Xerox Docucolor 5000 Digital Press vs. HP Indigo 5500
I have an HP Indigo 5500 and a Xerox Docucolor 5000 digital press in my print shop. I print a specially treated uncoated sheet on my Indigo which I am very happy with. Can I use the same sheet on my Xerox Docucolor press? Will the Indigo sheet provide me with comparable print quality as I have experienced on my HP Indigo or should I use another sheet? I would prefer to buy one sheet that works on both presses, and not have worry about inventorying two different uncoated stocks.
The HP Indigo certified uncoated sheet will run fine on your Docucolor press, even though they are engineering specifically to optimize print quality and toner anchorage on HP Indigo equipment. There are comparable uncoated sheets engineered for high heat toner digital printers, not HP Indigo equipment which should print and perform as well. HP Indigo 5500 is made to make the most out of every shift with all its new productivity developments. The technology of the HP Indigo supports greater production swiftness making this substrate an edge to other production setting. Others who have more experience with the HP Indigo 5500 say that some items run on an Indigo with excellent results. It is the most dynamic, flexible, and first-class solution for the labels and packaging converter.
Xerox Docucolor, on the other hand, remains to set the standard for digital document printing and publishing. It is considered one of the industries optimum publishing systems accessible. The Docucolor will possibly give you a lesser cost per print for color for general printing including flyers, rack cards, posters, and short run publications. It was launched in 2006 and it took advantage of established technology from some other Xerox machines in order to turn out to be one of the most steadfast digital machines on the marketplace. Docucolor’s flexibility was a key selling point, with its capability to handle tabs, labels and synthetics, as well as coated and uncoated paper stocks. Yes, it’s true that in the year 2008, the substrate was updated and the new model became a standard and in fact, it reflected the increase in speed on heavier stocks the machine can handle.
But as you probably already know, both the HP Indigo 5500 and the Xerox Docucolor 5000 digital press are solid performers.