Canon Showcasing Digital Production Print Solutions And Services At Drupa

Canon Showcasing Digital Production Print Solutions And Services At Drupa

Under the banner of ‘The Power to Move’, Canon is demonstrating how, in collaboration with partners, it works closely with customers to deliver the transformative technologies, expertise and support that inspire and enable them to move their businesses forward. Across the Canon stand at drupa 2024, which runs until 7 June in Düsseldorf, visitors can see the complete, extensive range of Canon production print technologies, including Canon PRISMA workflow solutions, Canon print media, inkjet and toner presses, web-fed and sheetfed presses, flatbed and roll-to-roll wide format printers and digital label and packaging production.

All production solutions print live applications and are arranged by industry segment: commercial print, publishing (including books), promotional communications (including direct mail and retail), labels and packaging, interior décor, as well as in-house and CAD printing. In the ‘Printworks’ area of the stand, visitors have the opportunity to discuss their strategic and operational challenges with Canon business development, workflow and application specialists. They can also discover how Canon has successfully supported print service providers of all types and sizes to deploy sustainable growth strategies based on innovative technologies, expert advice and implementation capability – from solution design to project management, process automation, service and support.

Pieter Gouws, Canon South Africa and Charnia Yapp, Africa Print, at drupa.

Sheetfed Portfolio Expansion

Making its European debut at drupa is the new varioPRINT iX1700 sheetfed inkjet press (available in 2025), which will efficiently produce average monthly volumes from 300,000 to 1.5 million A4 images. The new press is positioned between the highly successful varioPRINT iX3200 B3 sheetfed inkjet press, which customers globally rely on for monthly throughput from one million to five million A4 images, and the successful imagePRESS V series of colour toner presses, which has seen more than 2500 installations in EMEA since its introduction.

In addition, Canon is extending its sheetfed inkjet capability to higher volumes with the announcement of a new heavy-duty, B2 sheetfed press, the varioPRESS iV7, for a volume range up to 4.5 million B2 images per month. On the Canon stand, visitors can see print samples and a digital animation of the press, which is scheduled for first installations in the second half of 2025. Together, the imagePRESS, varioPRINT iX and varioPRESS platforms establish a comprehensive portfolio of Canon sheetfed technologies for businesses of all sizes and production volumes.

Web-Fed Portfolio Expansion

In the ultra-high volume inkjet arena, drupa 2024 is the global launch platform for Canon’s latest high speed webfed inkjet presses, the new ProStream 2000 series and the ColorStream 8200. The ColorStream 8200 webfed inkjet press is being shown in a smart book-block end-to-end solution, a truly collaborative, customer-driven technology innovation from Canon and Hunkeler, pushing the boundaries of automated on-demand book production. The new ProStream 2133 webfed inkjet press will be producing direct mail, books and magazines in variable formats on the fly, highlighting its outstanding productivity, quality and production versatility.

Labels And Packaging

With the live production of various label, corrugated and folding carton applications on its stand, Canon is demonstrating its commitment to becoming a significant, trusted partner to the label and packaging markets. As evidence of that commitment, Canon is giving its first live demonstration outside Japan of the new LabelStream LS2000 water-based digital label press, slated for 2025 availability. Through a 3D model, technology animations and production samples, Canon will also showcase its concept for a 1.7m wide, single pass, industrial-scale corrugated press, offering a production speed of 8000 sqm/hour at offset quality. Edale, a Canon company since 2022, is showcasing its FL5 carton production line integrated with FDC6000 flatbed die cutter for single-pass carton embellishment and finishing.

Canon Print Media Range Supports PSPs In Reducing Carbon Footprint

Visitors at drupa can discover the full range of Canon Print Media spanning cutsheet media, high speed inkjet media, large format media for technical documents and large format media for graphics applications, across the stand in live production as well as at the central Canon Print Media display. In conversation with Canon media experts on site, PSPs can find the perfect match of print media for their production needs. Canon is also showing a preview with samples of its new Red Label Zero A4 superior quality paper range for office and professional printing. This is the latest addition to Canon’s Zero range of papers, which is designed to help reduce users’ carbon footprint by lowering CO2 emissions during manufacturing and through Canon’s engagement in climate projects to compensate residual CO2 emissions. The new range will be available later in the year.


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