First-ever ‘XPS Land Showcase’ On New Document Format
GRAPH EXPO 2007 visitors will gain a first-hand glimpse into what the new Microsoft XML Paper Specification (XPS) might mean to the graphic communications industry in the first-ever “XPS Land Showcase” (booth #5451). The goals for the XPS Land Showcase are to educate the graphic communications industry about what XPS is, inform visitors where they can purchase the technology to implement XPS, and demonstrate how these tools fit into their workflow.
In the new pavilion, show goers will explore XPS from document creation through CTP to print, and see live XPS-driven applications printing on both offset and digital equipment. The XPS Land Theater will supplement visitors’ on-site experience with complete information about the user benefits this new page definition language can deliver.
XPS is touted for its portability and fixed-page features—that is, a file output in XPS can be accessed later, and looks the same on any screen or printed to any device. The file format also features its own internal print ticket to which document creators can input printing specifications. Because XPS comes bundled with Microsoft’s popular new Vista operating system, pundits predict its ultimate ubiquity in the corporate office environment as well as the graphic communications market.
The XPS Land Showcase is sponsored by Xerox, Quark, Screen, Global Graphics, Xitron, Software Imaging, Zoran, Quality Logic and Konica Minolta.
Complete information about the XPS Land Showcase and registration for GRAPH EXPO are available online at: www.graphexpo.com.