Canon introduced three new digital colour presses into its flagship imagePRESS range - the C850/C750/C650.
Offering a blend of consistently high print quality, outstanding performance and proven reliability in a smaller but robust package, the imagePRESS C850 series is set to inspire commercial printers and corporate reprographic departments (CRDs) to broaden their application offerings and realise business growth.
The latest additions were launched to the Southeast Asian market on 15 November, in conjunction with Canon’s “Think Big Leadership Series IV”. The two-day Think Big series logged over 200 visitors from the region, including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and discussed issues facing Singapore’s economy in the upcoming year.
Canon Singapore launched the new presses at its “Think Big Leadership Series IV” event and conference.
“At Canon, we want to boost our customers’ confidence to face the future. We set out to inspire print service providers (PSPs) with a vision of their commercial potential and deliver the right technology to help them make that vision a reality,” said Raab Bruno, Senior Director of Regional PPP Centre, Canon Singapore.
“In the latest imagePRESS series, we have enhanced performance and applications capability from end to end, so that an even wider range of print businesses can reap their commercial potential.”
Efficiency-enhancing innovations for greater print productivity
Ideal for customers with typical monthly production volumes of up to 170,000 A4 pages, the new presses include the following innovations and options to increase efficiency in production printing environments and deliver fully finished applications:
Consistent 85ppm/75ppm/65ppm production speed up to 220gsm and great performance on mixed media applications up to 300gsm
Auto-Duplex banner printing capability, offering new revenue streams
New 190 lpi dot screening pattern, producing stunning images
Semi-automated page registration, freeing up operator time for other value-added activities
Additional finishing options, enabling new and higher value applications
New PRISMAsync v 5.0 which ensures the optimum overall performance of the print room.
The new Canon imagePRESS C850
Enhanced capabilities for exceptional quality output
With the imagePRESS C850 series capable of duplex printing banners, printing on standard sized envelopes and producing outstanding quality output on textured substrates, PSPs can confidently diversify into more lucrative applications and attract work from new customers.
Coupled with the ability to handle substrates from 52 to 300gsm and maintain their maximum speed of up to 220gsm, the C850/C750/C650 models can easily handle a broad spectrum of typical print applications, from brochures and invitations to posters and personalised direct marketing collateral.
An enhanced laser and new 190 lpi dot screening pattern, together with Canon’s Consistently Vivid (CV) toner ensure outstanding print quality page after page, regardless of run length. And improving pressroom efficiency, semi-automatic, single-page registration technology can achieve accurate media registration in just five minutes.
The inclusion of a new front-edge booklet trimmer, GBC puncher and inline creasing provides PSPs the opportunities to extend their finishing capabilities, and to offer their customers more eye-catching, high value applications.
By expanding the range of inline finishing options, both from Canon and third parties, customers can now choose to integrate three-knife trimming, perfect binding up to 200 sheets, saddle finishing up to 100 pages, ring binding and square-fold booklet making.
Seamless integration for added convenience and usability
The imagePRESS C850/C750/C650 models are the first in the range to offer integration with version 5.0 of Canon’s PRISMAsync controller, which offers heightened usability, improved print room performance and optimum integration into PSPs’ operations.
The new PRISMAsync remote control also offers a mobile application (Android/iOS) that provides status information and alerts the operator when any intervention is needed.