Xerox acquires Impika
To strengthen their leadership in production colour printing, Xerox has recently acquired Impika, a leader in the design, production and sale of production inkjet printing solutions used for industrial, commercial, security, label and package printing.
Impika’s proprietary aqueous inkjet systems complement Xerox’s broad portfolio of colour printing technology for graphic communications marketplace. Impika product lines include iPrint, a range of continuous feed production printers that print at speeds as fast as 375 metres per minute, and iPress, a range of graphic communications digital presses with resolutions of up to 2400 x 1200 dpi. Impika, based in Aubagne, France, has been selling its products to print providers through its direct sales force and through a global network of channel partners, including Xerox, which has been reselling the Impika brand in Europe since 2011, and recently expanded to several developing markets.
In addition to Xerox’s existing xerographic production presses, the company developed and markets the world’s only high-speed waterless inkjet presses, the Xerox CiPress production inkjet systems. By adding Impika technology to its offerings, Xerox will now go to market with the industry’s broadest range of digital presses, strengthening its leadership in digital colour production printing. “A hallmark of Xerox’s long-term success is our focus on innovation, and Impika has demonstrated an innovative approach to advanced production inkjet printing that complements Xerox’s technology,” said Jeff Jacobson, president of Xerox’s Graphic Communications Operations.