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  • Blog Post: GreenPrint v2 with XPS

    GreenPrint Software have released version 2 of GreenPrint, their tool to help reduce unnecessary printing. The Press Release includes the following: The paper-saving software, which eliminates unwanted pages and reduces printing by 17% or more, has been redesigned from the ground up around Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Zoran Enhances XPS Print Path Support

    Zoran has announced enhancements to their IPS DDK 3.0 driver development kit with XPS Print Path support, including support for Windows 7. Details in the press release .
  • Blog Post: Kyocera Mita does XPS

    Kyocera Mita has announced the TASKalfa 500ci series of Color Multifunctional Products with support for XPS. For more information see http://usa.kyoceramita.com/americas/jsp/Kyocera/news_presscenter_details.jsp?msid=19538
  • Blog Post: XPS at WinHEC

    There’s loads of great stuff on the agenda for WinHEC (how I wish I was going back down to LA…) but two things I wanted to highlight:   XPS Rasterization and XPSDrv Performance in Windows 7 - CON-C650 This chalk-talk begins with a brief architectural overview of XPSDrv, XPS rasterization service...
  • Blog Post: New XPS Features in Windows 7

    We’ve been busy. Last week at PDC we unveiled Windows 7 and provided developers with a first look at the bits. This week at WinHEC we’re providing further details about Windows 7 for the hardware community. The big Windows 7 news for XPS is that we’ve extended the developer surface to include applications...
  • Blog Post: New Toshiba e-Studio

    “…the e-STUDIO2330c provides Windows Vista-specific printing enhancements in the form of XPS Print Path drivers, Windows Color System support and Windows Vista WS print and scan support, while remaining 100 percent backwards-compatible with existing deployments.” More in the Toshiba press release
  • Blog Post: Océ announce XPS Device Support

      Océ has announced two new color MFPs with XPS support, the cm2522 and cm3522:     Users will have the capability to move information more rapidly throughout the entire organization by seamlessly integrating with existing network infrastructure. The Océ cm2522 and Océ cm3522 come standard...
  • Blog Post: Timing is everything (or Actino Software XPS Toolkit)

    LOL . When I wrote this post about EskoArtwork & Enfocus yesterday I wasn't expecting to see an announcement today that Enfocus is introducing XPS support at drupa . According to the press release, Enfocus Switch will support XPS conversion using the XPS Toolkit from Actino Software. Michael Karbe...
  • Blog Post: Printing Green with XPS

    My email signature varies, but typically it looks something like this: Don't need to print this? If you need simple, secure, electronic paper then try XPS . It's my take on the more common urge to 'please consider the environment before printing this email '. Recently there's been a bit of a...
  • Blog Post: EFI add XPS

    EFI announced yesterday that they will be showcasing the Fiery open platform at drupa 2008 with support for XPS. The press release highlights that EFI developed the XPS technology in-house and that it ensures Fiery users can benefit from improved transparency and color rendering, as well as smaller file...
  • Blog Post: Konica Minolta

    Konica Minolta continues to roll out devices with in-built support for XPS, the latest is the bizhub 40P/40PX monchrome desktop printer. More in the press release and Konica Minolta web site .
  • Blog Post: Software Imaging Boosts XPS Performance

    Software Imaging has updated PrintMagicXPS to take advantage of hyper-threading and multi-core architectures. Read more in the Press Release .
  • Blog Post: Generating XPS Automagically

    I got a mail overnight asking about ways to automatically generate XPS from applications, specifically asking for a way to enable existing applications that don't have knowledge of XPS to generate XPS content. The Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) allows you to do this, irrespective of whether you...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Compression in XPS Drivers

    This is an update on controlling compression options in a driver . In Windows Vista SP1 we've added the capability for drivers to control image compression. For drivers based in PScript5UI.dll or UnidrvUI.dll see the documentation on the IPrintOEMUIMXDC interface. For monolithic drivers see MXDCGetPDEVAdjustment...
  • Blog Post: OneVision Brings Interactive Editing to XPS

    Adoption continues as OneVision announces the launch of new versions of Solvero and Asura with, as you may have guessed, support for XPS amongst the " 80 new options and improvements " in version 9.0. If you're not familiar with OneVision solutions, it's highly likely that they formed part of the production...
  • Blog Post: More from Konica Minolta

    Konica Minolta continues to roll out devices, like the pagepro 5650EN , with support for XPS Direct Print. More details in yesterday's press release .
  • Blog Post: XPS in Windows Vista

    Time for a post on one of the XPS features in Windows Vista which I use a lot - archiving to XPS rather than printing. There's lots of times where, in the past, I've had to print out stuff because I needed to, not because I wanted to. Common examples included copies of online shopping orders (just in...
  • Blog Post: Controlling compression options from a driver

    In a previous post I wrote about controlling compression for the Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Brian Mosher asked on the MSDN XPS Forum whether it's possible to programmatically control image compression from the context of an XPSDrv-based printer driver. This isn't possible in the Windows Vista release...
  • Blog Post: More Konica Minolta MFPs With XPS

    Konica Minolta have announced three more MFPs (Multifunctional Product/Peripheral) with support for XPS via a native XPS interpreter. More details in the press release .
  • Blog Post: Print Verifier

    "PrintVerifier is a runtime verification engine for monitoring interaction between third party components and the print subsystem" a translation of what that means is available ;-) along with more details on the team blog -> http://blogs.msdn.com/printverifier/
  • Blog Post: MXDW and Image Content

    A question was asked recently on an internal list about why the image content in XPS files generated by MXDW (that's the Microsoft XPS Document Writer) can differ — sometimes images are stored as JPEGs and other times as PNGs (and, although not asked on this occasion, you can get TIFF and WM Photo/HD...
  • Blog Post: Printing, fonts and stuff of a related nature

    I had an interesting discussion earlier this week with Howie Fenton, a writer for GraphicArts online and also a consultant for NAPL . Howie was interested in XPS and the new Print Path but was also concerned about reports of problems when printing to PostScript devices using Type 1 ("PostScript") fonts...
  • Blog Post: XPS at Graph Expo 2007

    Question: What do Xerox , Konica Minolta , Quark , Screen , Global Graphics , Xitron , Software Imaging , Zoran , Pagemark Technologies , Quality Logic and XPS Review have in common? Answer: They are all listed as sponsors of the XPS Land showcase at this year's Graph Expo trade show for the prepress...
  • Blog Post: XPREF Checks XPS

    Back in 2006 I gave a presentation at the PDF-Forum , an event put together by Stephan Jaeggi and run alongside the Xplor Conference, where I spoke about the use of XPS in high-end printing (commercial printing, pre-press and related areas). One of the points I made in that presentation was to draw a...
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