For Steve Barber, Worldwide Online Printing Brookvale franchise owner, it has been a gradual evolution with Canon technology that has lead him to install the new machine.
“We’ve been Canon users since we started here in 1988 and bought the first model CLC1. From there we’ve always made sure we’ve had colour Canon printers in the business. From the CLC1, for example, we went to the CLC500, then the 700, 800 then finally got the CLC1000 that replaced everything we had bought from Canon up until that point in time,” says Barber.
The CLC1000 served Worldwide Online Printing Brookvale for five years, completing 750,000 impressions before it was determined that it was getting too expensive for the business to run in the wake of newer devices which had arrived on the market.
“Canon was very accommodating and helpful in solving this financial issue for us. Canon’s solution was to offer us its iR C3200, which not only gave us a new machine, but repayments that were almost half what we were paying. It can do 32 colour copies a minute, which is approaching the speed I was familiar with from the CLC1000, but is only faction of the cost including the Fiery rip.”
According to Barber, the C3200 is being used to print a wide variety of work, from postcards to menus to flyers, even business cards. He says that the response from his customers in regards to the speed and quality of the printed product from the machine has been very positive, and that the customers have been giving it a real workout.
“We’ve had the machine for three or four months now and made 200,000 impressions – probably about 20,000 of which were in colour. It’s always in use, so the capability of the machine has increased our turnover. It’s the workhorse in our shop,” says Barber.
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