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  • Immij snaps up 100th Aussie Color 800/1000 press

    Well-known Victorian commercial printer, Immij, has taken on Fuji Xerox Australia’s 100th high-speed press to help bridge the gap between its digital and offset printing. The milestone hit less than two years after the first install turned industry heads in Sydney.

    Since launching in 2010, the Color 800/1000 platform has had several upgrades including new colour management automation, finishing solutions and a new ink formulation which provides print providers with more ways to drive sales, reduce costs and chase new revenue.

    Faster turn-around times appealed to Michael Smithe, managing director at Immij, but it was the press’s new interactive applications that swayed the investment decision. The company needed a press that could support customers with marketing collateral.

    “We assessed all the main players offering digital machines. It was Fuji Xerox Australia that presented a solution which bridged a gap to ease the pressure off our near-capacity offset business,” said Smithe.  “Their latest matte dry ink (Low Gloss Dry Ink) will allow us to transfer jobs from offset and free up the presses for longer runs.”’

    With the Color 800/1000’s Automated Color Quality Suite (ACQS), operators can tackle colour management tasks for consistency and accuracy, delivering the exact colour every time regardless of paper stock. The printer also includes Image on Media Alignment, which allows press hands to automatically adjust for front-to-back registration, perpendicularity, skew and magnification – previously a time-consuming, manual process.

    The Color 800/1000 Presses are now available with both Fuji Xerox’s revolutionary Clear Dry Ink, with the ability to spot or flood clear coat inline to deliver an effect similar to spot varnish, and now Low Gloss Dry Ink, best suited to uncoated and silk-coated stocks, delivering a flatter look.

    According to Henryk Kraszewski, production colour marketing manager of Fuji Xerox Australia, the new capabilities offered with the Color 800/1000 Presses were developed in response to customer feedback. “With the enhanced features, customers are able to produce sophisticated, full-colour sales collateral and direct-marketing pieces at rapid speeds

    “In an increasingly competitive environment, customers wanted more automation and an increased range of applications. We wanted to address this and offer our customers even greater value on their investment,” said Kraszewski.

    Print providers across the country are experiencing the benefits offered by the Color 800/1000 press.  In NSW, Daryn Wilson of Pegasus Print Group has seen a lot of traditional offset jobs become smaller run.

    “Running these on the Color 1000 Press means we can get near to offset results without having to do such large runs, so it’s more cost competitive.

    “Being able to print on other substrates, and use the clear dry ink, has allowed us to bring work back in-house. It also means you can add value to your client by giving them choice – we can do one copy or 100,000 copies,” said Wilson.

    David Shandler, of Victoria-based Docucopy concurs: “We have people calling us because they know we have the Color 1000 Press and we’re now seeing our colour work increasing significantly. In fact, we’re generating 20% more colour work since we installed it.”