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New DocuColor 1450 GA Supports Creative WorkWith the High-Image-Quality Color Comp/Proof Output Required by the Professionals

Stable Color Reproduction and High-Resolution Image Quality

TOKYO, November 24, 2010 — Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. will release DocuColor 1450 GA, a high image quality, full-color copier/network printerNote 1 for the design and graphics arts markets, along with PX 140 Print Server U / L, in January 2011Note 2.

DocuColor 1450 GA can print comps and proofs for prepress verification of final layout and colors with accurate color control and reproduction, meeting the professional needs of designers and artists, for whom image quality is of paramount importance.

High image quality and stability enables richer expression

The newly developed print engine adopts the four-cycle system that is known for its image quality and color stability. This enables output with high image quality, controlling the color drift and irregularity of each CMYK plate. The DocuColor 1450 GA also employs EA-Eco tonerNote 3 that realizes both energy-saving and high image quality. This toner contains smaller and more uniform toner particles, which reduces the raised feel of the image surface, and its oil-free property enables high image quality with controlled gloss, similar to that of the printing press. On the other hand, when glossiness is required, the newly developed gloss control function can be used to adjust the gloss on the image surface in three levels according to the paper's gloss, such as when printing on coated paper. By adding the intended gloss and shine, the output will have a texture closer to the final print.

Compatibility with a wider range of paper for higher productivity

The DocuColor 1450 GA can handle a wide range of grammage from light weight (64g/m2) to heavy weight (300g/m2). Also, it can print on a variety of paper types, from postcards to coated paper and matte paper, which will be a powerful asset when printing prepress proofs for verifying actual output image. The device can also print on A3 full bleed with registry guide, often used when printing comps/proofs, from a paper tray of the main body. This makes it possible to reproduce a two-page spread of A4 catalog images, increasing output work productivity.

Enhanced print workflow and color profile support

In recent years, PDF workflow has become popular in the fields of design, plate making, and printing, as the file format does not depend on either hardware or software. While also being equipped with the conventional CPSI (Configurable PostScript® Interpreter) RIP engine, the DocuColor 1450 GA is also an early adopter of Adobe® PDF Print Engine 2.5, the latest PDF direct RIP developed by Adobe. This allows it to directly output faithful renderings of PDF files, including sophisticated designs with transparency effects, without split processing of the files. The device provides image output exactly matching the DTP image, as well as a higher processing speed.

The device's color profile is going to be certified for DIC standard colorsNote 4, and also supports Japan Color as well as JMPA color, which is the standard color chart for the magazine and advertising industries. Furthermore, it supports new color standards outside Japan, including GRACoL®, SWOP® and ISO Coated, meeting the demands of a wide range of creative work.

Fuji Xerox will continue to strengthen its lineup as the pioneer of production printing, contributing to the customers' business growth.

Note 1
When connected to Print Server
Note 2
Release scheduled around spring of 2011 in the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan
Note 3
Emulsion Aggregation-Eco toner
Note 4
Certification to be obtained in spring 2011

List Price

Product NameList Price (before tax)
DocuColor 1450 GA 2,690,000 yen

Print Server

Product NameList Price (before tax)
PX 140 Print Server U 1,980,000 yen
PX 140 Print Server L 1,280,000 yen
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