Breakthrough Xerox Multifunction Printer Cuts Cost of Color Pages by up to 62 Percent; Reduces Waste by 90 Percent


Proprietary solid ink technology dramatically reduces costs as businesses benefit from the high impact of color printing

Cairo, Jun 02, 2010 Xerox Egypt launched the world's first high-speed solid ink multifunction printer, providing compelling cost and environmental benefits without compromising image quality and performance, The Xerox ColorQube™ 9200 Series multifunction printer cuts the cost of color pages by as much as 62 percent compared to color lasers and vastly reduces the environmental impact of office printing.

"Our customers are looking for ways to achieve more with less," said Hazem El Husseiny, Xerox Egypt Office Director. "With ColorQube we are unlocking the benefits of color by applying our proprietary solid ink technology to lower costs and make operations simpler and greener."

The ColorQube 9200 Series comprises three models that print, scan and copy, with print speeds ranging from 38 to 85 pages per minute (ppm). They were built from a "clean-sheet" design to achieve the fastest speeds and highest print volumes yet with solid ink technology, which has been used in Xerox desktop printers for more than a decade.

Having launched in the United States and other markets in 2009, the system has already been recognized with three prestigious awards:
  • A Technological Innovation Award from Industry Analysts, Inc. recognizing the system's breakthrough technology.
  • The "Most Innovative Color Printer Pricing" in the 2009 BERTL's Best Awards, , and
  • An Outstanding Achievement Award from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) for the system's innovative pricing structure, ease of use and environmental benefits.
Environmentally Friendly
The ColorQube 9200's cartridge-free design - which uses non-toxic, crayon-like ink sticks that are easy to load - generates 90 percent less supplies waste than comparable color laser printers. It also reduces the effects of manufacturing and transportation on the environment. A study reviewed by the Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology in the United States estimated that the ColorQube series uses 9 percent less lifecycle energy and produces 10 percent fewer greenhouse gases than a comparable laser device.

The new model also meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rigorous new 2009 ENERGY STAR® requirements.

Easy Operation and Maintenance
The ColorQube system is easy to use and maintain. A large, color, touch screen clearly displays basic features like copying and scanning and offers video tutorials to help users load paper and assist with troubleshooting. Additional customized workflow operations that are accessible from the touch screen can be created with the system's Xerox Extensible Interface Platform™.

Many ColorQube components are designed to last the life of the system. The devices have just one customer replaceable unit - a cleaning unit - that typically requires changing just once or twice a year. The solid ink sticks also requires limited intervention. Sufficient ink can be loaded to print as many as 55,500 pages before refilling. And when a refill is needed, the easy drop-in ink sticks can be loaded while the MFP is printing so there is no downtime.

High Quality, Great Flexibility
The ColorQube 9200 Series produces excellent image quality and vibrant colors on a wide range of stocks, performing especially well on recycled and economy stocks. To optimize color quality, the new models are equipped with true Adobe PostScript3, PANTONE® spot-color matching and several color correction options.

Three finishing options include booklet makers and folders to provide complete solutions for creating brochures and pamphlets.

Advanced security features can control access, track usage and protect confidential information. In addition, data traveling on the network can be encrypted to keep scanned documents safe from unauthorized viewers.

"The ColorQube 9200 Series represents printing technology that is very timely for today's office," said Angèle Boyd, group vice president, IDC. "Going green and saving money while adding color as needed is what customers are looking for."

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Media Contacts: Peter Hana, Marketing Manager, Xerox Egypt, Telephone: 35364229
Rania Rashed, CID Consulting, Telephone: 27364479

About Xerox
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