Canon Monochrome imagePRESS Range and Helix Production Workflow

Canon UK, has announced the launch of its Helix Production Workflow and monochrome imagePRESS range to commercial print operations, Print-for-Pay and Corporate Reprographics Departments.

Three new Canon imagePRESS monochrome models will address a real need in the single colour printing environments after Canon research highlighted that just under a third of all production printing is black only, with 42% of this volume printed digitally.

The Canon imagePRESS 1110 operates at up to 6,600iph, the Canon imagePRESS 1125 has a rated speed of up to 7,500iph, while the Canon imagePRESS 1135 runs at up to 8,100iph. All three models are capable of printing on uncoated stocks from 52gsm to 300gsm (up to 240gsm on coated stocks) at up to 1,200dpi, to deliver some of the highest quality black and white images on the market today. Together they represent a modular family of digital printing presses that provide the productivity, versatility and quality to meet almost any need.

Whilst starting at a price point close to that of light production output devices, the printers have the durability to match mid-range production level presses, with duty cycles up to 3 million impressions per month. Applications range from catalogues, booklets, direct mail, presentations, newsletters, financial statements, forms, directories and cross media campaigns, to name a few.

In order to maximise the functionality of the Canon imagePRESS range, all now have the option to come supplied with the Helix Production Workflow system, developed by software development specialists NT-Ware. Delivered as a standalone system or as part of an integrated package with a new printer, Helix Production Workflow is designed to streamline the on-demand production printing process, add value to personalised short-run print, integrate print ordering and production, and effectively manage busy print rooms.

The Helix Production Workflow system is designed to be one of the most intuitive and productive workflow solutions available on the market to link all elements of job production with the Canon imagePRESS family. In addition, it builds on and integrates with Canon's existing uniFLOW Output Manager, enabling a seamless integration with existing users of a printer fleet.

Trevor Dodsworth, Head of Professional Print Marketing, Canon UK, said: "We are excited to introduce both the Canon imagePRESS monochrome presses and Helix Production Workflow. Since their initial showing at drupa last year we have further developed the proposition we bring to market with the most modern, functional, up-to-date print engines and workflow solutions.
"The Canon imagePRESS 1110, imagePRESS 1125 and imagePRESS 1135 offer a scalable family of printers that meets the needs of CRDs, Print-for-Pay businesses and Commercial Printers arena. When linked to Helix Production Workflow, they offer our customers highly efficient and cost effective integrated solutions. This is an example of the significant ongoing investment and commitment by Canon in the graphic arts sector."