Adventures in Ipexland
Then tucked into the back corner of its stand, Xerox was running a technology demo of a device that is likely to be its entry into the inkjet market. The yet-to-be-named system uses an amped-up version of the CMYK solid-ink technology used in the ColorQube office printers, but in a high-speed (up to 500 fpm) continuous-feed configuration. According to Xerox, solid ink has the advantage of being able to work effectively on even inexpensive, low-grade papers, ranging from 45-160 gsm. The device looks to target transactional and transpromo apps and some types of direct mail. And like HP's T200 and Kodak's Prosper, the new Xerox device won't be available until sometime in 2011.
I'll come back with more detail on this and other items from Ipex, and hopefully be able to give you a look under the hood of these machines before too long.