Xerox ​breaks entry barrier for inkjet press

By 27 Feb 2015

Xerox unveiled the Rialto 900 inkjet press at Hunkeler Innovationdays, which was hosted in Lucerne, Switzerland.


According to the manufacturer this press has a new small footprint​ ​(11’9”L x 5’1”D x 5’3”H or 3580 mm x 1550 mm x 1600 mm)​; ​and should break "the entry barriers for high volumes​ along with competitive prices."

According to the manufacturer, the device is the world’s only fully integrated roll-to-cut sheet, narrow-web inkjet press. It has been designed for printers producing 1.5m to 5m impressions per month.

The standard configuration includes an unwinder, web cleaner, slitter/cutter with four side trimming, a top tray and a high capacity stacker. If need be, the press can exceed that length with the addition of a high capacity stacker.

As per a company brief, the Rialto 900 is a single pass duplex, tight web press which runs at up to 157 feet per minute (48 m/m), which translates into 171 one up letter size sheets (160 A4) duplex per minute. The printing width is 8.66inch (220mm), with a web width of up to 9.84inch (250mm). It supports paper weights from 60 to 160 gsm, on a web roll of up to 3.28 ft (100cm) in diameter.

Other features include 1,000dpi perceived resolution for high-quality output and missing jet detection and duplex matching that are integrated and automated.

It also features media flexibility with Xerox’s water-based pigment HD ink, an integrated cutter-stacker, a large touchscreen display and a choice of a PDF or IPDS digital front-end.

​Interestingly enough, the Rialto 900 is the first product which has been jointly developed and launched by Xerox and Impika. Two years ago, Xerox had acquired the industrial inkjet provider.



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