• Sha Jumari

Canon introduces worldwide debut of Océ Prostream

The new Océ ProStream has already confirmed six installations; one of which will be in Asia Pacific.

Canon unveiled the new Océ ProStream series on 17 February 2017 at its facility in Poing, Germany. Launched ahead of Hunkeler Innovationdays 2017, the event saw visitors from 22 countries, including from the Asia Pacific region namely Singapore, Japan and South Korea.

Thus far, six ProStream machines has been sold. While most of the installations will be in Europe, the fourth installation is slated for Asia Pacific. For now, Canon is unable to specify its customer due to a disclosure agreement.

Canon is expecting 25 presses to be sold by the end of 2017, and hopes to reach 100 presses by the end of 2018.

The Océ ProStream series is a continuous feed production inkjet platform that leverages on Canon’s inkjet technology with the Océ JetStream, Océ ColorStream and Océ VarioPrint i300.

Aimed at mid-to-high level commercial printing segments, the new series is able to print on a larger range of media, including print uncoated, inkjet-optimised, gloss and matt-coated papers, at a rate of 80m/min, or 1,076 A4/min.

Christian Unterberger with the Océ ProStream

“We deliberately took a green-field approach to design, with a commitment to create a product that would open up fresh business opportunities for commercial printers, particularly in high-growth segments such as premium direct mail and marketing collateral. The Océ ProStream delivers on this commitment, pushing inkjet even further into the commercial printing mainstream with its amazing quality and versatility,” said Christian Unterberger, chief marketing & executive vice president production printing products, Canon.

The new Océ ProStream has already earned a coveted iF design award 2017 from Germany’s iF International Forum for Design.

On-site print samples by the Océ ProStream

Some of the features for the press include:

  • Latest Kyocera KJ4 piezo electric drop on demand print heads is based on Océ Multilevel technology for sharper details, smoother half tones and economized ink usage. It can print at a resolution of 1200 dpi and multilevel dot modulation at full 1,076 A4/min productivity.

  • ColorGrip technology allows printing on a wider range of media, including a variety of coater, uncoated offset stocks, to expand applications.

  • New polymer pigment inks have a wider colour gamut.

  • The sensitive floatation air dryer ensures that the printed paper is not touched until the print images are fully robust – there are no scratches or changes to gloss levels and minimal paper stress for maximum quality.

For more on the Canon Oce ProStream series launch, look out for the next issue of Print Innovation Asia.

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