Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Xerox Introduces 6279 7ppm Wide Format
If you're selling Ricoh wide formats like me, you are probably at wits end right about now with Ricoh's marketing not too add embedded color scanning to their devices! Heck, we're not gonna have an embedded color scanner until the first or second quarter of 09, and it may be later than that, plus it will only be on the new 10ppm and 12ppm models. Hey, it's not a black and white world in the AEC market, to coin a recent beverage commercial "Come on People Wake Up!!!!!
Here's the press release from Xerox (Kudos to them) 7:00 a.m. EDT Oct. 14, 2008 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct 14, 2008
Large and complex engineering and architectural renderings, electrical diagrams and mechanical drawings require precise detail. With that in mind, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today introduced the Xerox 6279(TM) Wide Format Printer, a black-and-white digital printer, copier and scanner which features sharp image quality, speed, a compact footprint and low running costs.
The system is flexible enough to fit in a variety of environments, including commercial print shops and architectural, engineering and construction companies. Its speed -- printing seven or nine "D-size" (24" x 36") prints per minute -- make it one of the most productive products in its class.
"We know that image quality is the number one concern of wide-format users with operating costs running a close second. The image quality and speed of the Xerox 6279 meet those requirements," said Quincy Allen, president, Xerox Production Systems Group. "The price is so affordable that users can take advantage of the 6279 system where it best fits their needs, whether it's in a construction manager's on-site trailer, a home office of an architectural firm or on the production floor of a neighborhood print shop. It offers reliability that they can count on."
Cable Services Company, Inc., a Williamsport, Pa.-based company that specializes in design and construction for the telecommunications industry, is using the Xerox 6279 to produce CAD generated construction and engineering drawings. "Our customers expect us to quickly turn around documents because speed is critical in the competitive telecommunications market," said Mike Hite, drafting and design manager at Cable Services. "With the 6279, we are able to respond to client demands quickly and produce high quality documents.
" The company chose the printer for its speed, image quality, reliability and low maintenance. The scanning capability was also important because Cable Services regularly scans hard copy documents to electronic files or to print.
The Xerox 6279 can simultaneously scan up to six images per second with its optional on-board scanner while printing. The 600 x 600 dpi printing and scanning capabilities deliver sharp, precise details even for complex plans, schematics and renderings. The system holds up to four rolls of bond paper, tracing paper or film for uninterrupted printing and media flexibility. The optional on-board scanner or Wide Format Scan System allows reproduction of worn originals to be improved by suppressing the background, which may be damaged by wrinkles or water, and saving the important fine line details of text and images.
Users can select a wide range of configuration options including printer-only or copier/printer models. The copier/printer offers black-and-white scanning that is upgradeable to color. The scanner supports a wide range of file formats and allows users to scan to a mailbox, to FTP or to a remote printer. The 24-bit color TotalAccxes scanning option enables color workflows and lets users scan to create a color file, or scan and print to a networked color printer. These color and scanning options can be installed on-site, so the system can grow with a user's business as additional capabilities are needed. Xerox's portfolio of color wide format technology will be highlighted at Graph Expo, the printing industry's largest annual exhibition in North America, Oct. 26-29 in Chicago.
Pricing and availability Order taking for the Xerox 6279 Wide Format Printer with FreeFlow(R) Accxes(R) Print Server will begin this quarter in North America and Europe, and worldwide in first-quarter of 2009.
Installations begin in November, depending on a customer's location. The U.S. list price starts at approximately $23,000.