Canon imagePRESS C850 Wins 2017 BLI PRO Award


The Canon imagePRESS C850 digital press has been recognised as Outstanding Colour Light Production Device by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), receiving their annual PRO award, which acknowledges the best-in-class device per category in BLI’s production tests.

‘As we recently marked the tenth anniversary of the imagePRESS product line, we are proud to celebrate its latest addition: the imagePRESS C850 digital press,’ said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. Inc. ‘With the imagePRESS C850, we continue the tradition of listening to our customers’ needs and incorporate new features and solutions that can help them stay competitive. We thank BLI for recognising the imagePRESS C850 with a PRO Award, helping solidify our approach to this market, and are excited for our customers to have the ability to enjoy broader application versatility and reliable productivity with this new press.’

‘We found the image quality of the imagePRESS C850 to be bright, vibrant, and consistent over the course of the test,’ said Pete Emory, director of U.S./Asia Research and Lab Services, BLI. ‘The toner really bonded to the fibres of the paper, so on coated and uncoated stocks, and even with textured paper and envelopes, quality was equally outstanding. And job management was among the best we’ve seen, specifically with the PRISMAsync colour print server option. From programming new media types to creating automated workflows, to straightforward in-RIP G7 calibration, as well as the intuitive Job Scheduler that allows for optimum resource planning, key operators will see enhanced productivity throughout the day. On Canon’s Fiery server for this press, which we also tested, the Unity Display gives access to the engine user interface directly from Command WorkStation. Operators will like the ease of access for improved efficiency in their daily operation.’

The new imagePRESS C850 digital press incorporates a variety of new features and technology to help meet the requirements of commercial printers, in-plant operations, franchise printers and other print service providers. The imagePRESS C850 helps deliver outstanding output and provides powerful job management capabilities in a small footprint.

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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