Xerox Corp. opened a $24 million automated ink factory in Oregon Wednesday to meet a growing demand for its solid ink color printers.
The 10,000-square-foot facility outside Portland expands Xerox’s production of solid ink by 10 times. The factory employs 75, and the company expects to add 20 more people when the plant reaches full capacity.
The new plant will produce Xerox’s latest generation of solid ink, which became available in September when Xerox launched its Phaser 8860 color printer and the Phaser 8860MFP color multifunction printer.
“Xerox has redefined color printing with the advancements we’ve made in solid ink,” said Jim Rise, vice president and general manager of the Solid Ink Business Unit, in a statement.