On Monday, Xerox executives took to the stage in Booth 1200 to officially unveil two new print engines with a ribbon cutting ceremony and digital fireworks. Gina Testa, Vice President of Graphic Communications introduced Armando Zagalo de Lima, President of Xerox Technology, and Jeff Jacobson, President, Global Graphic Communications for the big announcement.
“Everyone talks about color,” said Zagalo de Lima, “we make a point of continuing to offer black-and-white print engines.” With that, he introduced the Xerox Nuvera 314EA Perfecting Production System. The printer is also available in a single-engine configuration dubbed the Xerox Nuvera 157EA Production System.
According to InfoTrends research, production digital black-and-white cut-sheet volumes for short-run and on-demand books will grow at a nearly 10% rate through 2016. For print providers, this means producing documents quickly, with sharp image quality and on a variety of paper sizes and types.
The Nuvera systems offer speeds of 314 ppm and 157 ppm, respectively. Users can opt for the single-engine system or the dual-engine system to run duplexed pages twice as fast. They accommodate a range of paper weights without reducing print speed. Sheet sizes up to 12.6x19.3” allow more images to be printed per page.
A new production stacker unloads finished applications while the system is still operating. Waist height and ergonomically friendly, the stacker permits larger capacity jobs to be printed without the need for manual intervention. An optional stack cart makes moving volumes of paper around the print shop easier.
Jacobson then took center stage. “I’ve always envied the iGen people,” he said, “but I don’t have to do that now. Today I have the privilege of introducing the Xerox iGen 150.”
Built on Xerox’s proven, award-winning iGen platform, the iGen 150 is a digital cut-sheet color press built for productivity. With increased speed of up to 25%, the 150 ppm press delivers 3,000 26” oversized sheets per hour. It reduces time and effort needed to achieve consistent high quality output. The press also features a 2400 x 2400 dpi imaging system. New line screen delivers refined shape, sharp detail, and text quality. An Auto Density Control System to detect and correct streaks before they occur. The Automated Color Maintenance replaces and eliminates manual steps by analyzing color and notifying the operator when the press is ready for production. The press can handle a range of paper stocks such as textured, translucent, and heavy cover-weight papers.
With the ribbons cut and the fireworks on the screen, visitors were then invited to see both presses run and to examine their output.