June 25, 2013
Xerox notes that the machine “removes speed bumps” in wide-format printing, and that it has been manufactured to respond to the “growing demand for large indoor posters, signs, point-of-purchase graphics and banners”, with print speeds said to be “more than 40 times faster than comparable wide-format systems”, with speeds up to 4,520 square feet or 420 square metres an hour.
The IJP2000 also features five stationery printheads with “fewer moving parts” for “better speed and less maintenance”, as well as “instantly dry ink” and an “expansive specialty media range” including banner fabric, photo gloss, satin and backlit or stoplight films. The printer is capable of printing high-quality colour signs in five seconds, 30-foot banners in one minute, and 200 prints on a production run in around 20 minutes.
The OEM reflected on InfoTrends figures that predict the retail value of wide-format in North America will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9 percent, with the entire market expected to be worth $23.6 billion (€17.9 billion) by 2016. The device will be available for ordering in July, and is going to be on display at the FESPA show in London this week
Dustin Graupman, Vice President of Inkjet Business for Xerox, stated: “The IJP 2000 breaks the mold in terms of speed and brings a huge competitive advantage to our customers. Part of the challenge of wide format jobs is they can create a significant speed bump in the work process – and profitability. That’s why we’ve designed an uninterrupted operation right into the printer.”
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