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Canon has today announced the launch of its new ProStream 1800 continuous feed inkjet printer, the newest model in its ProStream 1000 series. With increased speeds of up to 436ft/min, the new printer boasts the highest resolution and print quality of any digital printing press at that speed, making it the ideal solution for commercial printers who want to achieve ultimate performance.
Supporting customers’ passion for print, the new ProStream 1800 has been designed to push the boundaries of commercial print to meet changing customer demands. Combining new inkjet innovations with proven offset printing techniques, the press strikes a unique balance between high productivity, superior print quality, flexibility and media versatility. Commercial printers can now expand their offering by migrating higher volume jobs from offset to digital inkjet. Boost production levels, slash turnaround times and increase profit margins across a wide range of applications, including premium and high volume direct mail, books, catalogs and magazines.
With the higher web speed of 436ft/min (66% faster than the ProStream 1000), the ProStream 1800 produces up to 115,000 letter size or 210,000 6”x9” size impressions per hour while maintaining superior print quality. And increased speeds equate to higher throughput. Have the confidence to handle higher volumes of work for jobs today or in the future.
The ProStream 1800 can achieve a very high level of print quality across a huge range of media, including standard offset coated, uncoated and inkjet optimized papers from 40gsm to 300gsm. Print calendars, posters and point of sale applications with the ability to print up to 22” wide and 60” long. Eliminate the need to stop production to switch between different format lengths to ensure a seamless changeover – providing additional flexibility and ease-of-use for operators.
The press’s air floatation drying system dries all jobs evenly, so you can effectively print on a wide range of paper without compromising the high standards of the finished output. By not coming into contact with the paper, the system protects the print image to ensure an optimal result and to preserve the gloss and paper surface. Artificial intelligence linked to a sensor continuously makes adjustments to the drying system during the print run to ensure the best quality. Whether you’re printing a fashion look book or a high value mailer, you can be sure that it will impress. The added bonus? It also maintains the optimal web temperature, without consuming your operator’s time and attention.
The ProStream 1800 uses native 1,200dpi piezo drop-on-demand print heads and proprietary polymer pigment inks with Canon ColorGrip to ensure color consistency. Canon’s Inline Quality Control, a high-performance camera system, also provides automatic print quality assurance, so operators can spend less time on quality control.
The successful ProStream 1000 remains available and existing customers can easily upgrade to the ProStream 1800 if more volume is required, allowing them to easily adapt to changing market dynamics while maintaining high quality, speed and supporting a variety of media.
Christian Unterberger, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Canon Production Printing, comments: “At Canon, we share our customers’ passion for print and understand that, as their businesses are having to adapt to changing market requirements, our technology needs to evolve too. With the launch of the new ProStream 1800, we can support customers who are looking to grow their production volumes without compromising quality or speed. The new press marks an extension of the successful ProStream technology that was launched in 2017. Building on our 30-strong installed base, we are excited to be offering a new proposition for customers that want ultimate performance.”
Customers can see the new ProStream 1800 at the Customer Experience Centre in Poing, Germany or request a virtual demo.
For more information on the ProStream 1800 and to request a virtual demo, please visit: https://canon.sm/prostream1800.