With the demand for color inkjet pages expected to grow more than five-fold through 20221, print providers need more productivity and flexibility from their inkjet devices to capture that growth. To respond to the demand, Xerox has increased output capacity for the Xerox Brenva® HD Production Press by more than 50 percent, expanded stock choices and added a roll feed capability for continuous operation.
With the new duplex speed kit, Brenva HD’s output speed increases from 182 to up to 275 pages per minute, allowing print providers to take advantage of the inkjet value proposition, high quality and high output for key application areas.
“Print speed, workflow efficiency and production costs are among the top decision drivers for print providers considering inkjet,” said Marco Boer, vice president, IT Strategies. “The Brenva HD speed upgrade means print providers can get more valuable jobs out the door faster, especially in key application growth areas such as transactional and direct mail.”
Brenva HD’s increased output also creates new ways to print more jobs faster. The new kit increases productivity by speeding up duplex (two-sided) printing, which is essential for books and manuals, as well as many transactional jobs. Depending on the sheet size used, print providers can now achieve up to 300 letter size impressions per minute with the Brenva HD.
Working with technology partner, Tecnau, Xerox now offers the Tecnau SheetFeeder™ BV roll feed system for up to nine hours of non-stop cut sheet paper feeding. Brenva HD is the first sheet-fed inkjet press to offer a roll feed option, enabling print shops to produce longer run jobs without frequent paper tray restocking.
The book, transactional and direct mail segments are all expected to have double digit compound annual growth rates in production inkjet pages by 20221. With Brenva HD’s increased output and new roll feed capabilities, print providers can grow profitability by reducing run costs and increasing capacity.
More Applications, More Profit
To give print providers even more opportunities to produce new applications, Brenva HD can now print on heavier weight stocks up to 270 gsm. A wider range of applications such as postcards, ID cards, and other jobs that utilize thicker, heavier media can now be produced quickly and efficiently on the Brenva HD.
“We’re continually looking for ways to drive new business efficiencies and opportunities for our customers, and our upgrades for Brenva HD were designed with those key elements in mind,” said Ragni Mehta, vice president and general manager, Cut Sheet Business, Xerox. “Our customers can now focus on maximizing their business potential and growing revenue by taking on more print jobs, regardless of run length.”
The Brenva HD Production Press with the duplex speed kit and Tecnau SheetFeeder BV roll feed system will be on display at Xerox booth #1621 at Print 18.
The Brenva HD speed kit will be available for order taking beginning September 17. The kit will be available for both new equipment and as an upgrade to existing machines.
1 IT Strategies’ The Production Cut-Sheet Inkjet Market, July 2018