Xerox’s IntegratedPLUS Finishing Solution for Booklets offers the industry’s first complete in-line, off-line, and dual-mode booklet automation, creating a streamlined, end-to-end booklet making solution and removing the usual bottlenecks that occur when producing, manuals, calendars, and booklets manually.
Off-line and dual-mode automation is achieved with the Xerox exclusive Dual Mode Sheet Feeder, which allows an in-line finisher traditionally dedicated to a single digital print system to accept and handle printed output from multiple presses when operated in off-line mode.
For example, applications printed on a Xerox Color 1000 Press could be wheeled on a stack cart to the Dual Mode Sheet Feeder attached to the Xerox iGen 150 Press for booklet making. The operator simply scans a bar-coded banner sheet before connecting the stack cart into the feeder. The bar code instructs the booklet maker to set it up automatically and the process is completed without requiring skilled operator intervention. The iGen 150 can also print another job to its own stack cart simultaneously.
The solution also incorporates a “one touch” workflow in prepress operations, further boosting uptime by eliminating the need for manual prepress and finisher setup. Booklet jobs are preflighted and imposed according to the requirements of each unique job, and the finishing device automatically knows how they should be stitched and folded. Removing these manual steps reduces human error and accelerates throughput.