The TDSIT Blog

Take the TDS Challenge: Demo the Latest Digital Press Technology

Posted by Tim Stanley on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

Take the TDS CLEAR Challenge Today

We are so confident that we can print better than our competitors that we're offering you a $25.00 Best Buy gift card if we can't out print you. For the month of June we've decided to put our money where our mouth is and are offering all our potential clients out there the TDS CLEAR Challenge.

To participate simply bring us your digital files and we'll print them for you on our Xerox 1000 Digital Color Press; then you can compare the quality of our printing to your own or your current vendor's. If the TDS print quality is not CLEARly better than yours—we'll give you a $25.00 Best Buy gift card for your trouble.

The Confidence-Inspiring Technology
Why so confident you ask? Well, for the month of June 2012 TDS is showcasing the print quality of our favorite new toy, our new Xerox 1000 Digital Color Press. Why? Because we love our new toy—oh, and it's awesome. The Xerox 1000 can do things...

  • It Can Print in Clear Ink
    This isn't some kind of Houdini printing, BUT, it can print with a clear coat finish. Ta da. That makes it the first toner based digital print press to do so, making it the first press in its league to produce commercial-quality finished documents. The Xerox 1000 is even programmable, so clear coating can be exuded onto the desired pages only, for example on the front and back covers.

  • It Can Be Cool
    With the press' on-board cooling station it comes equipped to process thicker paper stocks while maintaining high color quality. With the cooling station the Xerox 1000 can even print high-quality solids and add clear toner to the job. 

  • Print with a Full-Width Array – Automated Color Quality Suite (ACQS) Our new toy is an intelligent multitasker; it has the ability to constantly monitor itself during print jobs—checking for calibration, registration and color matching. The reduced waste from its color matching and the high-quality output from its calibration and registration are so good Xerox is staking their name on it.

  • It Can do Short-Run Print Jobs WITH Personalization
    With the Xerox 1000 Digital Press you can reduce waste by programming it to run just the amount you need—no matter how short the run. The ability to do short-run print jobs with personalization makes running one-to-one marketing print jobs a more viable option than on traditional printing presses where customization can be costly and wasteful. Consider the waste and expenses: many SMB companies and individuals do high-volume runs just to get the quality they want at the price point they need, then end up storing the extra inventory until it is needed again. But, how often does materials/deals/information change, requiring you to replace your marketing materials? By going digital you get the flexibility of printing shorter-run jobs, without sacrificing quality, as less setup is required AND less waste is generated.

Register and Win!

Are your ready to rise to the challenge? Then sign-up by registering at, and choose a time to compare our print output to yours. Registrants are even given a shot at winning an iPad.

After you book your challenge, if the print quality is not CLEARly better we will give you a $25.00 Best Buy gift card, just for coming out. What have you got to lose, sign-up and take the TDS CLEAR Challenge today!

Sign-up today as time is limited: the TDS CLEAR Challenge expires at 5:00pm (CST) on Friday June 29th, 2012.

Tags: xerox 1000, TDS clear challenge, digital press, digital color press, commercial printers, clear emulsion toner, xerox

Demo the Latest Digital Press Technology: TDS Clear Toner Challenge

Posted by Tim Stanley on Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 08:58 AM

TDS BlogHeaderSince 2010 Xerox has been making the corporate space jealous of commercial printers with their Xerox Color 800 and 1000 Digital Presses. Now Xerox has once again upped the ante. The incredible speed, of up to 100 A4 pages a minute, coupled with the color enhancements from the company's patented Automated Color Quality Suite, make the 800 and 1000 Digital Presses fierce contenders. The clear coating they offer make them untouchable.

“I'm VERY impressed. They have what I consider to be the most significant capability which is the clear coating they put down on the sheet,” says Frank Romano, professor emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology. “That coating capability and all the other specs combined make those machines amazing products for the printing industry”. 

Regular commercial users are undoubtedly jealous of the presses ability to churn out professional-quality jobs quickly, as the presses' technology is unfortunately reserved for commercial printers mass producing flyers, newsletters, brochures and variable data documents. Jealousy would also likely stem from the machines' incredibly accurate color and image quality. Their color quality is thanks to the machines' Automated Color Quality Suite (ACQS)--a set of color management software tools for the inline spectrophotometer that automate tasks that were previously manual—and time consuming-- making large color jobs easier AND faster.

The machines can even produce full-color books and photobooks thanks to the inline perfect binder. “I think the 800 and 1000 could become the defacto standard for photobooks because of the quality of what it is outputting and the ability to have clear coating,” endorses Romano. 

There are five specific new technologies added to the 800 and 1000 presses that have given them unsurpassed image quality, faster speeds and higher reliability that Xerox's commercial presses have become known for:

1. Clear Emulsion Aggregation Toner: a new formula of transparent dry ink made of Xerox's ultra low melt formula. The clear EA toner was designed by Xerox's Canadian research center to pop-off the page visually, to add emphasis to headlines, photos, watermarks, logos and images.

2. Long-Life Photoreceptor: the new protective coating Xerox has used on the photoreceptor lasts twice as long, improving the shelf life of the light-sensitive photoreceptors.

3. Seamless Intermediate Belt Transfer (IBT) System: this new belt system allows for a fifth clear toner station and makes jobs simpler for operators to setup, even with varied sized media.

4. Belt Roller Fuser (BRF): like the long-life receptor the new fuser is engineered to last twice as long. It also transfers heat more efficiently and deliver more-stable image quality.

5. Inline Belt Cooling: Xerox researchers solved the cooling issues created from high-speed presses with their new inline belt cooling system that lowers paper temperature for faster printing with better image quality output.  

The new functions of the 800/1000 Digital Presses were true feats of engineering, solving many of the endemic commercial printing press problems. “With paper moving at these speeds, there are countless engineering challenges along the way,” says David Mueller, Engineering Manager for the new presses. “The technologies we developed, especially the new fuser and clear toner, really push the envelope in terms of how these presses perform.”

The Xerox 800 and 1000 Digital Presses are still relatively new to the game but could become  a sort of industry standard for the commercial printing industry. As Romano said, “I would recommend this product to any commercial printer”.

If you are a commercial printer, quick print shop, in plant print shop or a marketing agency, the Xerox 1000 digital press is definately worth investigating.

Take the TDS Clear Challenge today!: Book your demo and run one of your print jobs on us!

Register Now:

Tags: clear toner, xerox 1000, TDS clear challenge, commercial printers, digital presses, clear emulsion toner, xerox, Total Document Solutions, TDS