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Xerox adds colour, mono printers to wide-format portfolio


Xerox has increased the size of its portfolio of wide-format printers with the release of the 7142 colour wide-format printer that delivers high-speed and cost-effective printing, and the 6050A wide-format black-and-white printer for producing construction plans and engineering renderings.

Specifically designed for the computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS) markets, the Xerox 7142 colour wide-format printer is a high-speed, cost-effective option for the engineering, architectural and construction sectors.
"The 7142 allows customers to further explore all the applications that CAD wide-format printing can offer," says Alewyn van Staden, wide-format product manager at Bytes Document Solutions, authorised distributor of Xerox products and solutions to 24 sub-Saharan countries. "This is strong evidence of Xerox's continuing commitment to grow its wide-format range in areas requested by customers."
The Xerox 7142 has printing resolutions from 360 to 2880 dpi and a maximum print speed of 40m2 per hour, making it a standout in the industry.
The device uses the latest inkjet printing-head technology that allows control over each individual droplet size, giving finer lines and contours even at lower resolutions. The variable droplet technology allows low-cost uncoated media to be used for check plots at lower resolutions and at higher resolutions with coated media it produces high-quality output for presentation and artist impression applications.
In addition, the inkjet heads are permanent, so they never need replacing and improve reliability and drive down running costs.
"Image quality is constantly cited as the factor printing companies consider first when making a wide-format equipment purchase decision, with operating costs always a close second," says Van Staden.
The Xerox 6050A wide-format printer is a mid-volume, black-and-white system for operations that require more speed and have higher print volumes than can be met with an entry-level product. Printing up to nine 594mm x 841mm (A1) images per minute and equipped with the Xerox FreeFlow Accxes Print Server, the new system enables users to keep up with the growing demand for printed architectural and engineering renderings, electrical diagrams, GIS/mapping and construction plans and drawings.  
The 6050A printer offers 600 x 1200  dpi print resolution and is available in four configurations – a two- or four-roll printer only, or a two- or four-roll multifunction device with an optional wide-format colour scan system.
The Xerox 6050A easily fits into existing customer workflows. The standard integrated Xerox FreeFlow Accxes Print Server offers advanced software features and functionality. The print server supports Design Web Format for sharing engineering designs. A Raster Feature Key enables direct printing of BMP, GIF, PNG and JPEG 200 file formats commonly found in the AEC environment, so users do not need to open files in an editing or viewing application before printing.