At the drupa trade show, Xerox highlighted two new machines: the iGen 150 press, which produces pages at up to 150 pages per minute, and a new inkjet production system known as the CiPress 325, which compliments the existing CiPress 500.
Gilmore Doculink, a commercial/digital print shop in Ottawa, was the testing site of the new iGen 150: “The quality is indistinguishable, so our clients can have a short-run custom digital job produced on the iGen 150 and have it look the same as a longer offset run of 20,000,” said Brian Wright, Executive Vice President of Operations, Gilmore Doculink. “The iGen 150 provides the colour, quality and consistency we demand.”
With a base price of US$722,000, the iGen 150 has a new 2,400×2,400 dpi system capable of delivering 3,000 oversized 26″ sheets per hour. EFI has also pledged support to the new machine with the announcement of the Xerox EX Print Server, based on EFI Fiery System 10. Orders will be taken starting in June, with installations commencing in July.
The CiPress 325 is a web-fed colour inkjet device capable of printing at 100 metres per minute (325 feet per minute). According to Xerox, it is fully upgradable to its CiPress 500 sibiling through a software license. Xerox claims the CiPress 500 and CiPress 325 as the only waterless inkjet devices, which eliminate bleed-through problems which plague other inkjet systems.
The CiPress 325 will become available in the second half of 2012.
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