Environmental Benefits of Solid Ink Technology

June 20, 2008

With many corporations renewing a focus on being environmentally responsible, and utilizing “greener” technologies, organizations are taking another look at Xerox manufactured solid-ink printers and MFPs.

In just one pass, the Xerox-exclusive imaging process achieves a nearly 100% ink-to-page transfer efficiency during normal printing. Compare this with a traditional color laser printer using toner technology, and the Xerox solid ink process produces 90% less waste.

Less to replace, less to throw away.

Over the course of 100,000 printed pages, the Xerox solid-ink printer produced 5 pounds of materials that needed to be disposed of. A comparable color laser printer produced 157 pounds of waste during that same study.

Take a look at the link and discover how Xerox can help GREEN your office.



Xerox Unveils New Brand:

January 7, 2008


Xerox today unveiled the most sweeping transformation of its corporate identity in the company’s history. The new brand is designed to reflect today’s Xerox, a customer-centric company built on a continuing history of innovative ideas, products and services that meet the needs of businesses small to large.

Xerox unveiled the company’s new brand to its 57,000 employees and the world at large. The most significant change to the Xerox brand in the company’s history, it is designed to be more contemporary, interactive and reflective of the company’s connections with its customers, employees, innovation and the industry.

Xerox Opens $24 Million Solid Ink Factory

December 14, 2007

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Dec. 12, 2007 — Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today opened a state-of-the art automated ink manufacturing plant to serve growing demand for its proprietary solid ink color printers as more businesses convert from black-and-white to color printing.

The $24 million factory fills 10,000 square feet of previously unused space on the company’s campus here outside of Portland, Ore., and expands Xerox’s production of solid ink by 10 times. Over time, as the plant reaches full capacity, Xerox expects to add 20 employees; about 75 employees work at the factory now.

The new plant will produce Xerox’s latest generation of solid ink, which first became available in September when Xerox launched its Phaser™ 8860 color printer and the Phaser 8860MFP color multifunction printer. These products feature a breakthrough in solid ink technology that for the first time makes color printing as affordable as black and white. Nearly five years in development, the new crayon-like ink sticks have been developed to last longer than ever before. By increasing the total number of color pages the ink sticks produce, Xerox has drastically reduced the price of color printing. When comparing the cost of the device and the ink, printing on the Phaser 8860 is two times less expensive than using equivalent laser printers from other manufacturers.

The ink sticks also produce 90 percent less waste than comparable color laser products and were designed to melt at a lower temperature, reducing energy consumption by 14 percent.

“Xerox has redefined color printing with the advancements we’ve made in solid ink,” said Jim Rise, vice president and general manager of the Solid Ink Business Unit. “Known for its exceptional image quality and ability to print vibrant colors, solid ink was initially the preferred technology for graphic artists. Now, we’ve taken it to a level where solid ink is the affordable, easy to use color printer for businesses of any sort and size. That’s why we’re investing in this new factory; our success in solid ink is really just getting started.

“The plant follows Xerox’s opening in September of a $60 million emulsion aggregation (EA) toner plant near Rochester, N.Y. EA toner produces sharper images than traditional laser printer toner, and uses less toner per page.

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New Konica Color All-in-Ones with increased printing workflow

December 7, 2007

The bizhub C10 and C10X color laser All-in-Ones (AIOs) cater to the increased printing and workflow needs of small and mid-sized offices. Both offer 20 pages per minute monochrome and five pages per minute in color with first-page-out times of 13 seconds or less for black & white and 22 seconds or less for color prints, regardless of the print quality chosen. Documents and photographs can be scanned in less than 4 seconds per black & white page and 10 seconds per 24-bit color page. A Camera Direct Photo Print function allows digital images to be printed directly from a PictBridge enabled digital camera and a variety of media can be used.

Bizhub C10

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. – www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us