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Paper and Special Stock Specifications

Article Id: x_dcigen3f_en-O16225 | Published: 11/13/2019

Product support for
  • iGen5 Family
  • Xerox® iGen® 5 Press

Note: All references to media capacity in this document are based on the iGen 5 Press centerline paper. Other paper weights and brands may alter the capacity capabilities.

LocationCenterline PaperWeight
North AmericaXerox Bold Coated Gloss Digital Printing Paper (formerly Xerox Digital Color Gloss Text)80 lb /120 g/m2
EuropeXerox Colortech + Gloss Coated120 g/m2


Stock Weights
70 lb Text to 130 lb Cover
100 g/m2 to 350 g/m2

16 lb Bond to 130 lb Cover
60 g/m2 to 350 g/m2

Thick Stock Kit:* Up to 24 pt. caliper

XXL Sheet:
80 lb. Text to 130 lb. Cover
120 g/m² to 350 g/m² for 22.5 in. - 26 in. (520.7 mm to 660 mm) sheet length

XLS Sheet:
80 lb. Text to 130 lb. Cover
120 g/m² to 350 g/m² for 26 in. - 35 in. (660 mm to 889 mm) sheet length

Heavy weight stocks (> 300 g/m2) should be output to the top tray, not the stacker.

Maximum 18 pt caliper.

Thick Stock is an Option the paper weight range has a Maximum of 24 pt. stock.
* For more information see the iGen Family Thick Stock Customer Expectations Document.
Stock Sizes
Top Tray:
Maximum sheet size standard:

364 mm x 660 mm
14.33 in. x 26 in.

Minimum sheet size:
254 mm x 210 mm
10 in. x 8.27 in.

Bottom Tray:
Maximum sheet size standard:

364 mm x 520.7 mm
14.33 in. x 20.5 in.

Minimum sheet size:
178 mm x 178 mm
7 in. x 7 in.

Standard sizes and custom sizes supported.
XLS Configuration

Top Tray
Maximum sheet size standard:

364 mm x 889 mm
14.33 in. x 35 in.

Minimum sheet size:
254 mm x 572 mm
10 in. x 22.5 in.

10 x 22.5 in. is the smallest size recommended for the 35 in. tray.

Bottom Tray
Maximum sheet size standard:

364 mm x 520.7 mm
14.33 in. x 20.5 in.

Minimum sheet size:
178 mm x 178 mm
7 in. x 7 in.

Unload While Run is not enabled on the  XLS Feeder Module.

Transfer Overdrive Option
Support for rough and highly textured stocks using patented ultrasonic Transfer Overdrive technologyEnabled on a sheet by sheet basis through media library programming.
Commercial Stocks
Many Commercially available stocks are designed for digital printing others may not be appropriate for digital print or require additional performance testing.Consult with your paper supplier to confirm product is intended for iGen use.
Silk Stock 
Many printing technologies including the iGen Family using certain types of silk or matte media, the printed output may experience ink rub, also referred to as smudging, smearing, chalking or scuffing from contact with the adjacent sheet. Selecting a different brand, adding a protective coating the finish of printed or adjacent media will reduce or eliminate this effect.Matte and silk media have an abrasive surface that creates abrasive rubbing between sheets during transport, or heavy handling, finishing, or shipping operations. The abrasive movement picks up surface ink from imaged areas into non-imaged areas. For best results test the post print finishing and handling of output using the desired medias. 
Xerox Stocks
Xerox offers a wide variety of papers and specialty media guaranteed to run well on the iGen 5 Press though Domtar in the North America and Antalis in Western Europe. Refer to GML / MCM for complete compatibility of Xerox offerings for the iGen 5 Press.Ask your Xerox sales representative for the iGen 5 Press Imaged Sample book or the Recommended Printer and Specialty Paper Stock & Printing Media guide.
Tee Shirt Transfers
Supported runs at rated speed.Use a transfer paper appropriate for your dry ink.
Supported. Must be paper-backed. Run at rated speed. Exhibit good projection efficiency.  
Cut Tabs (straight collated)
Supported from Top Tray only.
Job integrity maintained in the event of a problem up to 12 bank tabs.
Run at standard press speed for relevant size paper.
With tab paper guide in place, tray cannot feed media less than 10 in. cross process (254 mm).

Multicolored tabs may cause mis-feeds.

Cut tabs can be printed on both sides; however, second side images may be skewed.
Tab are supported in the top tray only (26 in. = 660.4 mm).
Drilled Stocks
3-hole and GBC supported.Hole size must be ≤ 10 mm (0.4 in.).
Hole location within 36 mm (1.42 in.) of the edge
Pre-perforated Stocks
Supported.Printing over the perforation may cause image deletions.
Standard envelopes are not supported.Special business reply envelopes are available from Domtar.
ID Cards
Optional Xerox Revolution ID Card (Xerox DocuCard) Enablement Kit is required for increased feeder and stacker capacity.Kit increases ID Card capacity from ~100 to ~450 sheets. Xerox Revolution ID Card (Xerox DocuCard) Enablement Kit is available from Customized Application Service.
Xerox Revolution Magnet Media and Xerox UltraMagnet are magnet stocks approved for the iGen 5 Press.Revolution Magnet Media from Domtar and Xerox UltraMagnet from Antalis requires post-printing magnetization through available equipment. Refer to Xerox Supplies product information for more details.
In USA and Canada, Xerox offers Revolution Premium, Performance and Production Never Tear, 4 to 14 mil poly papers approved for the iGen 5 Press. In Europe, Xerox Premium NeverTear is available.Run at rated speed follow product instructions for best performance.
Refer to Xerox Supplies for more information.
Standard carbonless can impact the iGen 5 Press parts life and system performance use only carbonless papers that are guaranteed by the supplier to be digital press compatible.Xerox Revolution Carbonless is available from Domtar and has been independently proven to be the cleanest running. In addition, breaking up the carbonless run into smaller print batches and mixing standard paper stock jobs in between can help keep the system clean and reduce some issues.


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