Xerox, represented by Bytes Document Solutions, unveiled the new Xerox Versant 2100 Press at Africa Print 2014, taking place from 2-4 July 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

Paul Haglich, marketing manager for production systems at Bytes Document Solutions, said, ‘There is a growing market for versatile devices and the Versant delivers. It handles coated and uncoated papers, bright papers, labels, business cards, glossy brochures, window decals, greeting cards, embossed materials, polyesters and custom solutions. It even handles mixed-stock jobs. This will be a unique opportunity to see the exciting new digital colour press from Xerox and this is the first time it will be exhibited outside of the U.S.A.’

The 100 page-per-minute device, versatile for any production environment, combines speed, exclusive image quality and automation features to create colourful personalised communications, collateral, brochures, photo publishing and specialty products.

More performance

The press automates colour control; creates image-to-media alignment profiles and delivers brand-managed colour in less time with less waste with an inline, integrated Full Width Array; maintains tight registration throughout the press from page to page and run to run with Production Accurate Registration technology.

More image quality

The press produces smooth sweeps and gradients; sharp images, graphics and text with the new Ultra HD Resolution, an industry first; applications are rendered at 1200 x 1200 dpi at up to 10 bits–300 percent more pixels and colour precision rendered than the 600 x 600 dpi standard; provides brilliant and vibrant images with low gloss, low melt EA Dry Ink and offers consistent colour across multiple printers and sites.

More flexibility

The press offers three controller options: the Xerox EX and EX-P 2100 Print Server, Powered by Fiery, and the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server, so users can tailor the press to their production needs. The press supports an array of substrates including linen, polyester, vinyl magnets and specialty stocks. This press is positioned in the mid/high volume segment, slotting between the popular Xerox J75 and Xerox X1000 digital presses.

With the Xerox Versant 2100 Press, printers can competitively position themselves to win more new jobs and retain repeatable business with numerous workflow options. For example, with Xerox FreeFlow Core printers can automate complex prepress steps and with XMPie StoreFlow create and deliver revenue generating web-to-print portals.

With the Xerox Stock Library Manager, printers can simplify the management of paper stocks, easily adding new ones or using the preloaded validated, approved stocks. Printers can also turn to Xerox’s ProfitAccelerator Digital Business Resources for the largest collection of business development tools and services in the industry.