1. The Recommended Media List (RML) contains Xerox® paper and speciality media, digitally optimised, designed from stringent specifications and manufactured for optimal and consistent image quality performance. Xerox® branded paper and speciality media have undergone rigorous testing by Xerox®.
Any paper and print media that is featured on the Recommended Media List for a specific Xerox® printer or digital press will give optimum performance.
This is how Antalis can offer the 100% Performance Guarantee.
Xerox® testing processes for paper and print media are unique.
With the combined knowledge of paper-making and digital printing processes, Xerox® engineers are able to ensure products are not only made to the right aesthetic properties but also have the necessary structural characteristics to function perfectly in customers’ printing equipment. Certification is not only related to specific paper or print media mills, but to particular paper machines and coaters and even defined parts of production.
> Paper and print media structure
Looking further beyond these physical properties, Xerox® engineers look at the sheet structure in fine detail, including paper fibre types used, fibre orientation/alignment, filler composition, surface strength, reactivity to differing moisture content, conductivity/charging characteristics and curl behaviour. All these properties can directly affect the runnability in Xerox® and other digital printing processes They need to be optimised to guarantee consistent feeding out of the paper trays, no jamming through the machine, clean running without contamination and service issues, desired print image quality and flat sheets with minimum curl at the output of the printer.
> Intensive testing and mill inspection
Xerox® media technicians, working with both the paper mills and Xerox printer hardware teams, can bridge the gap between paper-making and the requirements of the various printer models. Sound statistical sampling and testing is performed, with large quantities of product tested in Xerox® printers to ensure confidence and repeatability. Typically this will involve 3 separate qualification trials which need to be passed. Xerox® engineers also assess production plants quality control processes to check all the necessary monitoring and measuring procedures are in place to maintain high quality and consistency.
2. The Antalis Media Compatibility Matrix (MCM) contains paper and speciality media distributed by Antalis, that has gone through special testing by the Xerox® MCTC (Xerox® Media and Consumables Technology Center) in the United States on the following Xerox® devices:
• iGen 3/4/150 & 5
• Versant 80/180/2100 & 3100
• Color 700/800 & 1000
The following evaluations have been conducted for each Antalis media on every one of these Xerox® devices:
• Media 75-216 g/m2 auto duplex performance
• Media heavier than 216 g/m2 simplex and auto duplex performance
• Toner adhesion
• Image quality
• Curl levels
• Printer contamination propensity
• Output stack integrity
• Sheet feeding performance
• Any obvious converting related effects has been noticed
• On iGen® only: evaluation of the front to back image registration and sheet paper path timing as required by the iGen Program
• All media has been evaluated at Printer nominal set points or at set points within the control of a typical customer that yields best media performance
Based on such testing any paper and print media that is featured on the MCM with a “G” rating for a specific Xerox® printer or digital press will give excellent print results using standard settings for optimized performance.
This is how Antalis can offer the 100% Performance Guarantee. Some media may require prior testing, as printing results depend on print jobs as indicated in this list.
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