Xerox Wins Three-Year, Multimillion-Dollar Contract with Staples; Staples Copy and Print Centers to Complete Transition to Digital Technology.ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Xerox Corporation (company) XEROX Corporation -
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Xerox is installing nearly 5,000 digital color and black-and-white printers and copiers in Staples stores. The agreement is part of Staples' strategy to upgrade its in-store copy and print center equipment to complete a transition to all-digital technology by early 2005.
"Staples Copy and Print Centers make it easy to get guaranteed high-quality copy and print service at any Staples store," said John Burke, senior vice president of business services, Staples, Inc. "Advanced digital document technology, support and service from Xerox help make Staples the place to shop for all copy and printing needs."
As part of the agreement Xerox will install DocuColor 12 Copier/Printers which are equipped with digital front end image processors from EFI See UEFI.
EFI - Extensible Firmware Interface (Nasdaq:EFII EFII Electronics for Imaging Inc (Foster City, CA) ). The new technology will support Staples' customized printing services. In addition, the Xerox CopyCentre(TM) line of digital copiers will be used to meet the black-and-white self-service copying needs of Staples customers.
"This agreement demonstrates the strength of Xerox's relationships with leading customers like Staples, the quality of Xerox digital technology, and the increasing momentum of our growth strategy," said Michael Brannigan bran·ni·gan
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Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products retailer. With 60,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2003 sales of $13 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 19 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates approximately 1,600 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.
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