Can't wait to see this in person. I'll be sure to ask if it will feed A6 envelopes.
Speculation: heat management may be a challenge- both maintaining even heat and not distorting the media with too much heat.I’ve never understood why this hasn’t been done on a dry toner production machine before. Perhaps I’m being over simplistic in thinking the R&D would be minimal, as everything would just be upscaled?
Back in the 90's, I was running a small shop with A3 size small offset presses, Oce black & white copiers and a Canon CLC. We would occasionally get jobs in for A2 size copies, we subbed these out to a local place that had an A2 size black & white toner based machine, it was huge, I never saw another one anywhere else, but they did exist.I’ve never understood why this hasn’t been done on a dry toner production machine before. Perhaps I’m being over simplistic in thinking the R&D would be minimal, as everything would just be upscaled?
Looks good in person and I think it has a lot of potential. HOWEVER, the fact that they are building a support team up from scratch and that this is a very new piece of equipment with new imaging tech and paper path would give me pause on pulling the trigger. I'd compare it holistically (ie, support team quality, parts availability, financing being friendly, contract SLA, easy to training on, review the RIP for bugs, etc) vs more mature peer offerings like an Indigo, KM1, iGen, Z1, etc.Anyone want to share their in-person opinion?
If you are in the photo industry, print photobooks, and photographs - the Fuji 1120 is a great option. This machine has its controller, which comes with Color Enhancement software, which automatically does color correction of photographs. Just print any photobook on any other press, then print it on Fuji 1120. Make sure fluorescent pink will be used. Colors are excellent. I am not sure how much better or lower quality you will get from Xerox Iridesse. Without color enhancement, I think it can be similar.
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