Spot color is highlight of new printer

Spot color is highlight of new printer








The Xerox DocuPrint 92C, a high-speed laser printer, can add spot color at a fraction of a cent per page and includes a 21-inch color monitor for high-resolution document checking.


By John McCormick

Special to GCN



Xerox Corp.'s new DocuPrint 92C Enterprise Printing System, a high-speed, 600-dot-per-inch laser printer, can apply one-spot color as well as black toner in the same exposure.

Using patented trilevel xerography, the 92C outputs up to 92 pages per minute with black plus one of 10 changeable colors: red, green, royal blue, blue, cardinal, violet, brown, ruby, cyan or magenta.

Xerox says the cost of adding spot color is about one-fifth of a cent per page.

The print process simultaneously exposes black and color images and places both toners on the same drum. Because the spot color is part of the same exposure as the black and gray portions, registration problems are reduced.

Good connections

The 92C, controlled by a built-in Sun Microsystems Inc. platform with a 21-inch color monitor, has Ethernet, token-ring, Novell NetWare, TCP/IP and EtherTalk connectivity.

It accepts Adobe PostScript Level 2, Hewlett-Packard PCL5 and PCL5e, ASCII and mainframe data streams.

Some configurations have four programmable input trays that can hold a total of seven reams of paper. A 1,500-sheet, two-bin stacker and 2,000-sheet stitcher-stacker are optional. The duty cycle is 1.3 million pages per month.

Xerox officials said the Senate has three and the Census Bureau has eight of the earlier Xerox 4890 highlight-color printers, which are nearly as fast as the 92C but have 300-dpi resolution.

The higher print quality of the newer, $260,000 model will make it possible to produce a wider range of documents with spot color, officials said.

Contact Xerox at 203-968-3000.

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