Canon launches New varioPRINT iX-series Sheetfed Press
Canon Marketing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“Canon”) announces the launch of varioPRINT iX-series, an advanced sheetfed inkjet press to support commercial printing customers with production volumes of one to 10 million A4 images per month. The new press is integrated with iQuariusᶦˣ technology, delivering the image quality and media range of offset, along with the productivity and cost efficiency of production inkjet.
With over 90% of average uptime, the varioPRINT iX-series terminates the need for daily calibration and maintenance, resulting in an enhancement in productivity and improvement in overall cost of production that distinguishes itself from other production print technologies available in the market.
Through this revolutionary press, customers can print more than 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 with the true 1200 dpi printheads and processing. The versatility of printing stock and speed allows high volumes of production of commercial print applications, from marketing collateral and premium direct mail to catalogues, magazines and books.
“Being the leader in sheetfed inkjet production printing, we are delighted to launch this ground-breaking varioPRINT iX-series. The new sheetfed inkjet press offers outstanding print quality on various media, flexibility to run diverse jobs, and superb productivity and uptime for quick turnarounds. With this offering, we believe it can help our customers achieve their business goals,” said Tan Kee Leong, Director of Production Printing Products (PPP) Division and Production Solutions Division (PSD) of Canon Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The varioPRINT iX-series builds on the success of the varioPRINT i-series platform introduced in 2015. With over 250 installations worldwide, the varioPRINT i-series has established Canon as a leader in sheetfed inkjet production printing for transactional applications, books and high-quality direct mail.
The cutting-edge iQuariusᶦˣ technology within the iX-series integrates three key innovations:
- A breakthrough drying system, consisting of hot air impingement and heat with humidification to assure robust prints on a wide media range are instantly ready for finishing.
- New proprietary polymer pigment water based inks and ColorGrip for excellent, vibrant and robust color applicable on diverse media, including coated stock up to 350gsm.
- iQuariusᶦˣ quality control technologies to secure excellent image quality. Advanced Nozzle Uniformity Control (NUC) technology uses an inline scanner to automatically check and align single nozzles during the production run for consistently high and smooth print quality. NUC is further supported by the Nozzle Activity Control to control the nozzle performance and corrects nozzle failure automatically in near real-time, reducing downtime and optimizing printing productivity.
Within the single sheetfed inkjet press, the varioPRINT iX-series provides a balance of high-grade quality, media and application versatility, reliable productivity and cost efficiency. Accompanied by the improved media handling, short run capability, quick job switch feature and ability to produce finished documents with mixed media, customers can meet demanding deadlines with ease.
In addition, varioPRINT iX-series press is also powered by a high-performance, media-driven workflow, the PRISMAsync print server, which optimizes productivity by automatically setting the appropriate printing parameters for the media selected, as well as enables advance scheduling of up to eight hours of production. The print server can be complemented with the PRISMA software, a completely automated and highly intuitive solution, covering multiple stages of production from creation and print management to finishing and delivery tracking.
The new varioPRINT iX-series Sheetfed inkjet press is available for customer installation in Q3 2020. For more information on the new sheetfed inkjet press, please visit here.