Andy Tribute on Xerox's CiPress 500 Inkjet System and applications
Published on May 15, 2012
Andy Tribute discusses Xerox's new production inkjet press, the CiPress 500 and some of the potential applications and strengths of the press.
Hi. This is Andy Tribute. I'm still at Drupa. And it's interesting when you look around and you're looking at the different products you get some different views on things and I haven't necessarily always been complimentary about some of the products out there. And in fact I wasn't very complimentary recently in something I wrote about Xerox who I think have somewhat lost their way. But one of the key products that Xerox is showing is the C-Press 500 Inkjet press. And this is the unusual one that it's not water-based ink; it's solid ink. And the quality is not the best of the qualities that you see on these presses, but I was pretty well surprised when I went around to look at this the other day and they gave me this sample. This is very interesting because it's inkjet on a 39 GSM paper. 39 GSM, I'm not sure how that translates into pound weight, etc. is very lightweight paper. This is a standard lightweight, lightly coated paper. And if you put that with water based inkjet the paper would just dissolve. And you look at this there is no show-through or very little show-through. The quality is pretty good and you look at this and think with postage costs going up as they are if you can reduce your paper weight down and get really lightweight publications that you're sending out on direct mail, this is a killer app for the Xerox side press. Very, very impressive piece of technology.
However, let me just make a negative comment and it's nothing about the side press but it's Xerox. They have a wonderful sample that they're producing and it's showing the side press doing a transactional document. And this transactional document is an electricity bill from your utility supplier. And on it there is a big area that says "click on here to sign up for online billing, don't waste a tree." They're trying to sell a paper press and they're telling you don't use paper based billing. What a wonderful piece of advertising. But anyway this shows the potential of what that press can do. I think that is a pretty hot app. Thanks very much indeed. I'm going to be finishing at Drupa now but I'm I should be writing a lot of stuff post-Drupa about some of the things here. But it's been a great Drupa, very interesting indeed and there's a lot more to come.
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