UXBRIDGE -- Xerox has announced the new FreeFlow Print Server 6.0 that is designed to deliver outstanding image quality and system performance for the DocuColor 5000, 7000 and 8000 Digital Presses, as well as an easy operator experience and improved workflow operation and integration. The server builds on the success of Xerox's FreeFlow DocuSP platform, used in thousands of in-plant facilities and graphic communications companies worldwide.

Enhancements to the print server include:
  • ConfidentColor Technology. The new server uses ConfidentColor Technology, an entire suite of colour management tools. Particularly important in the graphic arts marketplace, the print server offers full compliance with the International Color Consortium colour device link management, so print providers using offset and digital equipment can deliver exact colour matches, regardless of which system they are using.

  • Easy-to-use graphical user interface. The new interface allows for easy job management by enabling print operators to process incoming jobs using simple drag-and-drop tools.

  • Fast processing power. The new server quickly processes even the most complex print jobs and allows users to create personalised marketing materials, customised direct-mail pieces and photo books efficiently.

  • Workflow proficiency. The new FreeFlow Print server also offers PDF job streaming, JDF job ticket support through hot folders and pre-flight and preview capabilities to improve the overall operation and integration of the FreeFlow Print Server and the DocuColor 5000, 7000 and 8000 Digital Presses.
MAXimise Profits
Xerox has also announced the FreeFlow Process Manager MAX (Manifest Automation from Xerox) which is now included as part of the FreeFlow Process Manager 5.0 software. MAX automates document preparation and eliminates steps from the production process. In print shops it connects the system used to manage custom orders with the prepress operations that prepare a file for the printer.

The FreeFlow Print Server will be available from the second quarter of 2007 for the DocuColor 5000, 7000 and 8000. Print providers operating DocuSP 5.1 can automatically upgrade to the new print server when it is launched for their product. Those running DocuSP 5.0 or below will require a hardware upgrade. The Process Manager MAX software applet is included in the basic Process Manager software.

About Xerox

Xerox 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 supports The New Business Of Printing strategy by providing the largest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital products, solutions and services in the industry, integrated streamlined and efficient workflow solutions and a suite of business development tools that help customers to achieve sustained long-term growth. In the changing world of print, these three elements enable customers to improve business performance and productivity to ensure they uncover more ways to profit.

Xerox Graphic Arts Premier Partners is a Xerox-sponsored, global community of leading-edge graphic arts service providers. Xerox provides tools, resources, and knowledge to its members to grow their revenues and profits, develop their capabilities and to further expand their businesses.

By working with Premier Partners, customers are assured of high quality print services from best-of-breed companies equipped with the latest technology.

For more information on the Xerox Premier Partner network, please visit www.xerox.com/xpp

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

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Media Contacts:
Robert Corbishley, Xerox Europe, tel: +44 (0) 1895 843 239, email: robert.corbishley@xerox.com

Laura Lynne, Trimedia Harrison Cowley (on behalf of Xerox UK), tel: +44 (0)207 400 5584, email: Xerox@trimediahc.com