MELVILLE, N.Y., February 24, 2015 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced a breakthrough in high-speed inkjet with the introduction of the Océ VarioPrint® i300, formerly known as Project Niagara, the first high-speed, sheetfed inkjet press in the Company's portfolio of production print solutions.
Based on proven inkjet technology, the Océ VarioPrint i300 fills the speed and capacity gap that exists between conventional high-end toner-based, sheetfed and entry-level continuous-feed inkjet presses. By doing so, Canon helps print service providers find the right print solution for their needs and helps to address new market opportunities, applications while transforming business models.
"As a worldwide leader in inkjet, Canon is leading the change and filling a need where no current products exist today," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Our customers are looking for increased automation, end-to-end productivity, lower total cost of ownership, and equipment that will help them take on new profitable business opportunities."
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Featuring a patented four-color ink system, the Océ VarioPrint i300 prints on a wide range of media, including uncoated, coated and inkjet treated paper. It leverages proven technologies from Canon, a worldwide leader in production inkjet solutions, including Océ ColorStream® inkjet printhead technology and proven Océ VarioPrint media handling. It offers integrated end-to-end digital workflows with its Océ PRISMAsync™ digital front end and Océ PRISMA® software platform. Print service providers will also have access to finishing capabilities that are compatible with the Océ VarioPrint 6000 series.
Printing up to 300 A4 images-per-minute, the Océ VarioPrint i300 can produce monthly volumes of up to 10 million letter or A4 images. Sheetfed flexibility and price point make the press accessible to a much broader audience in the transaction, direct mail, book and manual markets. By utilizing a B3 sheet size, the press is better optimized to leverage existing finishing solutions for true end-to-end, automated workflows.
The first units have been shipped and are being installed at four customer sites in the U.S. Canon will continue to seek feedback from these print pioneers to enhance the offering going forward. General availability of the Océ VarioPrint i300 in the U.S. is slated for summer 2015.