University gains momentum with Canon and EFI

A common job for the ANU print room is the thesis works for students (which can often run to 300-400 pages each), in addition to the class and study notes for students. It also caters for the widely varying needs of the 5000 staff and 10,000 students of the university, churning out around an estimated eight million impressions annually.

Accordingly, the Canon devices it installed needed to be high-volume, digital devices. Canon’s imageRUNNER iR105 met that need through its highly productive 105ppm A4 output; integrated Image Server and 7650-sheet paper capacity among other attributes.

Managing these print jobs, meanwhile, is the Velocity workflow software application created by Canon’s long time development partner, EFI. Canon offers this solution with its own range of printing devices, including the award-winning imageRUNNER family.

Darren Vincent, ANU print room manager, says, “With thesis work, we can get some colour mixed in with black & white pages. Before we had to scan all of this just to get the job out of the machine. With the new equipment, we just load it all into Velocity and run the job. Depending on how big the job is, this can save 10-15 minutes.”

According to Vincent, the overall quality of the imageRUNNER iR105s hasn’t gone unnoticed, citing it as a dramatic improvement over the previous analogue system, and adding that he is very happy with the solution, which originally began as a trial.

“While this initially started as a trial because we were the first installation in Canberra to get an iR105 with Velocity software, we’ll be sticking with it now. We’re not going to change,” says Vincent.

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