Building from its patented solid ink technology, the Xerox CiPress 500 is a full-color, digital, web-fed solution that can run at two speeds, 500 (2,180 ppm) or 325 (1,417 ppm) feet per minute with a 20.5-inch web width. This productivity drives high-value transpromo, direct marketing and publishing applications.
Driving the inkjet system are three-inch modular piezo mechanical drop-on demand print heads, designed and built by Xerox, with more than 49,000 nozzles jetting nearly two billion ink drops per second. The non-toxic inks, manufactured by Xerox, are a polymeric resin and dye that are melted to liquid form then jetted directly to paper. The key benefit is the elimination of water so that vibrant, consistent color can be printed on economical offset paper that lays flat for post processing with no ink bleed through.
The waterless ink technology—combined with self-monitoring and auto-correcting closed loop production controls—results in a workhorse device reliable enough to print tens of millions of pages every month. Pairing the Xerox CiPress 500 with Xerox’s FreeFlow Print Server enables variable data capability that supports native IPDS, PDF, PostScript and Xerox VIPP to produce colorful and personalized marketing communications that are affordable and accessible.