Canon launches Oc¨¦ ProStream production inkjet platform
Canon has unveiled its new Oc¨¦ ProStream series, characterizing the new technology as ¡°heralding a revolutionary new approach to premium-quality inkjet printing that takes inkjet technology beyond its current limits and further into the commercial printing mainstream.¡± The Oc¨¦ ProStream prints uncoated, inkjet-optimized, gloss and matt-coated papers at a rate of 80 m/min or 1,076 A4/min. The new series already won accolades even before its official launch by earning a coveted iF design award for 2017. ¡°We deliberately took a green-field approach to design, with a commitment to create a product that would open up fresh business opportunities for commercial printers ¨C particularly in high-growth segments such as premium direct mail and marketing collateral. The Oc¨¦ ProStream delivers on this commitment, pushing inkjet even further into the commercial printing mainstream with its amazing quality and versatility,¡± said Christian Unterberger, Canon¡¯s Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Production Printing Products.
The Oc¨¦ ProStream series combines several new core technologies for continuous-feed inkjet, and builds on a decade of experience in inkjet with the Oc¨¦ JetStream, Oc¨¦ ColorStream and Oc¨¦ VarioPrint i300. Its latest piezo drop-on-demand inkjet printhead generation is leveraged with Oc¨¦ Multilevel technology for sharper details, smoother halftones and more economical ink usage. An Oc¨¦-developed set of ColorGrip and polymer pigment inks ¡°creates exciting, vibrant colours that leave a lasting impression¡± on uncoated, inkjet-optimized and gloss and matte-coated offset papers.
The ProStream¡¯s sensitive floatation air dryer ensures that the printed paper is not touched until the print images are fully robust ¨C there are no scratches or changes to gloss levels and minimal paper stress for maximum quality. The Oc¨¦ ProStream is also a heavy-duty production engine. All its components are designed for zero-restriction printing with a resolution of 1,200 dpi and multilevel dot modulation at full 1,076 A4/min. productivity ¨C and across a wide range of uncoated, inkjet-optimized and offset-coated substrates. ¡°We¡¯re confident that the Oc¨¦ ProStream series will continue to drive our success in our competitive market,¡± Unterberger added. ¡°With more than 33% market share, Canon/Oc¨¦ is the undisputed worldwide leader in continuous-feed inkjet. The Oc¨¦ ProStream will build on this heritage and carry forward our proud tradition of innovation in professional digital printing.¡±