By Courtney Saba
Part two of two
Light production multifunction products (MFPs) provide the quality and features of high-end print solutions for lower volume environments.
In part one of this two-part series we discuss features offered by MFP targeting light production environments as well as popular applications and new technologies affecting this print segment. Here, vendors provide information on the newest or most popular solutions featuring monthly volumes between 70,000 and 100,000 pages.
Canon USA Inc.
Canon’s imagePRESS C800 series offers a duty cycle of up to 500,000 pages per month and is available in both a printer only and MFP model.
This series differentiates itself from the competition with its output quality and color consistency. It supports a range of media types—including textured media and envelopes—to help print professionals provide a greater choice of applications and services. Additionally, gloss optimization technology allows adjusting the gloss level of the image to match the paper whether it is a matte or glossy finish.
Canon also offers the PRISMAsync controller. The technology allows operators to efficiently manage jobs through multiple presses. It also has two unique color management tools, the embedded profiling tool and the G7 calibration feature, to bring the greatest degree of efficiency to the day to day operation of any digital printing system to date.
Distribution is available through Canon authorized dealers.
Toshiba’s e-STUDIO907, part of the e-STUDIO1207 series, is well suited for print volumes totaling 70,000 to 100,000 a month. This 90 page-per-minute (ppm) monochrome MFP includes network printing and scanning.
According to Robert Covington, product manager, Toshiba, this device brings true light production features to the general user. Finishing features such as folding units and inserters, saddle stitch capability, and document trimming set this product apart from the competition.
The e-STUDIO6570C series is well suited for monthly volumes approaching 100,000 pages per month. It produces 65 ppm color and 75 ppm monochrome prints and copies with a network scanning standard.
Features such as production-grade color matching capability, accuracy across long runs, and the ability to print on specialty media raise document production capabilities to a new level.
These products are sold through Toshiba’s network of trained and authorized resellers including Toshiba-owned dealers and independent office equipment dealers throughout the nation.
The Xerox C60 and C70 allow an average monthly cycle of 20,000 to 60,000 pages. The company combined print resolution—2,400×2,400 dpi—and the unique properties of Xerox EA Toner with ultra-low melt technology. The result is accurate detail and an offset-like finish with vibrant color. This also enables outstanding performance on new substrates such as Xerox NeverTear, digital synthetics, and polyesters.
The Xerox Color C60/C70 allows printing on signs, identification cards, window clings, labels, and polyester synthetics. The special polyester EA Low Melt Toner fuses the output to polyester using a proprietary chemical bonding methodology, ensuring superior image quality on specialty substrates including polyesters. Its EA Toner includes Premium NeverTear, which is water, oil, grease, and tear resistant. It is available through dealers or Xerox direct.
Xerox’s Versant 80 provides an average monthly cycle of 30,000 to 80,000 pages.
This press maintains top speeds of up to 80 ppm on stocks and specialty media up to 350 gsm.
The Xerox Versant 2100 on average provides a monthly cycle of 75,000 to 250,000 pages.
Versant is rooted in the new engine design used by the successful Color 800/1000 line, although Xerox describes it as a clean-sheet configuration. For mid-entry production, starting with the use of the same VCEL ROS imaging technology, it has a native 1,200×1,200 dpi renderer but produces images at 2,400×2,400 dpi using a new low-gloss EA dry ink. It also features automated color management and control to ensure consistent and accurate color across the sheet and throughout the run, providing a great platform for the production of photo products. It is primarily available through Xerox direct.
Each entry-level MFP provides an array of capabilities and features attractive for an investment. The cost effective and efficient nature of these devices differentiates them from competition. dps
May2016, DPS Magazine