Ricoh Pro C751EX and C651EX expand line
Ricoh has added two new models to its production printer lineup: the Ricoh Pro C751EX, with a print speed of 75 pages per minute in colour or black and white, and the Ricoh Pro C651EX, with a print speed of 65 pages per minute also in colour or black and white. The C751EX promises a real printing resolution of 1,200 dpi × 4,800 dpi, utilizing the PxP colour toner, also used with the Ricoh Pro C901 series. Both new models print on media from 52.3 to 300 gsm and from postcard-size to 13" × 19.2". In addition, they boast a variety of finishing options, including in-line paper booklet maker and trimmer.
MGI introduces new multi-substrate digital press
From MGI Digital Graphic Technology comes the new Meteor DP8700 XL, incorporating key features of all the Meteor presses, including multi-substrate versatility for paper, plastics and envelopes, laser-safe prints, offset-comparable output and no click charge. Also look for these new features: sheet size up to 13" x 40" in production, up to 13" x 47” via manual bypass; speeds of up to 4,260 A4 pages per hour or 2,280 A3 pages; 3,600 dpi and more than 20 line screen variations, in both regular and stochastic modes, two different line screens within the same print job; new auto-adjusting offset feeder table, high-definition, silicone-free dry toners (CMYK).
Kodak enhances Versamark VL-series presses
The Kodak Versamark VL-series now features enhanced print quality,reliability, and operator maintenance upgrades. These improvements are backward compatible and are available for existing customers through an upgrade plan. Specific enhancements include: more consistent dot-size variation, increased print-head life through ink degassing and temperature control innovations; and improved uptime and component lifetime through advanced operator training. Versamark presses produce process colour with full-page coverage using either water-based pigment or dye-based inks.
OcÚ boosts JetStream family productivity
Océ releases the JetStream 1400 and JetStream 3000 colour inkjet printing systems, enlarging its JetStream product portfolio. The JetStream 1400 is the high-speed model in the line offering full-width duplex printing capability in a single cabinet with a printing speed of 328 ft. per minute for producting 1,350 A4 (1,428 letter) images per minute. The JetStream 3000 is the company’s new top model in the product line’s dual series, with a printing speed of 200 m (656 ft) per minute, which translates to 2,700 A4 (2,856 letter) images per minute. All Océ JetStream presses offer 1,200 dpi perceived image quality based on 600 x 600 dpi resolution with a two-bit multilevel option, independent of production speed
New Xerox DocuColor 8080 promises competitive edge
Core to the Xerox DocuColor 8080 are three features that promise a competitive edge: productivity apps, low gloss dry ink and the Automated Color Quality Suite (ACQS). Productivity apps simplify the most common print jobs with ready-to-use templates. Apps range from job ticketing and personalization to prepress operations. Low gloss dry ink offers a smooth, matte-like finish that accents colour images, including shadows and highlights. The ACQS is a set of tools driven by an in-line spectrophotometer which reads colour data inside the printer.