Frame Fun has added to its large format offerings with the new Xerox Versant 80 press from Bytes Document Solutions, installed during May.
The Johannesburg-based company specialises in all types of framing, certificates, custom framing of originals, block mounting, stretch canvas, lamination and digital printing (canvas/photo paper).
‘The Versant 80 offers the latest technology,’ said Aron Mudau, Owner of Frame Fun. ‘I wanted to expand my business to do more, and I was impressed with offerings such as printing 80 pages per minute, inline finishing, and automatic book folding, which really speeds up production. Now we can do much more in-house and become a one-stop shop for our customers.’
‘We were involved in developing Aron’s business as a partner,’ said John de Beer, Graphic Arts & Commercial Print Sales Executive, Bytes Document Solutions. ‘He’s a go-getter and he is passionate about the business. The Versant 80 is an ideal fit for Frame Fun as the company no longer has to out-source services, which saves time and gives them more control over quality.’
The Xerox Versant 80 prints at full speed (80 ppm) on variable media types up to 350 gsm. With ultra High Definition resolution combining 2400 x 2400 dpi imaging and 1200 x 1200 x 10-bit rendering resolution (four times more pixels than the digital press standard), it provides exceptionally fine detail in graphic fills, sweeps, line art and text.
The press features a combination of technologies. For example, the Compact Belt Fuser Assembly and EA Low Melt Dry Ink, together print consistently on any recommended stock or media type – even synthetics and linens with uniform coverage and a smooth, offset-like finish. Simple Image Quality Adjustment (SIQA) automates three critical processes. Automated registration control assures jobs meet the most exacting standards. The Density Uniformity Adjustment delivers consistent density across the page and the Image Transfer Adjustment optimises the printed image based upon the media selection.