Xerox introduced a new solid ink color printer today. According to the company, solid ink can help reduce color page costs by 62%. The technology is featured in their ColorQube 9200 printer. The printer can output up to 85 color pages per minute. Its price starts at over $23,000.
The solid ink printer uses color sticks instead of ink cartridges or toner cartridges. The sticks are solid at room temperature but melt inside the printer. The color sticks are eco-friendly and easy to install.
The technology is targeted at enterprise users. Xeros already sells a consumer solid ink printer (Phaser 8560) but their focus is companies and offices. The consumer printer market is too competitive.