Canon and Océ exhibited its combined portfolio at the Canon stand at drupa this year. Co-developed, new and future technologies were on show as part of what Canon claimed were ‘the broadest range of professional print technologies and solutions in the industry’. They hope to persuade Print Service Providers (PSPs) that this new technology can expand their services, open up new markets and increase long-term productivity and revenues.
Since the launch of the jointly-developed Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS and C7010VP series, the two companies have worked closely together to develop digital printing solutions such as a high capacity stacker that offers unlimited stacking capacity via an ‘unload-while-printing’ functionality that facilitates continuous production, reduces foot print and the need for further investment. It has a high stacking accuracy that is ideal for feeding into offline post-processing equipment and the capability to configure stack height – ensuring exact output to input if post-processing is done at another location.
Also exhibited on the stand was the new Océ ColorWave 650 Poster Printer, a specialised version of the Océ ColorWave 650. The new press is aimed at the POS market and can print on a variety of paper sizes at speeds of 155 A1 sheets per hour. A key feature of the new device is that prints are instantly dry, water resistant, cut to size and ready to be mounted.
New additions to the Océ ColorStream 3000 range also announced were the entry-level Océ ColorStream 3200 and a high-speed Océ ColorStream 3900, which join the Océ ColorStream 3700.
The new Océ digital full-colour inkjet printing systems were developed for transactional print providers and offer a range of speeds and proficient ink and colour management.
Another new product highlighted was the new Océ JetStream 4300, the latest system from the continuous feed inkjet portfolio. The 200 metres per minute, full colour production printer offers PSPs the opportunity to produce books, magazines, newspaper and transactional print at short and medium lengths.
Visitors to the Canon stand had the opportunity to see the future of large format printing in the concept product – Velocity. The large format digital printer combines high-speed Memjet Inkjet technology with Océ workflow to print up to 500 A0 colour prints per hour.
Incorporating the same six media roll capacity of the Océ ColorWave 600/650, Velocity combines five Memjet inkjet printheads, to operate simultaneously, applying up to three billion drops of ink per second. Coupled with a width path of 106 cm (42”), it is claimed the machine will deliver a new level of large format print productivity to the CAD, GIS and GA markets.
“Today’s announcements are yet a further demonstration of how Canon and Océ are stronger together,” said David Preskett, European Professional Print Director, Canon Europe. “Through continuous product development and innovation, Canon can help customers take advantage of new opportunities.”
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