Xerox is shipping its first color multifunction printer, or MFP, based on the companys solid- ink technologies.
Xeroxs solid-ink printers use large blocks of ink that sit side by side inside the printer, instead of the more common toner cartridges. The solid-ink technology uses fewer consumables, is cleaner and generates less environmental waste than toner-based printers, said Xerox officials.
The WorkCentre C2424, based on Xeroxs solid-ink Phaser 8400 printer, uses a new ink formula that eliminates problems with earlier solid-ink printers that caused paper jams.
The device prints in color and monochrome at 24 ppm (pages per minute) and can scan and copy. The WorkCentre C2424 is geared to workgroups of about 15 to 30 people. Pricing ranges from $2,999 to $4,399, depending on configuration.