As print service providers are constantly on the hunt for innovative ways to expand their business, reach new market applications and better meet new and existing customer challenges, ARC Document Solutions, based in San Ramon, CA, has significantly expanded its fleet of Display Graphics products, further establishing itself as a leader in the wide-format print space. As an expert in display graphics including wall and retail graphics, event displays, and marketing materials, ARC Document Solutions, a Canon Solutions America, Inc. customer and the largest digital graphics print provider with 150 print centers in North America, remains a strong competitor in the large format graphics space by continuing to invest in technology, including high-end graphics printers, to help better service its 90,000-plus customers nationwide.

CMYUK has announced that six global technology companies – Canon, EFI, Epson, Klieverik, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems, and Mimaki have become headline sponsors for its Creatives in Residence Live project (CIRL).

In a world where brands and customers interact with each other across multiple channels, meeting customer expectations at the right time can be a challenge. So how do we go about ensuring that all marketing channels are harmonised to provide the best possible user experience? In the Canon Future Promotion Forum 2021, to be held online on 5 October, this will be the theme for discussion, as we examine the options available to marketers when striving for the ultimate UX.

Today (1st September), Canon UK & Ireland is releasing a total of four new “imagePROGRAF” series large format printers. These new models include the imagePROGRAF GP-4000 (44 inch) and GP-2000 (24 inch) which use 10 ink colours including red, orange, green and violet, plus fluorescent pink. The new imagePROGRAF GP-300 (36 inch) and GP-200 (24 inch) will also be launched which use 5 striking ink colours, plus fluorescent pink.

Print on demand, in the shortest possible time, personalized – changing customer requirements and a pandemic that is causing enormous pressure. These days, print service providers are challenged more than ever to prepare their businesses for the future. Automation is an important component in this process.

Canon, a global provider of imaging technologies and services, has been appointed as the Official Imaging Supporter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The company will use its imaging expertise to showcase the event and inspire people across the world, while also nurturing a new generation of sports fans.

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., have announced the launch of its new ProCare after-sales service program, designed for users of the Canon Colorado roll-to-roll wide format printer series powered by UVgel technology. This new program enables Colorado 1650 owners to benefit from maximizing uptime through access to highly trained technicians and nationwide coverage, for increased productivity from minimal downtime.

Introduced in April 2020, Canon’s varioPRINT iX-series sheetfed inkjet press has seen a rapid uptake in the graphic arts market during its first year. Commercial printers in particular have installed the press to support growth across a wide range of high-value applications. 70% of users are commercial and online print businesses producing general commercial print applications including, but not limited to, brochures, greeting cards, flyers, postcards and books. With over 100 sales in its first year, the system has proven to be popular worldwide.

Canon today (29th June) announces the launch of the new Arizona 135 GT flatbed printer, offering sign makers, print service providers and offset and screen printers, among others, a smart technology investment to fulfil new business opportunities. Whether you are starting out in the rigid applications, large format graphics industry or are looking to further diversify into new applications, the Arizona 135 GT delivers the proven benefits of the award-winning Arizona series – high image quality, impressive productivity and reliability, application versatility and excellent total cost of ownership – at a smart investment level. Manufactured in Poing, Germany, with the same industrial-build quality and heritage as all other Arizona models, the Arizona 135 GT further demonstrates its value by being able to create impressive applications across an extensive range of not only rigid media but, with its field upgradable Roll Media Option, of flexible media too.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the support of the new CANON Colorado 1630 printer for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide-format production.

Essex-based Revolutions Signs has installed a Kongsberg X24 Edge digital cutting table from CMYUK. It follows the purchase of a Canon Colorado 1650 last year.

Canon has announced that, following a stringent testing process, its ProStream 1800 web-fed inkjet press is the first digital printing system in the world to be FOGRA59 certified by Fogra, the research institute for the printing and media industry. Not only does the certification give ProStream 1800 users confidence in the colour accuracy and consistent repeatability of their printed output, but it also offers a potential competitive advantage. Importantly for spot colour reproduction, the large colour gamut of the ProStream enables customers to extend the PANTONE® colour coverage to 93% with only four on-press colours, depending on the paper used. In other words, the ProStream is able to reproduce up to 2182 of the 2334 PANTONE® colours with a CIEDE2000 < 2.0, something that, in the past, was only achievable with a multi -colour press.

Canon has partnered with HYBRID Software, a leading provider of innovative software productivity tools for the graphics arts and packaging industry, to offer label converters an advanced front-end solution for the LabelStream 4000 series that delivers improved workflow capabilities and automation.

To help production print professionals shape a positive business future, Canon Europe today announces an all-new virtual event, dedicated to its customers, prospects and partners throughout EMEA. Called ‘Make It’, the event will run from 8 to 17 June 2021 and will deliver a rich blend of practical advice, inspirational keynotes, interactive technology demonstrations and the latest market insights, all aimed to help print businesses recover and regroup after an exceptionally tough 12 months.

Building on its portfolio of 64” UVgel roll-to-roll printers, Canon today announces the launch of the new Colorado 1630, which will give customers access to all the advantages of UVgel technology at a lower investment. In turn this will allow large format companies to expand their business by addressing lower volumes in the market. Engineered for durability, reliability and stability, the Colorado 1630 base model is a smart investment choice. It can be configured according to each user’s unique business needs by adding modular options such as FLXfinish, a second media roll, and easy double-sided printing.

Halstan has purchased a varioPRINT iX3200, following the successful implementation of a Canon varioPRINT i300 in 2019. The new device will offer high quality colour book production, whilst improving overall efficiency and increasing capacity.

Keypoint Intelligence has released its Field Test Report, which assessed the Canon Colorado 1650 64-inch roll-to-roll printer in three categories – image quality, usability and speed. Across all categories, the printer obtained exceptional results and Keypoint Intelligence highlighted, “an all-round impressive performer, the Colorado 1650 is a standout choice for virtually all wide format printing applications”.

Canon is always at the forefront of innovation and its latest introduction is a testament to this. For fast-paced businesses working to tight deadlines, the new Canon imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 Series combines high speed output with an abundance of features to support continuous productivity and efficiency. With excellent media handling and the scope to produce high-quality applications including CAD/GIS drawings, renderings, maps and posters, this robust printer is the ideal choice for customers in architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing, as well as professional print service providers and copy shops. For an even more efficient workflow, the multifunctional imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 MFP Z36 integrates the printer with a precision scanner in one device.

Canon today announces that commercial print businesses in EMEA using a varioPRINT iX-series or VarioPrint i-series press[1] can add value to their applications using any of the Scodix Ultra digital enhancement presses. By elevating the haptic appeal of their print applications by adding embellishment, print professionals can increase their profit margin potential, in addition to carving out new markets and revenue streams.

Canon announces that the LabelStream 4000 series is the first UV inkjet press to have been certified ‘PANTONE® Capable’ by PANTONE LLC, having assessed the press’s colour gamut relative to the full range of PANTONE® colours. The certificate confirms that, with the LabelStream 4000, customers can reliably and consistently produce an exceptionally wide range of PANTONE® colours.

Since its launch in September 2020, over 100 Canon imagePRESS C10010VP cut-sheet colour engines have already been installed across EMEA. Built on Canon’s proven imagePRESS technology, this exceptional high-performer is helping customers to meet the tightest deadlines, reliably deliver volume output at high-speed and achieve offset quality output. And the added bonus? The series is now Fogra PSD (Process Standard Digital) certified.

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