Canon unveils second generation Imagerunner Advance
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Canon's Imagerunner Advance C9200 Pro series is aimed at light production professional print service providers and in-house print facilities.
The C9280, which is available from £45,930 excluding VAT, can print on 330x487mm coated or uncoated substrates up to 300gsm, at speeds of up to 80ppm in monochrome and 70ppm in colour. It can scan up to 200 images per minute and incorporates a new remote shut-down facility and hard drive erase function for increased security.
The machine also features a stapling and professional punching facility, inserting, multi-folding pattern capability, booklet making and trimming.
According to the manufacturer the C9280, the only model in the next generation series, aims to bridge the gap between the Canon Imagerunner Advance C1 Plus for office environments and the Canon Imagepresses for low- and high-end professional print.
New on-demand technology has helped lower warm up times to 31 seconds, while the model incorporates the latest EFI controller with a choice of two Fiery system 10 powered RIPs: an Imagepass A2 onboard RIP for "light production environments", such as copy shops and CRDs, and Canon Colourpass external RIP for a small, new-to-digital commercial production environment looking to increase productivity.
European product marketing manager for professional print solutions Paul Knowles said that the latest model was the result of feedback and insights provided by Canon’s partners and customers in professional print.
"We’ve fine tuned the features to improve productivity, flexibility and security while also providing a strong emphasis on environmental credentials. This next generation is ideal for ad hoc, short run work and business applications such as training materials, reports, dissertations, newsletters, booklets and brochures," he added.
Last month Canon also unveiled the second generation Imagerunner Advance C8200 black and white series for light production environments. The range, which consists of three models, the C8205, C8285 and C8295, also offers staple and finishing technology, a hard drive erase feature and remote shutdown capability. It is available from £26,690 excluding VAT.
Knowles said he was anticipating strong demand for the new ranges. "We are expecting increased interest in the new models from CRDs and in-house printing departments and print-for pay-jobs attracted by key business drivers such as savings made by bringing more jobs in house, improved management of capital and operational expenses, competitive running jobs and a quick ROI."