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Stretch the limits of digital print with iGen4 EXP

Tuesday, 09 August 2011
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Enhanced capabilities of the iGen4 EXP allow users to get more out of an existing machine like six-panel A4 tri-fold brochures, presentation folders, and A4-size landscape book covers (for photo books).

The upgrade can also run up to 350gsm to accommodate packaging stock for folding cartons.

Fuji Xerox Australia’s production marketing manager, Henryk Kraszewski, expects around 50 to 75 per cent of customers currently operating the 17 Australian iGen4 units to upgrade to the 660 mm sheet size.

“The new sheet size capability of the iGen4 EXP (364 x 660mm) is the largest cut-sheet capability of any digital press.”

Printers can improve productivity and maximise image real estate on each page, by laying out more jobs onto the larger sheet. The new size plus a small non-printable area allows for 42 business cards to a sheet, 16 postcards, and three A4 or nine DL flyers.

“The iGen4 can image to within one millimetre on a sheet, almost using the full page. Some technologies have a non-printable area of about 10 millimetres or more, which means you’ve got a lot of white space you can’t use,” he explains.

He says there are no changes to the press in terms of maintenance. The modifications only accommodate the new sheet kit, plus a few engine tweaks to handle the new improvements. Fuji Xerox can upgrade installed iGen4s within three days, with minimal retraining.

Xerox iGen4 EXP Muscle fact file:

  • Automated Web-to-Finish solution provides a touchless workflow from web-based ordering to prepress to printing to finishing with no manual setup or intervention
  • 660 mm (26") sheet kit expands the applications you can offer and the profits you can earn:
    • Create 6-panel, A4 tri-fold brochures
    • Print more jobs per sheet – up to 16 postcards or 42 business cards per 660 mm sheet (full bleed)
    • Print more jobs per shift – large sheet productivity technology delivers forty 660 mm sheets per minute or 3,600 A4 4/4 sheets per hour – the equivalent of 120 A4 ppm
    • Optional 660 mm Multigraf stacker expands your finishing capabilities
  • Adobe PDF Print Engine boosts your productivity by ensuring PDFs are accurately processed on the first pass
  • Matt dry ink option expands the power of iGen4 EXP. This new ink was specifically developed to produce a smooth matt look and feel for photo printing and applications with heavy ink coverage
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