Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, has urged corporate organizations and government entities to further boost cost savings by adopting new technologies in digital printing in their corporate reprographic departments (CRD). In a Canon sponsored research, it has been revealed that by 2012 up to 90 per cent of organizations are expected to reduce their offset printing requirements to below 30 per cent, creating a boom in demand for more cost-effective, production-level in-house printing solutions.
The study also showed that CRDs can help organizations generate average savings of 15 per cent of the cost of outside printing. Some CRDs could save up to 30 per cent if they operated more efficiently.
Naoshi Yamada, Deputy Managing Director, Canon Middle East, said: “Building on Canon’s focus on inspiring creativity and innovation, we have introduced state-of-the-art large format printers and multi-function devices that have dramatically increased the printing capabilities of organizations. Canon’s digital printing solutions can handle much longer runs reaching up to the low thousands, so it is now much easier, more cost-effective and highly practical for CRDs to conduct majority of print requirements in-house. Moreover, the full benefits of these hardware components are realized when they are used in conjunction with Canon’s business enabling software, providing complete end-to-end production workflow solutions including cloud computing functionalities.”
The five-colour imagePROGRAF iPF815 and iPF825, and the imagePRESS range are among the high-volume print devices for color and monochrome applications introduced by Canon that enable business organizations to digitally produce and manage majority of printing needs in-house. Moreover, Canon has developed complementary software applications that provide complete end-to-end production workflow solutions, along with accounting, cost management and customization options that meet the specific business needs of corporate and government organizations.
The imagePROGRAF iPF815 and iPF825 are 44-inch, high-speed color production large format printers that have been recently added to Canon’s CAD (Computer Aided Design) and GIS range. Featuring high-print speeds and extraordinary image quality, these printers have been designed for applications in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Mechanical CAD (MCAD), Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Point of Sale (POS) and other markets.
The imagePRESS range is another significant stride that reinforces Canon’s commitment to CRD customers, answering the need for high productivity and quality across a mix of color and black-and-white output. Canon has introduced three monochrome engines under the imagePRESS range, which are the imagePRESS 1110, 1125 and 1135. There is also the imagePRESS C6010 and C7010 series, which are perfect for digital colour production, and the imagePRESS C1+, which provides an affordable way of producing high-quality marketing collateral with excellent colour reproduction and the scope to use clear toner to achieve visually arresting printed effects.