Archives by Tag 'Canon'

Canon’s New Integrated Workflow Automation Package

Last updated: Thursday, February 25, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Canon has a new integrated workflow automation package called PRISMAdirect that is really worth a look if you’re a small to mid-size commercial printer or an in-plant. It is kind of unique in that it provides a single, integrated way to get the core [...]

Canon Launches 2 New Continuous Feed Mono Presses, Provides Update on the VarioPrint i300 (formerly Niagara) and Publishes a Great Resource for Inkjet Adopters

Last updated: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Canon Solutions America was formed 3 years ago with the merger of Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America. This organization is the direct sales organization for Canon production printing presses, software, and solutions. It was at their anniversary event that they announced the 2 new monochrome presses, provided an update on their exciting cutsheet [...]

Workflow Trends I Saw in 2015

Last updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company As I look back over research and interviews I did this past year, I see some areas of workflow automation changing and others struggling to catch on. Here’s what I saw regarding MIS solutions, the cloud, workflow automation, and other solutions:

2015 Digital Color Press Review

Last updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking back on 2015 there were a number of high profile advances in inkjet technology, but a number of new toner-based products offered expanded capabilities that were well received by print service providers. Inkjet Products for Transactional/Books/Direct Mail (letters) The adoption of high speed continuous feed inkjet for transactional and book printing was well underway [...]

Great Options for Larger Sheet Size Color Digital Presses

Last updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Image quality is always the first criterion when Printers are selecting a new digital press, because if you can’t sell the output it’s not a viable option.  But not far behind are factors including substrate flexibility, sheet size, productivity, reliability, service and costs (both capital and operating). Sheet size continues to be key factor in [...]

100+ PPM Digital Toner Presses on Display at Graph Expo 2015

Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015

In the market for a digital color press?  Looking for something fast, say 100 ppm or faster?  While there is a lot of buzz around inkjet the color digital presses that are selling today for high quality graphics applications are primarily toner-based. (I’m including Indigo’s ElectroInk in this group as well.)  The inkjet cutsheet presses [...]

Inkjet with Great Image Quality on Uncoated Offset Stock on Display at Graph Expo 2015

Last updated: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Color inkjet printing has made tremendous progress over the last several years.  Page volumes grew by 38% in 2014 and pages from high speed continuous form inkjet presses accounted for 45% of the total color production digital pages in North America. This growth has been in the areas of transactional statements, books, and direct mail. [...]

Graph Expo Highlights Inkjet Presses for “Lower” Volume Applications

Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2015

At Graph Expo a series of new and existing inkjet products were on-hand that target volume levels of 2 to 10 million pages per month for applications that run on uncoated offset papers or inkjet treated papers. These applications are primarily transactional printing, direct mail and books. Up until now the current group of continuous [...]

Canon ImageStream Presses take Inkjet Printing to New Graphic Applications

Last updated: Thursday, September 24, 2015

In 2015, Canon installed the first three ImageStream presses; one at direct mail powerhouse IWCO in the U.S., one at Bosch-Druck near Munich, Germany, and one in Asia.  The ImageStream series follows the successful JetStream and ColorStream continuous feed, inkjet presses introduced by Océ (now Canon) several years ago.  Worldwide installations of these products has [...]

Canon launches new imagePRESS C10000VP Series,

Last updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Canon U.S.A., Inc., launched the imagePRESS C10000VP Series.  This new generation of presses is faster, has a higher duty cycle and improved image quality over the previous ImagePRESS C7010VP. There are two models: The imagePRESS C10000VP which runs at 100 ppm and the imagePRESS C8000VP which runs at 80 ppm on all supported media – [...]