MELVILLE, N.Y., September 3, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new imagePRESS C800 Digital Color Press Series, which combines new and proven technology to help deliver the level of print quality, productivity and flexibility expected of the imagePRESS line, in a compact, scalable footprint. Comprised of the imagePRESS C800 and imagePRESS C700, this series is designed for small-to-medium commercial, franchise, in-plant and quick printers, and is equipped to handle a variety of media options, including heavyweight coated stock, textured stock and envelopes.
"Building on Canon's expertise with new toners, lasers, and registration systems, the imagePRESS C800 Series expands Canon's family of digital color offerings and strengthens the company's position in the light production market," said Jim Hamilton from InfoTrends.
The imagePRESS C800 Series incorporates technologies from Canon's flagship imagePRESS C7011VP/S Digital Color Press Series, including:
"Canon's imagePRESS line is known for its ability to provide high-quality output, wide media support and outstanding productivity," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With the imagePRESS C800 Series we are pleased to provide customers with the tools necessary to lessen operational costs while expanding the scope of services they can offer to their respective customer base. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar for our customers in the production print market."
Vivid, Accurate and Consistent Image Quality
An array of new features including red laser R-VCSEL technology enables the imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series to produce outstanding-quality output at up to 2,400 x 2,400 dpi resolution. The systems' new CV Toner and other innovative technologies allow users to enjoy color consistency for predictable quality output - crucial for repetitive jobs in print production.
Impressive Level of Productivity
The imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series offers outstanding production speeds at up to 80 pages-per-minute (ppm) for the imagePRESS C800 and up to 70 ppm for the imagePRESS C700. In addition, this series can auto-duplex jobs on all supported media weights, reducing the need of manual intervention even during demanding jobs.
"The new Canon imagePRESS C800 that we have been privileged to test has proven to be one of the finest machines that we have ever seen. It is fast, reliable, flexible, and consistent," said James La Maire, President, AJS Buisness Imaging Solutions, LLC . "We are extremely impressed with the uptime of this machine considering the variety and volume that we have produced during our testing. We have printed envelopes, booklets, business cards, brochures, labels, on a variety of stock. We really like the color on this machine both for its accuracy, detail, and consistency on a page and from page to page."
The imagePRESS C800/C700 digital color presses are available in diverse, scalable configurations that enable a white-paper-in, finished-paper-out operation. A variety of in-line finishing options permits users to produce a broad range of print products including envelopes, folded pamphlets, saddle-stitched and squarefolded brochures, postcards, business cards, presentation and training material, flyers and perfect bound books.
The selection of state-of-the-art production digital front ends gives print professionals the choice of operation that best matches their production workflow.
Meeting ENERGY STAR® standards, having received an EPEAT® Gold rating and RoHS compliant, the imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series can help organizations reduce their environmental impact and energy costs.
The imagePRESS C800 and imagePRESS C700 Digital Presses are scheduled to be available in September 2014 and start shipping to customers end of the month through Canon authorized dealers and Canon Solutions America at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $136,900 and $113,900, respectively for a typical configuration*.