The first Australian site to benefit from this arrangement is the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, which recently completed several months of testing of the software solution on its two iR105’s, which were purchased in conjunction with the workflow package.
“Before Canon installed the iR105s with the Velocity software, we were operating an analogue print room. This meant that we had to physically scan in jobs at a maximum 22 pages per minute before we could reproduce them,” says ANU print room manager Darren Vincent.
“Now people can just bring a job in on disk or send it by e-mail and we can run these jobs through Velocity and print them out. This saves us 10-15 minutes of job set up time on every print job.”
The new Canon/EFI installation is being used to produce thesis works, which are often between 300-400 pages each, and is now churning out around 8million impressions annually for the University’s 5000 staff and 10,000 students.
According to Canon Australia national product manager of production and graphic arts Steven Brown, Canon is excited to be offering this “advanced” solution to its customers.
“In addition to the obvious cost and time benefits, the partnership between Canon’s hardware and EFI’s software creates a solution far cheaper and more flexible than other dedicated hardware devices currently offered by our competitors,” says Brown.
The Velocity solution streamlines the digital printing process by directing the print job to the most efficient output device on hand.
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