Xerox updates digital presses

Xerox showed off a number of updates to its digital presses, including both the Iridesse dry toner and the Brenva inkjet, at the recent Print18 show, held in Chicago, USA.

The Xerox Iridesse is a six colour dry toner press that can produce metallic effects in a single pass.

The Iridesse, which was introduced earlier this year, gains two new features – a new white toner (which Xerox insists on calling ‘dry ink’) and extra-long sheet sizes. The Iridesse is capable of adding two special colours or effects to the standard CMYK in a single pass, saving time and avoiding any registration issues from having to re-run the job to add those effects separately.

Thus the new HD EA white dry ink can be used to add spot effects. It can be layered under or over CMYK – or both for double impact – on a wider range of media including black, transparent or metallic stocks, craft paper, and synthetics and polys.

In addition, the press can now print on extra-long sheets up to 330mm x 1200mm and can auto-duplex extra-long sheets up to 729mm long, useful for things like tri-fold A4 brochures for menus or brochures.

Ben Glazier, CEO of London-based Glazier Design, comments: “The Iridesse has given us exceptionally high-quality printed collateral. Even on some of our most demanding and quick turnaround jobs, we’ve been able to bring the jobs to life, and didn’t need to use any litho processes in any of the collateral, saving us days.”

Xerox has also improved the Brenva HD B3 cut sheet inkjet press, which now gains a useful 40 per cent increase in output capacity, producing up to 275 simplex A4 ppm or 75 A3 duplex ppm. The press will now take media up to 270gsm.  

In addition, Xerox now offers a roll feed capability for continuous operation from Tecnau, which allows for up to nine hours of non-stop cut sheet paper feeding. 

You can find further details at the Xerox website here.

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