Thursday, May 17, 2018

Device Spotlight – Meet the Xerox Versant 3100

Is your organization ready to achieve optimal workflow efficiency through high-impact automation?
Making the jump from conventional multifunction devices to a full-fledged production printer is a big decision. It's also cause for celebration – installing a printing press like the Xerox Versant 3100 is a sure sign of expansion and growth.
This printer uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver unparalleled performance. With breakneck print speeds capable of approaching 100 pages per minute, automatic color calibration, and support for ultra-high-resolution printing, this device is in a class all of its own.
The Versant 3100 combines several innovative Xerox technologies to produce results that competing models cannot match. It outperforms every other printer in its price range in key areas of automation, paper handling, and image resolution.
With the ability to deliver up to 250,000 pages per month of vivid, high-resolution print with unprecedented image consistency, it is the top choice for discriminating enterprises and organizations. It will give you the power you need to move marketing and promotional material processes entirely in-house, generating significant cost-savings and making your team less reliant on third-party print houses.

Industry-Leading Resolution Bit Depth Comes Standard

When Xerox says that the Versant 3100 offers the best image resolution in the print industry, it is not an exaggeration. This printer supports 2400 x 2400 dpi print resolution, but the true power of Xerox innovation is in the image bit depth.
Printers create images by layering individual dots of color on an imaginary grid. Conventional printing presses use 8-bit print engines to determine the exact hue of each dot. Eight bits of information translates to 256 distinct, individual states. An 8-bit print engine chooses the closest hue to the original image's color from among the 256 possible hues it can generate.
The Versant 3100 features a standard bit rate of 10. That means that every single dot it places on the 2400 x 2400 grid is colored from a selection of 1024 individual hues. This printer generates images with color depth and vibrancy four times greater than any other printer on the market.

Process Automation for Color Calibration and Registration

The Xerox Versant 3100 is not just a leader in terms of image quality. It is also a highly efficient, automated print production workhorse that uses world-class engineering to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to produce top-quality prints.
One of the ways it does this is by automatically calibrating itself before print runs. Thanks to the inclusion of a Full Width Array and Xerox Automated Color Quality software, your print operator can save hours of time checking color table references and simply let the machine take care of calibration itself.
The Full Width Array also fine-tunes dot density uniformity, which safeguards image quality across the entire page. This prevents washed-out areas from popping up on individual pages – a frustrating yet commonplace occurrence in high-volume print environments.
The Versant 3100 also features automated image-to-media alignment that eliminates the risk of costly registration errors ruining entire print batches. Anyone with experience in a high-volume print shop knows that a tiny degree of image skew can quickly turn into a massive problem when dealing with large print runs. The Versant 3100 automates error-prone and time-consuming tasks for you.

Clear Paper Jams Easily with Automatic Sheet Clearing

Another time-saving innovation the Xerox Versant 3100 features is automatic sheet clearing. In the world of print, paper jams are the ultimate challenge. A jam at the wrong moment can ruin mission-critical print runs, and so far, the premise of a guaranteed paper-jam-free printer remains out of reach.
However, there are ways to minimize the damage and frustration the paper jams cause, and the Versant 3100 is a shining example of how this can be done. If the printing press stops in the middle of a print run because of a jam, it automatically ejects all sheets in the paper path to its top trays.
This means that the operator does not have to open every single printer door and scour the entire paper path to free papers from inside the machine before starting the run again. Clearing a paper jam from a high-volume printing press used to be a time-consuming waste – now it takes mere seconds.
With compatibility for paper weights of up to 300 gsm, there is no better first-time production printer on the market than the Xerox Versant 3100. Incorporate this tool in your arsenal and you will observe an exponential increase in productivity and efficiency from your print room.
Is it time for your company to make the jump from desktop printing to high-impact, high-volume, value-generating printing of in-house marketing materials and booklets? Talk to us!

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