Xerox iGen3 Dedicated at PIA/GATF
SEWICKLEY, PA—The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) will now be able to take part in Xerox’s “New Business of Printing” thanks, in part, to Xerox’s recent donation of an iGen3 110 Digital Production Press at its headquarters here.
PIA/GATF will use the new digital press for production, research and training purposes. Also donated as part of the installation were a Bourg Book Factory from C.P. Bourg and Press-sense’ iWay business workflow solution.
Océ Hosts Open House
POING, GERMANY—Mix in one part sausage, two parts sauerkraut, three parts Pilsner, and you have a typical German night out. Add in another part (or is it two?) of duplex printing technology, and you have a shining moment for Océ and the debut of its VarioPrint 6250 printer.
A little rain may have blocked out a great view of the German Alps, but more than 5,000 visitors enjoyed a strong taste of Bavaria at the recent 13th annual Océ Open House. The American trade press was invited for the first time, and they were treated to a dramatic unveiling of the 6250, complete with acrobats swinging from the ceiling.
Billed as the world’s fastest duplex printer, the 6250 digital cutsheet printer simultaneously prints both sides of a sheet at 250 prints per minute while maintaining accurate registration and a reported offset-like quality. Another key ingredient for the 6250 is its ability to be configured with up to 12 paper trays, reducing time-consuming reloads.
During a press conference prior to the start of the Open House, Michel Frequin, executive vice president of Océ Digital Document Systems, called the 6250 the “world champion in high-speed printing,” noting that more than 80 percent of jobs produced on high-volume printers are double-sided prints. Because of this, he said, users have to feed their sheets through other systems twice. With the 6250, he noted, dual sides are printed instantaneously, resulting in flawless registration.