Minnesota Shop Adds iGen3
As briefly reported in a news story in the current issue of IPG (“Digital Envelope Press Helps In-plant Move Away From Offset“) the Printing and Mailing Services department at the University of St. Thomas has completed installation of a refurbished Xerox iGen3 90. The digital press arrived in the St. Paul, Minn.-based in-plant on November 3. Staff underwent a week of training in Rochester, N.Y., then had two weeks of on-site training. Today marks the end of that training, and the in-plant plans to hold a small celebration.
“Eventually, I hope to dive into variable data printing with the iGen,” says says Director John Barron.
24-employee in-plant has also acquired a Xanté Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ and a Xerox 4112 black-and-white printer with a Xerox FreeFlow digital front end.
“I opted for a custom punch option that includes a 4:1 oval hole plasticoil-type punch,” explains Barron. “We acquired a spiral/plasticoil punch and coil inserter a couple years ago and our customers love this binding option as compared to 19-hole GBC. With this popularity, I like the option of being able to automatically punch in-line on the 4112.”
The new equipment replaces a two-color Heidelberg QM-46-2 press, a two-color Presstek/ABDick 9850, two Konica Minolta 1050 monochrome machines and a Xerox 6060 color printer.