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Xerox Color 800/1000 presses drive profit, extend digital printing capabilities

Friday, September 24, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester, N.Y. –  Print providers looking to increase the worth of every page they sell are using Xerox Corporation's Color 800/1000 Presses to capture jobs once reserved for offset printing. The presses – introduced earlier this year – offer the sharp images and quick turnaround times needed for sophisticated sales collateral, direct marketing pieces and photo publishing products that demand strong visual appeal.

Global graphic communications companies report that the presses' optional clear dry ink – which puts a clear layer on images and text – quickly has become a competitive advantage. The feature highlights images or text, draws attention to headlines or variable content and applies digital watermarks for artistic effect or security purposes.

Consider these first-hand accounts from print providers:

Meeting customer expectations: Print provider Eichhorn GmbH is the first company in Germany to purchase the Xerox Color 1000 Press. Headquartered near Frankfurt, Eichhorn GmbH uses the press to produce high-quality advertising and marketing collateral for its automotive and finance industry customers.

"The Xerox Color 1000 Press increases the value of every page sold," said Jorg Eichhorn, managing director, Eichhorn GmbH. "The quality of the first 100,000 pages printed after the purchase was proof that we had made the right decision."

Providing fast turnaround: PIP Printing and Marketing Services, located in Downey, Calif., is the first PIP franchise to install a Xerox Color 800 Press. The press helps the company provide fast turnaround times and offer applications such as direct mail, personalized membership materials, digital photo applications and other on-demand jobs.
The company uses Xerox Business Development Consulting Services which include customized marketing plans and sales training to drive business to the new press.

Attracting new business: Westkey Graphics, based in Burnaby, British Columbia, seized an opportunity to capture additional revenue streams when it selected the Xerox Color 800 Press. The clear dry ink has helped the firm create more high-value applications for its customers.
"The Color 800 Press's print quality bridges the perceived gap between digital and offset printing," said Alfie Karmal, president and CEO, Westkey Graphics.  The company also uses XMPie's UDirect Studio to produce variable data driven documents featuring personalized images and illustrations.

Handling heavy stock: The Copy Room, located in New York City, installed two Xerox Color 800 Presses to boost their turnaround times. "The presses get jobs out the door faster, even when we are using heavyweight papers," said Gary Waber, co-owner, The Copy Room. "With the clear dry ink we've created great looking promotional applications for retailers, making it possible for us to attract new customers."

Expanding capabilities: Turkish-based Can Copy purchased the Color 1000 Press shortly after seeing it at IPEX 2010. The company viewed the clear dry ink as a way to drive new revenue, offering applications that couple this special effect with the various finishing options.

Finishing options expand application range
Xerox's Standard Finisher Plus is now available – the device stacks, staples and hole punches 55 – 300 gsm coated or uncoated paper. It also allows users to create premium booklets and manuals by creating a link between the print engine and additional third-party finishing options, including:

GBC's eBinder, which takes printed pages and automatically binds at the rated speed of the digital press to produce attractive lay-flat books in continuous operation.

Plockmatic Pro 30 Professional Booklet Maker, which produces 30 sheet / 120 page booklets with square edge capability. An optional bleed trim module is also available.

Xerox will present the Color 1000 Press at Graph Expo 2010, Oct. 3 – 6, where it occupies booths No. 400 and 600.

The finishing options are available immediately in North America and Europe and in a phased launch worldwide.




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