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’s new XPS print path. In addition to improved speed, the new…

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.

Kyocera Mita does XPS

Kyocera Mita has announced the TASKalfa 500ci series of Color Multifunctional Products with support for XPS. For more information see


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 and dependencies, and XPSDrv…

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 built on…


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

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 with a 1GHz MHz print/scan controller, 60GB HDD and…

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, president and CEO of Actino is quoted as…


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 trend in covering ways of…



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 sizes for faster network performance, when…