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On-Demand Printers Sourcelist

(May 2007) posted on Sat May 12, 2007

High-speed presses for 4-color, variable-data output.

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By Peggy Middendorf

The Versamark VT3000 features speeds up to 500 fpm, resolution of 300 x 600 dpi, and is compatible with a range of preprinted or blank rollfed paper from 60 to 160 gsm. Capable of producing more than 2000 VDP ppm, the Versamark VX5000/VX5000e presses boast resolutions up to 300 x 600 dpi and speeds up to 500 fpm; the VX5000e offers an enhanced resolution mode for resolutions up to 300 x 1200 dpi.

The Versamark D-series generally is a narrower system that is aimed at the commercial and mailing market to print variable data on labels and envelopes. The Versamak DS900, however, allows for a 2-head system that measures 17.92-in. wide, produces up to 1000 fpm, and offers resolutions up to 300 x 300 dpi.

MGI's Meteor DP40 Pro press accommodates media up to 12.25 x 18 in., offers resolutions up to 1800 dpi, and 4-color toner printing speeds up 2100 pph. With a maximum sheet capacity of 5750, this press is compatible with a wide variety of paper and plastic substrates from 60 to 320 gsm; it offers automatic duplexing for media up to 260 gsm. The machine includes an EFI Fiery RIP and Genebase software for variable-data processing. Options include auto color calibration via an integrated spectrodensitometer, an offline UV varnish, and a PowerLam hot-roll laminator.

The Oce CPS800 and CPS900 systems offer high-speed, variable-data printing onto 12 x 18-in. sheets. Using 7-color toner technology, these printers provide resolutions up to 600 x 2400 dpi, a 3700-sheet capacity, and speeds as fast as 1800 8.5 x 11-in. iph [images/hr], with print speeds unaffected by substrate type. Users choose between the Oce 1000C and 960C color controller, both of which are compatible with PPML format, and can add the optional Pageflex Persona and Atlas PrintShop software.