Canon has unveiled sales details for its imagePress series of production colour presses on the anniversary of its launch. Across EMEA, more than 900 devices from the C850 series have been installed. Combined with the C650 model, an extension of the C850 series launched in March 2017, the installed base in EMEA exceeds 1650 units.
One of the customers is Solent Design Studio in Southampton, which installed the imagePress C750 and is driving new business as a result of the printer’s media versatility. Managing director Martin Reynolds said, ‘The quality of the output from the imagePress, even on uncoated stocks, is very compelling for our customers. We can access new opportunities by taking on relatively small jobs for new clients and showcasing what we are capable of. Our in-house design skills mean that we can offer customers creative suggestions for how to enhance their print, and the scope to work with such a broad range of substrates, gloss and matt finishes, including textured papers on the C750, enables us to bring these more ambitious concepts to life for clients at attractive costs.’
The duplex banner printing option for the C750 has also allowed Solent Design to expand into A4 landscape books, as well as producing smaller quantities of printed envelopes digitally. The new Canon equipment is driving sustained growth of the digital business, alongside its established litho print and design services.