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Xerox unveils a suite of production print innovations
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Xerox unveils a suite of production print innovations

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Xerox has announced a suite of production print innovations including new presses, technology enhancements for existing printers as well as artificial intelligence and automation features that aid speed and productivity.

At a virtual event attended by partners and clients around the world, Xerox unveiled the following innovations:

• A Color Accelerator module for Baltoro, expanding inkjet applications and adding ink-saving automation
• Addition of fluorescent pink to the Iridesse Production Press, enhancing its metallics, white and clear colour palette
• Three new printers capable of higher volumes, more media and extended colour options in the VersaLink and Versant family
• Two Xerox Nuvera print speed upgrades that best competition
• AI-enabled media manager software that enables high-quality images with minimal set-up and staff time
• Automated workflow updates to seamlessly print embellishments with FreeFlow Core 6.0

Xerox Color Accelerator for Baltoro
The Xerox Color Accelerator for Xerox Baltoro HF Inkjet Press enables increased print quality, expanded media options and automation to make inkjet printing viable for lucrative applications such as direct mail, postcards and catalogues. With intelligent automation, Baltoro uses 50% less ink than competitor presses to purge inkjet heads, increasing uptime and productivity while delivering consistent, reliable quality.

Fluorescent Pink for Iridesse

The Xerox Iridesse Production Press is adding fluorescent pink speciality dry ink option to its existing Beyond CMYK palette of gold, silver, white and clear. These embellishments allow print providers to differentiate and offer their clients eye-popping designs and enhancements.

New VersaLink Graphic Arts Printer
The new Xerox VersaLinkC8000W offers an affordable entry point into the embellishment market. Using white toner as a base on dark and coloured stocks, its cyan, magenta and yellow toners make images pop for applications such as menus, envelopes, window clings, decals and labels. A small footprint device, the C8000W offers clarity and quality that stands out over the typical four-colour print.

Two New Versants

The Xerox Versant 280 Press, a mid-production press, provides added value with thicker stock media options (400 GSM) for applications such as business cards. With the All Stocks at Rated Speed (ASRS) option, the Versant 280 is faster than any competitor in printing heavy stocks. Customers can print a million speciality colours using an Adaptive CMYK+ kit that leverages white, gold, silver, clear and fluorescents, unique to Xerox in this class of products.

The Xerox Versant 4100 Press, handles higher volumes and heavier production loads than the Versant 280, bringing more jobs in-house by reducing set-up time and printing on more media types than any competitor press. The 4100 also handles thicker paper stocks, up to 400 GSM. Automated stock management saves time and reduces human error.

Faster Xerox Nuveras
The Xerox Nuvera 157 MX Production System and Xerox Nuvera MX Perfecting Production System monochrome production presses have upgraded the magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) print speeds to exceed any competitive press. MICR, the line of numbers that allows certain computers to read and process information, is key for processing bank, payroll and government checks with tested and trusted Xerox Nuvera security.

Technology-Driven Efficiencies
AI-enabled media manager software. PredictPrint Media Manager Software is included with the new Versant 4100 and can be added to Iridesse. By using artificial intelligence, the software automatically identifies the media being used and provides the correct press settings. Users simply scan a barcode, place the paper in a tray, and use the set-up wizard to walk through optimizing the system for that application.

FreeFlow Core 6.0 automates the process of preparing a file to print and now includes the application of Beyond CMYK enhancements. FreeFlow Core uses pre-built workflows to seamlessly apply embellishments such as gold, silver, white, clear and fluorescents without changing the source file.

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