TWO BILLION PAGES. 30 INSTALLATIONS. ONE POWERFUL SOLUTION.
Canon customers have printed the equivalent of over two billion A4 pages (or one billion duplex A4 pages) on the company’s ProStream 1000 continuous feed digital inkjet system. To put this volume into context, it’s the equivalent of printing 12.8 million copies of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’¹.
Canon customers have printed the equivalent of over two billion A4 pages on the ProStream 1000 continuous feed digital inkjet system
Peter Wolff, Vice President, Production Printing Products
(PPP), EMEA Commercial Printing, Canon Europe
Since the ProStream’s first installation in November 2017, it has been well received in the market as the best suited solution for a wide range of high quality applications including premium direct mail and graphic arts applications, such as books, magazines, and calendars. There are now over 30 installations worldwide running at full production speed and offering customers maximum uptime.
Renowned for its reliability and delivering increased profitability, the ProStream enables customers to migrate high-value work from offset to inkjet without compromising the quality, while increasing the efficiency of the whole value chain and exploiting the full creative potential of variable data printing within multi-channel promotional campaigns.
A European customer, Frank Ehrhorn, Sales Director, Eversfrank Group explains, “With our digital printing set-up we are superbly equipped to offer our customers individualised output in short timeframes. Through high performance, offset-like quality and the advantage of customisation at large volumes, we’re advancing the medium of print. The ProStream 1000, backed by Canon’s expertise in integrating digital workflows for variable data, has enabled us to begin a new chapter regarding the services we offer, and to open up new possibilities for our customers on a large industrial scale.”
Following feedback from our customers, last year Canon introduced new enhancements to the ProStream to further boost the printer’s consistent high quality and reliable productivity. The updates now allow for printing on media up to 300gsm for book and magazine covers, as well as postcards up to 250gsm at rated speed.
Peter Wolff, Vice President, Production Printing Products (PPP), EMEA Commercial Printing, Canon Europe, proudly states, “The introduction of the ProStream 1000 set a new benchmark for inkjet quality, truly competing with offset. The ProStream is both matching our customers’ quality expectations and meeting their large volume requirements. We understand that investing in a continuous feed digital print solution is a big investment to any business. While productivity and reliability are key to our customers’ purchasing decisions, so too is trust, support, expertise and business consultancy. That’s why, with Canon, our customers don’t just invest in our technology, they also have a partner who is invested in their success.”
1 This calculation is based on the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book being 352 pages, which are 19.7 x 13 cm in size. Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 2014.