Since its launch in 2016, over 900 devices from the Canon imagePRESS C850 series of production colour presses have been installed in EMEA. Combined with the imagePRESS C650 model, an extension of the imagePRESS C850 series launched in March 2017, the installed base in EMEA exceeds 1650 units.
Following the launch of the imagePRESS C850 and C750 models in Autumn 2016, feedback from commercial print service providers (PSPs) and in-house printing departments highlights the devices’ unique capabilities including auto-duplex banner printing, semi-automated page registration, the ability to print on a variety of different substrates and extended finishing capabilities, all of which are helping customers to explore new possibilities with digital print.
Developed in line with market demand for high quality colour output, excellent productivity and extended media flexibility, the imagePRESS C850 series is helping PSPs and in-house print rooms to increase operational efficiencies, enabling them to focus on other value-added activities and open up new business opportunities.
The combination of colour stability from the imagePRESS C850 with its capability to support a range of different media, as well its extensive choice of finishing options such as booklet making, raises digital print to the next level.
Solent Design Studio in Southampton, UK, recently installed the imagePRESS C750 and is driving new business as a result of the printer’s media versatility. The duplex banner printing option for the imagePRESS C750 has allowed Solent Design to expand into A4 landscape books, as well as producing smaller quantities of printed envelopes digitally. The new Canon equipment is driving sustained growth of the digital business, alongside its established litho print and design services.
Peter Wolff, senior director, Customer Group Commercial Printer and Production CRD, Canon Europe commented, ‘Customers looking to drive business growth with digital production need robust and versatile solutions that help them to say ‘yes’ to a wider variety of customer briefs. It’s exciting to have seen such a positive reaction from the market for the imagePRESS C850 series over the last 12 months.’
‘We worked hard to develop three presses based on the same advanced technology as our flagship imagePRESS C10000VP production press that would support our customers’ ambitions to extend their application capabilities. Our range of supporting software options from intuitive drivers to full end-to-end workflow solutions also help to boost their operational efficiency. Customer feedback from across EMEA highlights that these products are already making a significant difference, helping them to evolve their businesses in line with changing customer needs. It’s great to see that technology innovation can play such an important role in inspiring businesses to realise new opportunities.’