Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This Week in Xerox "TWIX Notes"
Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places!
- Xerox to launch new versions of the iGen production color systems. Details:
- Will be available in an 80ppm and 100ppm versions
- Unlike current iGen models, will use polymerized toner (Xerox EA), instead of pulverized toner
- EA stands for “emulsion aggregate”
- Unlike current iGen models, will not use fuser oil
- Offers a fifth toner, called “Clear Toner” to provide glossy finish or watermarking,
similar to the Kodak NexPress, as an option for the 100pm model only
- Uses a belt fuser, instead of fuser rollers
- Will handle up to 350gsm paper weights
- Systems will not slow down when handling heavier paper weights
- Newly designed organic drum and transfer belt will supposedly last twice as long as compared to previous models
- Possible list prices will be around $500,000 and $400,000
- Xerox announced that its PagePack program for managed print services, will now integrate with ConnextWise, which is a program commonly used by computer network service resellers to bill their customers.
- Xerox announced it won a contract from the University of British Columbia in Canada. The 6 year facilities management/managed print services contract will supposedly save the college $8 million over the life of the contract.
- Xerox announced that its research division in Canada, received its 100th U.S. patent in regards to making toner.
- Xerox announced it won a contract from the Galesburg Public School District in Illinois. The 5 year contract will supposedly cut the school district’s copying costs in half, and allow for color clicks of 5 cents each.
- Xerox’s sent out press release regarding its document management program, DocuShare:
- won KM World magazine’s “Trend Setting Product of 2009” award
- won Document Manager magazine’s “2009 Content Management Product of the Year”
- won PC World magazine’s “Best Integrated Document Solution”
- InfoWorld Green 15 Award went to DocuShare customer, Niagara Catholic School District Board
- Computerworld magazine’s Laureate award to DocuShare customer, Tulane University
- AIIM magazine’s Carl E Nelson Best Practice award to DocuShare customer, OwnerGUARD
- Xerox announced it sold a 700 Digital Color System to Print Allianz, a print shop in Gauteng, South Africa.