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On-Demand Printers Sourcelist

(May 2007) posted on Sat May 12, 2007

High-speed presses for 4-color, variable-data output.

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By Peggy Middendorf

The new imagePress C7000VP images at 70 ppm for color printing on letter-sized paper with resolutions up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. Armed with its automatic duplex capabilities, it handles 64 to 300 gsm paper up to 13 x 19 in. and offers a 10,000-sheet maximum sheet capacity. It also features Canon's new oil-free V toner with 5.5-micron toner particles for sharp details; in addition, its new Gloss Optimization toner technology gives the look and feel of offset printing, Canon reports. Paired with the imagePress Workflow Solutions, a suite of hardware and software, the press allows for variable-data printing. Optional finishing accessories include a stacker, saddle stitcher, booklet trimmer, puncher, and more.

The imageRunner C4080/C4580/C5180 series printers are compatible with sheets up to 12 x 18 in., 17 to 140 lb, and offer a 3800-sheet capability. The presses feature print speeds up to 36 ppm for the C4080, 40 ppm for the C4580, and 51 ppm for the C5180. When paired with the ColorPass-GX100 controller, the C4080/C4580/C5180 presses can produce variable-data prints. Finishing options include stapler, puncher, and saddle stitchers.

The CLC 4100 and CLC5100 handle page sizes up to 12 x 18 in., feature paper capacity up to 4850 pages, accommodate media from 17 to 140 lb, and offer resolutions up to 400 x 400 dpi. The CLC4000 features 4-color print speeds up to 40 ppm, while the CLC5100 offers output speeds up to 51 ppm in full color. Optional equipment includes extra stackers and the Nagel booklet maker.

Each of Hewlett-Packard’s Indigo digital presses utilizes a liquid HP ElectroInk in up to 6-color (plus offline spot-color capability). The commercial printing models are generally sheetfed with print widths up to 12.1 in. and resolutions up to 812 x 1624 dpi. All of the Indigo machines offer Indigo Yours Truly VDP software for full-color personalization of documents.