MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its newest inkjet technology breakthrough, poised to increase application ranges and help ensure even faster turnaround times for professional printers looking to expand their business offerings and explore new opportunities.
Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, is proud to announce the Océ VarioPrint i-series Release 2, an expansion into a family of groundbreaking products that include the introduction of the Océ VarioPrint i200 press, an MICR version for sensitive financial documents, and the previously launched, revolutionary Océ VarioPrint i300 device. Powered by Océ iQuarius technologies, the new expansion is set to provide inkjet productivity combined with sheet-fed versatility, while offering cost-effective, premium inkjet quality prints on an expansive range of media. By taking action to expand the inkjet line of products, a broader range of customers will have access to a highly versatile device that is within their budget and enable them to acquire a device that better serves their operational needs.
“When we originally launched the Océ VarioPrint i300, with iQuarius technologies, we brought innovation to the inkjet space that was unprecedented and introduced a technology that was built around the evolved needs of our valued production print customers,” said Toyo Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Now, after the successful market adoption of our ground breaking Océ VarioPrint i300 device, we once again look to enable our customers to expand their business by further enhancing the already industry-leading application versatility and productivity of the VarioPrint i-series.”
Key Customer Benefits
As proven by customer accounts from around the world, the Océ VarioPrint i300 press is game-changing in its uptime, print quality, and economics. It opened the doors to new business opportunities, while paving the way for the inkjet revolution to redefine the print industry.
With a One Canon approach, developers from Canon and Océ sought out to make the good even better, and did so by addressing customer benefits that include:
- Application versatility: New offering allows users to combine media into one job and consolidate monochrome and color on one device. Extra paper feeding options to enable running tabs and pre-punched stocks.
- Production efficiency: For print service providers looking to maximize daily output with less labor, the Océ VarioPrint i-series allows for one operator to seamlessly run multiple devices.
- Best-in-class uptime: Enhanced functionality in place to help users meet service level agreements and keep the Océ VarioPrint i-series presses running reliably while producing myriad types of jobs.
Additionally, the i-series Release 2 includes the next generation PRISMAsync version 5 workflow to offer a full native PDF workflow and enhanced Graphic Arts functionality to help advance productivity in print shops of all sizes.
High speed inkjet. On Sheets.
As the high speed inkjet printing market continues to grow, this latest launch solidifies Canon’s commitment to offering a range of new options, improvements, and software for the Océ VarioPrint line, and recognizing the need to adapt to the ever-evolving requirements of customers around the world. Perhaps more than ever before, the Océ VarioPrint i-series enables Canon customers, both new and existing, to produce high quality prints on sheets at accelerated speeds.
With the launch of the Océ VarioPrint i200, Canon similarly took a look at its production print portfolio and ways to further strengthen it for customers. At 194 Letter size pages per minute, Canon’s Océ VarioPrint i200 press now bridges the gap between the Canon imagePRESS C10000 device at up to 100 pages per minute and the Océ VarioPrint i300 device at 294 pages per minute, and the Océ ColorStream and Océ ProStream series’ with its sheet-fed versatility and consolidation of monochrome and color printing.
“As a worldwide leader in inkjet, Canon focuses on constant innovation and pursuing opportunities to fill the speed and capacity void that exists between toner and inkjet presses,” said Francis McMahon, senior vice president, Marketing, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “This persistence has led to the advancement of the VarioPrint i200 device, which will help open the door to new print applications and market opportunities for customers looking for increased versatility, automation and end-to-end productivity at an affordable cost.”
The Océ VarioPrint i-series Release 2 including the Océ VarioPrint i200 will be available for customer installations in June through Canon Solutions America. To learn more, visit usa.canon.com today. To protect the investment of current customers, the new Release 2 functionality is also available to existing i300 customers.