South Africa – Centurion-based full-service printing company Fine Art Printers has upscaled its digital production by purchasing a Xerox Versant 4100 Press from XBC-IT through their distributor Altron Document Solutions.

Founded more than 60 years ago by the Kalianjee family, Fine Art Printers offers a broad range of printing services to walk-in, online and corporate customers alike.

The company provides basic commercial printing, business cards to annual reports, high-end packaging, gift bags, pharmaceutical insert printing and general promo printing, using both traditional litho and modern digital equipment.

The addition of Xerox Versant 4100 will improve productivity and increase application offering, printing up to 400gsm.

With print speeds up to 100ppm at full image quality, the Xerox Versant 4100 is one of the fastest and most versatile high-performance production presses on the market.

My background was in the corporate industry working with IBM, but now I’m a third-generation Kalianjee printer and have been involved with the business for six years,” says Ashesh Kalianjee.

I’ve been an XBC-IT customer for the past four years (including the purchase of the Xerox Versant 2100) and believe that we’ve found our level now that we’re working with the industry standard for digital printing.”

Xerox Versant 4100 is compatible with a vast range of media, from envelopes to labels, tabs and special substrates like synthetics, polyesters, window clings, transfer paper and magnetic stocks, operators can print on stock as small as 98mm x 146mm and as long as 330mm x 1.2m.

It also features Xerox’s industry-leading ultra-high resolution print engine, which combines 10-bit 1 200 x 1 200 RIP rendering with 2 400 x 2 400 imaging at the engine.

In addition, it uses Xerox EA Low Melt Dry Ink toner for small, uniform particles, lines and overall superior image quality to competitive toners.

Unlike the Xerox Versant 2100, the Xerox Versant 4100 supports heavier stocks, which opens up the market for light packaging production – something we’ve wanted to offer our customers for quite some time,” added Kalianjee.

“As a business that started small – basically in my grandfather’s lounge – we’ve always been about helping smaller enterprises meet their printing needs.”

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