New Canon imagePRESS C850 series offers expanded applications capabilities to inspire business transformation

London, 22 September 2016 – Canon Europe, leader in imaging solutions, is today adding two new digital colour presses into its flagship imagePRESS range - the C850 and C750. Responding to customer requests for more flexible production presses offering a blend of consistently high print quality, superior performance and proven reliability in a smaller but robust package, the imagePRESS C850 series is set to inspire commercial printers and corporate reprographic departments (CRDs) to broaden their application offerings and realise their business growth ambitions.

Ideal for customers with typical monthly production volumes of up to 170,000 A4 pages, the new presses include the following innovations and options to raise efficiency in production printing environments and produce fully finished applications:

  • Consistent 85ppm/75ppm production speed up to 220gsm and great performance on mixed media applications up to 300gsm
  • Auto-Duplex banner printing capability, offering new revenue streams
  • New 190 lpi dot screening pattern, producing stunning images
  • Semi-automated page registration, freeing up operator time for other value-added activities
  • Additional finishing options, enabling new and higher value applications
  • New PRISMAsync v 5.0 which ensures the optimum overall performance of the print room.

Mark Lawn, Canon’s European Director, Professional Print Solutions, comments: “At Canon we want to boost customers’ confidence to face the future. We set out to inspire print service providers with a vision of their creative and commercial potential, delivering the right technology innovations to help them make that vision a reality and transform their business. In just two years we’ve installed over 3000 imagePRESS C800/C700 presses in EMEA, helping customers to achieve new levels of productivity, quality and flexibility, and fuelling their growth. With these new imagePRESS models, we’ve enhanced performance and applications capability from end to end, so that an even wider range of print businesses can reap their commercial potential.”

With the imagePRESS C850 series capable of duplex printing banners, printing on standard sized envelopes and producing exceptional quality output on textured substrates, PSPs can confidently diversify into more lucrative applications and attract work from new customers. Thanks also to their ability to handle substrates from 52 to 300gsm and maintain their maximum speed up to 220gsm, the C850/C750 models can easily handle a broad spectrum of typical print applications, from brochures and invitations to posters and personalised direct marketing collateral.

An enhanced laser and new 190 lpi dot screening pattern, together with Canon’s Consistently Vivid (CV) toner, ensure outstanding print quality page after page, regardless of run length. Improving pressroom efficiency, semi-automatic, single-page registration technology achieves accurate media registration in just five minutes.

The inclusion of a new front-edge booklet trimmer, GBC puncher and inline creasing with the new presses gives PSPs opportunities to extend their finishing capabilities and to offer customers many more eye-catching, high value applications. By expanding the range of inline finishing options, both from Canon and third parties, customers can also now choose to integrate three-knife trimming, perfect binding up to 200 sheets, saddle finishing up to 100 pages, ring binding and square-fold booklet making.

The imagePRESS C850/C750 models are the first in the range to offer integration with version 5.0 of Canon’s PRISMAsync controller, which offers enhanced usability, improved overall print room performance and optimum integration into PSPs’ operations. The new PRISMAsync remote control also offers a mobile application (Android/iOS) that provides status information and notifies the operator when any intervention is needed.

Mark Lawn concludes: “Whether in a corporate printroom or a commercial print environment, a new digital press investment needs to be business-ready and simple to install and integrate into existing workflows. These real-world business drivers have shaped the thinking behind the development of these new imagePRESS products and we’re confident that customers will grasp their potential to help them #unleashprint and achieve their business aspirations.”

The new Canon imagePRESS C850/C750 presses will be seen for the first time at GraphExpo 2016 and will ship to EMEA from October 2016.