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Feb 14, 2011 12:00 AM
Xerox Corp. introduces a high-speed waterless inkjet system that enables vivid image quality on low-cost paper. “Xerox’s Production Inkjet System cuts through the barriers – cost, quality and reliability – that stood in the way of producing massive numbers of custom print jobs,” says Eric Armour, president, Xerox Graphic Communications Business Group.
Building off of its proprietary solid ink technology, Xerox has developed a patented, granulated, resin-based ink formulation to serve the high-speed production market. The key benefit is the elimination of water so that vibrant, consistent color can be printed on low-cost, offset paper that comes out flat with no ink soaking through. In addition, the formulation of the ink reportedly earned the highest document deinking rating from INGEDE.
Xerox’s Production Inkjet System can produce nearly 2,200 pages or 500 ft./min. driving applications such as personalized direct marketing, transpromo and publishing.
It continuously monitors every page and self-adjusts if an ink nozzle isn’t firing properly. The server can be scaled for job complexity whether printing straightforward static pages or highly personalized, image-filled statements. Xerox’s partnerships with industry-leading workflow and finishing companies mean the device can quickly be added to a diverse range of print environments such as commercial print shops, service bureaus and in-plant operations.
The first test customer generated revenue-producing pieces within weeks of installation, and additional customer placements are slated for the second half of this year.