Xerox has launched its latest digital production colour cutsheet press, the iGen5, which features an expanded colour gamut with an optional fifth colour.

The machine is the first in the iGen range to offer a fifth colour option alongside CMYK. The optional fifth colours are orange, green or blue dry ink.

Xerox iGen worldwide product marketing manager Paul Miller said: “These dramatically increase our ability to match a variety of Pantone stock colours. This helps with brand consistency and minimises any impact on productivity for our customers.

“The use of the fifth station also helps us to be more brand accurate and helps our customers choose the production method based on the economics of a job. This also expands the benefit of on-demand printing like personalisation and eliminating warehousing.”

The press features a new architecture with a single, configurable platform and is available in three speeds: the 150ppm iGen5 150, the 120ppm iGen5 120 and the 90ppm iGen5 90.

The iGen5 150 with EFI Fiery print server is commercially available from July. The iGen5 150 with the FreeFlow Print Server (FFPS), the iGen5 120 with EFI Fiery or FFPS and the iGen5 90 with EFI Fiery or FFPS will be commercially available from September. The fifth colour is optional on all models apart from the iGen5 90, which is CMYK only.

Modifications to the frame of the press were made to incorporate the optional fifth station. The fifth station uses an LED bar while the CMYK stations use a ‘Vector Imaging System’. The five-colour mode runs at the same speed as the four-colour mode.

The device has a resolution of 2,400dpi, a maximum sheet size of 364x660mm and can handle coated, uncoated, textured and speciality stocks of 50-350gsm.

The iGen4 Diamond Edition and the iGen 150 press will also both remain available.