Xerox’s Newest iGen 150 Press Takes Guesswork out of Image Quality; Helps Convert More Offset Jobs to Digital

Xerox's newest iGen 150 Press offers a choice of line screens giving printers complete control over image quality so that each piece - regardless of quantity or elements such as photos, text, colours and images - looks consistent.
For example, the new 210 line screen heightens the softness in skin tones while keeping the detail of hair and background images intact - capabilities printers need to capture jobs in the fast growing photo marketplace.

A new technology inside the press called Object Oriented Half Toning renders images and text smooth or sharp as required for brochures, catalogues and fliers.

"Digital colour image quality is no longer a guessing game with the iGen 150," said Jeff Jacobson, president, Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox. "We built an 'intelligent' press that puts printers in the driver's seat. They can confidently determine how best to produce each job while moving more offset pages to digital. And we have taken automation to a new level so printers can deliver more sellable prints per hour."

New features offer both quality and productivity enhancements
With the iGen 150, printers can gain about a 25 percent increase in productivity since less time is spent on reprinting, quality control, job setup and press availability. Options that make this possible include:
2400 x 2400 dpi imaging system delivers more information per square inch - improving details, uniform tints, flesh tones and sharpness.
Automated Image-on-Paper technology eliminates manual setups for sheet sizes up to 660 mm - a time saver.
IntegratedPLUS Finishing Solution for Booklets removes the complexities of preparing files to finisher specifications.
Requirements are set automatically when the job enters the workflow.
Single-point Transfer prints 9,000, four over impressions per hour - or 150 prints per minute.
Features such as Xerox's Confident Colour, In-line Spectrophotometer, Auto Density Control and Matte Dry Ink, as well as Standard Gloss Dry Ink, which is now available as an option.

The Xerox iGen 150 Press will be available for order taking from October 1st.

Productivity is Black and White with Xerox's New Light Production Printers

Xerox's new black and white light production devices are the answer for demanding turnarounds associated with transactional pieces, books and manuals.

With Xerox's D136 Copier/Printer and Printer, users can choose the print speed, server options and finishing capabilities to match their production needs. Designed to fit most print environments, the devices' expanded media capacity offers more application choices, from window clings and brochures to business cards and magnets.
The D136 Copier/Printer can be paired with Xerox EX Server, Powered by Fiery. The EX Server's spectrophotometer calibrates the printer to ensure smooth, consistent gradient within print runs and across different engines. Xerox's FreeFlow Print Server is also available on the D136 Printer/Copier and comes standard on the Printer.
Running up to 136 pages per minute, jobs move faster with the D136 so larger print runs can be achieved. With oversized and high capacity feeders, the devices can accommodate various paper sizes and custom stock - handling an additional 4,000 sheets for uninterrupted production runs.

Printing at 2400 x 2400 dpi, along with Xerox's EA Toner, means text, photos and graphics are consistently reproduced - with sharp halftones and solid blacks. The toner also produces a less glossy appearance, resulting in a professional matte finish.

The devices' array of finishing options can help pay for print providers make more money while reducing costs for in-plants. For example, printers can select one additional finisher - customising the device to fit their exact needs. They can also expand their range of products with the ability to produce Engineering Z, Tri and Square Fold applications with an in-line finisher.
Capturing more book publishing business is in reach with the Xerox Tape Binder, which binds up to 125 sheets of 75 gsm paper. The binder is also compatible with Plockmatic Pro 50/35 Booklet Maker, making saddle stitching and folding fast and easy.
The Xerox D136 Copier/Printer and the Xerox D136 Printer will be available from October 1st.

Learn more at www.xerox.com .