Au revoir: Xerox switches inkjet to US
Three weeks after exiting the Fuji Xerox business, Xerox has decided to switch its inkjet centre from France over to the US, closing its French site.
The Xerox centre of inkjet excellence was the Impika business that Xerox bought in 2013 to get into high speed inkjet as rivals Screen, Ricoh and Oce carved up the market.
Australian customers included SEMA – now part of IVE – and Fuji Xerox also supplied its FX2800 inkjet press here, with SOS Print + Media among those to install it.
All Xerox inkjet development and production will now be transferred to the US. Some 140 staff at the Marseille based site will be made redundant.
Xerox launched new inkjet solutions at drupa last time out, with the sheetfed and webfed printers Brenva and Tribor, although they have not been made available in this part of the world. It has developed its own HF ink to print direct onto coated stocks with no need for primer.
It has just announced the Baltaro will supercede the Brenva. It prints 300 pages a minute and up to three million pages a month at 1200x1200dpi.