Canon U.S.A. Enables Creativity with New Print Solutions at PRINT 13

With the foundation of the graphic communications industry being rooted in creativity and the ability to dramatically capture and convey creative ideas, Canon U.S.A., Inc.’s Booth 502 will feature a museum gallery theme to reflect the creative possibilities that are enabled with Canon solutions. With a focus on customer success stories, Canon’s booth will include an application showcase featuring applications that are being used by current customers.

Canon will also feature in-depth demonstrations addressing key elements of the production and graphic arts print business, including collateral creation, book publishing, commercial photo, proofing, direct mail, display graphics, and transactional printing.

Canon’s award-winning line-up of technologies aimed towards print service providers and graphic arts professionals will also be on display, including the following new production, large-format and software solutions:

• Using the development code name, “Niagara,” Canon will preview a high-volume sheetfed color inkjet digital press that will help consolidate sheetfed black-and-white and color workflows onto one production printing system. Featuring a patented four-color ink system (with future extension of up to six colors), Niagara-based systems will provide B3 sheetfed color inkjet printing on standard coated and uncoated offset media at production speeds of up to 3,900 duplexed B3 sheets per hour and up to 8,500 duplexed letter sheets per hour, with volumes of up to 10 million letter images per month.

• Taking high-speed production to a new level in the wide-format arena, the Océ ColorWave 900 printer makes its debut appearance in North America at PRINT 13. Designed for the graphic arts; architecture, engineering, and construction; and geographic information systems (GIS) markets, this printer offers a digital workflow that can help increase productivity, lower running costs, and increase flexibility for variable data and short- to medium-run length print jobs. The Océ ColorWave 900 printer has a raw print speed of more than 12,000 square feet per hour. Delivering 3.4 billion, 1.2 picoliter drops of aqueous ink per second, the machine is able to produce resolutions of 1600x1600 dpi.

• Canon bolsters its imagePROGRAF line large-format printers with the new iPF8400S and iPF6400S models, offering enhanced print management and color control capabilities. The new printers feature built-in capacity to successfully manage print operations of an entire fleet across multiple office locations and environments. With the ability to execute high-volume, reliable output, it is well suited for print service providers and in-plant operations that receive frequent large-quantity requests from clients with high standards for color consistency.

• New versions of the Canon varioPRINT 135/120/110 monochrome digital presses pair Océ DirectPress Technology and Océ PRISMAsync operations management with Canon inline finishing. Along with the new Canon branding, this new version offers the latest Finisher AK-1/Saddle Finisher AK-2 which feature joggers to ensure alignment of sets in your stack. The Canon varioPRINT DP line now also has a GBC ProPunch option available for high-volume punching with interchangeable dies. Available in engine speeds up to 135 images per minute, 120 ipm, or 110 ipm, the Canon varioPRINT DP line incorporates a wide range of scanning and finishing capabilities.

Canon will demonstrate its Océ PRISMA workflow solutions that streamline print production workflows from job submission through production. Océ PRISMAaccess 5.4, launching at PRINT 13, is a print management solution that streamlines order submission and provides a centralized dashboard for managing digital print production. The new version allows customers to expand their capabilities to better serve their clients.

Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 is an all-in-one document preparation software. This solution streamlines the make-ready process from composition to production so printing professionals can shorten turnaround times, expand their capabilities, enhance productivity, and reduce operational costs—all while maintaining color quality and consistency.