ROCHESTER, N.Y.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 6, 2007— Sometimes big is better. Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is increasing the size of its portfolio of wide-format printers and demonstrating a new color printer for use in creating banners, presentation graphics and vehicle wraps. The company is also introducing a black-and-white wide-format printer for producing construction plans and engineering renderings.
New color wide-format system for indoor/outdoor use
Xerox will show a technology demonstration of the Xerox 8200
Series Color Wide Format Solution, designed for commercial printers
and in-plant operations and that can be used to produce indoor and
outdoor print applications, at Graph Expo. To be available as a 65- or
90-inch model, the new printers open up an entirely new set of
high-value print jobs for customers looking to complement their
current capabilities or enter the expanding graphic communications
color wide-format market. The Xerox 8200 Series prints at resolutions
that range from 360 to 1,440 dpi at typical quality production speeds
from 162 to 215 square feet per hour.
"With these new printers, users will be able to supplement a
direct-mail piece with a full-color poster or pair sales sheets with
retail signage," said Quincy Allen, president, Xerox Production
Systems Group. "The high-quality output and low price point will make
them an economical option for print providers entering the color
Data from InfoTrends shows that 88 percent of print providers in
the graphic communications market who plan to buy a new wide-format
printer in the next 12 months intend to use it for both indoor and
outdoor print jobs. The new Xerox printers will satisfy both markets.
The 8200 Series printers are compatible with a wide range of low- to
high-cost media types and produce vibrant graphics on indoor and
outdoor point-of-purchase displays, banners, life-size photos and
floor graphics. The printers use a combination of inkjet technology
and environmentally-friendly eco-solvent inks, which means that no
ventilation or purification systems are required during production.
Piezo-electric, drop-on-demand inkjet heads with dynamic variable
dot imaging technology deliver sharp images, smooth color transitions
and increased performance with higher firing frequencies. Intelligent
Interweaving Printing Technology enables higher print speeds,
minimizes banding, lowers ink usage and provides a greater color
"Image quality is constantly cited as the factor printers consider
first when making a wide-format equipment purchase decision, with
operating costs always a close second," said Tim Greene, director,
InfoTrends Wide Format Group. "The Xerox 8200 Series will satisfy both
Black-and-white system designed for AEC output
The Xerox 6050A Wide Format Printer, designed for architectural,
engineering and construction (AEC) companies, is a mid-volume,
black-and-white system for operations that require more speed and have
higher print volumes than can be met with an entry-level product such
as the Xerox 6204 Wide Format Solution.
Printing up to nine "D-size" (24" x 36") images per minute and
equipped with the Xerox FreeFlow(R) Accxes Print Server, the new
system enables users to keep up with growing demand for printed
architectural and engineering renderings, electrical diagrams,
GIS/mapping, and construction plans and drawings.
Built on Xerox's 6050/6030 Wide Format Solution platform, the
6050A printer offers 600 x 600 dpi resolution and is available in four
configurations - a two- or four-roll printer only, or a two- or
four-roll multifunction device with an optional Wide Format Scan
The Xerox 6050A easily fits into existing customer workflows. The
standard integrated Xerox FreeFlow Accxes Print Server offers advanced
software features and functionality. The print server supports Design
Web Format for sharing engineering designs. A Raster Feature Key
enables direct printing of BMP, GIF, PNG and JPEG 200 file formats
commonly found in the AEC environment so users do not need to open
files in an editing or viewing application before printing. The
integrated FreeFlow Accxes Print Server offers the most comprehensive
set of direct-print file formats in the industry.
The products are being unveiled at Graph Expo, North America's
largest printing show, Sept. 9 - 12 in Chicago.
Pricing and availability
The Xerox 6050A Wide Format Printer is immediately available in
North America and select developing markets. The North American list
price starts at $21,500. The Xerox 8200 Series Color Wide Format
Solution is expected to launch in early 2008.
For more information about Xerox production systems and services,
www.xerox.com/tr/products call 800-ASK-XEROX.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Visit Xerox's booth No. 1219, Sept. 9-12, at
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