Pledge: Solid Ink Printer

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We are looking at purchasing a , Xerox ColorQube 8570DN solid ink printer for the space. Pledge opened: 19/06/2014

Pledge leader: Chris

The item

Budget estimation

Total: £274.75

Specification

From Xerox:

  • Trays
    • Tray 1 (Multipurpose tray): 60 to 220 gsm, 100 sheets: Bond, Business card stock, Card stock, Coated, Cover, Duradocument Paper, Envelopes, Glossy, Greeting card stock, Heavyweight, Hole punched, Index card stock, Labels, Letterhead, Lightweight, Photo paper, Plain paper, Preprinted forms, Recycled paper, Transparencies, Trifold brochure paper
    • Tray 2 (Paper tray): 60 to 220 gsm, 525 sheets: Bond, Business card stock, Card stock, Coated, Cover, Duradocument Paper, Envelopes, Glossy, Greeting card stock, Heavyweight, Hole punched, Index card stock, Labels, Letterhead, Lightweight, Photo paper, Plain paper, Preprinted forms, Recycled paper, Transparencies, Trifold brochure paper
  • 10/100/1000BaseTX Ethernet, IPv6, USB 2.0 (optional: Wireless (IEEE802.11a/b/g))
  • Auto tray switching, Configuration card, Consumable life reporting, Covers, Custom page size, Driver saved settings, Fit-to-page, Image rotation, Image smoothing, Intelligent Ready, Job completion notification, Load-while-run, Mirror image, N-up, PhaserSMART® automated troubleshooting, PrintingScout™ Alert Notification, RAM collation, Remote Printing, Run Black, Scaling, Separator pages, Supply life indicator, Transparency separators, Watermarks, Hard disk collation, Personal Print, Personal Saved Print, Print With, Proof Print, Saved Print, Secure Print)


You can print onto transparencies without worrying about melting them onto the fuser (since there is no fuser). They produce excellent quality transparencies (arguably better than a laser printer).

You could print onto (thin) plastic, metal or polyester sheets which would otherwise melt/bleed in laser or inkjet printers.

You can even use these to print directly onto flexible PCB substrates (e.g. copper clad Polyimide) so the wax acts as an etch resist : video


Additional information

Pledges

Running total: £0

Approximate target: £274.75