DÜSSELDORF, Germany – Professional-looking books, manuals and booklets are popular
and profitable applications but producing them can be challenging. With today’s
short-run requirements, finishing is often a major obstacle in delivering timely
materials. Xerox’s new automatic finishing solution eliminates bottlenecks often
associated with in-line and off-line booklet production – allowing printers to
complete more jobs faster.
Debuting here this week at drupa 2012, the IntegratedPLUS Finishing Solution
for Booklets offers the industry’s first off-line automation by combining the
efficiency of in-line with the flexibility of off-line into one device.
A new Dual Mode Feeder, available for the first time, allows an in-line finisher
traditionally dedicated to a si ngle digital print system to accept and handle
printed output from multiple presses when operated in off-line mode.
For example, applications printed on a Xerox Color 1000 Press could be wheeled
on a stack cart to the Dual Mode Feeder attached to the new Xerox iGen™ 150 Press
for booklet making. The operator simply scans a bar-coded banner sheet before
connecting the stack cart into the feeder. The bar code instructs the booklet
maker to set itself up automatically and the process is completed without requiring
skilled operator intervention. The iGen 150 can also print another job to its
own stack cart simultaneously.
Other features of IntegratedPLUS Finishing Solution include:
- Automation to reduce costs – a touchless workflow in prepress operations boosts uptime by eliminating the
need for manual prepress and finisher setup – booklet jobs are preflighted and
imposed according to the requirements of each unique job, and the finishing device
automatically knows how they should be stitched and folded. Removing these manual
steps reduces human error during prepress or off-line finishing processes and
- Open access – multiple print engines can take advantage of a single booklet maker, whether
in-line or off-line, so operators can print one job, such as postcards, while
a stack cart is wheeled to a finisher for creating booklets. This means print
devices are used at their full potential, increasing overall productivity, and
booklet makers can be used by all printers in the shop, optimizing asset utilization.
Xerox’s IntegratedPLUS Finishing Solution for Booklets will be available in North
America in July and globally later this year.
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading
enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise
and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises
– to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus
more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn.,
Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including
data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support,
transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial
and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge
document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic
communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people
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