Canon imagePRESS digital colour press|
The imagePRESS C7000VP, formerly known as imagePRESS ‘X’, and the imagePRESS C1, formally known as the imagePRESS ‘Y’, are next generation technology engines that have been positioned to meet the requirements of the Commercial Print, Print for Pay, Creative Graphic Arts and Corporate Markets. They are set to strengthen Canon’s presence in digital colour production environments. To highlight its extensive colour product portfolio, Canon will also be demonstrating further additions to its complete colour range by hosting technology previews of its soon-to-be-launched, colour laser printers, the CLC4040 and CLC5151.
Canon imagePRESS C7000VP & imagePRESS C1
The imagePRESS C7000VP and imagePRESS C1 deliver high image quality, stability and consistency, and are competitively priced at approximately €258,000 and €46,000 respectively. Both devices incorporate a number of new industry leading technologies that deliver output with the look and feel of offset printing. The imagePRESS C7000VP incorporates a new V-Toner, new T-Developer and new E-Drum in conjunction with an oil-less fusing system. New high-precision registration systems and imaging control technologies allow the engine to run at rated speeds on substrates up to 300 gsm. To integrate with existing workflows and methods, the engine is driven by a new imagePRESS Server A3000 controller that has been co-developed with EFI. The imagePRESS C7000VP has a 10,000 sheet air-assisted paper feeding capacity and offers on-line finishing that includes high capacity stacking, punching, trimming, and saddle stitched booklet making.
Canon imagePRESS C7000VP & imagePRESS C1
Sean Sinfield, European Product Marketing Manager for Colour, Professional Print, Canon Europe says: “The imagePRESS C7000VP is a step forward not only for Canon, but for the industry. The quality, stability and productivity of the engine enable it to produce a wide range of high quality short run, print on demand, customised and personalised document applications, and it will also offer flexible printing capacity for commercial printers.”
Canon imagePRESS C1 - High quality proofer
The imagePRESS C1 offers a similar level of high quality, stability and consistency as the imagePRESS C7000VP and also benefits from the new V-Toner, T-Developer and E-Drum technology. The engine has a rated speed of 14 ppm for full colour and 60 ppm for monochrome printing. It will be driven by the new imagePRESS Server Q1 that has been co-developed with EFI. It is positioned as a high quality proofer and digital colour printer for the creative and graphic arts sector, as well as the print for pay industry. The imagePRESS C1 can also be used as a device for commercial printers to use for proofing, short run and print on demand work.
Technology preview - Canon CLC 4040 & CLC 5151 printers
Building on the success of the CLC 2620 and the CLC 3220 within the corporate, graphic arts and print for pay environments, where 20,000 units to date have been sold across EMEA, the compact, high-speed CLC4040 and CLC5151 printers will offer 40ppm and 51ppm respectively. They will be unveiled fully at the Canon Concerto event to be held in Barcelona, June 6-8. They will have general availability in Summer 2006.
Canon professional print digital market - IPEX 2006
David Preskett, Professional Solutions Marketing Director, Canon Europe, commented: “Canons’ newest additions to the professional print portfolio, especially the imagePRESS products, demonstrate our commitment to be number 1 in the professional print digital market. All the new colour professional products at IPEX are the result of Canon’s significant R&D spend on technology for the professional print industry. IPEX 2006 for Canon Europe is about “seeing digital differently” and the opportunities for business growth for our customers that our new technologies deliver.”
About Canon Europa
Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for individuals and businesses. A subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, Canon Europa is the operational headquarters for Canon in Europe and is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Canon Europa supports the activities of the entire Canon in Europe organisation, including all the national sales organisations based in countries throughout Europe. The main focus for Canon in Europe business activity is in two clearly defined markets: Business Solutions (developing IT products, solutions and services for both the office and professional print environments) and Consumer Imaging (Input solutions: photography, video and digital camera; and Output solutions: Bubble Jet Printers). Canon Europa employs almost 500 people in Amsterdam.