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Xerox Docucolor 6060 Gets Upgrades; Customers Get More Accurate, Consistent Color

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2003 – Xerox Corporation today announced it is putting more accurate, consistent color control and finishing options in the hands of print providers using the DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Press. With the DSP6000 Color Server, the DocuColor 6060 has become one of the industry’s first digital production systems approved and licensed by PANTONE, enabling color matching for PANTONE solid coated colors. “We’ve taken an already powerful and successful digital press and given it a rocket boost,” said Mark Waxenberg, vice president and general manager, Xerox Production Solutions Business Unit. “A printer’s business revolves around the quality of the output, and these enhancements improve capabilities to create the best printed piece, from the beginning of the process to the finished product.” PANTONE License on DSP6000 Color Server The DSP6000 — a color server that processes and delivers print files to the printer— is Pantone calibrated when used in conjunction with the PANTONE Color Lookup Tables. The PANTONE Color tables are a specially created set of color data developed by Pantone and Xerox color scientists for the DocuColor 6060 based on its color engine, paper stock capabilities and other specifications. This licensed calibration allows customers to obtain the most accurate and consistent color reproduction of PANTONE Colors at 600 x 600 dots per inch with a full eight bits of color depth per pixel. Customers with current versions of the DocuSP software can upgrade at no cost to DocuSP 3.74 with color version 2.5. All new models will ship with this upgrade. New EFI Color Server Release Improved hardware and a new software release are available from Electronics for Imaging (EFI) for the EXP6000 Color Server. Based on the Fiery Q4500 platform, the new server delivers improved performance using dual Xeon Pentium 4 CPUs running at 2.8 Ghz and has support for gigabit Ethernet networking. The new software, which is available as a free upgrade to existing DocuColor 6060 customers, is based on EFI’s Fiery System software and offers extensive support for variable data printing and a variety of features designed to improve operator productivity and ease of use. Enhanced features of EXP6000 Version 2.0 include: - Improved variable data printing support with imposition functionality for variable print jobs, enhanced resource management, and subset and record-level finishing for production automation; - Enhanced mixed media support with color profile selection per media type; - Advanced job management tools for Mac users with new Command WorkStation LE Edition; - Extensive improvements in printer driver workflow with the new Fiery driver 2.0; - And, the integration into Xerox’s FreeFlow Digital Workflow Collection – driving productivity and providing opportunities to generate new, profitable applications. Finishing Made Easy The new Xerox Enhanced High Capacity Stacker is now available for the DocuColor 6060, providing a smaller footprint and delivering economical production stacking capabilities. The stacker features 3,750-sheet capacity and can be attached directly to the print engine, which enables the stacker to integrate with other finishing modules, such as a second stacker, High Capacity Stacker Stapler or Horizon ColorWorks 2000 BookletMaker. When attached to a second duplicate stacker, the operator can continuously unload finished materials without stopping the press. In addition, the stacker features a sample set inspection button, which allows users to examine a print at any point during a run without interrupting the job. The DocuColor 6060 will also have new inline finishing capabilities with the GBC Inline Fusion Punch II, expanding the press’ application possibilities. This inline hole punch system is a new capability in the industry for color production printers and enables applications such as coil bound books. New Maintenance Capabilities Provide Productivity Control In response to customer demand for more control over press performance, Xerox has introduced the Xerox Productivity Plus Integrated Maintenance Program. The program provides software, hardware and on-site training to enable DocuColor 6060 users to perform more of their own maintenance to optimize reliability, machine uptime and consistency of image quality. The program gives customers more flexibility to schedule maintenance around production and to reduce the number or length of service calls. In addition, program participants automatically receive the most up-to-date software upgrades, which can be downloaded immediately through their network server versus waiting for the next scheduled service call. Pricing and Availability The U.S. list price for the DocuColor 6060 Digital Production Press remains $139,000 with a variety of service pricing available. Additional server and finishing options are sold separately and are priced as follows: PANTONE licensed DocuSP 3.74 is $53,000; EFI EXP6000 Version 2.0 is $53,000; $15,500 for the Enhanced High Capacity Stacker; $1,500 for Xerox’s Productivity Plus Integrated Maintenance Program; and the GBC Inline Fusion Punch II is $59,950. Most configurations are available immediately in Europe and North America and sold through the Xerox direct sales force, agents and concessionaires. The Productivity Plus Integrated Maintenance Program is available in mid-October and the GBC Inline Fusion Punch II is available beginning mid-November.