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The company formally announced it will be adding the Xerox iGen4 220 perfecting press to its product portfolio in the second quarter of 2010. The system integrates two Xerox iGen4 110 presses in a straight line configuration to produce 220 ppm with a single operator, controller and finishing setup.
It's also now offering a monochrome line, the Xerox Nuvera 200/288 MX perfecting production systems that print at 200 and 288 ppm, respectively. The new Xerox Continuous Feed 4-over-1 Solution has a similar design, marrying the Xerox 490 color and monochrome Xerox 650 continuous-feed printers for transpromotional applications.
Technology made Kodak's booth the talk of the show, even though it didn't have any equipment for the production of printing physically in its booth. Various interactive displays, including ones activated by putting a printed sample on the screen, presented information on digital and offset printing applications, and the Kodak solutions best suited to produce them.
Kodak revealed more concrete details of how it will bring the Stream ink-jet production press technology to market, starting with the single-unit Kodak Prosper 1000 monochrome press in the first quarter of 2010, followed by the Prosper 5000XL color model in the first half of the year. Both print a 241⁄2˝ width at speeds up to 650 fpm, and support coated and uncoated stocks made for ink-jet printing.
The company also released several workflow software upgrades, including Prinergy 5.1, which integrates ColorFlow software and APPE 2.0; PREPS 6.1 imposition software, featuring an improved user interface; and Insite Storefront 6.0 with extended Web-to-print capabilities.
Books, transpromo, sustainable graphics and package prototypes were among the applications Océ North America showcased at PRINT 09, along with educating showgoers on the use of Quick Response (QR) code technology.
The company earned Must See 'ems honors for its new 306 ppm Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra cutsheet monochrome printer and the Océ JetStream 1000 four-color plus MICR ink-jet printer that does full-width (20.4˝) perfecting/duplex printing in a single unit at up to 1,074 ppm (letter-sized) and is scheduled for general availability in the first quarter of 2010.
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- FUJIFILM Graphic Systems Div.
- GMC Software Technology
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- Konica Minolta Business Solutions
- MGI USA
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