Xerox Previews Production Inkjet Technology #Ipex
The print head design allows for a modular approach to achieve full-width printing – up to a maximum of 20.5". The 56 print heads are stitched together to achieve high speed, four color, 600 dpi prints.
• New Image On Web Array (IOWA) sensor—At the core of Xerox’s unique technology is the sensor that scans the billions of droplets per second to ensure they appear exactly where they need to be. An intelligent scan bar registers each print head and automatically adjusts alignment when necessary.
Unlike competitive inkjet systems that slow production by requiring operator maintenance, the IOWA sensor can detect when a page is missing the appropriate amount of color, and autocorrects to maintain color uniformity without interrupting the print job.
• Production inks—The technology uses a patented, granulated, resin-based formulation that does not soak through the paper, ensuring crisp image quality on low cost, untreated and uncoated plain papers. Aqueous or water-based inks often suffer from bleed-through and dull color issues, which usually require more expensive and specially-treated papers. The formulation of the ink also enables document de-inking, difficult to achieve with other inks.
Xerox’s production inkjet technology is the only one without applying costly pre-coating materials to the paper to receive the highest de-inkability rating - “Good” - from INGEDE, a group of leading European paper manufacturers representing the International Association of the Deinking Industry.
The Xerox production inkjet technology demonstration will take place in the Xerox stand at IPEX 2010, Hall 7, May 18-25 in Birmingham, U.K.
For more information about Xerox production systems and services, visit http://www.xerox.com/tr/products or call 800-ASK-XEROX.