Canon Europe is extending its Océ VarioPrint i-Series portfolio with the launch of the Océ VarioPrint i200, a 200 page-per-minute (ppm) sheetfed inkjet press which brings the benefits of the previously launched Océ VarioPrint i300 to customers with lower volume requirements.
Along with the release of the Océ VarioPrint i200 model, Canon is introducing the option of MICR inks to users of the VarioPrint i-Series, while the launch of the next generation Océ PRISMAsync controller for both the VarioPrint i200 and i300 models offers a full native PDF workflow and enhances application versatility and production efficiencies.
Both i-Series models now also feature new paper feeding options to enable PSPs to run tabs and pre-punched stocks. This added media flexibility is also available to existing VarioPrint i300 users as an upgrade.
Peter Wolff, Senior Director Commercial Printing and Production CRD at Canon Europe said, “when we originally launched the Océ VarioPrint i300, we brought unprecedented innovation to the inkjet space and introduced a technology built around the evolving needs of our production print customers.
“Now, we are not only bringing this technology to a wider customer base but also helping PSPs to expand into even more application areas and exciting new markets with the introduction of MICR inks. Importantly, by giving customers upgrade paths, we can maximise their capabilities and production efficiencies today while also protecting their investments long-term.”
According to feedback from customers across Europe, the Océ VarioPrint i300 has been game-changing in its uptime, print quality and economics, while redefining expectations of the potential of inkjet technology in commercial print environments.
Hayco van Gaal, Senior Manager, Sheetfed Presses at Canon Europe added, “as the high-speed inkjet printing market continues to grow, it’s vital that we expand our portfolio in line with what our customers really need, as well as supporting them in choosing the right solution for their business.
“These latest developments solidify our commitment to offering a range of new options that fall within customers’ investment capabilities and allowing them to increase the performance capability of already business-changing technology to serve their evolving operational needs.”
The new Océ VarioPrint i200 will be available for customer installations in EMEA from June 2017.