Xerox has added two new features – long sheet handling and Fluorescent yellow – to its iGen5 dry toner production press.
The extra long sheet or XLS feature allows the iGen5 to handle sheets up to 889mm while still running at its full rated speed complete with production feeding and stacking. Xerox claims that this will deliver up to 25 percent more productivity, though this assumes that printers can squeeze more images per sheet. However, it clearly does open up new applications, such as 4-panel brochures, book covers, banners, large-format clings, panoramic artwork and multi-up printing.
The second feature is a fluorescent yellow that can be loaded into the fifth print station. This new toner has been formulated to glow under UV light, which will be useful for applications such as Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) caution and safety signage as well as book covers, dust jackets, folding cartons, direct mailers and marketing collateral, all of which tend to be high value jobs.
Xerox already offers a number of toners for this channel, including orange, green and blue for gamut extension as well as white and clear for special effects. Xerox’s FreeFlow Core can batch jobs by Specialty Dry Ink so that printers can maximise the use of each toner once loaded.
Tracey Koziol, senior vice president of Global Offerings for Xerox, commented: “The way colours are printed continues to evolve as toner technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated. As a pioneer in toner and color technology, Xerox has spearheaded developing new capabilities that allow printers to push past the boundaries of commodity print, without sacrificing productivity or quality. The Fluorescent Yellow Dry Ink for the iGen 5 is another example of this.”
Customers will be able to order both of these new features from 3 October in the Americas followed by other regions by the end of the year. You can find more information on Xerox’s production printers at Xerox.co.uk.