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Xerox recently announced the availability of its Baltoro High Fusion Inkjet Press. “Xerox was consistent in positioning the Baltoro as a ‘platform’ in the model of the Trivor, iGen and DocuTech series of devices,” a press release from the firm said.

Xerox had earlier announced that Baltoro would displace Brenva. Accordingly, Xerox sold out its inventory of Brenva devices in the first half of 2019 and discontinued production.

Chris Irick, worldwide product marketing manager, entry production inkjet platform said that Xerox “questioned everything” when developing the Baltoro with a goal of controlling their own destiny through the use of Xerox designed and manufactured components. Irick described a new heart, new blood and a new brain for the platform in the form of the W Series print heads, new high fusion ink and AI supported quality optimization.

In presentations by Marybeth Gilbert, vice president production inkjet and Helene Blanchette, vice president marketing graphic communications solutions, Xerox had made it clear that they were directly targeting the market space currently dominated by the Canon Varioprint i300 sheet fed device. Gilbert said that Baltoro would be priced competitively with the i300.

Baltoro is ready to order with a range of finishing options for stacking, booklet making, binding, perforation, punching and sheet feeding from partners such as CP Bourg, Tecnau and Watkiss.