As part of its strategy to capture growth in the small and medium business market, Xerox Corporation has launched its most affordable multifunction system and a low-cost, high-quality color laser printer – both designed to serve the needs of growing businesses.

The Xerox WorkCentre PE220 black-and-white multifunction system, priced at $399, offers printing, copying, faxing and color scanning in one easy-to-use compact device. It prints and copies at up to 20 pages per minute and has a first-page-out time as fast as 11 seconds. The Xerox Phaser 6120 color laser printer starts at $499 and prints up to five pages per minute in color and 20 ppm in black-and-white.

“Xerox is serious about expanding what we sell and how we sell to better serve the small and medium-sized market,” said Tim Williams, president, Xerox Office Group. “These office products further broaden our portfolio of products sold through indirect channels such as resellers and dealers. They are designed and priced to make Xerox the first choice for more office customers.”

The WorkCentre PE220 black-and-white multifunction system is the latest in Xerox’s portfolio of desktop multifunction products that can support individual users and small workgroups. The WorkCentre PE220 offers fax transmission times as fast as 3 seconds and up to 4800 dpi color scanning. The WorkCentre PE220 comes with both ScanSoft’s PaperPort SE v10.0, document and image management software that allows people to manage scanned files, and OmniPage(TM) SE v3.0 software, which converts paper into editable electronic documents. This provides small businesses with a tool to quickly turn stacks of paper – letters, contracts, tables, manuals – into easily editable word processing and spreadsheet documents.

The Phaser 6120 color laser printer achieves high image quality through Xerox’s 2400 Enhanced print mode and comes with networking, PostScript 3 and PCL 6 support, and Pantone certification. Designed to be easy to use, it features intuitive Windows and Macintosh network installation and delivers consistent color print after print. Unlike most competitive products in its class, the Phaser 6120 comes pre-loaded with toner, eliminating the need for additional set-up time.

The Phaser 6120 handles a variety of media types and sizes including card stock, envelopes, labels, and Xerox’s new Business 4200 and DuraDocument papers. With the ability to print on custom page sizes from 4″ x 6″ to 8.5″ x 14″ paper, the printer provides small businesses with the flexibility to create everything from sales proposals and presentations to promotional brochures. Two-sided color printing is also available, reducing paper waste.

Both products come with the Xerox Total Satisfaction Guarantee and are ENERGY STAR(R) compliant. The WorkCentre PE220 black-and-white multifunction system is available immediately in North America and Europe and will be available in early 2006 in other markets. It can be purchased through Xerox resellers, distributors, dealers and concessionaires.

The Phaser 6120 color laser printer is available immediately worldwide through Xerox resellers, distributors, authorized sales agents, dealers, direct sales and concessionaires.