Pamex 2023: Canon revitalises ImagePress with V Series presses

Canon India has used Pamex as the platform to launch its new range of ImagePress digital production presses. The ImagePress V1000 and ImagePress V900, Canon, said, addresses the common discussion points in the digital print environment – print quality, front-back registration, media flexibility, productivity, file processing speed, media switching, consistency, and equipment life.

27 Mar 2023 | By Noel D'Cunha

Manabu Yamazaki, president and CEO of Canon India unveiled the two presses

Making a presentation during the launch of the two presses, Gurjit Dhingra, assistant director, PPP, marketing at Canon, said, there are five reasons why the presses is named the V series.

Dhingra explained it’s versatile, vibrant, can print volumes, is viable, and finally visionary. “The presses can print on a wide range of special media capabilities, add a pop of life with sharpness and detailing, manage high-volume printing with easy media switching, is efficient, and is a long-term partner.”

The V series, V1000 and V900 can handle media thickness from 52- to 400-gsm (coated media from 70- to 400-gsm) and can handle a maximum paper size of 1,300-mm with the auto duplex feature. It can handle a range of media such as textured, PVC, synthetic sheet, magnetic, envelope, and silver sheet and is useful for commercial, packaging and book printers.

The V1000 can print at a speed of up to 100-ppm while the V900 can print at speeds of 70, 80 and 90-ppm. The new POD-Surf fixing system and cooling mechanism reduce media switching time by 60%.

Canon also uses the translucent hybrid CV toner, and the world’s first 32-beam red VCSEL laser, which the company said delivers clear and crisp output at high speeds. The inline spectral sensor enables colour pre-adjustment and consistency across print runs.

In short, it answers all the challenges a printing company face, said Dhingra.

Speaking to PrintWeek/WhatPackaging?, Manabu Yamazaki, president and CEO of Canon India, who unveiled the two presses, said, we have gone through a tough time with Covid-19 pandemic, and now we move out of it. “We are coming back with full force. We have rolled out two exciting presses here at the Canon stand.”

Yamazaki added, “Our role in the changing print market is to bring the right kind of products in a timely manner with the right mix of specialists. My take is that, in today’s print market, most of the needs have become versatile. For example, people come with customised needs with short notice and in small batches too. Digital printing is probably the perfect match for that type of need. And we have all these products coming in different configurations to cater to these switchable needs, especially the products that we just launched, which have the capability to print on many types of media. So, we're able to cater to these varieties of needs, both in quality and volumes.”