Canon unveils new varioPRINT iX-series

Canon Production Printing Australia has announced its new varioPRINT iX-series, an advanced sheetfed inkjet press featuring iQuariusiX technology.

The new press builds on the success of the varioPRINT i-series platform introduced in 2015.

Built for those with production volumes of 1-to-10 million A4 images per month, this new full spectrum press combines the image quality and media range of offset or liquid toner systems, with the productivity and cost efficiency of inkjet.

This latest addition to the Canon Production Printing Australia portfolio aims to produce over 9,000 SRA3 images per hour, or 320 A4 images per minute, on a wide range of media including offset coated paper from 90 to 350gsm.

This advancement to the sheetfed world enables high-volume and full spectrum production of commercial print applications, from marketing collateral and premium direct mail to catalogues, magazines and books.

With more than 90 per cent average uptime and no need for daily calibration and maintenance, the company said the varioPRINT iX-series enables “substantial productivity gains and measurable improvements” in overall running costs, compared with other cutsheet production print technologies.

The company has drawn upon the significant expertise within its ranks to create a result that, according to managing director Craig Nethercott, will provide significant advantages for commercial printers interested in improving profits across A/NZ.

“The appeal of inkjet is its excellent productivity in the face of ever tighter deadlines and higher volumes of short-run jobs needing quick changeovers. With the varioPRINT iX-series, there’s no longer a need to compromise between quality and media range, or between productivity and cost efficiency,” Nethercott said.

“Commercial printers can now say ‘yes’ to virtually any order, with confidence that print quality is flawless, media options are vast, and quick turnarounds are no problem. Customers wanting to offer the broadest portfolio of high-quality applications now have a sheetfed inkjet press that helps them to grow their volumes, as well as manage smaller, more diverse jobs flexibly and profitably.”

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