At the official Iridesse Production Press launch event for the Singapore market, Fuji Xerox announced companies that have already purchased the new machine.
This included Singaporean companies, Khoo Sun Printing (KSP) and iSuccess. Fuji Xerox expects installation to complete within the next few months.
The Iridesse Production Press was first launched in Japan on 5 October, followed by sequential release in the rest of the Asia-Pacific region, including China on 1 November. The installation announcement took place at Fuji Xerox’s wider industry event, ‘Be Local, Think Global’, on 21 November.
The new production printer with a six-colour print engine is able to print different specialty colours including metallic with a single pass. It can house up to two additional specialty dry inks of gold, silver, clear and white, in addition to the common cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK).
Customers are primarily interested in the Iridesse Production Press due to its ability to print attractive metallic pantone colours, as a result of its underprint and overprint capability.
A first for Fuji Xerox and the industry, Specialty Dry Ink can be printed under CMYK Dry Ink. Underlay printing gold or silver dry ink with CMYK inks can produce highly reflective metallic colours. Prior to this, such metallic shades can only be achieved via conventional methods like offset and foil stamping.