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Xerox launches DocuColor 8000AP
Xerox Canada announced the Xerox DocuColor 8000AP Digital Press which enables print providers to tackle applications with image quality at 80 ppm regardless of the paper weight or media type running through the system. The Xerox DocuColor 8000AP also offers two operation modes that can be selected on a job-to-job basis.

An “All Weights” mode sets the press to run at 80 pages per minute regardless of paper stock, weight or type, up to 110 lb. cover (300 gsm).  A “Single Weight” mode, which varies the print speed based on the paper stock. 

The DocuColor 8000AP features 2,400 x 2,400 x 1 dpi print resolution. As is a hallmark with the DocuColor 8000, this digital press also offers the front-to-back registration of +/- 0.5mm.

The DocuColor 8000AP offers a standard two-tray feeder with a paper capacity of 4,000 sheets to allow long, single stock jobs to run without interruption. A Secondary Feeder Module is available with multiple pick points that hold up to 2,000 sheets per drawer – extending the paper capacity to 8,000 sheets.

Several production level finishing devices will be available at launch for the DocuColor 8000AP, which comes with a standard offset catch tray that holds up to 500 flat sheets in offset stacks. The suite of optional in-line finishing, including High Capacity Stacker, Stacker/Stapler, Booklet Maker, Document Binder for thermal binding and Fusion Punch for lay flats and coil bound documents, enables more applications to be produced in line.

Worldwide order taking for the DocuColor 8000AP Digital Press with a Xerox FreeFlow Printer Server 6.0, CXP8000AP or EX8000AP colour server begins in the third quarter of 2007 at a Canadian list price of $275,000. For DocuColor 8000 orders placed after May 17, 2007, a productivity kit that enables the digital press to run all stocks at rated speed will be available in the third quarter of 2007.

Data Management

TopByteLabs provides Microsoft PowerPoint compression utility

TopByteLabs Ltd. has released PowerShrink 2.7, a Microsoft PowerPoint compression utility.

This version of PowerShrink supports the Microsoft Office 12 .pptx PowerPoint files. In addition, it extracts extract images from both the .pptx PowerPoint files and the older .ppt files. PowerShrink creates standard files, and retains all of the functionality of the original PowerPoint presentations.

User can compress and optimize an entire batch of presentations in one operation. PowerShrink’s intuitive interface gives users control over the amount of compression and the quality of the resulting presentation. By selecting the proper compression rate, you can preserve the quality of the graphics, while reducing the amount of storage space. PowerShrink’s interface can be set to English, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, or Japanese.

PowerShrink 2.7 runs on Windows Vista/XP/2000/98/NT4, works with PowerPoint versions 97/2000/2003/XP, and costs US$34.95 for a single user licence. Multi-user discounts are available. A 20-use trial version is available without charge from the product web site on http://www.powershrink.com/.

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