One of the leading manufacturers of production printers, company Canon, started selling the Canon imagePRESS V1000 production printer at the beginning of this fall. Twenty days ago, the first printer was installed in the Kopitehna demo center in the Varaždin industrial zone. It was the perfect opportunity for us to know this “technological miracle” better and to talk with the leading people of Canon and Kopitehna.
What is the difference between new Canon imagePRESS V1000 and Canon’s older models commented Mr. Johannes Osterbauer, Business Development Manager for Professional Print Solutions at Canon CEE.
The Canon imagePRESS V1000 was built on a completely new platform. It contains decades of Canon’s experience in the production of printers. It also contains many innovations that facilitate the operator’s work and significantly raise the level of quality and productivity. With its characteristics it enters the midrange production. Recently announced Canon imagePRESS V900 will replace the existing low-end Canon imagePRESS C910 model. In the high production range the current model Canon imagePRESS C10010VP will be replaced by the new Canon imagePRESS V1350.
Regarding construction Canon imagePRESS V1000 is significantly different from previous models. In this device there are separate printing units and fixing station including a cooling unit. These are now two separated units. A device designed this way brings many benefits in the printing process.
Many new functionalities
With earlier production devices, there was a danger that when printing larger volumes of sheets with high print coverage, the printed sheets in the tray could stick together. The cooling unit, located after the fixing unit, cancels this problem.
The pre-press time is reduced and is much easier compared to the earlier series of machines, which makes the work for the operator much easier. The built in in-line spectrophotometer ensures quick and easy profile creation, verification, calibration and eventual color correction. The printed sheet scanning unit recognizes sheets where the print does not match the color or registration settings and automatically corrects the settings.
For double side printing applications the engine is offering highest quality with a maximum tolerance of 0,7mm “front to back registration”. And long sheet banner media are possible up to 1,3 meter, even automatic double sided.
All these new functionalities significantly affect the reduction of waste and lower energy costs. Thanks to that, Canon imagePRESS V1000 enters the very top of energy-efficient machines. In addition to the Energy Star certificate, this model also earned the EPEAT Gold certificate for green electronics.
Although the Canon imagePRESS V1000 has been on the market since September of this year, ten machines have already been sold in the CEE region. The reaction of new customers is great. Thanks to the new functionalities, there is a significant market interest for the new Canon production machine. We can segregate functionalities such as high printing speed regardless of media thickness. Then there is identical print quality from the first to the last printed sheet and many more.
The owner of Kopitehna, Mr. Žarko Martinjak joined the conversation, referring to the competition in this segment and the position of the new Canon imagePRESS V1000 device.
The new Canon imagePRESS V1000 is designed to provide customers with high productivity without compromising quality. Innovative, technologically advanced features are designed to increase users’ creative and commercial potential, and to make finished product highly price competitive compared to other brands.
One of the biggest benefits when buying is the use of advanced technology, until now present only in high-end printing devices and which achieves high quality even with smaller productions. The Canon V1000 certainly represents the ideal ratio between investment and profit.
How the maintenance is organized? Is there a possibility for user to independently replace some parts?
We adapt the device maintenance method to business processes and client requirements. In this segment the market dictates fast service support. The easiest way to realize that is through a contracted printing price, which can include maintenance and an extended warranty. The user also has the option of on-call maintenance or operator maintenance of the device according to the manufacturer’s instructions, which is simplified by using an interface in Croatian. Canon provides its users with the opportunity to use Canon’s e-maintenance platform free of charge. Information there is available for each consumable part of the production machine in advance, all to ensure continuous operation.
Kopitehna has been present in the market of EP machines for 30 years and works with several leading manufacturers. Can you give us your comment on Canon imagePRESS V1000? Why should printers decide to invest in this device?
Guided by Canon’s quality motto “Safety, Smartness, Satisfaction”, Kopitehna has been nurturing quality interaction with clients for 30 years. With a personalized approach, we anticipate the future needs of our clients, including the one in the professional printing segment. It is the Canon imagePRESS V1000 that is the best answer to the growing demands of professional printing. It enables high-quality production at the lowest printing cost. With the most compact dimensions among all mid-range digital printing machines, the innovative design of the imagePRESS V1000 provides production possibilities of 100 pages per minute, in a grammage of 50-400g. That increases the productivity of users significantly, commented Mr. Martinjak.