As Canon’s imagePRESS C850 series reaches its first anniversary, across EMEA, more than 900 devices have been installed. Combined with the imagePRESS C650 model, an extension of the imagePRESS C850 series launched in March 2017, the installed base in EMEA exceeds 1,650 units.
Since the launch of the imagePRESS C850 and C750 models in autumn 2016, feedback from commercial print service providers (PSPs) and in-house printing departments highlight features including auto-duplex banner printing, semi-automated page registration, the ability to print on a variety of different substrates and extended finishing capabilities.
Developed in line with market demand for high quality colour output, excellent productivity and extended media flexibility, the imagePRESS C850 series is helping PSPs and in-house print rooms to increase operational efficiencies, enabling them to focus on other value-added activities and open up new business opportunities.
One of the customers is Solent Design Studio in Southampton, that installed the imagePRESS C750. The duplex banner printing option for the imagePRESS C750 has also allowed Solent Design to expand into A4 landscape books, as well as producing smaller quantities of printed envelopes digitally. The new Canon equipment is driving sustained growth of the digital business, alongside its established litho print and design services.
Duncan Smith, Director of Industrial and Production Solutions at Canon UK said, “customers looking to drive business growth with digital production need robust and versatile solutions that help them to say ‘yes’ to a wider variety of customer briefs. The reaction from the market in the UK for the imagePRESS C850 series over the last 12 months has been extremely positive.
“The three presses are based on the same advanced technology as our flagship imagePRESS C10000VP production press and support our customers’ ambitions to extend their application capabilities. Our range of supporting software options from intuitive drivers to full end-to-end workflow solutions also help to boost their operational efficiency. Customer feedback in the UK highlights that these products are already making a significant difference, helping them to evolve their businesses in line with changing customer needs. It’s great to see that technology innovation can play such an important role in inspiring businesses to realise new opportunities.”