Canon U.S.A.’s release of its imagePress V1000 digital press places a strong emphasis on improved automation. Tasks such as colour repeatability and registration alignment are simplified for printers looking to produce a wide range of applications – from direct mail and business cards, to booklets, posters and other creative marketing collateral. The new digital press, currently scheduled to be available this June, is the first of the OEM’s new “V” series designed to provide vivid output, closely monitor production and allow customers to provide additional value to their clients – all while being “a versatile digital press that production environments can depend on.” Capable of printing up to 101 letter IPM, the imagePress V1000’s innovative POD-SURF (Surface Rapid Fusing) allows the press to maintain its speed on coated and heavy stocks up to 400 GSM while sustaining high productivity when printing complex as well as mixed-media jobs.
With its Inline Spectrophotometers (ILSs), press operators can easily perform advanced colour adjustments such as engine linearization, colour profile creation, G7 calibration and colour validation with minimal involvement in a short amount of time. The V1000 can also auto duplex stocks up to 400 GSM in weight and 51.2″ in length. With its new Precision Registration Technology, duplexed sheets are mechanically adjusted four times to help alignment remain accurate and consistent during long production runs.
“To help address the diverse array of customer needs in the production printing markets, we are excited to announce the release of the imagePress V1000 Digital Press to our portfolio of colour digital presses” said Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and GM of Canon U.S.A. “The flexibility to print on a variety of stocks including envelopes, magnets, banner sheets and rigid stocks, with fast turnaround times, can help enable production environments to explore new opportunities which can help their business.”