Africa Print recently visited House Of Print – which boasts a number of printing presses and finishing equipment – to get insight into its most recent installation, a Xerox iGen 5.
The event, held on 20 July, kicked off with a brief overview of Xerox distributor Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) by BDS PSG production system group director James Kelly, followed by a breakdown of the iGen 5’s most prominent features by Garth van den Bergh, technology business manager Xerox Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Anish Shah, business manager – production inkjet Xerox Corp, MEA discussed the software that House Of Print purchased with the machine, which allows for personalisation, speed and offerings such as birthday cards and T-shirts.
BDS pre-sales and EFI Fiery specialist Candice Engelbrecht and Kelly guided visitors through a demonstration of the machine.
The iGen 5’s Gamut extension (Green, Orange and Blue) means that House of Print can migrate some litho work to digital by matching a wider variety of Pantone colours. They have also added white toner to their service offering.
The Xerox iGen 5 also prints onto a 660mm sheet size, which allows House of Print to offer their customers more unique applications. In addition to the Xerox iGen 5, House of Print also invested in a Xerox Versant 3100 with an inline saddle stitcher. This allows the company to print saddle stitch booklets on the fly.
House Of Print owner Andre Bam explained that the motivation behind the installation was to increase productivity and to give more value to the company’s clients: ‘We have some very big clients and believe that we will continue to give them the best service with the iGen 5.’