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Xerox announces DocuColor 6060

Jul 1, 2002 12:00 AM

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Xerox (Rochester, NY) announces the DocuColor 6060, a digital color press said to offer faster speeds on heavier stocks, a wider range of substrate options, improved variable-data performance and easier preventive maintenance. The DocuColor joins the DocuColor 2060 which has sold more than 5,000 units since its introduction two years ago.

The DocuColor 6060 offers 600 x 600 dpi resolution (eight-bit depth), three new color servers, several inline finishing options and print speeds up to 60 ppm, with duplex speeds said to be the fastest of any press in its class. Paper-tray capacity is 8,000 sheets for substrates ranging from 7.17 x 7.17 inches to 12.6 x 19.2 inches and weights from 18-lb. bond/45-lb. text to 110-lb. cover (64 gsm to 300 gsm).

Two 2,000-sheet trays can be combined with a secondary feeder module to extend paper capacities and allow for jobs with up to four mixed stocks. The paper path's second vacuum transport accommodates faster printing of heavier stocks. An operator-adjustable setting lets users finetune image positioning by ±0.6 mm. The user can replace the fuser web. A new belt-tracking sensor determines the exact location of the intermediate belt and the location of the image on it, ensuring good registration. The toner reservoir holds enough toner to produce 5,000 prints while the operator loads new toner canisters.

The new digital press is compliant with Xerox's digital finishing architecture (DFA), a set of published specifications that allow third-party vendors to develop inline finishing devices.

U.S. list price for the DocuColor 6060 is $139,000 with a variety of service pricing alternatives available. Color server options include the DocuSP 6000XC controller ($53,000), Creo CXP6000 ($55,000) and EFI EXP6000 ($53,000).