New Application Opportunities Await as Fuji Xerox Releases Its First White Dry Ink
Enables Printing on Dark-Colored/Transparent Paper, expanding the range of applications of the Xerox® iGen® 5 150 Press
SINGAPORE, January 11, 2018 – Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has recently released its first white dry ink for the optional fifth print station of Xerox® iGen® 5 150 Press—the company’s flagship model targeting the color production market. The White Dry Ink is available in China and other Asia Pacific markets to provide customers in the graphic communications industry with a wider range of printing applications.
The newly launched White Dry Ink can be printed on top of as well as under the cyan-magenta-yellow-key (CMYK) toner layer, which will expand the printing scope in the region. By using the White Dry Ink together with dark-colored or transparent paper via digital printing, users can now create catalogues, direct mails, postcards, packages and other marketing collateral with a sense of luxury and creativity, thereby increasing the marketing effectiveness and appeal of the printed products.
Imagine a snowflake with textured details on a postcard, a book cover with a white horse on a dark stock with vivid hues or an advertisement with white text that pops on a vinyl window cling. These types of specialty enhancements are a reality with the first White Dry Ink for the Xerox® iGen® 5 150 Press from Fuji Xerox.
- Left: Vivid white color rendered on dark-colored paper
Right: First, two layers of White Dry Ink are printed on red paper by automated multi-pass printing, and then the CMYK layer is printed on top with a total of three layers of toner.
“We are delighted to provide the graphic communications industry with our White Dry Ink, as the addition of this new optional toner will give our customers the flexibility to diversify their existing range of print services,” said Steve Ford, general manager, production sales and marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. “This new fifth toner is a product of our commitment to expand the services we offer to our clients in the graphic communications business and their customers, and our investment in research and technology to develop operational-efficient products.”
Technologies that support the brightness and opacity of the White Dry Ink
- To achieve brightness and opacity in a single-pass print, the company adopted the EA toner which allows the toner size and shape to be uniform and consistent, while increasing the amount of white pigment to raise the concentration of the toner.
- The automated multi-pass printing automatically overlaps two layers of white without ejecting the paper, providing higher brightness and opacity.
Key features of the White Dry Ink
- The White Dry Ink can be printed on top of the CMYK layer for vivid color printing on transparent films.
- The White Dry Ink can also be printed under the CMYK layer for printing on dark-colored paper.
Automation further improves the product’s operation rate
The automation functions – such as the Auto Density Control and Inline Spectrophotometer for making adjustments to color quality and calibration respectively – adopted from the conventional Xerox® iGen® 4 Press model to help reduce the need for operators to intervene during the printing process. The automation functions also help to maintain the color quality of printed products automatically and continuously, improving overall operational efficiency for Fuji Xerox’s graphic communications customers. These functions contribute to the product’s print operation rate of 85 percent – the highest among the other models in the same class.
The fifth optional toner can be replaced easily by customers without the help of product engineers and technicians, enabling seamless printing operations. The print operation rate of the Xerox® iGen® 5 150 Press has been further enhanced with system improvements to shorten the time required to replace the fifth color toner by up to seven minutes.
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About Fuji Xerox:
Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation, and its direct sales force covers Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. We employ approximately 45,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries. Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is 100 percent owned by Fuji Xerox, and oversees marketing and sales operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Fuji Xerox is a leading company in the Document Services & Communications field, offering solutions and services to help customers resolve their business challenges. Underlying our solutions and services are our world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution. Together with cloud and mobile solutions, Fuji Xerox builds a communications environment that enable our customers to access the right information, at the right time, and in the right form—thereby contributing to their valuable communications.
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