What is it and when was it launched?
The D-Series is a range of mono digital printers available in six configurations: the D95, D110 and D125 Copier/Printers, with integrated controller, which combine copying and print functionality; and the D95, D110 and D125 Copier/Printers, with FreeFlow Print Server, for more document intensive applications. The machines had their worldwide launch on 2 March, before being officially launched in Australia on 6 May. The D-Series was demonstrated at this year’s Drupa.
What does the D-Series do?
The machines offer speeds of up to 125ppm and include an integrated controller along with a wide range of inline finishing options. They also offer multiple feeding and paper-handling options to boost productivity.
Mark Williams, product marketing manager at Fuji Xerox Australia, says: “The D-series is replacing our DocuCentre 9000, Fuji Xerox 4112 and 4127 copier/printer machines and is suitable for 45,000–600,000 impressions per month. The difference with the new machines is that the D-series has a higher productivity rate, with single-pass colour scanning functionality of up to 200 images per minute compared with 100ipm for the older machines.”
Customers have the choice of controllers to suit the environment they are working in. A powerful integrated controller comes as standard or the customer can upgrade to the Xerox FreeFlow Printer Server when the business faces more complex document requirements.
The series also comes with a wide choice of finishing options available, including the GBC Advanced Punch, which enables sheets to be punched inline in preparation for offline binding. Other options include stapling, hole-punching and square-fold bookletmaking.
How do the machines work?
The D-Series printers have high-speed print engines along with a single-pass, colour dual-head scanner that scans at speeds of up to 200 images per minute and can simultaneously scan, RIP and print. They include a 250-sheet automatic document feeder and a ‘Build Job’ feature that enables users to create and save jobs with different and varying options. Each segment of a Build Job can have different copy settings such as colour, page size and resolution, which can be programmed into each section of the job. The job is printed out after each segment is programmed and scanned.
What markets are they aimed at?
Williams says: “The D-series has been designed to increase productivity and reduce costs in print-intensive environments such as in education, legal, insurance, healthcare and CRDs.”
What is its USP?
Fuji Xerox promises the D-Series can “increase productivity, reduce costs and exceed customers’ demanding expectations” by enabling printers to choose their print speed, server options and media feeding and finishing capabilities.
Williams says: “The Fuji Xerox D95, D110 and D125 are fast, flexible and easy to use. They can produce innovative, more complex, diverse and professional output, all at a competitive price.”
The D-Series uses the Fuji Xerox-exclusive Emulsion Aggregation (EA) Toner, which the manufacturer claims results in “the smallest, most uniformly shaped particles” for “razor-sharp” line work. Fuji Xerox says EA Toner enables the highest levels of detailing with sharp text and half-tones and deep, solid blacks.
What is the training and support like?
Fuji Xerox says users will be supported by their fleet of engineers who will fix issues on site, along with online training and a dedicated customer support centre.
Speed: 95, 110 or 125ppm
Resolution: Up to 2,400×2,400dpi with halftone screen
Substrate compatibility: Up to SRA3 253gsm
Price: On application
Contact: Fuji Xerox Australia, www.fujixerox.com.au
Ricoh Pro 1107EXP
The machine features an entry-level, user-friendly embedded controller that does not require extensive training and is tailored to the needs of a high-volume work environment and enables the creation of print jobs in a few short steps. It also includes an Adobe PostScript 3 option to ensure fast and reliable output and an external Fiery controller EB-1357 which rips PDF files at high speeds.
Océ VarioPrint 110, 120 and 135
The Océ VarioPrint DP Line family of monochrome digital printers comprises three models offering a range of different output speeds from 95ppm to 135ppm and is designed for the production of books, manuals, booklets and training collateral. The new platform combines Océ’s print engine and controller with Canon’s integrated scanning and finishing technology.
Speed: 113, 123 and 138 images per minute (A4, duplex)
Resolution: 600×2,400 dpi
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