Brisbane-based CPX Printing and Logistics recently installed a Canon VarioPrint iX3200 to help it extend its services to the Australian publishing industry, and is already impressed by the printer’s uptime and productivity.
“It is absolutely amazing technology. We now have 97 per cent uptime with the Canon iX3200. To keep up with it, we’re pulling jobs from other offset press and toner machines and running them on the iX3200,” CPX director James Bennett, pointing out that, if asked, the company’s staff would agree on the printer’s remarkable capabilities.
Bennett says that the decision to find the perfect printing technology for CPX was not taken lightly. “I visited over 12 sites across the world, looking for CPX’s sheet fed solution, and ultimately, the print quality, productivity and flexibility of the Canon varioPRINT iX3200 meant it was the obvious choice,” he said.
Now implemented in CPX Printing and Logistics’ Kelvin Grove print production and warehousing facilities, the team at CPX have found the adoption of Canon technology incredibly easy.
“It was seamless, we were shocked at how fast we could adopt the technology. We have been working in the digital production environment for a very long time and we have a strong understanding of digital files. So, when you give us a product that works, it’s very simple,” they said.
CPX Printing and Logistics is a privately owned business that has an extensive range of production services including on-demand solutions, reducing customer held stock levels and associated long term inventory costs.
The company ships goods from the on-demand production centre and its warehouse Australia wide – every day. As one of the biggest offset and digital printers in Queensland, the Canon iX3200 is the perfect tool to execute CPX’s plans to expand their reach even further.
Determined to increase their already significant share of the market, CPX is actively chasing the Australian publishing market. Its extensive array of print and binding options are perfect for POD, short and medium book runs and the warehouse and distribution centre constitute a complete solution for production, storage and distribution.
“We had a previous generation competitor inkjet before, but with the iX we have added a reliable engine that produces top quality, ideal for publishing work. We intend to aggressively attack the market and provide innovative solutions”, said Bennett. “We have invested into the right machinery and we have developed systems that make it easy to work with us.”
Many print companies worldwide are now producing bookwork for publishing companies on the Canon varioPRINT iX-series. However, CPX is currently one of the only few Australian businesses that possess the Canon varioPRINT iX3200 technology along with in-house finishing equipment and the unique capabilities for flexible run lengths for publishing production.
According to Canon Production Printing, the varioPRINT iX-series revolutionises the commercial printing business experience. It combines stunning image quality and a wide media range with the high productivity and attractive cost efficiency of inkjet. So commercial printers can take on virtually any job, based on the agreed turnaround time and price, then print it for more profit and more business.
Of the varioPRINT iX-series, Canon Production Printing Oceania managing director Craig Nethercott said, “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 Canon varioPRINT iX-series, there’s no longer a need to compromise between quality and media range, or between productivity and cost efficiency.
“We have been very impressed in how quickly the team at CPX have embraced the new capabilities the iX3200 has delivered to their business and look forward to continuing to support them in their quest to change the publishing landscape here in Australia.”
Comment below to have your say on this story.
If you have a news story or tip-off, get in touch at email@example.com.
Sign up to the Sprinter newsletter