Canon has extended the capabilities of its imagePRESS C850 series of cutsheet toner presses to strengthen customer application possibilities. The new additions include an automated duplex feeder for banner sheets, plus improved workflow solutions.
According to Canon, the capability to print banner sheets has been a popular attribute of the Canon imagePRESS C850 series since its launch. The new POD Deck Lite XL-A1 long sheet feeder enables automated duplex feeding of 1,000 banner sheets (up to 762mm). This makes it possible for print service providers (PSPs) and in-house print rooms to produce extended runs of document, book and high-quality graphic arts applications that take advantage of the longer sheet, such as A4 landscape folds, extended book covers, tri-fold brochures, long postcards, direct mailings and so on.
The imagePRESS C850 series is designed to deliver the versatility and media flexibility needed in a busy, multi-application production environment, with a front-loading media tray to help operators switch seamlessly between standard formats and long sheets.
Wayne Barlow, Head of Graphics & Communications Business Group, Canon UK said, “quality, productivity and applications versatility are our bywords for the continuous development of our digital production solutions. With these latest enhancements to media feeding and workflow, we are ensuring that imagePRESS C850 series customers can take full advantage of the many opportunities to diversify their offering with new products, while further improving colour consistency, productivity and operational efficiency.”
Print quality and press reliability have been key factors in the success of the imagePRESS C850 product family to date, supported by features such as the R-VCSEL red laser technology which delivers 2,400 x 2,400 dpi resolution, and the Compact Registration Module for precise front-to-back registration with automatic skew correction and precision image placement.
Wayne added, “there’s no doubt that consistent quality and precise colour management is vital if PSPs are to have the confidence to expand their product portfolio and sell these capabilities to their customers. We are working consistently, through our own R&D teams and in tandem with our partners, to help customers realise the full potential of their hardware investments, extend their capabilities and find new routes to business growth.”