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Xerox Expected to Present DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Press This Week

Press release from the issuing company

July 1, 2002 -- (WhatTheyThink.com) -- Xerox will announce a new digital color press this week called the DocuColor 6060. The machine is an upgrade to the DocuColor 2060 and provides high volume color print firms with additional features including speed and capacity. Sources say the press answers the “paper challenge” that has contributed to the slower than expected adoption of digital color on a mass scale. The DocuColor 6060 will allow end users to easily print on paper as light as 45 lb. offset to paper as heavy as 110 lb. cover weight. It will offer up to four paper trays and can hold up to 8,000 sheets. It was unclear what the recommended monthly volume is for the 6060, but the press will be positioned as one that can run 24 hours a day. True to the name, the DocuColor 6060 will print 60 pages per minute with 600 DPI output. Sources say it will not have the significant reduction in speed when printing double sided documents or when printing on heavy paper like cover stock. Another improvement that printers will like is the better registration for front and back documents. The 6060 will include optional front ends from EFI, Creo and of course, Xerox’s own DocuSP. The expected base price will be just under $140,000. More information should be available this week.