Ifolor AG Inks First Order for Multiple Xerox iGen4 Digital Color Presses
ROCHESTER, NY— June 18, 2008—Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced that Ifolor AG, a photo and print lab based in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, has agreed to purchase multiple Xerox iGen4 Presses. The deal was struck at drupa, the world’s largest print trade show, in Düsseldorf, Germany. It caps a very successful event for Xerox, which sold more than 300 digital systems and software.
In addition to the iGen4 Presses, Ifolor also upgraded three of its existing iGen3® Digital Production Presses with Xerox’s new Automated Color Quality Suite Press Matching System. The sale marks one of the world’s largest orders to date for Xerox iGen systems.
Ifolor AG specializes in the digital production of photos, posters, photo books, greetings cards and calendars and delivers these specialty products to customers in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The company will be one of the first print providers in the world to use the new Xerox iGen4 Presses.
“Demand for high-quality photo applications has rapidly increased, and in this space, there’s one aspect of production that is non-negotiable – quality,” said Markus Wirth, managing director, Ifolor AG. “The iGen4 had what we needed – the best digital print quality in the industry combined with an overall increase in productivity. Although competitive products are good, Xerox’s are simply better.”
The productivity of digital presses – the amount of “uptime” print providers have on their systems to produce pages for their clients – is a key factor to increasing print revenue. The iGen4 increases productivity by 25 to 35 percent by automating operator tasks, reducing the need to interrupt the press for adjustments and decreasing overall operating costs. As a result, the iGen4 improves the break-even point between digital and traditional offset printing, making it faster and more economical to print jobs on digital.