Equipped with the industry’s first single-pass, six-colour print engine, the new Iridesse Production Press is able to print specialty colours - including metallic.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of its new high-end, professional-use production printer, the Iridesse Production Press. The digital press was first released in Japan, followed by sequential release in the rest of the Asia-Pacific region, including China.
For the first time in the industry utilising xerography, this new production printer with a six-colour print engine is able to print different specialty colours including metallic with a single pass, by housing up to two additional specialty toners of gold, silver, clear and white, in addition to the common cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK).
White toner will also be added to the specialty toner lineup to accommodate printing on dark coloured or other specialty papers. The new print engine enables CMYK toner layers to be processed on top of the special toner layer. In addition, an overlay of another specialty toner can also be processed on top of CMYK toner layers, which is a feature available with the Color 1000i Press.
While conventional offset printing requires mixing silver ink to make metallic ink, this new product realises simultaneous printing of several metallic colours during a single printing process.
On top of Fuji Xerox’s range of metallic colours, the press supports metallic colours found in colour catalogues such as Pantone+Metallic and Pantone+Premium Metallic.
CMYK toners are made of Super EA Eco toner, which is Fuji Xerox’s smallest particle size toner to date. The Super EA Eco toner is able to fuse quickly at a low temperature and is able to evenly transfer six layer of toners.
The press can produce fine/smooth images with 2,400 dots per inch fine resolution, has a high productivity of printing on 400 grams per meter thick paper at the high speed of 120 pages per minute.
The Iridesse Production Press can also be connected to the Finisher D6 with Booklet Maker, Crease/Two-sided Trimmer D2, and SquareFold Trimmer D1 to automatically produce professional booklets and folded leaflets.
Look out for the full feature of the Iridesse Production Press in the next issue of Print Innovation Asia.