Canon Australia launches new imagePRESS C850/C750/C650
3rd November 2016
Canon Australia has today announced the new imagePRESS C850/C750/C650, designed to provide exceptionally vibrant and consistent image quality on a wide variety of media. Consisting of the imagePRESS C850/C750/C650 digital colour production presses, this new Series incorporates a variety of new features and technology to help meet the requirements of the markets it is designed for corporate print rooms, commercial printers, in-plant operations, franchise printers and other print service providers.
Canon’s Senior Manager – Product Marketing Peter Brittliff said with the new imagePRESS C850 Series, print professionals will better be able to meet the high expectations of their customers with rich, predictable image quality and a high level of productivity.
The imagePRESS C850 Series is built off of the proven technology that helped its predecessor stand heads and shoulders above the offerings of competitors since its release. We expect this new series will exceed the high expectations that have been set.
Vivid and Consistent Color
The imagePRESS C850 Series is designed to provide offset-like image quality through Canon’s Gloss Optimisation technology, enabling to match the gloss of the toner image to that of the media used, and with a 32-beam R-VCSEL red laser to help produce crisp and clear images efficiently at 2400 x 2400 dpi. With a number of screen patterns to choose from, the press now offers a new 190 lpi (lines per inch) dot screen for increased flexibility and optimized quality closer to offset. By using CV Toner and an Advanced Image Transfer Belt, these devices can print high-quality, consistent output on a variety of media, including textured stocks. With these features, users have the ability to enjoy color consistency for predictable quality output, a necessity of print providers who run repetitive jobs.
Reliability and Productivity
To help meet the growing demands of print service providers, the imagePRESS C850, C750 and C650 devices operate at print speeds of up to 85, 75 and 65 A4 pages per minute, respectively, in colour and black- and-white. These digital presses provide reliable paper feeding with air separation and double sheet detection intended to reduce paper jams and production interruptions. First-time-right results with consistent colour and precise registration achieved by the Compact Registration Module help increase the amount of sellable output. A new option is the Booklet Trimmer-F1, which helps save valuable time with a larger trim waste bin and continuous run capability with on-the-fly trim waste removal.
Media Versatility and In-Line Finishing
The imagePRESS C850 Series supports a variety of in-line finishing options to help expand the offerings of print service providers, including the ability to stack, fold, saddle-stitch, staple, perfect-bind and ring- bind. A new option for this series will be the Multi-Function Professional Puncher-A1** for die punching on a wider range of media sizes and weights for A4 and larger, oblong bound books. Utilising Canon’s unique die set, this new finishing module can professionally crease documents in-line to produce folded applications, including saddle stitch booklets, with less paper cracking on the spine of the document.
This series of printers now supports auto-duplex printing of up to 762mm long sheets1, proving itself helpful in the short run production of 6-panel brochures, posters and dust jackets.
With the imagePRESS C850 Series, print professionals have the option to select the digital front end to help get the most out of their workflow. Among these options is Canon’s celebrated PRISMAsync Color Print Server for imagePRESS, the first DFE-embedded Idealliance G7® Certified System, with unique productivity features such as the Job Scheduler and Remote Manager for up to eight hours plan-ahead production. Now further enhanced with the new Version 5 platform, PRISMAsync features extended colour correction toolsets, configuration flexibility and embedded JDF/JMF workflow connectivity.
Users also have the option of selecting imagePRESS Server F200 v1.2 for imagePRESS Server G100 v1.2, built on EFI®’s Fiery® FS150 platform - all offering fast processing, enabling superb image quality and streamlined, automated workflows for sheetfed digital production systems.
Canon Product Marketing Manager Anjana Maikap said we are very proud the Canon imagePRESS C850 recently won a 2017 BLI PRO Award for Outstanding Colour Light Production Device.
In addition to this accolade, FedEx Office, a world-class commercial print provider, has enhanced its copier and printer fleets with the rollout of more than 1,800 Canon imagePRESS C700 colour digital presses.
Given the official recognition of this device and the dominance in the USA market with clients like FedEx we are confident that we will gain solid traction in the Australian market at the low to mid volume production level.
The imagePRESS C850/C750/C650 Digital Colour Production Presses are available now.