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Océ also featured its recently introduced CS 620 and CS 650 Pro (65 ppm) four-color, cut sheet systems that print at 65 ppm.

Bidding for the title of “exhibitor making the most product announcements,” Xerox Corp. said it was introducing 15 new or enhanced products. On the color side, the company extended its “light production” line with the DocuColor 260 copier/printer that outputs 60 ppm at 2,400 dpi, offers new server options, and can be configured with finishing options for signature booklets and complex folds. It also introduced the enhanced Docu­Color 242 and 252 models that feature an improved user interface and expanded finishing options.

Among its other announcements, Xerox noted it has extended the EA (Emulsion Aggregation) Toner technology across its Nuvera monochrome printing line, including the now shipping Nuvera 288 tandem engine model.

Xerox printing solutions were also on display in the Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A. booth through a marketing agreement between the two companies.

Konica Minolta brought its just launched bizhub C550 multi- function, network-enabled color system to Boston for its first major showing. The device is rated for 45 ppm and prints with Simitri HD polymerized toner at 1,800×600 dpi.

Making its debut at the expo was the company’s new Printgroove workflow designed for small- to mid-size print shops and CRDs. Modules are offered for Web-based digital job submission with automated job ticketing, print queue management with device status monitoring and shop floor management.

Saying it has redefined the MFP (multifunction peripheral) as a heavy production solution, Sharp Electronics is now shipping the MX-M850 (85 ppm), MX-M950 (95 ppm) and MX-M110 (110 ppm) monochrome devices.

Closing the Deal

Ricoh and IBM each had booths at On Demand, but that was to be expected given the timeline originally announced for the establishment of the new InfoPrint Solutions joint venture company. The new business will incorporate IBM’s Printing Systems Div.

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