Bytes Document Solutions, authorised Xerox distributor to 27 sub-Saharan countries, has introduced the new Xerox ColorQube 8570 solid ink printer. The solid ink technology produces 90% less waste than comparable colour laser printers, which makes it a much greener solution, while the machines make no speed or quality compromises.

A study reviewed by the Rochester Institute of Technology estimated that the ColorQube series uses 9% less lifecycle energy and produces 10% fewer greenhouse gases than a comparable laser device.
But, more significantly, in live use tests the cartridge-free solid ink technology produced just 18kg of printing waste after printing 12 500 pages every month for four years, while a standard laser printer produced 151kg.
“This machine is designed for offices that depend on colour and black and white prints for proposals, reports and other more common office documents like Word documents, e-mail and spreadsheets,” says Ernest Leong, product manager in the Xerox division at Bytes Document Solutions.
“The pricing on the machine also makes it suitable for small businesses, which means they get a lot of value in a compact solution.”
Environmentally conscious users will be pleased to note that the machine prints two-sided by default and another important feature, Intelligent Ready, learns usage patterns and moves to low power mode when the printer is used less often.
The ColorQube solid ink printer produces consistent colour prints, regardless of media type, with features including:
* Colour by Words – colour-matching technology that improves colour accuracy and lets users select from a unique menu of words, such as “red apple”, “blue sky” or “green grass”, to fine tune the colours they want. The tool is now available in additional languages including French, Spanish and Portuguese.
* Crisp text and sharp colour images with Adobe Postscript3 and PANTONE colour-approved simulations.
* High-quality colour prints with advanced colour matching capabilities and 2400 FinePoint image quality.