Mega Digital, the Western Cape digital print shop, has acquired a Xerox Color 800 digital press from Bytes Document Solutions’ Xerox division to bolster its capacity in meeting the needs of the colour market using the latest technology.
The X800 on display at IPEX impressed Mega Digital scouts, who also had an eye to expanding the scope of their business to include variable data printing (VDP), photobooks and other markets.
“Mega Digital has been around for more than a decade, and the company was originally a repro shop that specialised in scanning and imaging film for the publishing and magazine trade,” says Paul Haglich, product manager at Bytes Document Solutions’ Xerox division.
“They’ve focused exclusively on digital printing since 2004 and they currently have a big operation with 24 full time employees. Although they have existing Xerox equipment on their floor this was a strategic win for us in the region since we fought tooth and nail with a competitor.”
“The operators congratulated us on making the right choice; they are extremely happy with the new addition,” says Mike White, director at Mega Digital. “It confirms that we did our homework effectively and made the correct choice at the end of the day.”
Mega Digital is fully level 3 BBBEE compliant, and offers a range of products and services that include book and magazine printing and promotional materials such as brochures, corporate stationery, posters and more.
The X800 press is designed to produce collateral, direct mail and photo publishing and accordingly delivers high image quality, outstanding mid-tones, crisp text, pure neutrals, detailed shadows, bright highlights and excellent photo rendering.
It has the ability to turn jobs around rapidly with its 80 pages per minute production speed and full workflow integration.
“Mega Digital have invested in the latest digital printing technology with the X800 because it makes them capable of more rapidly completing jobs, of producing exceptionally high quality, and of breaking into new markets.”
Mega Digital already operates a Xerox Nuvera 288.