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(June 2009) posted on Mon Jun 22, 2009

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

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The company’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, the 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.

Océ North America
Digital press offerings from Océ include the Océ CS665 Pro and CS655 Pro presses. Both can print 600 x 1800 dpi and handle various media types up to 13 x 19.2 inches. The CS665 can hit a maximum speed of 36 ppm (11 x 17) while the CS655 can reach 33 ppm (11 x 17). Controller options include EFI Fiery or Creo Color Server (as well as the Oce PrismaSync color controller on the CS655), while finishing options include staplers, stackers, binders, folding units, and booklet-makers.

The Océ 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. images/hr, with print speeds unaffected by substrate type. Users choose between the Océ 1000C and 960C color controller, both of which are compatible with PPML format, and can add the optional Pageflex Persona and Atlas PrintShop software.

Punch Graphix
New from Punch Graphix under its Xeikon brand name is the Xeikon 8000, an addition to the company’s family of high-speed, variable-data color presses. The 8000 boasts 1200-dpi image quality and printing speeds of up to 230 A4 pages/min. It can image onto media as wide as 20.15 in., including paperboard, synthetic media, coated or uncoated stock up to 350 gsm or 122-lb. cover; its One-Pass-Duplex technology allows for simultaneous double-sided printing. Standard is an X-800 digital front end; choice of roll-to-roll or roll-to-cut sheet configurations.