Canon unveils Océ VarioPrint 6000 Titan Series for B&W production print

The Canon Oce VarioPrint 6000 Titan.
The Canon Oce VarioPrint 6000 Titan sheetfed monochrome press was presented at Print 17 in Chicago.

Canon U.S.A. debuted the Océ VarioPrint 6000 Titan Series of sheetfed monochrome production presses at Print 17. Set to be available in the Americas in 2018, the Titan Series builds off the success of the Océ VarioPrint 6000 Series featuring a range of technology innovations designed to help further enhance productivity, quality and media versatility, while maintaining best-in-class environmental performance. The technology, said the OEM, was developed to help print service providers who operate in the commercial, publishing and transactional segments to produce high-quality B&W prints at increased speeds while using a wider selection of media weights and formats. The Titan Series presses build on the well-established Océ VarioPrint 6000 platform, “which set a new bar for monochrome digital production when it was first launched a decade ago. Its unique Gemini Instant Duplex Technology is still unmatched to this day.”

Supporting volumes of up to 10 million letter-size impressions per month, the new presses are ideally suited to produce quality commercial print materials, books and transactional documents, making them ideal for commercial printers and large in-plants. The series will be available in three versions –Standard, TP (Transactional Print) and MICR – with a range of finishing options that include booklet making, perfect binding, tape binding, die punching and trimming. The series also offers an open Document Finishing Device (DFD) Interface for further connectivity to compatible  third party finishers on demand. The redesigned series is also built with an ultra-robust steel body to support customers’ industrial production requirements, facilitate maintenance and help maximize press uptime.

The Océ VarioPrint 6000 Titan Series offers maximum running speeds of 320 letter images per minute in perfecting mode, which translates to a potential of more than 30,000 additional letter prints in one week in a one-shift operation. Four new speed models will be available to meet different production requirements (VarioPrint 6180, 6220, 6270 and 6330). Customers using lower speed models will have the option to purchase temporary licenses for increased speed to handle short-term or seasonal production peaks. Increased productivity is also supported via a new Windows-10-based PRISMAsync Print Server v7 – which allows for advanced job scheduling for up to eight hours to enable unattended printing. Further tools such as PRISMAsync Remote Manager and Remote Control App for smart devices can help boost productivity by enabling remote management and monitoring of multiple engines. User authentication, configurable UI and an e-Shredding option are just some of the security features on this device.

The Titan Series presses are optimized for the broadest range of media in the VarioPrint 6000 series’ history, said the company, designed to help printers extend their applications’ range and access new commercial opportunities. The new Titan Light Weight Media (LWM) Option with LWM Air Guide Technology will enable printing on substrates as light as 30-lb. text (45 gsm). This can open up new product avenues, and therefore revenue opportunities for customers, particularly in applications such as legal documentation, specialist publishing and multi-language product and package inserts. The new lightweight media capability is supported by the proven Océ Gemini Instant Duplex Technology, which uses twin printheads to print simultaneously on both sides of the media without the need to stop and turn the sheet. The Océ Copy Press Technology, which presses toner into the substrate at a low fusing temperature, further reduces the physical stresses on the substrate, while also helping to maintain a flat surface for outstanding print and finishing quality and delivering a matte, offset-like image.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.