For Immediate Release
Barrie, Ontario., March 1, 2020
Georgian Copy & Printing introduces to Barrie and beyond, the Iridesse Production Press by Xerox! This is heralded as one of the most advanced CMYK+ presses in the world. It’s also the first in Simcoe County and one of only a handful in Canada.
It’s described as a high-speed, six-station colour press that combines four-colour printing with up to two specialty dry inks in one printing pass, eliminating the multiple presses and processes usually required for print embellishments.
With two inline specialty dry ink stations, customers can create lucrative applications with spot colours, metallic and mixed metallic gradients, and specialty enhancements. Gold and silver dry metallic inks can be used on their own or layered under or over CMYK to create unique palettes, Xerox says, noting that a layer of clear dry ink can be added for extra dimension or texture.
GC&P can confidently say they break the long-standing rule of Fast, Cheap, Good.
“Typically you can offer two of the three and the third will be the opposite. The ability to add high-end features such as gold and silver metallics along with iridescent gradients and clear spot embellishments to any digital print project is a big differentiator for our print shop,” said Ali, co-owner, of Georgian Copy & Printing, Inc. “Gone are the days of costly metallic inks and foils to achieve high-end looks. We can do it all with fast turnaround times at affordable prices and off-set print quality!”
Ali also mentioned they have invested in the fully-loaded version with all the add-on options.
A variety of finishing options are available including the new Xerox Crease and Two-sided Trimmer, which is described as creating a durable crease fold when used with the Xerox Production Ready Booklet Maker Finisher and Xerox SquareFold Trimmer Modules, all a part of Georgian Copy’s set up.
“We’re excited to be the first to bring this to Barrie! We know digital artists, designers, and even other printers will want to use this press. People are used to CMYK, not CMYK+, and we are about to change that!”
Printing at speeds up to 120 pages per minute, the press can run stocks from 52 -400 gsm. Additional press features include the High Definition Emulsion Aggregate (HD EA) Toner process, designed to deliver lower gloss, smooth tints and fine detail more consistently; the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server by Fiery to help create customized workflows for metallic applications with advanced RIP capabilities and colour management tools; and Two Dual Advanced High Capacity Feeders, Bypass, and Inserter options, letting customers run up to eight different stocks in a single job, or do production runs with a total of 12,500 sheets.
“Georgian Copy & Printers has always taken pride in providing leading edge customer satisfaction and excellence in print image quality by investing in their people and technology. Yet again, Georgian has pushed this boundary a giant leap forward, enabling world class printing. Georgian’s investment in innovation, allows for printing beyond the standard 4-colour printing process, delivering Gold, Silver, Clear, White and Iridescent effects to help their customers have a positive impact with their marketing and promotional campaigns.” – Kevin Sneyd, Xerox Account Manager.
They will be hosting an invite-only webinar on how to design for the Iridesse Production Press on March 23rd. 18 selected designers from the Barrie area will be learning how to go beyond CMYK and provide their clients with options only ever available on larger off-set presses for a lot more cost and time. They hope to offer this online course again in the late Spring.
On top of this amazing new technology landing in Barrie, Georgian Copy & Printers are also celebrating 20 years in business!
On March 27th from 6-8pm, come celebrate a true Barrie, “Mom & Pop” success story! After 20 years of hard work, incredible customer service, using the latest technology and an eye for perfection, they will unveil the Iridesse Production Press, technology never seen before in this region.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPOND DUE TO THE COVID19 THREATS
This will be an historic moment. A time to see the Iridesse Production Press by Xerox in action, wish Ali and Tasneem a Happy 20th Anniversary and network with other designers and printers in the region.
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