Xerox today announced the new Xerox Adaptive CMYK+ Kit for Xerox Versant, which it says is the production-print market’s first adaptive technology kit that adds seven specialty colors to an existing production press, enabling instant digital print enhancements.
The kit is said to transform a four-color Xerox Versant 180 Press into an 11-color Beyond CMYK press capable of creating a million color hues and shades by adding gold, silver, white, clear, and fluorescent colors of yellow, magenta and cyan.
Xerox notes that digital enhancement of print is projected to be a $25 billion market, but that access to that opportunity usually requires a capital investment in a new press with the ability to print Beyond CMYK. The Xerox Adaptive CMYK+ Kit for Versant gives print providers the ability to simply swap out toners to print colors and enhancements that it says increase profitability and deliver higher margins without needing a new press.
“The Versant CMYK+ Adaptive Kit delivers what print providers need – the ability to provide higher value offerings without major investment,” says Marybeth Gilbert, vice president and general manager of Xerox’s Production Business. “The Versant kit further expands Xerox’s market leading Beyond CMYK portfolio, providing our customers opportunity for digital print enhancements from large volume print shop, to light production and into the office space.”
According to Xerox, promotional printing such as marketing collateral, brochures, business cards, and signage is the most common application category for embellishments. It says the Versant 180 is uniquely suited and designed for such uses so print providers can easily convert, enhance and charge more for ordinary jobs.
The Xerox Adaptive CMYK+ Kit for Xerox Versant has three options: the Xerox Vivid Kit (gold, silver, white and clear), Xerox Fluorescent Kit (cyan, magenta and yellow) – or the combination Xerox Vivid + Fluorescent Kit for all 11 colors. The adaptive kit works with EFI DFE versions of the Versant 180 and Versant 180 with Performance Package.
The Xerox Adaptive CMYK+ Kit for Xerox Versant is available now for order taking in both EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and the Americas. The kit will be available for delivery in EMEA on July 15, 2020 and in the Americas on August 17, 2020.