Canon has shown off a new series of light production printers, the ImagePress C910 series. These are dry toner colour devices aimed at commercial printers, corporate inplants and copy shops.
There are three models in this series, the C910, C810 and C710, producing 90, 80 and 70ppm respectively. They are designed to produce monthly volumes of 40,000 to 167,000 A4 pages but can handle monthly peak volumes up to 500,000 A4 pages.
These printers have 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution with a default 190 lpi screening pattern. The image is printed to a transfer belt which features a soft elastic layer that helps to evenly distribute the toner across the media, even with textured and embossed substrates.
They can handle stocks from 52 gsm up to 350gsm however, they will slow down for media over 220gsm. They can also print single-sided banners up to 1300mm, which is handy for things like book jackets, posters and four-fold leaflets.
Canon offers a range of finishing options, developed by other vendors for use with these presses, including a multi-purpose stacker for intensive banner printing environments, a continuous output kit for unattended perfect binding, and two booklet-finishing stations, including a compact version for customers with limited space. These can all be used inline with the C910 models thanks to a new Document Finishing Device (DFD) interface and bridge adaptor, which connects the finishing units to Canon’s own W1 staple and booklet finisher.
There’s also an optional 600 dpi colour scanner with duplex document feeder. There’s a choice of controllers, including Canon’s PrismaSync 7.1, and two EFI Fiery options, the embedded G250 or external H350 servers.
Wayne Kershaw, National Sales Manager for Canon UK, commented: “With these latest innovations in our professional print portfolio, we’re pushing productivity even further with increased speed and maximum uptime, while enabling customers to produce more applications and extract maximum value from their investment. From marketing collateral to customised book covers, personalised postcards and even short-run promotional packaging, ImagePress technologies open up a world of opportunity for customers of all sizes. We’re helping them to bring creative ideas to life, using the power of well-targeted print to fuel emotion and generate response.”
These new presses are available in Europe from May 2019.