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Xerox Versant Presses

Faster, more intelligent and running heavier media: the most versatile mid-range press on the market today.

Go Beyond CMYK

Print gold, silver, white, clear and fluorescent with cutting-edge toner kits.

Benefits of Xerox Versant

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"We have been using First Copy for almost 5 years now, I would highly recommend the services that they offer. The company opperates in a very professional manner & we have not had any issues in the time we have been with them, in fact we have only been continuely impressed with how we have been treated as a customer. Extremely knowledgeable engineers are always at hand & always polite. First class service."
Trustpilot Review, 2022
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Versant FAQs

The trusted Versant 180 & 3100 evolved into the Versant 280 and 4100 at the end of 2020; faster, more intelligent, and taking heavier weights. The Versant series offers the most adaptable and versatile mid-range digital press capabilities on the market. This page showcases our newest Versant content and leads you to other sources of information. If you are considering an investment, we’d love to talk to you.

In February 2022, Xerox announced XLS Vacuum Feeders for Xerox Versant 4100 and Xerox Versant 280, raising extra-long sheet (XLS) capability to 1.2m. The tray also improves feeding of standard stocks.

In July 2023, Xerox announced updates to the Versant 280 and 4100. With increased high AMPV (Average Monthly Print Volumes) and extended Tested Substrate List (TSL) for both Versant production presses. The 280 now has an AMPV of 150,000 and the 4100 350,000. The Duty Cycle on a 4100 has risen to a whopping 1.8 million.

Experience in the field has proved that Average Monthly Print Volumes on both models – 280 and 4100 – can be significantly higher than those announced at launch due to the durability and reliability of the newest generation of presses.

Not only has the 280’s AMPV risen to 150,000 from 80,000 but the 4100 has gone from 250,000 to 350,000. What’s more, the Duty Cycle on a 4100 has risen by 50% to 1.8 million impressions.

Yes. In July 2023, Xerox announced that the maximum mono threshold of 20% that appeared in the Customer Expectation and Installation Guide at launch has been removed for both 280 and 4100. This change was made because data from the field showed that the bar was unnecessary.

All that being said, if you are looking to print a great deal of black and white, First Copy would recommend that you consider PrimeLink B Series or Nuvera models as well – they may suit you better.

Xerox Versants are mid-range production machines perfect for print rooms and businesses that benefit from quality print such as estate agents and design agencies. If you are considering a Versant for your workplace, we advise you to contact us to discuss your print requirements.

We have recently worked on case studies about the Versant in direct mail houses and commercial printers. To see all our recent posts about Versant, view our latest Versant insights

Of course. Simply contact us and we will arrange for you to see some Versant print samples.

We have offices in Cambridge, Snetterton (Norfolk) and Framlingham (Suffolk). Our helpdesk is in Cambridge and our analysts across East Anglia can travel to you when needed.  Increasingly, remote fixes can be performed in minutes.

First Copy has the knowledge, experience and portfolio to support you with professional print devices, solutions and services.

We pride ourselves on the fact that you can speak to the same person more than once and get to know our team.

The technical team continue to provide support in the field and at the end of the phone (or email) local to you. Our help desk offers remote support and regularly beats its targets for resolving issues on the spot. Should your enquiry require further investigation, our team are trusted to despatch the call to Xerox themselves, without another call centre. Most of our competitors cannot offer the same. 

Our priority is our customer relationships and our goal is to build partnerships. By listening to you, we can spot the places that new and proactive technologies could improve your flexibility, productivity and even wellbeing (e.g. touchless printing solutions). This holds true regardless of whether your working environment has changed through the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps becoming more hybrid and digital-first, and encompassing home printing.

First Copy is investing in the future while valuing its past three decades as experts with Xerox. The business continues to grow and develop as exciting advances are made in print, software solutions and services. 

Xerox Versants handle everyday CMYK toners, but you can also add Xerox speciality toners to the Versant 280 model (otherwise known as CMYK+ toners). These include the following:

  • Metallic (gold, silver)
  • White
  • Clear – for a unique gloss-like finish and other embellishments
  • Fluorescent (pink, yellow, cyan)

In total, there are 11 toners available on the Versant 280 in three combinations:

  • CMYK
  • Fl C, Fl M, Fl Y, K 
  • Gold, Silver, White, Clear


The Xerox Versant 4100 does not currently support additional colours. 

Learn more about Adaptive CMYK+ in our blog posts What Is Beyond CMYK? and Does Toner Position (and Relative Order) Matter?.

We recommend talking to one of our specialists about workflow software that would suit your business and specialisms.

You be interested in FreeFlow Core to speed up turnaround and pre-press; FreeFlow Variable Information Suite to add security markings and variable print, and XMPie for omnichannel marketing opportunities, for example.

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