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Xerox Solid Ink Cuts Print Costs by 62%


By Shane McGlaun

There haven’t really been many breakthroughs in printing technology since the laser printer and ink jet printers hit the market. The last interesting thing to happen in the printer market was the Kodak printers that offered ink that was much cheaper than other brands.

Xerox announced a new breakthrough in multifunction printing technology yesterday that uses solid inks. The new printer line is the Xerox ColorQube 9200 series and the printers promise to reduce the cost of printing color pages by up to 62% compared to color laser printers without losing any quality.

The solid inks are said to be like crayons and they are melted and squirted onto pages through four separate print heads that can each spray up to 150 million drops of ink per second. The fast spray speed allows the printer to print at 38 ppm up to 85 ppm. Each solid ink cube can print 55,500 pages. The big issue at this point is that the printers start at over $23,000.

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  • Anonymous

    Tektronix was there first with the Phaser series of solid ink printers.

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    the laser printer and ink jet printers the printing market has made more effective after breaking out in the market.days go on.peoples demand has been increased.they want much thing by paying fact competitive market.there are much more alternatives.we may expect, Xerox will fill up peoples demand.actually Xerox offer is nice,better.

  • Elvar

    Is isnt anything new. Xerox has been selling these for yeeears as Xerox Phaser printers. They use wax blocks which they melt onto the paper. Excelent quality, we have had 4 or 5 of them at work, currently only using 2.

    Bad bit is that they require alot of cleaning, which is just a pain.
    And they require a maintainance kit every once in a while.

  • solaria

    Bad part of the wax prints is that they are easily scratched. The color doesn't soak into the paper like ink does…

  • solaria

    Bad part of the wax prints is that they are easily scratched. The color doesn't soak into the paper like ink does…

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  • Anonymous

    Does it mean that ink will get any cheaper? The prices are far too high for my budget

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