Xerox has recently introduced its next generation of its iGen digital production printer family, the iGen 5 Press with a fifth color station and multiple print-speed choices.
The high-end digital production color market will expanding from around 60 billion pages today to 87 billion pages globally by 2018, offering a significant growth opportunity for print-service providers.
With the iGen platform, Xerox says productivity gains of up to 25 percent can be achieved, since less time is spent on reprinting, quality control and job setup, continuing to make iGen devices the most productive digital presses on the market.
Three configurations are available: the iGen 5 150 Press (150 ppm), iGen 5 120 Press (120 ppm), and iGen 5 90 Press (90 ppm). With a new scalable architecture, Xerox says upgrading from one print-speed model to the faster print-speed model is easy.
According to the firm, the optional fifth color unit increases the ability to match a larger gamut of Pantone colors or unknown spot colors without hindering productivity. Orange, greenm or blue options supplement CMYK and are said to provide distinctive brand colors without moving short runs to offset.
A variety of color matching, job setup and quality control automation tools are available.
According to Xerox, the iGen 5 complements the existing offerings within the iGen family – the iGen 150 and iGen4 Diamond Edition– by continuing to expand the scope of applications that can be produced using Xerox’s production color portfolio.