Canon unveils its ProStream 3000 Series of web-fed inkjet presses

Canon’s new ProStream 3000 Web-Fed Inkjet Press

Canon U.S.A.’s next generation of high-speed, web-fed inkjet presses for commercial printing is built on the OEM’s established ProStream technology platform. The new ProStream 3000 Series delivers consistent offset print quality at industrial speeds on a wide variety of substrates including heavyweight papers, enabling fast digital production of a broader range of commercial print jobs. Extended media capabilities make it easier for print businesses (including general commercial and online printers, direct-mail printers, book producers and photo-specialty printers) to migrate high-volume, high-value work from offset to digital inkjet and print media (such as projects using 7-point type) at full machine speed. With the ProStream 3000, users can recognize the full end-to-end productivity benefits of inkjet production across most applications – from direct mail and books, to postcards, posters, and calendars, Canon added.

The ProStream 3000 produces high quality on web widths of up to 22” and page lengths up to 60”, at up to 436 feet per minute, depending on the media being used. For volume spikes with tight deadlines, the new series can produce up to 11,300 4/4 B2 sheets per hour (equating to 62 million U.S. letter sizes) on a wide range of substrates and weights, including standard offset coated, uncoated and inkjet-optimized papers up to 300 gsm.

To deliver offset quality at extreme speed across a wider range of substrates, the ProStream 3000 incorporates an enhanced drying system that uses air floatation throughout the paper path (including the advance air impingement turn bar) to help protect the surface quality of the printed output at every stage. The system’s asymmetric design dries all jobs evenly and does not come into contact with the paper, thus delivering exceptional print quality even on the most scratch-sensitive media. Consistently high quality with accurate and vibrant colour is delivered by native 1200-dpi piezo drop-on-demand printheads, in combination with proven polymer pigment inks and Smart ColorGrip. With Smart ColorGrip, the amount of ColorGrip solution can be customized to the white area of the page, providing adjustment flexibility for heavy-ink or light-ink coverage.

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