ANN ARBOR, MI – Print-Tech, Inc., a premier, full-service print provider based in Ann Arbor, has expanded its production printing capabilities significantly with the recent installation of three new Canon color printers: two imagePRESS C10000VPs and an imagePRESS C750. Along with their Canon imagePRESS C7010VP, this brings their total of production presses to four. The three new imagePRESS machines were installed in mid-December.
The imagePRESS C750 runs 75 sheets per minute. It offers multiple new capabilities for the company, including digital color envelopes. It can print variable color envelopes at production printer speed. It accommodates #10 business envelopes as well as Monarch, 6” x 9”, 9” x 12”, and 10” x 13”. Like the C10000 imagePRESS printers, the C750 is G7 qualified, and it delivers an outstanding level of print quality.
Another enhanced capability of the C750 is that it prints what Canon calls “long sheets;” that is, a sheet that’s 30” long x 13” wide. It’s ideal for short-run, digital 6-panel brochures, which traditionally run offset. These brochures are now affordable for more Print-Tech customers.
The C10000 VP’s are among the newest in Canon’s line of production printers, having been launched in 2014. This press has won numerous industry awards for its outstanding print quality, including the European Digital Press Association (EDP) 2016 Award for “Best cut sheet colour A3+ Printer.” It also received the Printing News Readers’ Choice Top Products Award in the “Digital Devices” non-inkjet category.
“The efficiency and productivity of the C10000 is phenomenal,” noted Print-Tech owner Jim Ceely. “We’ve noticed a jump in print quality from the very beginning. Our color calibrations continue to be spot-on, and the consistency of our color has brought near offset quality to our digital imaging.
“The added ability to print on textured stocks and cover stock up to 130# is another advantage of this new equipment,” noted Ceely. “Our clients can now choose from a larger range of paper and synthetic stocks.”
Print-Tech continues to close the quality gap between traditional offset printing and full-color, toner-based digital imaging, giving their customers the best of both worlds. The company uses the C10000 to print a full range of projects, including business cards, marketing brochures, newsletters, postcards, and saddle-stitched books.
All three new imagePRESS printers use Canon’s PRISMAsync controller platform. Print-Tech chose this platform because the color calibration process is built into the system, and G7 is built into the RIP. There are no add-ons needed, or any third-party software.