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The On-Demand Option

(January 2011) posted on Tue Dec 13, 2011

High-speed presses for direct-marketing output.

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The Dotrix’s Apogee Vibe workflow software adds variable-data capabilities, and is specifically tailored to packaging and P-O-P; the variable-data elements are produced at the last moments of the printing process to reduce RIP time. Double-sided printing is also possible.

The Canon imagePress C7010VPS series is the first digital production press jointly developed by Canon and Océ. Built upon the imagePress C7010VP platform, the C7010VPS features an integrated Océ PrismSync front-end controller for additional processing power and user flexibility (allowing it to be integrated into various workflows); it also adds expanded finishing options. Other features include: an intelligent job scheduler that supports up to eight hours of plan-ahead production; enhanced media-handling capabilities; advanced color-management performance with color pre-sets; and more. Top resolution is 1200 dpi; it can accommodate media up to 13 x 19 in.

Also available are the imagePress C7010VP, C6010VP, and C6010 digital presses. These machines feature: new sensor technology enabling better humidity controls and more accurate toner distribution; an enhanced airflow unit and toner density stabilization for improved color consistency and halftone smoothness throughout the print run; and Canon's oil-free V Toner with a 5.5-micron particle size designed to produce outstanding prints on a broad array of media including textured stocks. All three machines can accommodate media up to 13 x 19 in., and offer 1200-dpi resolution; top speed on the C7010vp is 70 8.5 x 11-in. pages/min (60 pages/min on the C6010vp and C6010). The C6010 does not offer variable-data capabilities.

Canon’s imagePress C1+ is a color device with clear toner designed for the “light production and proofing” markets. It offers print speeds up to 14 ppm for color jobs (up to 60 ppm for black-and-white and up to 40 ppm for clear printing jobs), and can handle a wide range of paper stock including coated and textured stocks. It offers true 1200 x 1200-dpi resolution, accommodates media up to 13 x 19 in., and integrates with all desktop color-management solutions. Its print controller options include variable-data capabilities.

See also: Océ North America.