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CB Printforce drives next phase of growth with ColorStream 8000 and varioPrint iX 3200

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CB Printforce UK has recently invested in Canon’s ColorStream 8000 and varioPrint iX 3200 to support its next phase of growth. Alongside high quality equipment, Canon’s business oriented services and support have been fundamental to the longevity of this 20 year partnership.

Printforce was founded in 2001 in the Netherlands and officially arrived in the UK in 2019 with the launch of its soft cover production line, shortly followed by the expansion to include hard covers. Over the years, the company has been able to increase its digital presence across many businesses, supporting the transitions to on-demand printing and providing them with optimised automation and ultramodern workflow processes, at a competitive price. Today, Printforce’s long standing international partnership with Canon is more important than ever, to ensure its operations run as seamlessly as possible.

As the company was looking to keep up with new customers and demands, the ColorStream 8000 and varioPrint iX 3200 were the obvious choice for investment, to increase capacity, speed, and quality. These devices have enabled the company to shift to roll to roll printing with a separate finishing system, which provides much more stability and flexibility throughout the production workflow. With the new addition of the iX Series, the company is also in a better position to start phasing out toner equipment and fully transition to inkjet, to maximise efficiency.


By upgrading to the ColorStream 8000, the most automated ColorStream ever, Printforce has been able to increase the business’ productivity to meet tighter deadlines, with minimal interference. Since installing this device, it has almost doubled its production speed, from 75 metres per minute to 133 metres per minute. This has also provided more flexibility and efficiency when it comes to paper, allowing the business to offer a more diverse range of applications to its customers, while minimising waste. Low power and ink consumption levels of the ColoStream 8000 were among other key considerations in the decision making process and will help the company to reach its desired sustainability and total cost of ownership goals.

Rombout Eikelenboom, managing partner, CB Printforce UK, commented: ‘Customers now expect faster turnaround times and higher quality products than ever before, so we are grateful to have Canon by our side as a dedicated business partner. The team always goes above and beyond in its after sales services and support, which has enabled us to trust that processes run smoothly while we focus on maintaining strong relationships with our customers. We are excited to continue working with Canon in the years to come as we look to futureproof our business.’

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