Henry Ling becomes first UK company to install the Canon ProStream 1000
Book and journal print company Henry Ling, which is based in Dorset, has become the first UK business to install the Canon ProStream 1000. The installation is the company’s third Canon device and will help it to further expand into the digital book printing market.
Henry Ling’s relationship with Canon started 14 years ago with the purchase of toner devices and later, the ColorStream in 2013. The new high speed inkjet ProStream 1000 enables it to extend its printing services across the full lifecycle of a title, delivering quality printing and binding of both limp and case bound books, whilst offering its existing customers higher quality output.
Canon’s reputation for reliability was also a factor, and Henry Ling was already impressed with its current devices operating with excellent productivity and high levels of uptime. The ProStream 1000’s colour consistency in combination with detail sharpness and registration accuracy means the company can guarantee its customers quick service and high quality book printing across a broad range of media.
Being able to offer its customers superb service is important, as Henry Ling has an automated bespoke system it can offer to publishers. This service enables it to handle short run and on demand orders from book publishers automatically. The installation of the ProStream 1000 will further support its flexible offering for publishers, meeting the demands for a higher frequency of shorter run jobs.
Stuart Rising, head of Commercial Print, Production Printing Products, Canon UK, said: ‘We have a longstanding relationship with Henry Ling and we are delighted it is our first UK customer to install our latest hig -speed webfed inkjet technology. We believe the ProStream 1000 is a great fit to enable the company to meet the future market requirements of the book trade. We always strive to ensure our customers find the best products and seek to become an integral part of their ongoing print journeys.’
Helen Kennett, managing director, Henry Ling, said: ‘We are extremely proud to announce our new investment. The ProStream 1000 will allow us to continue providing our existing publishers with superior quality products, while extending our excellent service to the trade book market. We have confirmed our commitment to this new market by hiring a new sales professional who brings a wealth of experience to best serve these publishers.
‘We have worked with Canon for a long time and have always been impressed not only with the high product and service quality, but also with its knowledge of the book industry itself. We are excited that this new inkjet press means we can continue to grow this strong relationship.’