Boston, March 4, 2008 – Building upon the success of its revolutionary imagePRESS C7000VP digital press, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today expanded its line of digital presses with the introduction of the new imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000 models at AIIM On Demand in Boston.
Designed to produce the highest color image quality in the marketplace and maintain the same high durability, productivity and value of its sister model, the imagePRESS C7000VP, the imagePRESS C6000VP is capable of printing images up to 1200 X 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution with a level of quality that rivals offset printing, while maintaining its engine speed of 60 letter-sized pages-per-minute (ppm) regardless of media weight. The new imagePRESS C6000 provides entry level production environments a level of quality, speed and versatility never before available at such an attractive price point, making this press the best value in the market.
"Since its launch in June 2007, the imagePRESS C7000VP has set the standard for color image quality and productivity in the digital production print market," said Janet Cain, senior director, Production Systems, Canon U.S.A. "The new imagePRESS C6000VP/C6000 continues that tradition of high-end performance and reliability delivered by the original imagePRESS device at a price point that will expand our reach and meet the needs of a wider array of production customers."
To complement the new imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000, as well the imagePRESS C7000VP, Canon also introduced several new print controllers for the imagePRESS line. The new imagePRESS Server A3100 and A2100 Print Controllers are designed help print providers achieve greater color control, superior image and quality versatility in both Windows and Mac environments. The combination of the imagePRESS Server A1100 and the new imagePRESS C6000 represents one of the best values in the market, giving users access to technology that may have previously been out of reach financially.
In addition, to help print providers expand their ability to offer value-added services and realize additional revenue opportunities from short-run/on demand book printing using the imagePRESS digital press, Canon today introduced the Canon Perfect Binder. Designed specifically for the imagePRESS digital press, the Perfect Binder offers very simple operation, making it easy for any print provider to achieve high-quality books with no operator intervention. Also, when used with imageWARE Prepress Manager, cover creation and document layout is made simple.
The imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000 models will be available immediately through Canon authorized dealers and Canon Business Solutions, Inc., at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $155,000 and $99,000, respectively.
Canon imagePRESS: Changing the World of Digital Color Printing
Revolutionizing digital production printing, the imagePRESS line of digital presses affordably delivers the look and feel of offset print for short-run and production color applications. The imagePRESS line of devices includes the imagePRESS C7000VP, C6000VP and the C6000, as well as the imagePRESS C1 digital printer.
Representing the largest R&D investment in Canon's history, the imagePRESS line has been impressing print providers and customers across the country with its color management, consistent color output and fast turnaround time.
In addition to its revolutionary production devices, Canon offers a number of hardware and software applications and tools as part of a total digital production solution. Canon's imagePRESS Workflow Solutions Program is a collection of Canon-branded and third-party hardware and software solutions that focus on key workflows in production printing environments to maximize efficiencies, and help printers build solutions and grow a profitable digital business.
Canon has also introduced the imagePRESS Essential Business Builder program to complement the use of the imagePRESS devices. The program is a comprehensive tool set, including the recently launched on-site mentoring services component, created to help printers develop the right "go-to-market" strategy for their new imagePRESS digital press and help them become value-added solutions providers.
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