OfficeMax Signs Three-Year Agreement With Xerox to Provide Better Quality Printing and Custom Services
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 09, 2007 -- OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX) has signed a three-year agreement with Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) to complete the rollout of nearly 3,000 Xerox printers and multifunction systems to approximately 900 retail stores nationwide.
OfficeMax is completing the replacement of a wide range of color and black-and-white production and office printing systems both behind the counter and for walk-up use. The agreement makes Xerox the primary equipment vendor for OfficeMax ImPress™, OfficeMax’s new identity for print and document services operation that serves businesses and consumers through direct sales, online sales and inside all OfficeMax retail locations.
By the end of January, OfficeMax will have upgraded all of its self-serve copiers in OfficeMax ImPress Centers to WorkCentre™ Pro 265 multifunction systems, which can copy, print, scan and fax. The company is laying the groundwork for new services for its customers. OfficeMax chose this model because of the recently announced Xerox Extensible Interface Platform™, which enables independent software vendors and partners to develop customized programs for the systems’ display panel, or touch-screen.
“The Xerox multifunction systems, combined with the Extensible Interface Platform, will help us meet the specific needs of our customers,” said Brian Norris, senior vice president of OfficeMax ImPress. “We will make it quicker and easier for people to create powerful documents that will truly impress. We’ll also offer them more services and value through a customized display panel that could, for example, allow people to view and print current coupons. The possibilities are virtually endless.”
Bringing Higher Quality Printing to All Customers
In addition to the technology for its new OfficeMax ImPress operations, OfficeMax is expanding its fleet of high-end production equipment designed to better serve its large customers. These systems have the power and speed to produce complex jobs such as training manuals, booklets and brochures. The can scan both sides of a document in a single pass at up to 120 ppm. The Xerox 4590™ digital copier/printer and Xerox 4110™ copier/printer provide image quality of 2400 x 2400 dpi with scanning speeds of up to 100 double-sided pages per minute. They print and copy at up to 90 and 110 ppm, respectively.
The Xerox DocuColor™ 250 copier/printer will serve as the main color production system in each store. Printing in color at up to 50 pages per minute at true 2400 x 2400 dpi, these systems are designed to give OfficeMax customers the best digital color quality available in retail today. They’re being integrated into OfficeMax’s existing digital network, allowing customers to submit their print jobs from their desktops to any OfficeMax ImPress location.
By the end of January, OfficeMax will complete installation of Xerox office color multifunction printers and digital copiers for self-service in all retail stores. Xerox is installing the WorkCentre™ Pro C2636 for walk-up use at all OfficeMax locations. This model combines color printing, copying, scanning and faxing into one easy-to-use system. With speeds of 36 pages per minute in black-and-white and 26 ppm color, it can quickly process and print large files such as color presentations, spreadsheets, photo-filled newsletters, promotional fliers and more.
About OfficeMax Incorporated
OfficeMax Incorporated is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products. The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 35,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, the Internet and nearly 900 superstores.
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