Canon imagePRESS C7010VP Digital Color Press Joins Oce Product Portfolio

Oct 03, 2010, 10:45 ET from Oce North America

CHICAGO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced the addition of the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital color press to the Oce color solutions portfolio. A variety of application demonstrations showcase the system's capabilities in Oce Booth 1217 at Graph Expo, the first time the product will be shown in the United States as part of the Oce portfolio.

A true production color press, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP system is built to power through jobs at speeds of up to 70 images per minute in color or black and white on any supported media. With the newest member of the Canon imagePRESS family, customers can confidently take on the toughest deadlines with true production performance.

Taking success to the next level

The new Canon imagePRESS C7010VP system provides a number of enhancements to take the successful imagePRESS C7000VP press to the next level. To expand the market opportunity in heavier production environments, the imagePRESS C7010VP model offers a monthly duty cycle of one million impressions. Other enhancements critical to success in the Graphic Arts market include expanded paper support accommodating media from 60gsm to 325gsm, expansion of saddle stitch finishing to handle up to 25 sheets and a maximum sheet size of 13"x19.2". Enhancements in overall color consistency accommodate changes in humidity based on operating environmental conditions inside the engine. Finally, greater productivity and uptime result due to a new paper jam recovery method and the addition of higher production speeds for most larger sheets and mixed-media jobs.

"Designed to produce vibrant, consistent color quality with the look and feel of offset, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP color system offers print professionals the best of all worlds: speed, quality, reliability and versatility. We are committed to providing customers with greater access to the printing solutions necessary to exceed customer standards," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.  

Print providers can expand market opportunities and services

"With the Canon imagePRESS digital C7010VP color press, print providers can offer offset-like quality with the convenience, smaller run length and cost benefits of digital production. By adding the imagePRESS C7010VP system to the Oce color product line, our customers can now expand their service offerings and tap into profitable new business-building opportunities, including applications such as variable data printing, booklet and book printing, direct mail postcards, and more," said Francis McMahon, vice president, Marketing; Oce North America; Production Printing Systems. "By offering a wider range of services, print providers can enhance the value they provide to their customers with short-run, variable data color printing and multiple finishing options."

The system is ideal for customers with intensive graphics or variable data printing requirements, such as commercial printers, direct mailers, service bureaus, corporate in-house print shops (CRDs), and transactional printers. It provides a solution for customers looking for image quality that rivals offset, the flexibility to customize output with variable data, and the ability to print on a wider range of media.

Digital color press productivity improves business efficiency

With consistent speed and quality across every run, and generous input and output capacity, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital color press helps print providers get more done in less time, turn rush jobs around faster without rescheduling workloads, and ultimately realize a faster time to profit. Load-while-run productivity means operators don't have to stop the printer to load media or toner. Because the system is so productive, print professionals can consolidate machines to reduce footprint, maintenance and energy usage and deploy manpower more efficiently.

World-class Oce service and support contribute to powerful solutions

Helping customers get ahead also depends on reliable, proactive service and support, and Oce service is widely recognized as a premier service organization in the market. This reputation is based on industry-leading metrics, product reliability, team responsiveness and commitment, and a culture focused on helping customers meet objectives. Oce has received a number of honors for service excellence, including the 2009 GEICO Partnership Excellence Award, the first time GEICO has ever recognized any company for outstanding service. GEICO honored Oce for dedication, customer-focused service and routinely exceeding expectations. The Oce track record of service excellence also includes 2005 and 2006 BERTL Readers Choice Platinum Award Honors for Service & Support and the American Express "Supplier of the Year" award in 2003.  

Graph Expo demonstrations showcase direct mail and marketing collateral

At Graph Expo, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital press will be a key solution within the direct mail and marketing collateral area in Oce booth 1217, demonstrating a diverse range of applications to showcase the system's flexibility:

  • Where Magazine Chicago - this saddle-stitched, full-color 8.5"x11" travel booklet will be printed on demand on mixed cover and body stock in a streamlined white-paper-in/finished-product-out process. The booklet will be completely finished inline, with inline three-side trim and inline saddle-stitcher, demonstrating the system's outstanding versatility in terms of color quality, and media and finishing flexibility. It will also show how print operations can reduce touch points throughout the production process and minimize errors, labor and waste in order to work more productively.
  • Full-color posters - this 12"x18" full-color poster demonstrates the exceptional offset-like image quality produced by the system, showcasing color vibrancy and consistency, details in highlights and shadows, and smooth gradations in skin tones.
  • Inspirations perfect-bound book - the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital color press will print color covers and interior pages for this 8.5"x11" mixed color and black & white compendium of fashion images and ideas. Color components will be integrated with black & white pages on the Oce VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra system and finished on the Challenge CMT330 three-knife trimmer and a BGB1208 Perfect Binder.
  • Personalized direct mail postcards - with a focus on the fast-growing market for 1:1 marketing and image personalization, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital color press will be shown producing direct mail postcards, handling variable data files with ease, while reliably feeding heavy-weight media.

The Canon imagePRESS C7010VP system will be available as part of the Oce product portfolio in November 2010.

About Oce

Oce is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Oce employs around 22,000 people, with 2009 revenues of approximately $3.7 billion, operates in around 100 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North America represents over 37% of Oce's worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000. For more information about Oce, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

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About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc., a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009*, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2010 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei - "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" - Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

*Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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