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Canon U.S.A. Receives Prestigious InterTech Technology Award for Océ VarioPrint i300 Sheet-fed Inkjet Production Press

Monday, August 17, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Company Receives Highly Sought-After Award for Cutting-Edge Technology Expected to Further Transform the Industry 

MELVILLE, N.Y - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Océ VarioPrint i300 sheet-fed color inkjet press has received the prestigious 2015 InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America. The recognized Océ VarioPrint i300 model is the first-of-its-kind digital high-speed, sheetfed inkjet press designed to help accelerate the printing industry's transition from offset to high-volume digital output.

"It is a true honor for Canon to be recognized for our innovative technology by the Printing Industries of America," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. Inc. "This award emphasizes our commitment to offer solutions that help empower print providers to grow and to deliver new services to their customers."

"The judges recognized the Océ VarioPrint i300 will have a significant impact on its industry segment, opening up inkjet into the sheet-fed market," noted Mark Bohan, Printing Industries of America. "The press's ability to control sheets and maintain print quality at such fast speed was impressive." 

Combining the reduced costs of inkjet with the media and application flexibility of sheet-fed production, the Océ VarioPrint i300 helps print providers to cost-effectively run monochrome and color jobs on one engine, move mono applications to higher value, higher margin color products and extend the cross over point for digital print versus offset, helping migrate more pages to digital print. 

The Océ VarioPrint i300 will offer integrated end-to-end digital workflows built atop the PRISMAsync digital front end and PRISMA software platform, along with robust feeding, and output, managed by full process quality controls for overall increased productivity.

Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have annually showcased important and emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on the graphic arts and related industries. An independent panel of judges selected the Océ VarioPrint i300 as one of 10 technologies that were deemed truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the industry.

First previewed at the Print 13 show, the Océ VarioPrint i300 color press combines a flexible architecture and Océ iQuarius inkjet technologies with proven technology assets to redefine the cost, productivity and throughput equation. The Océ VarioPrint i300 prints up to 294 (letter) images-per-minute. It handles paper format sizes up to 13.9 inch x 19.7 inch (B3) and targets heavy production volumes of 1-10 million pages per month. The reliable high speed and quality inkjet production is powered by Océ iQuarius technologies, including iQuarius CMYK Inks, Sheet Entry Control, Precision Sheet Control, In-Line Quality Inspection and the iQuarius Drying System.


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