Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) has announced metallic colours for the Xerox Colour 1000, making it the first xerographic production printer to offer either metallic gold or silver colours. The Xerox Colour 1000i Press with Gold and Silver will be on show at the Africa Print Expo, taking place from 22-24th July 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
Paul Haglich, marketing manager for production systems at Bytes Document Solutions said, ‘The Xerox Colour 1000i presses can help customers be more profitable than ever. With consistent, great image quality, it offers the productivity, improved profitability and high-quality application range to satisfy the most demanding, forward thinking customers. And now Xerox has introduced another breakthrough in digital printing technology. New speciality dry ink capabilities have expanded its clear dry ink range to include ‘metallic’ silver and gold dry ink. These new colours open the door to new digital profit potential from both static and personalised communications.’
The Xerox Colour 1000i Press offers key benefits:
• Xerox’s industry leading automation and availability, leading to more production time and profit.
• It maximises the number of sellable jobs a customer can produce each day.
• Print shops can migrate metallic jobs from offset/foil stamping to digital for applications like invitations, certificates, business cards, photo applications, posters, direct mail campaigns, speciality applications, and brand managed colour applications.
The Xerox Colour 1000 (with optional 5th colour upgrade) and new Colour 1000i Press automate many of the time-consuming setup and maintenance procedures critical to short-run jobs. The presses also feature a fifth speciality dry ink station that applies either spot or flood creative effects with clear dry ink, or enhances documents with metallic gold or silver dry inks.
The metallic gold and silver dry inks, a ‘Must See ‘Em’ award winner at Graph Expo 2014, offer many competitive advantages including a streamlined, inline digital workflow and fast turnaround time, even on variable personalisation jobs.
‘This opens the door for new revenues by migrating lucrative foil stamping applications, such as invitations, certificates and business cards, to short-run, high-value digital production,’ said Haglich. ‘Multi-pass printing with these speciality dry inks adds an extra textural/dimensional feel and ‘pop’ to documents for attention grabbing effects on a wide range of applications.’
The presses also maximise productivity with full-width array automation technology and new features such as auto-sheet clearing and HyperRIP processing performance from Fiery.
More exciting news, said Haglich, is that the majority of existing Colour Press 1000 owners will be able to upgrade their presses with the additional 5th colour feature/s while new presses ordered with the metallic options will be designated as the Xerox Colour Press 1000i.