For print service providers, the days of having to pick productivity over accuracy, speed over quality or outsourcing over in-house are in the past. The imminent launch in South Africa of the Xerox iGen 5 press is going to revolutionise the market in high-quality, high-margin brochures, posters, photo books and more.According to InfoTrends, the high-end digital production colour market will expand from around 60 billion pages today to 87 billion pages globally by 2018, offering a significant growth opportunity for print service providers.Jenny Attewell, Printing Systems & Wide Format Product Manager at Bytes Document Solutions, notes, The new Xerox iGen 5 is expected to deliver productivity gains of up to 25%, since less time is spent on reprinting, quality control and job setup.We launched a digital colour revolution when we introduced the iGen platform in 2002, says Andrew Copley, president, Global Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox Technology. And we continue to anticipate change and respond with new ways to convert pages from offset. The iGen 5 is fully customizable to meet page volume, application type and colour needsall while delivering market-leading press uptime. Attewell explains that the iGen 5 press offers a gamut-extending fifth colour, which will dramatically increase users ability to produce the kind of jobs that customers are looking for today. The fifth colour option enables the iGen 5 to match a wider variety of corporate brand colours, extending the value of digital print to previously offset-only jobs. By choosing one of three colours – orange, green or blue – in addition to the standard CMYK, it is much easier for printers to accurately hit distinctive brand colours, without moving short runs to offset.Attewell adds that the iGen 5 is fully customisable to meet page volume, application type and colour needs, all while delivering market-leading press uptime. In addition, it is built on a single, configurable platform, allowing users to choose the speed point and number of colour stations that best fit their shop’s requirements. A variety of colour matching, job setup and quality control automation tools help to ensure maximum uptime, which equates to more profitable pages flowing through an operation. Moreover, by automating everything from colour management to system profiling to real-time streak detection, it allows users to get the quality they need, without the errors that typically come with rushed jobs. The Xerox iGen 5 offers a digital print solution that is truly flexible, and means that you can always be prepared to respond to shifting customer needs in the most economical way possible, concludes Attewell.Print providers can select the iGen 5 150 Press (150 ppm) or the iGen 5 120 Press (120 ppm) and with a new scalable architecture, upgrading from one speed to the next is simple. Other features of the Xerox iGen 5 include:¢             An EFI Fiery or Xerox FreeFlow Print Server to automate and integrate the workflow process from order to finish.¢             Gloss or matte dry ink options that add to the presses ability to create unique and eye-grabbing applications. ¢             26-inch sheet size to enable more jobs and applications such as six-panel brochures, gatefold pamphlets, pocket folders and direct-mail campaigns.¢             2400 x 2400 dpi imaging system, Object Oriented Halftoning, Xerox Confident Color and Auto Density Control to deliver reliable and predictable image quality.¢             A range of inline finishing solutions, including Xerox IntegratedPLUS Finishing and Dual Mode Sheet Feeder to manage jobs with diverse finishing requirements.  The iGen 5 complements the existing offerings within the iGen familyby continuing to expand the scope of applications that can be produced using Xeroxs industry-leading production colour portfolio.About Bytes Document SolutionsBytes Document Solutions, a division of the Bytes Technology Group, is Africas leading document management technology and solutions company, offering a comprehensive range of products and services through two independent business units: Xerox and NOR Paper.  A wholly-owned division of JSE-listed Altron, Bytes Document Solutions is the authorised Xerox distributor in 26 sub-Saharan countries, and has an annual turnover of more than R2 billion. In 2014, the company celebrated two important milestones: Xeroxs 50th year in South Africa, as well as the invention of xerography, the basis of the most widely used document-copying machines, which was developed by Xerox 75 years ago.