Canon U.S.A. Inc.
launched the Canon ProStream 1800 continuous feed inkjet printer, the newest model in Canon’s ProStream 1000 series.
With increased speeds of up to 436 ft/min, the new printer boasts one of the highest resolutions and print quality of any digital printing press at that speed.
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.
With the higher web speed of 436 ft/min (66% faster than the ProStream 1000), the ProStream 1800 can produce up to 114,245 letter images or 11,300 B2 sheets per hour while maintaining superior print quality.
The ProStream 1800 can achieve a very high level of print quality across a broad range of media, including standard offset coated, uncoated, and inkjet optimized papers from 40gsm to 300gsm.
Calendars, posters, and point of sale applications can be printed with ease, with the ability to print up to 22” wide and up to 60” long (556mm wide and 1,524mm long).
The ProStream 1800 eliminates the need to stop production to switch between different format lengths to ensure a seamless changeover—providing additional flexibility and ease-of-use for operators.
The air floatation drying system of the ProStream 1800 dries all jobs evenly, to 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. As a bonus, it also maintains the optimal web temperature, reducing energy consumption.
The ProStream 1800 uses native 1,200dpi Piezo Drop-on-Demand print heads and proprietary polymer pigment inks with Canon ColorGrip conditioning fluid to ensure color consistency.
"At Canon Solutions America, we share our customers’ passion for print and understand that, as their businesses must adapt to changing market requirements, our technology needs to evolve, too," said Francis McMahon, executive VP, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America, Inc. "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."
The new press marks an extension of the successful ProStream technology that was launched in 2017.