The combination of speed, quality and reliability of the Xaar 2001+ U printhead made it the ideal choice for Canon’s entry into the digital label printing market, with the launch of its Océ LabelStream 4000 press.

Canon, a historic world-leader in print technology and imaging solutions, joins the Newtech Show, taking place on 27-28th June at Hilton Chilworth in Southampton.

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Canon, leader in imaging solutions, today launches the new Océ LabelStream 4000 series, an industrial-scale UV inkjet press with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units. With an industry-leading productivity range of 950 - 1672 sqm/h the press looks set to carve out a commanding presence in the growing label printing market.

The latest addition to the production printing portfolio underlines the Canon and Océ strategy to invest in growing industrial printing segments. Combining the virtues of UV inkjet printing with conventional technologies, this innovative label press delivers unrivalled value-add in terms of time, cost and value, enabling converters to select the best combination for any production requirement.

Christian Unterberger, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President Production Printing Products (PPP), outlines what makes the new label conversion solution special: “The Océ LabelStream is based on the inkjet DNA of Canon and Océ. With this comprehensive solution package optimized to benefit from current market dynamics, label converters can boost their profitability for short and medium job sizes, and amaze customers with labels of exceptional quality and customized messaging.”

The new press has a key role to play in the wider company strategy, as Crit Driessen, Vice President & Head of Digital Packaging PPP, explains, “Océ is keen to break into forward-looking markets, and industrial packaging printing offers excellent opportunities for new revenue streams. Digital products currently account for only a relatively small part of this market worldwide, but the share expected to grow rapidly. We are confident that market players will appreciate the Océ LabelStream’s productivity and customizing abilities as a way to add value to label printing.”

Watch this short video on the Océ LabelStream 4000 series below:

At its core the Océ LabelStream 4000 series is a 5-color UV inkjet press (CMYK and white) with a print speed of 48 m/min. It offers print widths of 330 mm (13”) or 410 mm (16”) and an optional performance mode of 68 m/min for less demanding print jobs. Providing a one-pass digital high opacity white of more than 80% at standard press speed the opacity of analogue printing technologies such as rotary screen and flexo can be matched.

Latest Xaar 2001 UV inkjet printheads with a resolution of 720 x 600 dpi and different quality modes guarantee the reproduction of fine details, smooth tones, vibrant color and solids on a wide range of standard label stocks including PP, PE, BOPP plus selected special substrates.

The system can be expanded to a full hybrid configuration with a custom mix of additional flexo, embellishment and finishing units turning it into a fully integrated single-pass label conversion line to meet various demands and budgets.

This mix of conventional and digital technologies enables fast, affordable production of high-quality self-adhesive labels – for example for fast moving consumer goods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Along with the ability to deliver cost-efficient print-to-order run lengths to avoid overproduction digital printing offers an unbeatable advantage in this segment: customization. As more brands move to attract customers’ attention through customized packaging it is obvious that digital printing can add significant value to increase sales and enhance brand awareness.

The Océ LabelStream offers maximum flexibility and gives users the freedom to complete orders at short lead times: easy set-up and make-ready accelerate system availability. Production costs stay low, delivering a speedy return on investment.



Label converter will benefit from the best package in the industry based on Canon’s inkjet DNA. Innovative technologies integrated into comprehensive end-to-end solutions and supported by first-class global service and business consultancy will help to develop and grow a sustainable and profitable digital business.

Christian Unterberger is confident that the new Océ LabelStream will hit the mark: “The new Océ LabelStream 4000 series is the next step in advancing our market strategy. We plan to grow in the packaging market and ultimately play a leading role.”

Commercial availability of the Océ LabelStream 4000 series in Europe will be end of 2018.

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, while on a trade mission to India, offered the famous Dutch painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. But naturally it wasn’t the original painting. It was a reproduction created with the Océ elevated printing technology.

At FESPA 2018 (Messe Berlin, 15-18 May 2018, Hall 3, Stand A40/B40), Canon is showcasing its extensive range of solutions to help print and marketing service providers (PSP/MSPs) diversify their applications portfolios and boost productivity, guiding customers on the many potential routes to success.

Twice as good: OneVision, the German manufacturer of automation software for prepress, is showing its solutions for the printing industry not only on the booth of its technology partner Canon Deutschland, but also on its own booth. The Wide Format Automation Suite in particular will be the focus of attention at the trade fair for large format printing in Berlin from 15 to 18 May 2018.

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that longtime customer Thomas Printworks has added to its robust Océ/Canon fleet with the installation of the Océ Colorado 1640 printer – an acquisition poised to significantly expand its large format print capabilities. The industry-leading roll-to-roll printer was installed at the company’s Austin, Texas location.

The ability to produce specialty applications presents tremendous growth opportunities for commercial printers. But in order to capitalize on these opportunities, it is imperative to have the right large format printing solutions and technologies in place to meet their customers’ requirements quickly and economically.

Memjet and Canon have entered into a long-term, global agreement to cross-license their patents around key segments and applications. Terms of the agreement remain confidential.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that Mr. Yuichi Ishizuka, the company’s president and chief operating officer, has taken a new assignment as president and chief executive officer of Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as of April 1, 2018. This announcement marks the culmination of a thirty-three year tenure with Canon Americas for Mr. Ishizuka, who also holds the position of managing executive officer for Canon Inc. in Japan.

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