Experience Unparalleled Print Performance with Canon ProStream 1800
SINGAPORE, 28 October 2020 — Canon today launched its new ProStream 1800 continuous feed inkjet printer, the newest model in its ProStream 1000 series. With increased speeds of up to 133m/min, the new printer boasts the highest resolution and print quality of any digital printing press at that speed, making it the ideal solution for commercial printers who want to achieve the ultimate performance.
To meet customers’ evolving demands, the new ProStream 1800 has been designed to push the boundaries of commercial print. Combining new inkjet innovations with proven offset printing techniques, the press strikes a unique balance between high productivity, superior print quality, flexibility and media versatility. Commercial printers can now expand their offering by migrating higher volume jobs from offset to digital inkjet. This will help to boost production levels, slash turnaround times and increase profit margins across a wide range of applications, including premium and high volume direct mail, books, catalogues and magazines.
With the higher web speed of 133m/min1, the ProStream 1800 produces up to 107,500 A4 images or 11,300 B2 sheets 4/4 per hour while maintaining superior print quality. With increased speeds, this equates to higher throughput.
The ProStream 1800 can achieve a very high level of print quality across a huge range of media, including standard offset coated, uncoated and inkjet optimised papers from 40gsm to 300gsm. With the ability to print up to 556mm wide and 1,524mm long, this extends to print calendars, posters and point of sale applications. The ability to seamlessly switch between different format length, without the need to stop production, provides additional flexibility and ease-of-use for operators.
The press’s air floatation drying system dries all jobs evenly, so you can effectively print on a wide range of paper without compromising the high standards of the finished output. By not coming into contact with the paper, the system protects the print image to ensure an optimal result and to preserve the gloss and paper surface. Artificial intelligence linked to a sensor continuously makes adjustments to the drying system during the print run to ensure the best quality. In addition, the optimal web temperature is maintained, which reduces energy consumption.
The ProStream 1800 uses native 1,200dpi piezo drop-on-demand print heads and proprietary polymer pigment inks with Canon ColourGrip to ensure colour consistency. Canon’s Inline Quality Control, a high-performance camera system, also provides automatic print quality assurance, so operators can spend less time on quality control.
Philip Chew, Director, Regional Commercial Printing, Canon Singapore, comments, “At Canon, we share our customers’ passion for print and understand that, as their businesses adapt to changing market requirements, our technology needs to evolve too. With the launch of the new ProStream 1800, we can support customers who are looking to grow their production volumes without compromising quality or speed. Building on our 30-strong installed base, we are excited to be offering a new proposition for customers who are looking for ultimate performance.”
The new press marks an extension of the successful ProStream technology that was launched in 2017. The successful ProStream 1000 remains available and existing customers can easily upgrade to the ProStream 1800 if higher volume is required. This allows them to easily adapt to changing market dynamics while maintaining high quality, speed and versatility of supporting a variety of media.
Steve Ford, Managing Director, Production Printing Asia, Canon, concludes, “Canon has established its leadership in continuous feed inkjet production printing with over 1700 inkjet presses installed globally. The launch of ProStream 1800 has undoubtedly enhanced our product portfolio for commercial printing. This new inkjet press excels in terms of productivity and impresses with its superb print quality on wide media options, which makes it the ideal solution for Commercial and Direct Mail printers who want to maintain exemplary print quality at top notch speed.”
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other countries and regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
More information is available at https://asia.canon.
1 66% faster than the ProStream 1000.