Xerox today introduced its new roll-to-cut-sheet, narrow-web inkjet press called the Rialto 900, which the company describes as a machine that will carve out a new space within the production inkjet segment. The Rialto 900 is the first product jointly developed and launched by Xerox and Impika, two years after the former purchased the latter.
The full-colour Rialto 900 is designed for producing 1.5- to 5-million impressions per month. Xerox also states the Rialto 900 has the smallest footprint of any inkjet press on the market, measuring 11.9 x 5.1 feet (3.58 x 1.55 metres), including the press tower. Rialto 900 features what Xerox describes as an all-in-one design, meaning the front-end controller, paper roll and finishing components are housed within the machine.
In addition to duplex printing, the company also explains Rialto has the smallest, narrow web on the market, measuring 9.84 inches (250 millimeters). These smaller-scale production factors for an inkjet web press provide for a lower cost of entry into inkjet web printing.
“We are creating a new, disruptive inkjet market segment with the Rialto 900 and there’s room for everyone,” said Paul Morgavi, COO, Inkjet Division, Xerox, and general manager, Impika. “The Rialto 900 changes the playing field by merging the cut sheet, inkjet and offset worlds...”
Running Xerox’ water-based pigment HD ink, the Rialto 900 is rated to produce a 1,000 x 1,000-dpi apparent resolution. The Xerox Rialto 900 press is now available.