Xerox Corporation continues to raise the bar selling the world's most productive cut-sheet digital color press. The Xerox iGen4 220 Perfecting Press is comprised of two iGen4 110 Presses running in tandem. Because the engines are integrated in-line, the system prints 220 impressions per minute and approaches a monthly print volume of up to seven million impressions.
Since last fall, a major U.S. retailer has used the perfecting press to print training materials, point-of-sale displays, posters and shelf-talkers — coupons that line store shelves.
According to Jim Hamilton, group director, InfoTrends, "The two 110-ppm iGen4 print engines integrated into a tandem system provide an unsurpassed level of cut-sheet production for overall capacity as well as for quick turnaround, burst speed requirements. Driving this level of productivity at the required quality levels, while taking the utmost advantage of in-line finishing assets, is a recipe for success. It is ideal for growing digital print applications such as photo calendars, training and educational materials, custom publications, personalized color postcards, transpromo, and targeted catalogs."
The system delivers twice the speed and productivity with a single operator, saving time and labor. It has a smaller footprint and is more compact than two iGen4 110 presses sitting side-by-side. It also allows users to maximize their finishing equipment because one finishing device can be used to support two print engines. Customers can upgrade an installed iGen4 110 press driven by Xerox's FreeFlow® Print Server to an iGen4 220 Perfecting Press.
The press builds on the tandem architecture technology of the Xerox Nuvera® 288 Perfecting Production System. A benefit of this design is "pass through programming" that keeps the system running even if an engine needs service, providing maximum productivity and uptime.
Additional features of the Xerox iGen4 220 Perfecting Press include:
- in-line spectrophotometers in each engine, which provide for color accuracy and automate tasks such as calibration and press color check
- FreeFlow Print Server technology, integrated with FreeFlow Output Manager, to provide an efficient workflow in production environments
- an array of in-line finishing capabilities
- substrate flexibility up to 14.33" x 22.5"
The Xerox iGen4 220 Perfecting Press is available worldwide; U.S. list price is $1,212,550.