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Canon extends imagePress V series with launch of new flagship V1350 and V900 series

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Canon UK and Ireland has announced two new additions to the imagePress V series, the flagship V1350 and the V900 series. Featuring technological enhancements that take its performance to a new level, while making it easier to use, the V series enables both commercial and in-house print companies to overcome their production challenges and meet customer demands for high quality, dynamic print content produced to the tightest deadlines.

The imagePress V series is a powerful family of toner production presses that offer increased automation – making them very operator friendly – a wealth of feeding and finishing options, and seamless integration with workflow solutions via Prismasync or EFI Fiery controllers. Joining the imagePress V1000 mid range production press launched in April 2022, the V1350 offers the highest print speed, productivity and durability of the family, while the lighter volume production press, the V900, offers an extensive range of applications printable on one compact device. Robustly built and with sustainability a consideration, the series has been engineered for continuous, reliable productivity, consistent and stable colour, as well as excellent front and back registration accuracy.

The flagship V1350 offers exceptional performance and high productivity. With a top speed of 135 pages per minute, it handles monthly volumes of up to 2.4 million A4 pages with a lifetime of 72 million A4 pages, thanks to its industrial build. The inclusion of a vacuum feeding mechanism, a flatter paper transport path, the advanced ‘Print on Demand – Surface Rapid Fusing’ (POD-Surf) unit and integrated cooling system supports long, continuous periods of top quality printing at high speed and without paper jams.

Offset like quality is a given for the V1350 and is maintained from the first to the last sheet of every job, whatever the run length. The Multi-DAT colour correction system automatically preserves colour stability even during continuous runs, with the built-in, in line spectrophotometric sensor automating accurate colour adjustments when needed. The V1350 is designed for the production of high quality print applications, such as brochures, leaflets, high end mailings and cards, and offers the tightest accuracy in its class for front and back registration (0.5 mm), thanks to its advanced registration technologies.

Supporting media weight ranges from 60 g/m2 to 500 g/m2, a wide selection of paper types (including embossed and synthetic), and offering full compatibility with the extensive range of in line finishing equipment from Canon and leading technology partners, the V1350 allows users to offer their customers digital runs across a huge variety of print products.

The entry level model of the V series family, the imagePress V900 series is ideal for printers producing monthly volumes of up to 500,000 A4 pages. It comes in three different models – V900, V800 and V700, reflecting the maximum speed of each – 90, 80 and 70 pages per minute – and is made for fast paced production environments where consistent, high quality, productivity and media choice are required day in, day out.

Not only is it the most compact device in the family, but the V900 also offers a variety of applications that are printable on a small device, thanks to the media it supports – from 52 g/m2 plain and 70 g/m2 coated to 350 g/m2 thick media, narrow envelopes, as well as auto duplex 762 mm and simplex 1.3 metre banners and embossed and synthetic paper. This versatility is supported by the latest vacuum technology that adjusts the suction force according to paper weight, stabilising the transport of thick paper, as well as the inclusion of feed rollers and strengthened transport rollers that improve transport stability for thin, thick and short paper, expanding the range of media that can be used and preventing paper jams.

Removing the need for a highly skilled operator, the V900 incorporates new time and labour saving automation features that make it easy to use. The inclusion of the optional Duplex Colour Image Reader Unit allows the device to make rapid pre-print adjustments to front and back registration (delivering impressive 0.8 mm accuracy), colour gradation, colour density and secondary transfer voltage to ensure high quality even on textured media. Users simply run printed adjustment charts through the automatic document feeder, part of the Duplex Colour Image Reader Unit, and the V900 then automatically makes the required adjustments. Other timesaving features on the V900 include remote alerts to tell operators when consumables are running low.

Carlotta Basile, production portfolio product manager, Canon UK and Ireland, said: ‘Built on powerful and proven patented technology and developed based on customer feedback, the imagePress V series brings a fresh perspective to digital toner press design, making it a reliable solution for print service providers to produce a diverse range of jobs on a single press. The series offers more automated features, a broad range of feeding and finishing options, and easy workflow integration. Utilising print management applications such as Prismasync Remote Manager to remotely submit, monitor and manage jobs across one or more presses and Prismalytics Dashboard to get insights, monitor and analyse key performance indicators, users can boost profitability with optimised print performance and benefit from reduced manual intervention, less waste and increased productivity. And with more freedom in production, they can take on new print volumes, offer more support to customers and help grow their business.’

The imagePress V series features controls for maintaining colour consistency in real time and is available with options that include the sensing unit for further automation of quality control tasks.

The new imagePress V1350 will be commercially available from Canon and accredited partners in the first half of next year, and the V900 will be available from December 2022.


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