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Cut Sheet Inkjet Challenges Toner Based Color Printers Cut Sheet Inkjet Challenges Toner Based Color Printers Presentation Transcript

  • Cut-Sheet Inkjet Digital Printing Challenges the Color Toner Market David Murphy Vice President of Marketing RISO, Inc.
  • Let’s talk about…
    • Overview of ElectroPhotographic (EP) & Inkjet (IJ) Techniques
    • Market trends
    • Current available options for digital color
    • Piezo Drop-on-Demand features and benefits
    • Compelling arguments for HC’s inkjet over toner-based systems
  • Types of Imaging Processes for Plain Paper The focus here is sheet-fed, full-color, for mid-range production Plain Paper Imaging Types Electro Photography (EP) (Xerographic: dry or liquid toner) Inkjet (IJ) Continuous Flow (for industrial printing) Drop-On-Demand PiezoElectric Thermal (Bubble) Oil-Based Pigment Ink Water-Based Pigment Ink EP Compared to Various Types of IJ
  • Trends in Print Applications
    • offset pages digital
    • long run-length very short run-length
    • black & white full-color
    • static data variable data
    • transactional transpromotional
    Versatility Added Document Value Clearly, the journey toward increased versatility and document value is made possible only through digital printing technology
  • Trends in Print Equipment Purchases
    • 2006-2011 MFP Industry Forecast
    • Growth Rate (CAGR)
      • Monochrome MFPs 70-89 ppm -3.3%
      • Color MFPs 41-59 ppm 44.4%
      • Color MFPs 60+ ppm 230.3%
    • So if the attributes of growth are
    • Digital , Color , and Speed ,
    • what are the customer’s choices?
    • Source: InfoTrends: US Copier Market Service & Supplies Forecast 2006-2011 (Aug 07)
  • What Choices Does the Customer Have?
    • Suppose a buyer wanted to acquire a new digital printing
    • device with the capabilities for…
    • full color ?
    • very high print speed (say 85+ ppm)?
    • reliably handling high monthly volume (say 400,000+ pages)?
    • Suppose he wanted laser toner quality?
    • Suppose he wanted to spend less than $150,000 ?
    • How many options does the customer have?
  • Choices for Color MFPs (EP Only) With higher speeds, hardware costs increase, choices decrease Source: BLI
  • Choices for Color Production Devices (EP & IJ)
    • Duty Cycle: 1 million +
      • EP (toner-based)
        • HP Indigo press 3500,5500, w3250
        • Kodak NexPress 2100,2500, S3000
        • Océ VarioStream 9240
        • Xeikon 4000, 5000plus, and 6000
        • Xerox iGen3 90 and 110
      • Inkjet
        • Agfa :Dotrix TransColor
        • InfoPrint Solutions Company InfoPrint 5000
        • Kodak Versamark VT3000, VX5000
        • Screen Truepress Jet 520
    • Duty Cycle: 100,000 – 999,999
      • EP (toner-based) copier/printers
        • IKON CPP 650
        • Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6500
        • Xerox DocuColor 260
      • EP (toner-based) printers
        • Canon imagePRESS C7000VP
        • Kodak NexPress M700
        • Xerox DocuColor 6060, 7000,8000
      • Inkjet
        • RISO HC5500
        • HP CM8060, CM8050 (Edgeline)
    Unique value proposition: Lower equipment cost with reasonably high color speeds and duty cycles Source: InfoTrends
  • Choices for 65+ppm Color Production Devices (EP & IJ) Source: InfoTrends Company Product name List price Price includes Speed (simplex A4) Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6500 $71,500 A Fiery color server and a stapler stacker 65 HP HP Indigo 5500 $415,000 The print engine, three input trays, one paper output, and a free year of service 68 Canon imagePRESS C7000VP $287,100 Print engine, POD Deck feed unit, Stacker, Saddle Finisher, and imagePRESS Server A3000 70 Xerox DocuColor 8000 $300,000 Print engine and choice of Creo, EFI, and Xerox server (server amounts to about $75,000 of total list price) 80 Kodak NexPress 2500 $540,000 Four-color unit including front end (fifth color would add about $70,000) 83 Xerox iGen3 110 $580,000 Print engine and choice of Creo, EFI, and Xerox server 110 RISO HC5500 $48,000 Print engine and PS7R-9000 Adobe PostScript RIP 120 Punch Graphix Xeikon 6000 $775,000 Bundle with unwinder, stacker, X-80 front end, and starter kit 160 Screen Truepress Jet 520 More than $1 million Duplex configuration 862 Kodak Versamark VT3000 250 $2,475,000 2-up 4/4 system (250 feet per minute) 1000+
  • 60+ ppm Digital Process Color Technology Very High Volume Production High Volume Production Mid-Volume Production Light Production Source: InfoTrends “ Choosing a Digital Production Color Device” July 2007 IJ IJ IJ IJ IJ IJ
  • A Closer Look at RISO’s High-Speed Color Piezo IJ System Plain Paper Imaging Types Electro Photography (EP) (Xerographic: dry or liquid toner) Inkjet (IJ) Continuous Flow (for industrial printing) Drop-On-Demand PiezoElectric Thermal (Bubble) Oil-Based Pigment Ink Water-Based Pigment Ink HC5500
  • Drop-on-Demand Inkjet
    • Oil-based pigment type Ink
      • Unlike oil-based ink, water-based inks tend to:
        • dry out in the cartridge and clog inkjet heads
        • smear or run when the document gets wet
      • Greater consistency and durability
      • More compatible with high-volume heavy-duty inkjet heads
    • Drop-on-Demand Piezo
      • Stationary heads
      • Robust construction for high volume production
      • Fast paper feed
        • Uses a small amount pressure to displace ink from head
        • System software directs heads to apply 0 to 7 drops of ink per dot – only where needed
        • Most other inkjet printers use thermal process that is slower and less durable
      • Has higher control of dot drop placement over thermal ink jet
      • Long head life = high duty cycles
  • Gradation Control ElectroPhotographic Devices Drop on Demand, controlled by ComColor profile 8 steps of gradations: 0 to 7drops No gradation: 0 (None) or 1 (Full) HC: 1drop=6pl (pico litter) Dot is either applied or not Gradation 1 pl (pico liter) = 0.000000000001 litter RISO HC5500, IJ Ink drops 1dpi
  • Print Speed (The Word’s Fastest…)
    • Fastest overall
      • Kodak Versamark: 500 feet per minute
    • Fastest cut-sheet
      • RISO HC5500: 120 pages per minute
    Source: InfoTrends “Choosing a Digital Production Color Device” July 2007
  • The RISO HC5500 - Value Proposition
    • Compared to toner-based workgroup printers
      • High speed
      • Low operating cost
      • Reliability
      • Durability
      • Versatility
      • Efficient handling of VDP applications
      • Low power consumption
    • Compared to toner-based production printers
      • Relatively low hardware acquisition cost
      • Small footprint
      • Simple, intuitive operation; no skilled operator required
  • The RISO HC5500 – Applications
    • Best fit: higher volume environments where productivity, reliability , and low operating costs outweigh the need for ultra-high print quality
      • Transactional & transpromotional printing
      • Direct mail
      • Traditional static &variable data reprographic applications
  • Competitive Differentiation in Your Print Operation
      • “ The RISO HC has the potential to open up an entirely new low-cost color printing business model for the print-for-pay marketplace.”