Canon Launches Oce VarioPrint 6000 TITAN Series


The new Oce VarioPrint 6000 TITAN cut-sheet monochrome production presses offer a range of finishing options, including booklet-making, perfect binding, tape binding, die punching and trimming.

The range of technology innovations further enhance productivity, quality and media versatility, while maintaining the VarioPrint 6000 series’ best-in-class environmental performance. The technology has been developed to help Print Service Providers (PSPs) who operate in the commercial, publishing and transactional segments to produce high quality black and white prints, at increased speeds and using a wider selection of media weights and formats.

The TITAN series presses build on the well-established Océ VarioPrint 6000 platform, which set a new bar for monochrome digital production when it was first launched a decade ago. Its unique Gemini Instant Duplex Technology is still unmatched.

Supporting volumes of up to 10 million A4 size impressions per month, the new presses are ideally suited for producers of commercial print materials, books and transactional documents, as well as large in-plants. The series comes in three versions to meet specific customer needs – Standard, Transactional Print (TP) and MICR – and has a range of finishing options including booklet-making, perfect binding, tape binding, die punching, trimming and offers an open Document Finishing Device Interface for further connectivity to compatible third party finishers on demand.

The TITAN series represents a substantial redesign of the press, with an ultra-robust steel body to support customers’ industrial production requirements, facilitate maintenance and maximise press uptime.

Following on from its predecessor, the VarioPrint 6000+ series, the increased maximum running speed of 328 A4 images per minute (ipm) in perfecting mode translates to a potential of over 30,000 additional images, in one week, in one shift operation. Four models are available to meet different speed requirements (VarioPrint 6180, 6220, 6270 and 6330), with the option for customers using the lower speed models to purchase temporary licences for increased speed to handle short-term or seasonal production peaks.

Increased productivity is also supported by extended functionality in the TITAN series’ PRISMAsync print server v7, which allows for advanced job scheduling for up to eight hours to enable unattended printing. Further tools such as PRISMAsync Remote Manager, Remote Control App for smart devices and the new PRISMAlytics Dashboard cloud service boost productivity by enabling remote management and monitoring of multiple engines. Windows 10 base, user authentication, and configurable UI are just some of the features that contribute to device security.

The new Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses are optimised for the broadest range of media in the series’ history, designed to help print service providers to extend their applications range and access new commercial opportunities. The new TITAN Light Weight Media (LWM) Option with LWM Air Guide Technology enables printing on substrates as light as 45gsm, opening up multiple new product avenues for users, for example in applications such as legal documentation, specialist publishing and multi-language product and pharmaceutical inserts.

This new light weight media capability is supported by the proven Océ Gemini Instant Duplex Technology, which uses a twin print heads to print simultaneously on both sides of the media without the need to stop and turn the sheet. The Océ Copy Press technology, which presses toner into the substrate at a low fusing temperature, further reduces the physical stresses on the substrate, while also helping to maintain a flat surface for optimal print and finishing quality and delivering a matte, offset-like image.

The VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series supports plain, coated, textured and other specialty media such as NCR paper. It is also the only digital press in its class able to print double-sided tabs for products such as manuals and guides.

New Paper Input Module (PIM) options for the VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series give customers choices and configuration flexibility. The Standard PIM is for media up to 320 x 488mm, while the Flex XL PIM is designed for media up to 350 x 500mm, making it ideal for multi-up digital on-demand book production. Depending on their work mix, customers are able to work with three Standard or three Flex XL PIMS, or combine two PIMS of one size with one of the other.

Jimmy De Waal, Head of Marketing, Professional Print Group Canon South Africa, said, ‘When the first iteration of the Océ VarioPrint 6000 entered the market in 2007, it redefined expectations of what was possible from a mono press in terms of output speed, quality and reliability, and has since supported the growth and development of hundreds of businesses. Fast-forward ten years, and with the new TITAN series, we have engineered a range of high performance monochrome presses that brings together the best technical attributes of the original VarioPrint platform with new technologies to push the boundaries of heavy black-and-white production still further. These new presses are at the pinnacle of speed, reliability, quality, versatility and sustainability in their class.’

The established Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology delivers near-perfect front-to-back registration with a tolerance of +/- 0.3 mm for exceptional print quality. Other existing features of the original VarioPrint series also contribute to highest output quality, for example ScreenPoint technology, which detects and optimises the image type (text, line or photo) for each individual page, and the intelligent SuperCell half-toning algorithm for excellent image sharpness and smooth gradations.

The new Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses generate virtually no ozone emissions or waste toner, and their energy consumption is calculated to be 30% less than other machines in their category, helping customers to minimise running costs while supporting a healthy operator environment.

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