Xerox's 4127 Printing System Pays Off For Customers
Press release from the issuing company
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2008 – When Western Graphics, one of the largest print providers in the country, needed to produce hundreds of training manuals quickly, the company turned to the 125 page-per-minute Xerox Corporation 4127 Enterprise Printing System. When neighborhood print shop Quik Print needed to produce a proof of a brochure on-demand for a real estate client, they trusted the 110 ppm Xerox 4112 Copier/Printer.
New finishing options for Xerox's light production printers, the 4112/4127 EPS and 4112/4127 C/P, allow print providers to create money-generating applications such as black-and-white brochures, booklets, calendars and training manuals quickly and easily, with outstanding image quality.
The enhancements come on the heels of the Xerox 4112/4127 C/P – which copies, prints and scans – winning the Better Buys for Business Editor's Choice Award for 2008. The new in-line finishing capabilities cut production time for quick print shops, educational institutions, healthcare offices, commercial printers and in-plant operations:
- a new SquareFold Trimmer Module creases cover sheets and face trims the edge of booklets to produce professional looking materials completely in-line;
- a high capacity stacker neatly stacks as many as 5,000 sheets on a rollaway cart for easy transport and unloading;
- an enhanced booklet maker finisher hole punches, staples and creates saddle-stitched booklets up to 25 sheets (or 100 imaged pages), making it an ideal finishing option for producing calendars and large booklets;
- enhanced features and functionality of the integrated controller provide an easy-to-use touch screen interface with advanced capabilities.
Xerox Customers Pair High-Volume and High-Quality
Western Graphics Inc., St. Paul, Minn., is one of the largest print-on-demand facilities in the country, and regularly faces time-critical projects for its clients, which include financial institutions and medical product manufacturers. The company recently used the Xerox 4127 EPS system enhancements to produce 8.5"x 11" books with complex finishing such as side stitching, hole punching and Z-folding into the body of the book.
"We run high volumes through the device each month and we needed a reliable finisher," said Chuck Vacha, digital print manager, Western Graphics.
The company operates a full-range of digital printing systems – including five Xerox monochrome production printers and two Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Presses – reaching volumes in excess of 44,000 black-and-white and 12,000 color impressions per hour.
Quik Print in Oklahoma City is using the 4112 C/P system to produce high quality, professional looking workbooks and manuals with more pages.
"The enhanced feature functionality of the integrated controller allows us to provide a proof to customers on large books without tying up our machines," said Chris Gravley, operations manager, Quik Print. "The 4112 is one of the most versatile machines I have ever seen. Now that a lot of our work is digital, the enhancements allow us to program jobs right at the user interface and use familiar onscreen buttons to format jobs and add exception pages."
Quik Print has seven locations throughout Oklahoma City averaging approximately 300,000 digital pages per month at each location. The company complements its digital monochrome business with the Xerox DocuColor 242.
On display at Graph Expo
In its Graph Expo booth, No. 1219, Xerox will showcase the capabilities of the 4127 C/P by printing a creative "Home of the Original Monsters" booklet application, developed in conjunction with Universal Studios. The 56-page booklet application highlights the superior monochrome image quality, square fold and trim capabilities of the recent enhancements, using images from classic black-and-white movies such as Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The new finishing and controller options for the Xerox 4112/4127 family of products are available for order taking immediately in North America and shortly thereafter worldwide. Contact a local Xerox sales representative for more details.
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