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iGen3 – Breakthrough technology

Monday, 23 October 2006
By Print 21 Online Article

The Xerox DocuColor iGen3 is billed as The smart technology for smart businesses. The iGen3 is producing high-quality, short-run, four-colour digital printing, which represents a breakthrough in the world of first class digital printing technology.

The iGen3 – the Digital Production Press

The Digital Production Press machine is meeting customer demands productively and profitably by creating last-minute changes on the fly, utilising the power of the Internet, allowing mixed stocks in a single run and faster response rates.

The Xerox patented SmartPress Technology™ is used throughout the printing process, increasing the quality of imaging, paper handling and process control.

Smartpress Imaging technologies include:

  • Single point transfer to paper
  • Up to 6000 four-colour impressions per hour (letter sized/A4)
  • From 600 x 600 x 8-bit to 600 x 4800 x 1-bit resolution with a choice of 4 screens -150, 175, 200 and stochastic – with 256 levels of grey
  • Closed loop controls
  • Benchmark gamut CMYK dry inks
  • Dry ink containers can be changed while running

Smartpress Paper Handling technologies include:

  • Weight: 16lb bond to 100lb cover (60 to 280gsm/g/m2)
  • Size: 178 x 178 mm to 364 x 521 mm
  • Input capacity: 10″ (2500 sheets, 80 lb coated text/ 120gsm/g/m2) per tray
  • Stocks: coated, uncoated, smooth, textured, labels, speciality
  • Mixed stock in a single run
  • Load/unload while running
  • Straight paper path
  • Decurler adjusts for stock and ink to deliver flat sheets
  • Output capacity: 12″ (3000 sheets, 80lb coated text/ 120gsm/g/m2) per stacker
  • Delivers collated sets ready for finishing
  • Wheeled stacker carts for easy transport to bindery

Smartpress Sentry technologies include built-in intelligence that:

  • Monitors every print
  • Automatically adjusts to paper characteristics
    from Stock Library
  • Adapts and adjusts on the fly
  • Provides online diagnostics and remote support
  • Provides maintenance and service notification

Overall, the iGen3 is the cost-effective alternative to offset printing for shorter print runs. It harnesses all the advantages of SmartPress Technology™, including automatic make-ready and collation, the ability to mix stocks within a run, built-in intelligence to maintain colour fidelity and registration and variable information printing.

The advanced technology of the DocuColor iGen3 allows you to make money, cut costs, and create new customers through proven performance, productivity and profitability.

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