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TMCNet:  Canon U.S.A. Delivers Trusted Production Technology in Compact, Scalable Devices with New imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series

[September 03, 2014]

Canon U.S.A. Delivers Trusted Production Technology in Compact, Scalable Devices with New imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series

MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new imagePRESS C800 Digital Color Press Series, which combines new and proven technology to help deliver the level of print quality, productivity and flexibility expected of the imagePRESS line, in a compact, scalable footprint. Comprised of the imagePRESS C800 and imagePRESS C700, this series is designed for small-to-medium commercial, franchise, in-plant and quick printers, and is equipped to handle a variety of media options, including heavyweight coated stock, textured stock and envelopes.

"Building on Canon's expertise with new toners, lasers, and registration systems, the imagePRESS C800 Series expands Canon's family of digital color offerings and strengthens the company's position in the light production market," said Jim Hamilton from InfoTrends.

The imagePRESS C800 Series incorporates technologies from Canon's flagship imagePRESS C7011VP/S Digital Color Press Series, including:

  • Canon's proprietary Gloss Optimization technology, which tailors the gloss level of the toner image to that of the media used, similar to offset printed results.
  • The Advanced Image Transfer Belt that increases toner transfer efficiency on smooth as well as uneven media surfaces, affording these devices extended media-handling capabilities, which allows users to produce an impressive range of print products.

"Canon's imagePRESS line is known for its ability to provide high-quality output, wide media support and outstanding productivity," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With the imagePRESS C800 Series we are pleased to provide customers with the tools necessary to lessen operational costs while expanding the scope of services they can offer to their respective customer base. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar for our customers in the production print market."

Vivid, Accurate and Consistent Image Quality

An array of new features including red laser R-VCSEL technology enables the imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series to produce outstanding-quality output at up to 2,400 x 2,400 dpi resolution. The systems' new CV Toner and other innovative technologies allow users to enjoy color consistency for predictable quality output - crucial for repetitive jobs in print production.

Impressive Level of Productivity

Te imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series offers outstanding production speeds at up to 80 pages-per-minute (ppm) for the imagePRESS C800 and up to 70 ppm for the imagePRESS C700. In addition, this series can auto-duplex jobs on all supported media weights, reducing the need of manual intervention even during demanding jobs.

"The new Canon imagePRESS C800 that we have been privileged to test has proven to be one of the finest machines that we have ever seen. It is fast, reliable, flexible, and consistent," said James La Maire, President, AJS Business Imaging Solutions, LLC. "We are extremely impressed with the uptime of this machine considering the variety and volume that we have produced during our testing. We have printed envelopes, booklets, business cards, brochures, labels, on a variety of stock. We really like the color on this machine both for its accuracy, detail, and consistency on a page and from page to page."

Flexibility

The imagePRESS C800/C700 digital color presses are available in diverse, scalable configurations that enable a white-paper-in, finished-paper-out operation. A variety of in-line finishing options permits users to produce a broad range of print products including envelopes, folded pamphlets, saddle-stitched and squarefolded brochures, postcards, business cards, presentation and training material, flyers and perfect bound books.

Workflow Choices

The selection of state-of-the-art production digital front ends gives print professionals the choice of operation that best matches their production workflow.

  • Part of the PRISMA workflow suite geared towards highest productivity, Canon's PRISMAsync production digital front end provides a single point of control for the entire print system, intuitive operation, advanced color management controls and production planning capabilities with the unique and market-proven Job Scheduler.
  • The imagePRESS Server F200 and imagePRESS Server G100 are the first digital front ends on the market based on EFI's new Fiery FS150 Pro platform. These new DFEs seamlessly integrate with EFI MIS and Web-to-Print products, Canon's Oc� PRISMA workflow, and leading prepress workflow solutions - including Kodak Prinergy, Heidelberg Prinect and Agfa :Apogee.

Energy Efficiency

Meeting ENERGY STAR (News - Alert)® standards, having received an EPEAT® Gold rating and RoHS compliant, the imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series can help organizations reduce their environmental impact and energy costs.

Availability

The imagePRESS C800 and imagePRESS C700 Digital Presses are scheduled to be available in September 2014 and start shipping to customers end of the month through Canon authorized dealers and Canon Solutions America at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $136,900 and $113,900, respectively for a typical configuration*.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013��and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED®�Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss�and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @CanonUSA.

*Including Main Engine, Multi-Drawer Paper Deck, Saddle Finisher, One-Pass Duplex Color Image Reader, PRISMAsync Controller.

Availability, pricing and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual retail prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

�Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.


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