East Van Graphics (Vancouver, BC) has installed a new Xerox iGen 5 Digital Press that includes an expanded format (14” x 26”), matte finish capabilities, and features the first heavyweight capacity (24. pt.) for an iGen 5 press in British Columbia. The iGen 5 is rated for up to 3,750,000 pages per month and provides 2,400 x 2,400-dpi imaging, as well as Object Oriented Halftoning, Xerox Confident Colour and Auto Density Control. Its scalable architecture allows users to upgrade iGen 5 speeds within the 150 version (150 ppm), 120 version and 90 version presses. The platform also introduced an optional fifth colour unit, providing a larger gamut of Pantone colours. The press also features automated, on-the-fly colour calibration. East Van Graphics offers custom and traditional offset and digital printing, including large format inkjet and high speed B&W at 1,200 dpi.
Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.