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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 iGen4 from Xerox made its North American debut at Graph Expo 2008. Building on the company’s iGen3 press, the newest addition to the iGen lineup features auto density control (to detect and eliminate density variations), a carrier-dispensing system, high-definition linearization (for color stability), advanced color profiling, and an in-line spectrophotometer. It can handle sheet sizes up to 14.33 x 22.5 in., and a broad range of substrates. Featuring a top resolution of 600 dpi (x 8 bit), the iGen4 can hit a top speed of 40 impression/min (at maximum media size). User can choose among a FreeFlow Print Server, Creo XX Color Server or EX Color Server powered by EFI Fiery.

Xerox’s iGen3 110 and iGen3 90 presses offer 600 x 600-dpi x 8-bit resolutions; a choice of Xerox DocuSP, Creo Spire, or EFI Fiery servers; media sizes up to 14.33 x 20.5 in.; and use SmartPress 4-color dry ink. Accommodating a wide range of coated, uncoated, and specialty substrates from 16 to 130 lb, the standard feed trays hold up to 7500 sheets; the optional High-Capacity feeder adds an addition 50,000 sheets. The Xerox iGen3 90 reaches top speeds (for 7 x 7-in. images) of 90 impressions/min, while the Xerox iGen3 110 offers 120 impressions/min. Finishing options for iGen3 presses include laminators, booklet makers, punches, binders, and more.

The company’s DocuColor presses all offer media sizes up to 12.6 x 19.2-in., duplex 4-color printing, utilize Xerox toners, a maximum paper capacity of 8000 sheets, can accommodate a wide range of substrates, and users choose a Xerox, EFI, or Creo front end.

The DocuColor 7000/8000AP press offers 2400 x 2400-dpi resolutions, top speeds of 70 pages/min (80 for the 8000), and an average monthly volume of 200,000 pages. Print shops can add finishing options such as laminators, stackers, staplers, booklet makers, punch, binders, and more. An Automated Color Quality Suite with inline spectrophotometer is optional.

The 600 x 600-dpi x 8-bit DocuColor 6060 offers a top speed of 60 ppm and auto-duplexing for sheets up 12 x 18 in.. Finishing options for this press include laminators, stackers, staplers, booklet makers, punchers, binders, and more.

The DocuColor 5000AP can handle media up to 12.6 x 19.2 in. and 300 g/m2. It can print at 25 A3 pages/min and image at 2400 x 2400-dpi resolution. Choice of four print servers; finishing options include high-capacity stacker, stacker/stapler, and booklet maker.