Xerox introduces Iridesse production press

PrintAction Staff
May 09, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
Xerox says it is introducing “another first” in the world of print — the only digital press that can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and clear dry ink in a single pass. Announced today, the Iridesse Production Press is described as a high-speed, six-station colour press that combines four-colour printing with up to two specialty dry inks in one printing pass, eliminating the multiple presses and processes usually required for print embellishments, Xerox says.

With two inline specialty dry ink stations, Xerox says customers can create lucrative applications with spot colours, metallic and mixed metallic gradients, and specialty enhancements. Gold and silver dry metallic inks can be used on their own or layered under or over CMYK to create unique palettes, it says, noting that a layer of clear dry ink can be added for extra dimension or texture.
 
Xerox explains its FreeFlow Core’s pre-built workflows will enable print providers to automatically transform text and graphics for printing gold and silver without editing the source documents, simplifying “enhancing existing applications with high-value embellishments.”
 
Printing at speeds up to 120 pages per minute, the press can run stocks from 52 -400 gsm. Additional press features include: the High Definition Emulsion Aggregate (HD EA) Toner process, designed to deliver lower gloss, smooth tints and fine detail more consistently; the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server by Fiery to help create customized workflows for metallic applications with advanced RIP capabilities and colour management tools; and Two Dual Advanced High Capacity Feeders, Bypass and Inserter options, letting customers run up to eight different stocks in a single job, or do production runs with a total of 12,500 sheets.

A variety of finishing options are available including the new Xerox Crease and Two-sided Trimmer, which is described as creating a durable crease fold when used with the Xerox Production Ready Booklet Maker Finisher and Xerox SquareFold Trimmer Modules.

Order taking for the new system is expected to start June 2018.

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