First Xerox iGen4 installed in U.S. at Keiger Printing
ROCHESTER, NY--Sept. 15, 2008--The new Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) iGen4 Press is headed for Keiger Printing Company in Winston-Salem, N.C., marking the first installation in North America. The breakthrough digital press - announced in Germany at drupa 2008 in May - is now available for delivery to print providers worldwide.
"We want to be the first in the country to offer our customers the best solution to their business needs," said Louis Crockett, president of Keiger Printing. "Every high-quality color print that comes off of the iGen4 will help set us apart from our competition. This purchase will change our business."
Keiger Printing, historically an early adopter of new technology, installed a Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press three years ago.
"The iGen3 press helped propel our company. The iGen4 takes everything to the next level and redefines the standards of digital printing," said Crockett.
According to Crockett, color consistency and predictability is critical to his customers and that with the Xerox iGen4, repeat jobs will always look the same. The iGen4 creates offset and photo-quality images with consistent color from the first print to the last. There are more than 400 new parts and subsystems as well as new patented technologies that help the iGen4 generate its high-definition image quality.
Crockett said he expects productivity to increase 25 to 35 percent with the iGen4 through the automation of operator tasks, such as not needing to stop the machine to replace developer with the new Carrier Dispensing System. "Time is money, but it is only revenue if you are producing," added Crockett.
By automating operator tasks on the iGen4, the need to stop the press for adjustments is greatly reduced. As a result, overall operating costs decrease and the break-even point improves between digital and traditional offset printing. "With the iGen4, it is faster and more economical to print jobs digitally," said Crockett.