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Xerox offers new tools to help printers cut costs, grow business

Sep 29, 2010 12:00 AM

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Xerox Corp. will unveil more than a dozen money-saving and money-making tools at Graph Expo 2010, all designed to help print providers earn client loyalty, turn jobs faster and grow profits.

Productivity enhancements include the Xerox Nuvera Flex Speed Program, which allows temporary increases in engine speed as production needs dictate, using an affordable software upgrade. The software license is available in 30, 60 or 90 day periods. Users can convert a Xerox Nuvera 100 EA Production System to a Xerox 144 EA Production System long enough to manage a heavy workload period. When the workload eases, the system is scaled back to its original speed and capacity. FreeFlow Process Manager features an accelerated job processing mode that significantly improves performance, reportedly making processing up to four times faster in some cases.

New applications include Xerox VIPP Pro Publisher, which allows users to select the clear dry ink option available on the Xerox Color 800/1000 presses in one easy step within Adobe InDesign. Two new color management services help print providers become more productive, consistent and profitable with Xerox digital color devices. With Color Consulting Services, Xerox consultants help implement color control systems and set up workflows that match color across multiple printing processes. Advanced Color Management training for the Xerox iGen3, iGen4 and Color 800/1000 presses include color fundamentals such as designing for digital printing techniques, printing from Adobe applications and using clear dry ink.

Cost reducing offers include FreeFlow Express to Print, which now supports the full line of Xerox production printers, providing a simple and affordable tool for job ticketing and previewing jobs prior to printing. FreeFlow Variable Information Suite  has added support for office print devices.  FreeFlow Web Services offers a new, simple installation to quickly design Web storefronts and a new user interface for easy navigation.

Xerox offers a social media guide for printers, technical workshops on direct mail and other assistance for business growth.