Blitsdruk’s investment in the new Xerox® Iridesse™ takes print quality to the next level

Faced with strong competition from online advertising, customers are increasingly looking for something special from print media.

Whether it be a wedding invitation with metallic overlays or underlays, HD image quality, a business card to remember or adding texture to your prints; Blitsdruk’s new digital enhancement offering, of which there are only a few in South Africa, certainly takes print quality to the next level.

“Due to the continual growth and progress of George and the Garden Route, Blitsdruk has always endeavoured to stay ahead of digital print technology. The purchase of the Xerox® Iridesse™ printer is an example of this commitment.  Introducing metallic gold, silver, white and clear digital printing is a welcome first for the Southern Cape. Our clients expect it – and Blitsdruk delivers every time”, says Jenni Vivier who is responsible for marketing at Blitsdruk.

Blitsdruk has enabled customers to differentiate themselves from their competitors.  By also adding a Web-2-Print facility to their arsenal, they are now capable of offering other designers and printers the opportunity to go to market and talk to their own customers as successfully as Blitsdruk does.

According to Xerox®, The Iridesse™ Production Press is a high-speed, six-station colour press that combines four-colour printing with up to two specialty dry inks in one printing pass.  In other words, in addition to the more than 10 million CMYK colour combinations, two of the following; clear, silver, white or gold dry inks can be applied in a single print run.  Simply put, it can do things no other digital production press can do.

Inline finishing options enable automated production including:

  • Professional “crease folding” of inserts, menus, leaflets, cards and other pieces with the new Xerox Crease and Two-sided Trimmer.
  • Stapled sets of booklets and manuals with the Production Ready Booklet Maker Finisher.
  • Square-fold spines for higher value brochures and booklets with the Xerox Square Fold Trimmer Module.

The Xerox® Iridesse™ Production Press has won a top prize at the 2019 European Digital Press Association Awards, taking home the EDP Cut Sheet Printer Award for Innovation in Digital Production.

CAPTION: Bryn Whithair, LJ Rossel, Keith Knott, Brent Farndon

About Blitsdruk

Blitsdruk offers all-round print design service in George and the Garden Route.

Blitsdruk opened its doors in 1980 in a house in Merriman Street, George in the Garden Route and after changing hands between three owners, was bought in 2003 by LJ Rossel. That came with a change in identity and market position, and has allowed Blitsdruk to grow into the position of the leading digital printer in the Garden Route. Opening new stores in both Knysna & most recently Mossel Bay, Blitsdruk continues to expand its personnel, equipment and knowledge of the latest processes to offer you, our valued client, the highest quality work at the best price.

Specializing in an on-demand print design service, digital printing, and copying Blitsdruk produces high quality work at competitive prices. Blitsdruk prides itself in producing print and design related products in the shortest possible time without compromising on quality. Our vast customer base, experienced team of graphic designers and dedicated printing staff ensure that you, the customer, walks away with the correct product at the correct time and the correct price.


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