Faster, Faster

The prolific Xerox have launched the DocuColor 8000AP Digital Press.Enabling print providers to tackle a broader range of applications with excellent image quality at 80 ppm, regardless of the paper weight or media type running through the system, the machine builds on the success of the Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press platform.The new colour press handles a wide range of media - from coated and uncoated papers to transparencies - and even handles synthetic materials such as polyester to create high-value unique applications including glossy books and magazines, promotional flyers and direct mail, specialty items including magnets and window decals, and durable papers that resist tearing even when wet.The DocuColor 8000AP is designed to meet the diverse high-volume production needs of print providers in commercial and in-plant environments and has two operation modes that can be selected on a job-to-job basis to ensure the greatest level of productivity and flexibility for a range of applications and stocks. An "All Weights" mode sets the press to run at 80 ppm regardless of paper stock, weight or type, up to 300 gsm. A "Single Weight" mode, which varies the print speed based on the paper stock, lets print providers achieve a glossier look and feel. The DocuColor 8000AP offers the versatility to print a wider variety of applications that can be tailored to customer preference.For example, jobs such as signage or short-run magazines and catalogues may require a glossier look and feel while others such as photo books, marketing collateral or hybrid offset/digital applications require a more matte appearance. Alphaset, a London-based digital printer, installed a DocuColor 8000 in 2006, which it is using successfully to produce time critical documentation for the airline industry.For this, and more, visit www.xerox.com