MELVILLE, N.Y., January 16, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc, a leader in digital imaging solutions, with the introduction of the imagePRESS C7011VPS/C7011VP series of digital color presses, now offers print service providers the opportunity to help increase productivity and deliver a wider variety of applications by way of new in-line feeding and finishing options.
Canon's new imagePRESS digital color presses include six base models that offer print speeds of up to 70 or 60* letter-size pages-per-minute with up to 1200 x 1200 dpi image resolution. The imagePRESS C7011VPS/C6011VPS/C6011S models incorporate the company's proven PRISMAsync controller that streamlines production, making printing workflows more intuitive and consistent. In addition to the PRISMAsync controller, the C7011VPS/C6011VPS/C6011S models offer several external server options to help provide increased control over the printer, for a customizable workflow.
"As a marketing services provider, I'm always looking for technologies that will help me offer new solutions and value added services to my clients, yet I don't want to maintain several separate pieces of equipment for each type of job my clients need," said Rick Sands, Director, The Fenway Group. "This new imagePRESS series has versatility and workflow tools I need to remain innovative and competitive in the market."
To help expand capabilities, increase productivity and reduce costs, the imagePRESS C7011VP/C6011VP/C6011 models are being introduced with a Long Sheet Feeder1 solution. This device allows for the input of longer sheet sizes, expanding the types of applications that can be produced on the imagePRESS C7011VP series. Supporting paper sizes up to 13" x 26", applications such as book covers, dust jackets, maps, larger posters, banners, point-of-purchase signage, pocket folders, 12 page brochures, and calendars can now be created on the imagePRESS in one seamless workflow.
"The new imagePRESS lineup offers an efficient and customizable solution that can help our clients expand their customers' production printing needs," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "While many digital presses address the growing market trend toward shorter print runs and faster turnaround times, our new color imagePRESS offerings can also meet the demand customers still have for the image quality and output options once only achieved by offset technology."
Wider Variety of Applications
Since first introduced in 2006, Canon's imagePRESS line of digital presses has been adept at producing marketing collateral, direct mail pieces, newsletters, and other similar output on paper sizes from 7.2" x 7.2"up to 13" x 19". With enhanced media handling capabilities and optional accessories available for the new imagePRESS series, a wider range of applications are enabled:
Late Stage Job Editing
Clients deploying the imagePRESS C7011VPS/C6011VPS/C6011S models will benefit from PRISMAsync v3.1, the latest version of the company's production management software that includes several new capabilities that provide greater control of the workflows that are prevalent in commercial printing environments, such as:
The imagePRESS C7011VPS/C7011VP series of digital color presses will be available for customer delivery through Canon Authorized Dealers and Canon Solutions America at the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $104,790.** For more information please visit www.usa.canon.com.