Digital Press Round-Up

by admin on July 18, 2008

Heidelberg QMDI (but made by Ryobi and Kodak)
Pros: Good quality and can run stock up to 12pt coated or uncoated. Prinergy can drive it. You can pick one up used for under $200k. Street price new can go up to $500k with bells and whistles.
Cons: Speed limited to 7500-8500 an hour to limit hickies and roller marks.

Indigo made by HP
Pros:  Variable data.  5th color and inline coating are suppose to be great. Great reliablity  Good quality and fast turnaround on jobs.($500k).
Cons: Workflow? Expensive

Xeikon made by Punch Graphix (Sreet price unknown)
Pros: Won best press at Graphics Expo. Excellent quality.
Cons: Who are Punch Graphix?

Xerox iGen made by Xerox
Pros: Made by Xerox. It's a tank, baby.
Cons: It's a big copier, with all that means for color reproduction (uneven). Price is $500K.

Nexpress originally a JV between Kodak and Heidelberg. Now just Kodak. Price at $350K.
Pros: Driven by Prinergy! Yah!
Cons: Click charges of 12 cents for color and 4 cents for black and white.

Vendors, jump in with your comments if you so desire...


Jim July 25, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Okay, so what do the rest of us do who cannot afford any of those machines do? Recommendations?

admin August 1, 2008 at 10:18 am

Well, I’m bringing in an Oke to printcraft solutions when I get back from vacation. I can let people know how it goes.

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