The new DocuColor 5000 press will provide similar features at a competitive price allowing more of the market to transition to offering digital capabilities alongside their existing offset equipment, according to Murray Miskelly, of Fuji Xerox New Zealand.
He says the digital press represents the marriage in technologies of two of Xerox’s very successful print engines, the DocuColor 8000, and the DocuColor 250.
With a chassis and paper feed system built from the DocuColor 8000 the new print engine inherits the ability to reliable feed both coated and uncoated media at up to 300gsm with a registration tolerance of only ±0.5mm sheet to sheet.
The imaging or Xerographics system is based on the system currently available in the DocuColor 250 family. It is achieved through a new technology laser system that Fuji Xerox developed using 32 lasers controlled to an accuracy that allows the operator to select digitally accurate line screens of 150lpi, 200lpi, 300lpi, 600lpi and even stochastic screening for exceptional image quality.
These two technologies combine to provide a press that can print at 2,400 x 2,400 dpi at true digital screening on media up to 300gsm in weight, and up to 320mm x 488mm in size.
“This places it directly in the market space of what we call ‘mid production space’ where it suits commercial printers who have established a market for quality and service and who want to grow their productivity to handle greater challenges,” Miskelly adds.
The press is designed with a speed of 50 pages per minute for medium weight media, but a credible 33 ppm for media in weights of 220–300gsm.