New on-demand post printing processing system: online processing one-time molding
15 years ago, on-demand printing was still a new thing. At that time, it seemed inconceivable that even simple iron wire flat binding was carried out on monochrome documents. Today, users can routinely connect to make brochures, punch holes in documents, and bind wirelessly. Several digital printing machine manufacturers have also recently introduced near line glazing equipment to prevent products from peeling, scratching, and damage during mailing
mobile post-processing unit
the integration of Xerox's output equipment with advanced post-processing equipment dates back to the debut of docutech in the early 1990s. In the past 16 years, in the laboratory in Rochester, New York, Xerox has held a two-day partner meeting every year to share its strategic goals, pre display new products, and set the focus of the goal. A separate meeting with individual collaborators will then be arranged
Xerox and its partners face a challenge of surface finishing equipment, that is, online equipment must be able to match the existing printing models, and may also include every product of the next generation. This is a double-edged sword. Jerry sturnick, head of Xerox's paper feeding and binding department, said, "it is important that users can move surface finishing equipment to other printing machines. If docutech users want to upgrade to nuvera, they don't want to dismantle the existing bookletmaker because its running speed or registration method are different."
through cooperation with CP bourg, Xerox has developed a set of surface finishing transmission module (FTM) to make up for the difference between docutech aligned at the edge and nuvera aligned at the center. Sturnick said: "FTM can provide a variety of format conversion, such as converting letter size documents into statement size pamphlets. In order to achieve the maximum printing productivity, an 11 inch wide paper feed edge is required, and when using the bookmaking machine, the short edge feeding is required according to the folding method. FTM can complete this conversion, and at the same time, it can convert nuvera's center rotation mode into docutech's edge rotation mode. It essentially enables nuver A looks exactly like docutech. "
at ondemand on demand printing exhibition, bourg exhibited nuvera and Book factory for the first time
high speed book making machine with high pressure marking ability
docucolor 2045, 2060 and 6060 of Xerox can be matched with colorworks 2000 book making machine of standard horizon. Ondemand has become the venue for the debut of the high-speed book making machine colorworks 8000, which is launched for docucolor 6060 and docucolor 8000 with a speed of 80ppm, which is used too frequently
mark hunt is the sales director of standard finishing. According to him, colorworks 8000 is based on colorworks 2000, which has been launched for two years. He pointed out: "colorworks 2000 is specially designed for digital color printing, which can edge the head and foot, which is conducive to the consistency of page edge to page edge color. In addition, it also has the integrated indentation function."
colorworks 8000 enables users to obtain multiple creases on a single sheet of paper, which expands the potential application of the product. Hunt explained, "it can help you make a Multipanel booklet or envelope. Although it can't be folded by connecting lines, it can press creases on the paper."
Xerox is also expanding the bookmaking function of iGen3. Sturnick said, "we have exhibited the plockmatic squarefold bookmaking machine matched with docutech and nuvera, but for color printing, we want to make it a bookmaking machine that can achieve bleeding around. We are developing a module with bleeding around. It is placed before squarefold, and the booklet has been decorated and bleeding around."
mobile data and paper
Xerox is working with multiple partners to automate the transmission of live parts data, and even cope with the situation that the surface finishing unit is not online with the printing machine. Sturnick explained, "this kind of digitalizes the offline unit. The almost online post press processing equipment can be separated from the printing machine on the surface, but it can still retain all integrity, automation and live part information."
such products to be exhibited on ondemand include DUPLO dsf-2000/scc/system 5000 book making machine and iGen3. Sturnick said, "this offline bookmaking machine will get live parts from iGen3 and produce booklets with bleeding around. But this bookmaking machine is also equipped with a surface finishing controller, so when it is part of Xerox's freeflow trademark workflow solution, we can exchange data."
another feature of the display is the almost online DUPLO dc-645, which can read bar codes and can edge and cut five live parts at the same time. Sturnick said, "you can take a piece of paper, make it bleed around, and then indent it. This is completely digitally controlled by DUPLO dc-645, which realigns the print sheet by reading the barcode."
si Nguyen is the product sales manager of DUPLO. He said that DUPLO slitter/cutter/creaser (SCC) can automatically edge and make 14 x 20 inch sheet fed paper into 11 x 17 inch finished products. He said, "SCC can automatically cut the bleeding, and will indentation the paper before making a book, or only the live parts that need folding."
drupa 2004 visitors found another interesting development that is almost online: stackport is the result of the joint efforts of GBC, Xerox, CP bourg and DUPLO. The trolley equipped with it facilitates the operator to transport live parts from the printing machine to the binding and surface finishing equipment that is almost online or offline. Stackport can be said to be the dock of the printing system - to transfer live parts to the offline surface finishing equipment, the operator only needs to slide the trolley to leave the printing machine. Since the operator does not touch the paper in this process, the paper stack will not fall - the paper will always maintain the correct order
according to sturnick, stackport is designed by GBC as part of its fusionpunch. When GBC showed it to sturnick, he proposed this transportation unit, and the medium and thick steel plate reached the minimum hardness requirements, which is also very suitable for the bookmaking machine and other applications. Sturnick recalled, "we have used the bourg stacker on several product lines. Why is it that we have gradually promoted that we do not use bourg as a feature instead of letting customers replace the equipment?"
now, the stackport alliance is working hard to make it suitable for Xerox's stacker and feeder to form a near machine solution provided by bourg, DUPLO and GBC. Finally, stackport will be applicable to the devices of all Xerox partners
it is said that the enhanced version of stackport will support JDF workflow integrating offline and near online binding devices
jerry sturnick is the head of the paper feeding and surface finishing department of Xerox. He said that the on-site printing and post press processing equipment, as well as the expertise in the post press processing laboratory in Rochester, New York, are priceless. Xerox management also held the same view. Gil hatch is the current president of Xerox's product systems group. He was not a dark colored or calcium carbonate filled polyolefin and visited sturnick's laboratory many years ago. He was so impressed that he began to plan to develop a product to prove the correctness of the "all under one roof" concept proposed by the laboratoryHatch envisions creating a permanent digital product display cabinet through which customers can learn about Xerox's R & D, engineering, production and sales experts. In memory of hatch, Xerox named the equipment that later cost millions of dollars and covered an area of 100000 square feet after him. In addition to the surface finishing technology laboratory, the Gil hatch center recently opened by the company for customer technical innovation is characterized by providing all the choices of hardware, software and media, and employing more than 60 Xerox experts on site. (end)