Xerox has announced a new press, the Versant 2100, said to be a brand new platform. It’s positioned as a mid-range production printer, sitting just below the Color 800/1000 presses but above the C75/J75 device, thus effectively replacing the last DocuColor.
It’s capable of 1200 x 1200 dpi native resolution, which Xerox claims produces 2400 x 2400 dpi through its VCSEL technology. The printer uses a new low gloss, low melt EA dry toner.
It has a new compact belt fuser and can run at up to 100 pages-per-minute for single-sided A4 pages. It takes media from 52-350gsm, but will only run at its full rated speed with stocks up to 300gsm, dropping to 80ppm for 350gsm stocks. However, it does take quite a wide range of different substrates, including linen, poly, vinyl and magnetic stocks. It will auto-perfect all sizes up to 350gsm.
It takes sheets up to 330 x 488mm and can hold 5,900 sheets in three internal trays, two external trays and an optional manual sheet inserter. There’s an automatic mechanism for clearing jams.
It features a full width array for inline colour control and automatic alignment of media registration.
The printer is rated for an average monthly print volume in the range of 75000 – 250,000 and has a monthly duty cycle of 660,000 sheets.
There are a number of inline finishing options, from the standard finisher with stacking and stapling, through to booklet makers from Plockmatic and Horizon.
Xerox will start taking orders for it from 1st July, with the first installations scheduled for Q3 of this year.