“In 2018, 36% of all high-volume production inkjet systems installed in the U.S. were placed by Canon, earning the number one position in total inkjet market share for the third year running,” said Shinichi Yoshida, EVP and GM, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “This is the result of listening to our customers’ needs and incorporating capabilities into our technologies and offerings that can ultimately help grow their print volume. The expanded media capabilities of the Océ ProStream Series broaden the market opportunity for Canon to better serve the commercial print industry and its end customers.”
Enhancements include the release of a new optional In-line Quality Control System enabled by a high-speed camera. This new option provides print quality feedback based on dedicated detection patterns and automatically initiates compensation measures, minimizing waste and operator intervention. In addition, Canon has enhanced the Océ ProStream with an even broader range of media, supporting paper weights up to 300gsm/300µm (~12pt), thanks to an enhanced paper transport and drying station. This feature enables customers to produce applications, such as postcards or cover materials for catalogs or magazines, on a much wider scale. The intuitive, touch-operated press allows for fast, high-quality printing easily from a user’s fingertips.
Built for productivity, the Océ ProStream produces high-quality applications printing at 1200 x 1200 dpi running at a speed of 262 feet per minute (80 m/min) at 22.24 inches (565 mm) web width with a 21.89 inches (556 mm) print width. The press meets the needs of the commercial print, direct mail and magazine/catalog markets by offering an inkjet press that rivals offset quality with the added benefits of digital printing, including variable run lengths and personalization.