Trifecta of New Xerox Versant Presses Boost Automation and Business Growth Opportunities



How can commercial printers and in-plant shops fuel new levels of automation and business growth? Higher image quality, greater media latitude and advanced inline finishing capabilities – the calling cards of the new Xerox Versant® 180, Versant 180 Performance Package and Versant 3100 Presses.

“The Versant’s productivity, automation and inline finishing modules have already established the presses as workhorse fixtures in thousands of print-for-pay shops and in-plant settings globally,” said Ragni Mehta, vice president and general manager, Cut Sheet Business, Xerox. “The new Versant family adds enhanced automation features to maximize uptime, reduce waste, deliver faster turnaround times and expand application opportunities.”

The Versant line gives printers greater capacity, output and inline automation tools such as a spectrophotometer, full-bleed booklet maker, punch, square fold trimmer and other advanced finishing tools for just about any application needed. The presses handle everything from trimmed and finished marketing collaterals, direct mail, signage, reports or full-bleed magazines on a range of media types and sizes from envelopes to 26-inch banner prints.   

Business booklets with a competitive edge
Fairport, NY-based printer Printegra produces a wide-variety of high-quality business documents and custom-printed products for print brokers and resellers. For the past several months, Printegra has tested a Versant 180 Press with Production Ready Finishing options.

“It’s the Swiss army knife of cut-sheet presses,” said Tim Sellers, general manager, Printegra. “Being able to offer full-bleeds and square folds inline is a great advantage. Jobs that had previously touched multiple departments can now be done in one pass.”

For Printegra, the Versant expanded their product offerings to dealers and in turn grew revenue. The Versant’s Ultra HD resolution was also a key factor for Printegra, delivering consistent color from the beginning to the end of each run.

Automation and productivity features in-plant shops need
According to InfoTrends, reducing production costs and improving efficiency are top priorities for 84 percent of in-plant shops. Expanding into new print services and focusing on growing existing offerings follow close behind.

“In-plant printers need speed with robust duty cycles and technology to manage alignment and calibration. The new Xerox Versant presses provide the benefits of advanced automation and productivity to meet those needs,” said Pat McGrew, director, Keypoint Intelligence. “The presses’ Simple Image Quality Adjustment feature requires an internal target to be printed and scanned back, ensuring that adjustments are fast and straightforward, which embodies the best practice we recommend. This process provides an extremely accurate registration that printers will appreciate.”

The new Versant family of presses offer:

  • More performance – With increased duty cycles and the ability to print from 80 to 100 pages per minute, the presses can print on stocks up to 350 gsm. Integrated technology such as Registration Alignment and Production Accurate Registration ensure image-to-media alignment and density uniformity.
  • More feeding and finishing options – Advanced feeding capabilities allow for longer, uninterrupted print runs with inline finishing options including the Xerox Inserter, Xerox Basic Punch, the Xerox SquareFold Trimmer and the Xerox Two-Sided Trimmer.
  • High image quality – Ultra HD Resolution and 10-bit technology provides four times more pixels on a page than other presses. Built-in Xerox Confident Color technology utilizing a Full Width Array combine to deliver optimum image quality. The Versant 180 Performance Package offers Xerox’s Automated Color Quality Suite with an inline spectrophotometer to provide fully automated color management.

The Versant 180, Versant 180 Performance Package and Versant 3100 are available immediately for order taking in most markets, with some variance in certain countries. For specific region inquiries, please contact a Xerox sales executive.

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