Xerox, represented locally by Bytes Document Solutions, has announced the arrival of the Xerox Impika eVolution. Flexible enough to handle both plain papers and high-quality, inkjet-treated stocks, the drop-on-demand piezoelectric production inkjet device runs at speeds up to 3628 pages-per-minute. It offers roll-fed, continuous-feed capabilities with a 508mm web width. ‘Known for its flexibility and scalability – must-haves in today’s demanding print environment, eVolution offers print service providers another way to capitalise and maximise inkjet’s business growth potential,’ said Paul Haglich, marketing manager for production systems at Bytes Document Solutions.
‘Patented variable speed technology – made possible by a frame architecture suited for two to four print heads – maintains maximum image quality when increasing or decreasing rates,’ he added. ‘This scalability doubles the productivity on a single platform and delivers more usable, sellable prints day after day.’ For added productivity and automation, FreeFlow Digital Workflow Collection can be integrated into Impika devices and supports all major data streams including PDF, PS and IPDS in one platform. Print service providers can easily expand their application offerings in the transaction/trans-marketing and direct-mail markets. Additional eVolution features include:
. Adjustable printing quality – evolves to meet the specific requirements of each application with three print resolutions: 600 x 360, 600 x 600 and 600 x 1200dpi. Exceptional print quality is achieved with variable drop size technology.
. Modular and scalable configuration – protects printers’ investments with the ability to upgrade technology, colour (up to six) and drop volume (up to five) configurations on site.
. Media and ink flexibility – allows longer ‘open time’ using next-generation, high-density pigment inks on low-cost, inkjet-treated matte or silk papers, minimising waste clean and purge cycles.
. Three controller options – Impika iController supports IPDS workflows for high-speed, variable-data jobs that can be updated easily following configuration adjustments, while Impika iFlow, a PC-based RIP and spool solution, promotes PDF and PostScript workflows.
Xerox FreeFlow Print Server is also now available for the Xerox Impika eVolution TED 24 configuration.