Canon Launches ProStream 2000 series of High-speed, Web-Fed Inkjet Printers for the Commercial Print and Business Communications Markets, and Announces Flagship ProStream 3160 - Canon South & Southeast Asia

    Canon Launches ProStream 2000 series of High-speed, Web-Fed Inkjet Printers for the Commercial Print and Business Communications Markets, and Announces Flagship ProStream 3160
    New ProStream 2000 series offers customers both high-quality coated and uncoated media applications at an appealing cost/performance ratio, while ProStream 3160 delivers 160 m/min productivity, making it the ideal solution for commercial printers wanting the ultimate in performance

    SINGAPORE, 3 April 2024 — Canon today announced the launch of the ProStream 2000, a new series of web-fed inkjet presses for commercial and business communications print service providers looking for an attractive cost/performance ratio for applications on media up to 150 gsm and on uncoated papers.

    Also announced today is the new ProStream 3160, the 160 m/min flagship model of the ProStream 3000 series. A new polymer pigment ink set, also included with the ProStream 2000 series, ensures high, consistent offset print quality at rated speed, while extending the media grammage/speed range. Both the ProStream 2000 series and the ProStream 3160 enable ultra-fast production, allowing print businesses to move even higher volumes of work from offset and legacy technologies.

    Printing at up to 133 m/min on standard offset coated, uncoated and inkjet optimised media from 28 gsm up to 150 gsm, the ProStream 2000 series offers a better cost/performance ratio and is 20% shorter than the ProStream 3000. It also consumes 10% less energy1 than the ProStream 1800. The new series is the ideal inkjet investment choice for general and specialised commercial print service providers, who are predominantly producing high-quality applications on lower weight media or on a wide range of media types and weights and want to migrate high-volume work from offset to digital. Papers up to 300 gsm are supported at reduced speed. The ProStream 2000 series will, however, equally appeal to book printers, who principally produce applications on uncoated media but are looking to diversify into coated media, as well as to business communications companies that want to expand beyond traditional print jobs, such as reports, invoices and statements, to premium direct mail, brochures and newsletters through a cost-efficient and flexible means of production.

    The new series comprises two models – the 80 m per minute ProStream 2080 and the 133 m per minute ProStream 2133 – and can print duplex up to 1,790 four-colour A4 impressions per minute or 11,300 B2 sheets per hour, equating to 58 million A4 impressions per month, on web widths up to 558 mm.

    Optimal print and application quality at all speeds is delivered with native 1,200 dpi piezo drop-on-demand print heads and Canon Smart ColorGrip paper conditioning solution, together with the new polymer pigment ink set for extended colour gamut (brighter reds and darker blacks), superior abrasion resistance and gloss varnish applications. Canon’s Inline Quality Control, a high-performance camera system, which checks print quality and automatically makes changes on the fly, also helps to assure consistent quality from the first page to the last. In addition, the ProStream 2000 series incorporates systems that ensure a stable, continuous ink supply, when printing higher ink coverage at high speed, for a constant, uniform print quality. That output quality has also been independently validated by the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies to the highest ‘A’ standard of its FOGRA51 certification.

    Demonstrating Canon’s focus on reducing the environmental footprint of its products and operations, the ProStream 2000 series requires a 29% lower power supply and produces 36% lower exhaust volumes and heat emissions than its predecessor ProStream 1000 series while retaining the same speed/grammage range. As with the ProStream 3000, the system is also highly automated – including automatic splice handling – for minimal waste and ease of use, while the power supply of the 2000 series have also been relocated to improve accessibility for ease and speed of servicing.

    Katsuya (Kurt) Tode, Director, Regional Commercial and Industrial Printing, Canon Singapore, comments, “In the recent years, the enhancement to our ProStream series have provided print businesses with exceptional quality, productivity and cost efficiency for high volumes of on-demand applications on multiple media types and weights. With the introduction of the 160-metres-per-minute ProStream 3160, customers can expect an even greater return on their investment. With the new ProStream 2000 series, we are making the benefits of ProStream accessible to a wider commercial print audience, especially for business communication companies looking for a flexible solution that will enable them to diversify into more premium products printed on coated stocks.”

    The ProStream 2000 series will make its global debut at drupa (28 May – 7 June 2024), Düsseldorf, Germany), where it will be exhibited in a live production workflow with a broad range of print applications.

    Both the new ProStream 2000 series and the ProStream 3160 are immediately available directly from Canon.

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    1 Energy consumption test made using UPM FinesseMatt 115 gsm paper for a print job with an average ink coverage for the graphic arts-market.