Saturday 11 July 2020

Xerox unveils add-ons to digital press iGen 5

DUBAI, September 26, 2019

Xerox has announced two new optional capabilities for the iGen 5: the extra-long sheet (XLS) and fluorescent yellow dry ink, making it the most versatile digital colour production, cut-sheet press.

“These enhancements are designed to increase the versatility, productivity and scalability of our clients’ existing investment in the Xerox iGen 5. Coupled together, they make the iGen 5 the most versatile digital colour production, cut-sheet press available in the market today,” said Tracey Koziol, senior vice president of Global Offerings, Xerox.

The iGen 5 XLS enables up to a 35-inch sheet size, prints at rated speed and has production feeding and stacking. With extra-long capabilities, printers can deliver more pieces per sheet, increasing application productivity of the iGen 5 by up to 25 per cent.

Print providers can increase the versatility of the iGen 5 by targeting additional applications such as 4-panel brochures, book covers, banners, large-format clings, panoramic artwork and multi-up printing.  

Printers also now have the option to utilise the iGen 5’s fifth print station to run Fluorescent Yellow Dry Ink in addition to orange, green and blue gamut extension colours as well as white and clear.

“The way colours are printed continues to evolve as toner technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated. As a pioneer in toner and colour technology, Xerox has spearheaded developing new capabilities that allow printers to push past the boundaries of commodity print, without sacrificing productivity or quality. The Fluorescent Yellow Dry Ink for the iGen 5 is another example of this,” Koziol added.

Expanding the press’ colour capabilities enables print providers to offer a distinct selection of spot and flood effects, photo and colour enhancements and watermarks. Specially formulated to glow under UV light, this ink also provides optionality for high-value jobs such as Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) caution and safety signage, book covers, dust jackets, folding cartons, direct mailers and collaterals. When running speciality effects, Xerox FreeFlow Core batches jobs by Specialty Dry Ink, ensuring the flow of work is seamless.  

These new enhancements earned Xerox two ‘RED HOT Technology’ awards from the Association for Print Technologies. Collectively, Xerox won seven awards this year, and Xerox RED HOT technologies will be on display at PRINT 19 in Chicago from October 3 -5.

The iGen 5 XLS and Fluorescent Yellow Dry Ink will be available for order taking starting on October 3 in the Americas and in the fourth-quarter of 2019 for the other regions served by Xerox. – TradeArabia News Service


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