Xerox Office Printer Said to Cut Cost of Color Pages by Up to 62 PercentMay 2009
Developed by Xerox researchers and engineers in Rochester, N.Y., Wilsonville, Ore., and Welwyn Garden City, U.K. – and supported by 361 patents – the ColorQube was tested in actual customer environments for ease of use, image quality and the cost-saving features of the technology.
“Like many companies, Technip is looking for ways to be more sustainable and reduce costs, and I immediately saw the opportunity to do so with the ColorQube,” said Cliff Lee, IT operations manager, Technip USA, Inc., an engineering and project management company for the oil and gas industry and a ColorQube beta customer. “With ColorQube the majority of our color prints cost the same as black and white, and it takes just a fraction of the space to store solid ink compared to laser cartridges.”
• Enough solid ink to print up to 55,500 pages before refilling; when a refill is needed, the easy drop-in ink sticks can be loaded while the MFP is printing so there is no downtime.
• Only one customer replaceable unit (no fuser, drum, etc.), for easy maintenance and lower operating costs.
• Large color touch screen clearly displays basic features like copying and scanning, and offers video tutorials to help users load paper and assist with troubleshooting.
• LED lights illuminate within the device when the front access door is opened for easy maintenance.
An Intelligent Ready system uses a patented learning technology to activate a power-saving mode based on the users’ schedules.
Great-Looking Prints, Brochures and More
• Range of color-enhancing technologies, including true Adobe PostScript3 PANTONE® spot-color matching and color correction options.
• Three finishers to choose from, including booklet makers and folders to create brochures and pamphlets.
• Great print quality on a variety of media including recycled papers.
Under the Hood
• Advanced security features to control access, track usage and protect confidential information.
• Encrypts data traveling on the network to keep scanned documents safe from unauthorized viewers.
• Xerox Extensible Interface Platform™ can be used to create customized workflow applications like Xerox Secure Access Unified ID™, which displays personal preferences on the touch-screen of the MFP with the swipe of an ID badge.
• More components designed to last the life of the system.
“The ColorQube 9200 Series represents printing technology that is very timely for today’s office,” said Angèle Boyd, group vice president, IDC. “Going green and saving money while adding color as needed is what customers are looking for.”
Pricing and Availability
The list price for the ColorQube 9200 Series starts at $23,500. Order taking begins immediately in North America. All systems are offered through Xerox direct sales, agents and Global Imaging Systems. In Europe, order taking begins in September 2009; other markets in 2010.