Hume Media acquires world’s first Xerox Baltoro HF

PrintAction Staff
July 01, 2019
By PrintAction Staff
L to R: John Hume, President, and John Hume Jr., Vice President of Operations.
L to R: John Hume, President, and John Hume Jr., Vice President of Operations.
Toronto, Ontario-based Hume Media Inc. has become the first company globally to acquire the new Xerox Baltoro HF Inkjet Press. Xerox’s new technology is a cut-sheet, inkjet production press that enables clients to print high-volume jobs – such as high-quality direct mail, statements, catalogues and books – on a single press.

Xerox explains the Baltoro HF expands media latitude on cut-sheet inkjet with added support for coated stocks without primers or treatments.

“We engineered the Baltoro HF by leveraging the best of our iGen and High Fusion inkjet technologies. The result is a breakthrough platform that expands into the commercial print environment and supports high-quality production with economics similar to offset printing,” said Tracey Koziol, Senior Vice President of Global Offerings, Xerox. “Designing and manufacturing the Baltoro HF from the frame to the engine gives us a greater ability to continuously advance the platform at a faster clip.”
 
Xerox’s first product using this platform, the Baltoro HF is described as the only press in the entry-level class to use automated intelligence to optimize and maintain colour and image quality as well as self-correct in real-time. The press’ automated intelligence, along with its High Fusion ink and Xerox High Fusion W-Series Inkjet Heads, delivers 1200 x 1200 dpi image quality without the need to condition media with priming solutions or precoats. On the front end, Xerox FreeFlow Core automates the time-consuming prepress work, while Xerox FreeFlow Print Server allows clients to add new jobs while the press is running.

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