Canon U.S.A. Announces Two Products Honored with 2018 BLI PRO Awards

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 26, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the varioPRINT 140 Series monochrome digital production presses with PRISMAsync Print Server and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i color multi-function device with ColorPASS-GX500 Controller have both been selected by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a division of Keypoint Intelligence, as 2018 PRO Award winners. The PRO Awards serve to acknowledge the best-in-class device per category in BLI’s production tests.
The two devices received the following distinctions:
Outstanding Light/Mid-Volume Production Device
Canon varioPRINT 140/130/115 with PRISMAsync Print Server
Outstanding Color Entry-Level CRD Production Device
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i with ColorPASS-GX500 Controller (EFI Fiery based)
Both products, which have been well-received, are now backed by this great recognition by BLI.
“On behalf of Canon U.S.A., we thank BLI for recognizing our celebrated devices and appreciate the honor of being named as a winner of BLI PRO Awards once again,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Feedback from Canon’s user base as well as test results from industry experts like BLI helps our company to continuously evaluate and evolve our products and approach to the market.”
“The Canon varioPRINT 140 Series will fit perfectly into small- to mid-size print shops and in-plants thanks to its excellent media handling and job management. It’s easy to program new media types and submit jobs, while the outstanding PRISMAsync Job Scheduler allows for the device to practically manage itself,” said George Mikolay, Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab’s Associate Director of Copiers/Production. “The ease of use, outstanding handling of text and fine lines, as well as outstanding color consistency and price point of the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i, combined with the processing power of the Canon ColorPASS-GX500 controller with Fiery technology, make it an attractive offering for customers looking for an entry point in the CRD production space.”
The varioPRINT 140 Series was designed to provide reliability and versatility for environments with the need for efficient and cost-effective black-and-white production printing. Built on proven technology and market driven extensions, the varioPRINT 140 Series presses feature the highly stable DirectPress Technology is designed to deliver consistent high-quality images on a wide range of media for small-to-medium size commercial, quick printers, franchise, and in-plants. The presses’ reliability and efficiency make them a great fit for environments with average monthly print volumes of up to 800,000 letter-size images. An extensive range of in-line finishing options can provide users with professional, finished documents whether it's simple booklets or complex manuals. The PRISMAsync Print Server allows operators to easily manage a variety of aspects, from composition to media to finishing, while its Remote Manager tool allows it to manage and run jobs on multiple presses with ease.
Designed to help improve workflow and provide outstanding image quality, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i can integrate with intuitive software and services to provide a high-speed, dependable color solution for enterprise-level offices, demanding multi-user environments and entry-level in-plants. As part of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7500 Series, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i model offers speeds of up to 80/70 pages-per-minute in black and white/color and the capability to scan up to240/220 images-per-minute (black and white/color, 300 dpi). Through the integration of the supported EFI Fiery digital front ends, including the Canon ColorPASS-GX500, users can produce a wide range of personalized communications with vivid color, gain control of image quality, and produce repeatable color with professional-level color management tools and technology. Entry level CRD’s can experience high efficiency with performance-boosting features, as well as the ability to update media information, check job status and monitor remaining toner.
Having generated tens of millions of impressions on production devices from the leading vendors over several years, BLI’s production tests reveal the attributes that distinguish outstanding performers in a challenging evaluation covering productivity, image quality, media handling, ease of use and more.
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