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 user 2003-09-30 at 11:29:00 am Views: 87
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    Canon Showcases Product at Graph Expo

    Editor’s Note: Today’s issue of Office Equipment Dealer News will focus on Canon products featured at Graph Expo 2003 taking place this week in Chicago.

    Watch for additional products featured at Graph Expo 2003 in coming issues.

     Increased Speed, Media Weight Options and Output Controls Offer Compelling Advances for Entry- to High-Volume Production Market

    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc., Monday unveiled its latest color imaging systems, the new CLC 5100 – a high-volume, full-color digital printing solution engineered to meet professional-grade workflow demands, and the CLC 4000 – specially tailored for the entry level and mid-volume production market.

    Reinforcing Canon’s 16-year ownership of the No. 1 market position in color copier/printer solutions*, the new CLC models each feature significant increases in speed, media flexibility and enhanced control technologies.

    Designed to optimize production and increase profitability in serious on-demand print environments such as print-for-pay (PFPs), corporate reprographic departments (CRDs), graphics firms and commercial printers, the CLC 5100 introduces speeds up to 51 page-per-minute (PPM) and the CLC 4000 a 40 PPM engine**. Both the CLC 5100 and CLC 4000 offer Canon’s renowned image quality and dramatic advances in paper handling options, workflow management and economics for faster turnaround and increased Return on Investment (ROI).

    Three key design “themes” define the new CLC models – speed, media weight versatility and output management – respectively demonstrated by the CLC 5100 and CLC 4000′s new delivery system, Paper Deck R1 and offset stacker options supporting media up to 253 gsm/140-lb Index. Both models also distinguish themselves from predecessors by approximately doubling heavy media productivity with speeds up to 22 PPM for 253 gsm.


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    Endorsement Signifies the System Meets Stringent Quality Levels to Predict Final Printed Color Output on a Web Offset Press

    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc., on Monday announced that it has gained SWOP certification for its Color Laser Copier (CLC) 1140/1180 when used with the Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) Matchprint Professional Server and Publication base proofing media. The Canon / KPG certification offers graphic arts professionals significant opportunity to save money, reduce turnaround time, and be confident in color accuracy when presenting proofs and comps to clients at any stage in the production process.

    SWOP – Specifications for Web Offset Publications – is the publishing industry’s premier standards organization. SWOP maintains recommended specifications for materials supplied by advertisers, publishers, printers, advertising agencies, and prepress service providers to ensure color accuracy and the highest image quality in printed publications.

    “Together, this system delivers accurate and consistent color that meets SWOP specifications for proofing applications at critical stages of the document workflow,” stated Mark Suzuki, director and assistant general manager of Canon U.S.A. Graphic Arts Systems Division. “Our graphic-intensive publishing customers can now efficiently produce color output that will simulate the final proof, eliminating costly rework and improving their ability to handle peak production deadlines.”

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    New 44″ Large-Format Models Offer Powerful Advancements in Speed, Resolution and Networking Flexibility

    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. on Monday announced the new imagePROGRAF W8200 – Canon’s latest large-format printer solution engineered for the most demanding graphic imaging professionals. Delivering an unbeatable combination of exhibit-grade resolution, speed and configuration advancements – the new W8200 also represents Canon’s first large- format print engine to support pigment ink solutions with the imagePROGRAF architecture.

    Engineered for superior performance and production, Canon’s new W8200D (dye) and W8200PG (pigment) devices inject several technology innovations into the imagePROGRAF line, including Canon’s PS Level-3 Compatible RIP, 1.07″ ultra high- density print head for brilliant color, 44″ media support and speeds up to two minutes for an A0-size printout in Draft Mode. The W8200 additionally features improvements for simplified operation of streamlined workflows and unattended printer operation to match the highest productivity standards of professional printers.

    The introduction of the new W8200PG (pigment) device complements Canon’s first complete six-color (C/M/Y/K, Bk, PC/PM) pigment ink set – providing exceptionally powerful multi-gradational output and expanding the choice of high-quality imaging solutions to address Canon customer needs. Engineered for superior quality and with a color reproduction equivalent to that of dye ink, Canon has formulated a pigment ink solution of ultra fine particles that boasts both light fastness and high ozone resistance – elements vital to the digital imaging, fine art and proofing markets.

    face=Arial Dying for More Pigment News? »

     T/R Systems Announces MicroPress® X Series Connectivity to Canon CLC 1180/1140/1110 Solution provides variety of options for mid-volume segment of print-on-demand market

    T/R SYSTEMS, INC., a leader in developing innovative solutions for the management and production of digital documents, and Canon U.S.A., a subsidiary of Canon, Inc., a leader in networked imaging systems, announced Monday the availability of T/R Systems’ MicroPress® X Series document production servers for use with the mid-volume Canon CLC 1180/1140/1110 series graphics printing systems. T/R Systems’ innovative MicroPress X Series is at the core of this print-on-demand (POD) solution. The MicroPress is a document production server for POD customers that bridges the gap between low-volume workgroup printing and high-volume centralized printing. By combining powerful document “make- ready” capabilities, sophisticated color management, advanced job management and workflow tools and unique print device connectivity options, the MicroPress X Series provides customers with a scalable production printing system. The MicroPress X Series includes the MicroPress SX, DX and MX models, each of which addresses a different segment of the POD market from low-to-high volume.

    MicroPress X Series now connects to the Canon CLC 1110, 1140 and 1180 graphics printing systems. Each device produces images with a resolution of 800 x 400 dpi. The 1110 outputs 8.5 color pages per minute (ppm) and 42 b & w ppm, and the 1140 and 1180 print 11 color ppm and 42 b & w ppm. Ideal for creative services, marketing departments and advertising agencies, each device accommodates a wide range of paper stocks, huge paper capacities and utilizes Canon’s Finer, Brighter (FB) Toner and Advanced Mapping technology.

    “This marks a tremendous achievement for T/R Systems,” said Mike Kohlsdorf, President and CEO of T/R Systems. “We are very excited about matching the MicroPress’ stellar color management capabilities with a superb line of color devices.”

    “The collaborative efforts between Canon and T/R Systems have once again provided the graphic arts industry with a new and cutting edge printing solution,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president and general manager of marketing, Imaging Systems Group for Canon U.S.A. “The MicroPress offers our customers the very best in flexibility and color management as well as significant advances in workflow management tools.”

    The CLC1180/1140/1110 Connectivity Kit for the MicroPress X Series will be available during the fourth quarter of 2003 through authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers and subsidiaries. Pricing will be based on model and options selected.

    For a demonstration of this new connectivity, visit the Canon booth (#3451) at Graph Expo, September 28-October 1, 2003 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Canon will be showing the MicroPress X Series connected to the CLC 1180.

    face=Arial More on MicroPress X Series »

    Canon U.S.A., a subsidiary of Canon Inc., and Electronics For Imaging, Monday announced the release of the new ColorPASS-Z6000 and ColorPASS- Z7000, the latest print controller options for Canon’s new CLC 4000 40 page-per-minute (ppm) and CLC 5100 51 ppm color printing systems*. These powerful new Fiery servers deliver maximum productivity and efficiency to print for pay, corporate reprographic and high-volume printing environments.

    Incorporating the most up-to-date Fiery S300 and S500 server technology, these feature-packed ColorPASS servers deliver the latest version of EFI’s Bertl award- winning Fiery System software. Key features include: Command WorkStation to efficiently manage and manipulate jobs, ColorWise® for flexible controls to achieve the highest quality color output, and Fiery Scan for feature-rich scans that can be FTP’d, faxed, stored on a local hard drive or emailed anywhere.

    The ColorPASS-Z6000 and ColorPASS-Z7000 color servers deliver industry-leading, flexible, variable data printing capabilities. EFI’s solutions include a comprehensive array of VDP languages such as Fiery FreeForm, PPML, and a host of proprietary languages. In addition, EFI offers a powerful suite of tools to maximize throughput and streamline color VDP production.

    Optional features for these powerful ColorPASS servers include EFI’s standard DocBuilder imposition tool, enabling operators to edit and assemble entire documents before RIPping the files and EFI’s Graphics Arts Package, designed to address the specific requirements of graphic arts professionals.

    The new ColorPASS models expand Canon’s offerings for graphic arts professionals in environments such as pre-press and commercial printing where the new CLC 4000 and CLC 5100 can be used for short runs and on-demand production printing.

    The ColorPASS-Z7000 will support the new CLC 5100 and CLC 4000 along with the older CLC 5000 and CLC 3900 (including plus) models. The ColorPASS- Z6000 will support the new CLC 4000, as well as the older CLC 3900 and CLC 3900+ models. Both models will be available during the fourth quarter of 2003 through authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers and subsidiaries. Pricing will be based on model and options selected.

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    T/R Systems Introduces Digital StoreFront Express at Canon Booth
    Entry Level Web Submission Tool for Print Providers Helps Increase Level of Service to Customers

    T/R SYSTEMS, INC., a leader in developing innovative solutions for the management and production of digital documents, announced at Graph Expo the introduction of Digital StoreFront Express(TM), a web-based job submission solution for print providers. This new product enhances the customer’s experience when submitting jobs on-line, improves operational productivity and expands the services that printers can offer to their customers.

    Based upon T/R Systems’ Digital StoreFront(TM), Digital StoreFront Express is an entry level, software- only web-based solution that simplifies print job submission, proofing and job ticketing over the Internet and eliminates redundant data entry throughout the print procurement and production process. It streamlines print center operations by seamlessly integrating the flow of data through the print center and optimizes device utilization and job turnaround by automating the flow of jobs to output devices.

    “We are excited about the introduction of Digital StoreFront Express, which was developed in response to market demands for a robust entry level document submission product similar to Digital StoreFront,” said Neal Tompkins, Chief Technology Officer of T/R Systems. “It includes basic yet essential features required by print providers today.”

    Digital StoreFront Express helps print providers increase the level of service to their customers by reducing turnaround time for proofing, simplifying the process of submitting jobs on-line and providing advanced workflow. The software runs independently of the MicroPress(R) document production server, but is fully compatible with and can reside on the DX and MX platforms of the MicroPress X Series. Standard features of Digital StoreFront Express include Print Messenger, the client-based conversion tool, on-line Portable Document Format (PDF) preview, job ticketing, Web interface and integration to the MicroPress X Series or IKON PowerPRESS(TM). Optional features include master interface, reporting interface, on-line catalog, order history, integration to non- MicroPress devices and automatic quoting. Digital StoreFront Express has a suggested retail price of $8995.

    Digital StoreFront Express provides unmatched control and flexibility, delivers maximum customer reach, increases customer retention and optimizes profitability. For a demonstration of Digital StoreFront Express, visit the Canon U.S.A. booth (#3451) at Graph Expo, September 28-October 1, 2003, at McCormick Place in Chicago.