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Xerox has launched White Dry Ink for the optional fifth unit on its iGen 5 digital production colour cutsheet press. Available for both retrofitting and with new machines, the new toner will be available from October.
Xerox did not disclose the price of the additional unit but said it will be inline with the other optional iGen 5 toners, orange, blue, green and clear.
Kevin O’Donnell, Xerox head of marketing for graphic communications and production systems, said the addition of the white would “sit very well within the iGen”.
“We believe the iGen is the most automotive and productive system by a mile in the industry and clearly if we add the white capability we still keep that automation and productivity,” said O’Donnell.
Xerox listed the white’s advantages as having outstanding brightness and opacity in one pass and the ability to print White Dry Ink only as well as white layers under or over CMYK. It also has an automated multi-pass mode for up to two layers of white and additional layers of white that can be manually printed for custom applications.
O’Donnell added: “Whilst the orange, green and blue add capability in gamut and pantone matching and you’ve got a client base of applications that lend itself to them, white will be slightly different in so far as it adds both opportunity to existing applications but more importantly it allows printers to attack a wider range of applications and segments within the industry, whether that be printing cartonboard for packaging or enhancing design for a digital or commercial printer.”
Launched in 2015 as the first Xerox machine with additional fifth colour unit, the 150ppm iGen has a resolution of 2,400 dpi and can handle coated, uncoated, textured and speciality stocks.