Uxbridge, UK - Xerox has an answer for print providers with a small production space but "big" plans to produce full-colour point-of-purchase displays, posters, banners, vehicle wraps and floor graphics.

The company today unveiled the Xerox 8254E and 8264E Colour Wide Format Printers, two value-priced, large-format colour printers. They aredesigned for commercial print providers, copy shops, graphic design agencies, sign shops and in-plant operations that want to offer or expand large-format applications but can't sacrifice production space. The printers, available in 54- and 64-inch models, are the latest additions to the company's colour solvent ink wide-format portfolio, which now includes six products to meet the growing demand for large-format applications.

"Xerox is committed to providing its customers with innovative technology that helps them break into new markets, be more productive and succeed with digital print," said Quincy Allen, president, Xerox Production Systems Group. "With these compact and affordable additions to our portfolio, print providers will be able to sell items such as grand opening banners and retail store displays to customers to whom they were previously only selling everyday prints, allowing them to become a full-service print partner."

The Xerox 8254E and 8264E printers are compatible with a wide range of media types and produce vibrant graphics on indoor and outdoor banners, life-size photos and presentation graphics. The printers use a combination of inkjet technology and environmentally friendly eco-solvent inks. This means no ventilation or purification system is required and prints can last up to three years without lamination. The 8254E and 8264E can print at resolutions that range from 540 to 1440 dpi at production speeds up to 143 to 172 square feet per hour (13.5 to 16 square meters per hour), respectively.

The printers use piezo-electric, drop-on-demand inkjet heads with dynamic variable dot imaging and intelligent interweaving print technology to deliver sharp images, smooth colour transitions and increased performance at higher print speeds. In Europe and Latin America, users can select the Xerox version of the Caldera Graphics RIP as a colour server option. In the U.S. and Canada, users can choose the Xerox Wide Format Colour Server Pro RIP or the Xerox Wide Format Colour Server RIP as colour server options

Order taking for the Xerox 8254E and 8264E Colour Wide Format Printers will begin in July for Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa and in August for North America and Latin America with worldwide installations in September.
About Xerox Europe

Xerox Europe, the European operations of Xerox Corporation, markets a comprehensive range of Xerox products, solutions and services, as well as associated supplies and software. Its offerings are focused on three main areas: offices from small to large, production print and graphic arts environments, and services that include consulting, systems design and management, and document outsourcing.

Xerox Europe also has manufacturing and logistics operations in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands, and a research and development facility (Xerox Research Centre Europe) in Grenoble, France. For more information visit, www.xerox.com

Xerox Graphic Arts Premier Partners is an exclusive global community of innovative digital printing, graphic arts and communication companies that is defining the future of the print industry. Together they are shaping The New Business of Printing to give their clients a competitive edge. For more information on the Xerox Premier Partner network, please visit www.xerox.com/xpp

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Media Contact

Robert Corbishley, Xerox Europe, +44 (0) 1895 843 239, robert.corbishley@xerox.com

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