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The On-Demand Option

(January 2011) posted on Tue Dec 13, 2011

High-speed presses for direct-marketing output.

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Three models of the company’s NexPress SX Platform are available: the SX3900 (120 pages/min; 131 pages/min with optional feeder), SX3300 (100 pages/min), and the SX2700 (83 pages/min). All of the SX models offer: newly reformulated Kodak NexPress HD Dry Inks and developers designed to produce vibrant colors and consistent spot-color matching; a light black fifth imaging solution for photo applications; a matte-finish option; closed loop calibration; Print Genius image-processing technology; and more. Maximum imageable area is 13 x 20 in., although an optional feeder allows for 13 x 25.7 in. The NexPress can accommodate paper (uncoated, coated) as well as special substrates including foils, synthetics, specialty stocks, and others. Other fifth imaging unit solutions on the SX platform include dimensional printing, red fluorescing ink, and MICR ink.

The company’s rollfed Versamark systems includes the Versamark VX5000, available in 11 configurations and offering full-color variable printing. Providing a top resolution of 300 x 600 dpi, the VX5000 can accommodate media up to 18-in. wide and a high duty cycle. Finishing options include: roll-to-roll, perf, punch, perf/punch, selective perf, fanfold, cut sheet, sheet/stack, and slit/merge/stack.

MGI Digital
MGI’s Meteor DP8700XL is a 4-color, multi-substrate digital press that builds on the company’s previous Meteor line of machines. The sheetfed DP8700XL can accommodate media up to 13 x 40 in. (up to 13 x 47 in. via manual bypass); it can handle paper (20-lb bond to 130-lb cover), plastic-based applications (4- to 16-mil), and envelopes (with or without windows, to C4 size). It can produce up to 4260 A4/letter pages/hr (2280 A3 pages/hr); top resolution is 3600 dpi. Other features include: an auto-adjusting offset feeder table to ensure a consistent registration; an EFI Fiery RIP; EnvelopeExpress Pro; a high-capacity pneumatic loader; built-in light table; spectrodensitometer; and more.