Konica Minolta Unveils Two New Black and White MFPs

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Ramsey, N.J. – June 2, 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 announced the introduction of the bizhub 501 and the bizhub 421 multifunctional products (MFPs – print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system).  With print/copy speeds of 50 and 42 pages per minute (ppm), respectively, the bizhub™ 501/421 Series is ideal for mid- to high-volume office environments that require a reliable, monochrome MFP with network capabilities, and flexible document finishing and distribution functionality.

Featuring monthly duty cycles up to 175,000 impressions, high toner yields, PageScope network management tools and bizhub OP, the bizhub 501/421 Series brings a new level of performance and reliability to mid-to-large-sized offices by delivering a common user experience, increased manageability, superior print performance, improved scanning functionality and enhanced security.

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

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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.

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