This month, Xerox announced that it was obsoleting the DocuColor (DC) line (they’ll support it for another 7 years) and releasing its newest “press-level” CMYK digital color printer, the Versant 2100 Press. This is a 100 ppm (page per minute) device that is both quick and precise, with a focus on both image quality and automation features. The Versant 2100 Press can create colorful personalized communications and brochures, or even handle photo publishing and specialty products. The press offers a ton of quality and performance features including:
- Automation of Color Control
The Xerox Versant 2100 Press creates image-to-media alignment profiles and can deliver brand-managed color with less waste and with greater efficiency of speed due to its inline, integrated Full Width Array.
- Production Accurate Registration Technology
Because of its production-level registration technology, the Versant 2100 Press can maintain tight registration throughout the press from page to page, and even between different runs.
- Greater Image Quality
Producing ultra-smooth sweeps and gradients as well as sharp images, graphics and text, the new Ultra HD Resolution is part of what makes the Versant 2100 stand out in a crowd. Applications are rendered at 1200 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) at up to 10 bits, giving you about 300% greater rendered color resolution than a traditional 600 x 600 dpi print.
- EA Dry Ink
This low gloss, low melt ink works to provide brilliant and vibrant images as well as consistent color across multiple printers and sites.
- Three Controller Options
The Versant 2100 can use Xerox EX and EX-P 2100 Print Servers (powered by Fiery) and/or the Xerox FreeFlow Print Server to tailor the press to their particular production needs.
- Multiple Substrate Support
The Xerox Versant 2100 supports an array of substrates which include linen, polyester, vinyl magnet and many specialty stocks.
The Xerox Versant 2100 Press provides a ton of workflow options and opportunities. As such, we think it will allow professional printers to competitively position themselves to win more new jobs and retain repeatable business. As an example, printers can use Xerox FreeFlow Core to automate complex prepress steps, and with XMPie StoreFlow they can create and deliver revenue generating web-to-print portals. The Xerox Stock Library Manager can help simplify the management of paper stocks, letting you easily add new ones or use the preloaded validated, approved stocks.
The Xerox Connect Advantage Services PDF file combines diagnostic technology with a team of specialists so you can proactively solve problems. On top of that, Xerox’s ProfitAccelerator Digital Business Resources delivers a ton of business development tools and services.
Per Xerox, order taking for the Versant 2100 Press begins worldwide in July. Pricing was not specified, but figure it to retail in the quarter million dollar range if it compares well to the DC 8080.