Xerox Holdings Corp. announced new presses, technology enhancements for existing printers as well as AI and automation features. The announcements included:
- 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 color palette
- Three new printers in the VersaLink and Versant family capable of higher volumes, more media, and extended color options
- AI-enabled media management software enabling high-quality images with minimal set-up and staff time
- Automated workflow updates to seamlessly print embellishments with FreeFlow Core 6.0
“Print enhancement is the fastest-growing segment in print and Xerox offers the broadest set of solutions to help clients expand their business here,” said Tracey Koziol, senior vice president of Global Offerings, Xerox. “The new technology and features we are launching expand the capabilities and profit potential of existing devices while introducing new presses that respond to demand for higher volume and extended media and color palettes. There’s a reason Xerox remains top in the production print market.”
The Xerox Baltoro High Fusion Inkjet Press platform now has a field-upgradable module, Xerox Color Accelerator for Xerox Baltoro HF Inkjet Press, which enables increased print quality, expanded media options and automation to make inkjet printing viable for direct mail, postcards and catalog applications. With intelligent automation, Baltoro uses 50% less ink than competitor presses to purge inkjet heads, increasing uptime and productivity while delivering consistent, reliable quality, claims Xerox.
The Xerox Iridesse® Production Press is adding a fluorescent pink specialty 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.
The newest addition to our VersaLink series is the Xerox VersaLink® C8000W, the most affordable entry point into the embellishment market. Using white toner as a base on dark and colored stocks, its cyan, magenta, and yellow toners make images pop for applications such as menus, envelopes, window clings, decals and labels.
Xerox is expanding its Versant family of presses with two new machines that support wider media options and add automation features that reduce staffing needs and set-up time.
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. 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.
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, the company claims. 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.