New Canon imagePRESS in demand and achieves Fogra certification

LONDON, 1ˢᵗ March 2021 – Since its launch in September 2020, over 100 Canon imagePRESS C10010VP cut-sheet colour engines have already been installed across EMEA. Built on Canon’s proven imagePRESS technology, this exceptional high-performer is helping customers to meet the tightest deadlines, reliably deliver volume output at high-speed and achieve offset quality output. And the added bonus? The series is now Fogra PSD (Process Standard Digital) certified.

Customers across EMEA have highlighted how the imagePRESS C10010VP has enabled them to achieve higher levels of quality, colour consistency and production efficiency. Thanks to its ability to easily handle up to 400gsm and sheets of up to 1300mm in length, they can now produce a wider range of applications quicker than ever before with the machine’s enhanced automation capabilities, saving time on lengthy manual processes.

UK customer Kingsley Print has seen a dramatic increase in production efficiency, helping the company to better serve its customers in the property, food, wine and coffee sectors. Managing Director, Bradley Vaughan, says: “The imagePRESS C10010VP has cut our turnaround times down by 70% because we don’t have to hand feed this machine with long sheets the way we used to. It can also take thicker stock, such as textured 400gsm, with no trouble at all. We can be more creative and confident in offering a wider choice of substrates to our customers. The versatility of this printer is hard to beat. On one day it can handle personalised print campaigns going out to thousands, and the next it can be producing high-end print for a short run of 300 glossy property brochures. It’s just what we wanted.”

As a specialist manufacturer with a portfolio of over 15,000 different mechanical components, Boteco Srl (Italy) relies on printed catalogues to communicate with its worldwide customer base. The company had been outsourcing its 850-page catalogue to a commercial printer using offset but wanted a more agile and responsive solution to keep up with frequent revisions. Managing Director, Mario Borgo, comments: “Our catalogue is our strongest marketing weapon, but the contents would be out of date as soon as it was printed and 50% had to be thrown away. Using the imagePRESS C10010VP, we can take back control of production. We’re now able to print catalogues on demand in 17 different languages and we’ve also been able to produce customised catalogues, or even digests that include relevant component products for specific vertical sectors. We’re pleased with the printer’s colour consistency and so proud of the quality that we even state in the text that it was printed on a Canon press. Thanks to the combination of the stacker, the speed and the reliability of the solution, we can cut 45% off the turnaround time. Now we can print what we want, when we want to.”

Thanks to the installation of the new imagePRESS, French commercial print provider, Imprimerie de l’Avesnois Digitaprint, has been able to shift its entire print volume across from offset to digital. Olivier Roy, Site Director says: “The investment in Canon’s imagePRESS C10010VP means we have been able to move our entire production over to digital print, reducing costs and set-up times. Our customers are delighted with the quality and it’s feedback like this that has given us the confidence to diversify our application offering and go after business in new markets. The other great thing about this digital investment is that we can now offer a wider choice of applications to the customer as they don’t have to order in such large quantities.”

Druckerei Marzorati Offset-und Digitaldruck in Germany is another customer who has benefited from the product’s enhanced production capabilities. Founder, Aldo Marzorati says: “One of the best features of Canon’s imagePRESS C10010VP has to be the paper feed module, enabling us to maximise productivity with confidence. Our print volumes can reach up to 1.5 million pages a month during peak times and this new press is just what we’ve been looking for. We’ve been able to switch 80% of our volume from offset, reduce our costs, reduce turnaround times and become more responsive to the needs of our customers. This investment also gives us the flexibility and versatility we need to produce banderols, envelopes, folded leporellos and flyers, thanks to the printer’s long sheet feed and print capabilities.”

Christophe ESCANDE, President of Pole Impression has also experienced a boost in efficiency thanks to the investment in the new press and says: “One of the clear benefits with this press is the productivity. The unlimited capacity of the high-capacity stacker enables us to launch very long runs without any manual resources to empty the paper trays. We have chosen Canon imagePRESS C10010VP also because of the variety of the paper input, in particular considering the higher paper weight of 400g/m². These benefits will enable us to keep exploring new fast developing markets such as packaging.”

imagePRESS series is now Fogra approved – grade ‘A’ in print quality

In a further boost to the series, both the C10010VP and C9010VP models have also been awarded Fogra PSD (Process Standard Digital) certification. This standard recognises the high-quality output from the imagePRESS series and its ability to produce accurate colour consistency across multiple runs at speed. The entire imagePRESS product range, including the imagePRESS C165 and C910 series, has now reached the highest grade ‘A’ in print quality class in every paper and device controller combination.

Commenting on the early success of the imagePRESS C10010VP and its Fogra accreditation, Mark Lawn, Director of Professional Print Solutions for Canon Europe, says: “The feedback we’ve had from our customers has been tremendous and each one has been able to tell us a story about how they’ve achieved more and been able to fulfil their business ambitions with their imagePRESS devices. On top of that, receiving this Fogra gold seal of quality and performance is a real acknowledgement of our achievement in digital print and our commitment to delivering excellence. By investing in an imagePRESS C10010VP, our customers can also achieve Fogra accreditation for themselves, giving them a competitive edge when seeking to win new business and retain customers.”

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