Product of the month: Canon ImagePress V1350

With impressive resolution, colour accuracy, and enhanced media flexibility, the new Canon ImagePress V1350 is digital colour production printer which offers innovative technology for high levels of automation, C Sukumaran, senior director-product and communication centre, Canon India tells Rahul Kumar

30 Apr 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

Canon ImagePress V1350

What does the machine do?
The ImagePressV1350 churns out prints at a pace of 135 A4 pages/min (colour/B&W) meeting the demands of the most production environments. Integrated with multiple suction paper feeding trays, registration technology, straight paper travel path and all new POD-SURF (surface rapid fusing), the ImagePressV1350 offers quick media switching on mixed media types from 60 to 500-gsm. It’s driven by high-end E9000 Fiery server (FS500 Platform) with Hyper-RIP (8 RIP processing simultaneously) to process heavy print files quicker.

Which are the different models?
The standard configuration of the Canon ImagePress V1350 offers an end-to-end solution for a typical graphic art digital printing customer.

Is there anything in the machine which is available as a standalone, if the press is modular?
Yes. Further iPR V1350 is modular. Customers have options to add paper feeding trays and finishing options based on requirement.

When was the printing press launched?
In India, the machine was launched in October 2023. It was showcased for the first time at the Pamex 2024 exhibition held in Mumbai on 6 February 2024.

What is the target market(s)?
Its targeted for jobber (print for pay), commercial offset printers, book printers and packaging printers for their short runs, print of demand and variable data printing requirements

What was the thought process when the press was conceived?
It’s designed to address most of the challenges of graphic print environments like consistent print quality, front-back registration, high media switching time, limited media handling capability, lesser productivity and low equipment life.

What are the USP of the press?
The printer has many unique features, including a suction paper feed, escape tray, diagonal feed registration, and CV toner. It prints with 2400 x 2400dpi quality and supports media up to 500-gsm. It uses EFI Fiery for fast file processing and automation tools, and has an inline spectrophotometer for accurate and consistent colors. The Fiery Graphic Arts Pro Package provides preflight/colour correction post-job submission, while the impose tool offers static and variable data imposition.

How easy is it to use?
The Canon ImagePress V1350 is a green button and easier-to-use production printer. It is a highly user-friendly device and gets ready quickly to print.

How much does it cost?
Customers can contact the regional sales team to get the price details.

What kind of substrates can it handle?
The iPR V1350 supports plain, thick, coated, embossed, film, large-size envelope, synthetic and packaging paper stocks.

How fast is it?
The ImagePress V1350 is capable of printing up to 135 A4 pages/min on 60-500g/m2(gsm) paper. With improved media switching time, end customers don’t have to wait for long to get their print jobs.

What training and support are on offer?
Key operator training post-installation is imparted to operators and digital front end EFI E9000. The service support is directly backed by advanced training to reap maximum benefits from the printers.

Users’ numbers worldwide? How many do you expect to increase in 2022-2023?
The iPR V1350 has generated strong demands in Indian customers post recent display done at Pamex 2024.