GBC and Canon team up to offer wide format solutions

GBC has collaborated with Canon, and the two companies are bringing their own specific expertise to large format printed output and finishing processes. GBC and Canon are working together to offer these solutions to the market. GBC has also recently announced its new Magnapunch 2.0 tabletop puncher.

Recently demonstrated was Canon’s imagePROGRAF large format printer in combination with the lamination and mounting capabilities of the GBC Arctic Titan 1064WF laminator at CONSAC 2011. At the show, GBC printed large format images from flash drives and immediately laminated the prints.

This match-up of paired processes “created the perfect workflow solution for print finishing,” according to GBC. The company says that these GBC/Canon turnkey solutions allow in-plants and print-for-pay providers to quickly and affordably add wide format lamination and mounting to their customer offerings.

As a single source, GBC will be able to offer these packages and all the supplies needed through their own nationwide network of sales representatives.

Magnapunch-lg2The company has also recently announced its new Magnapunch 2.0 tabletop puncher. First demonstrated at the recent Graph Expo show, the machine will also be featured at the upcoming Graphics Canada.

The Magnapunch 2.0 tabletop paper puncher is designed to increase productivity and profitability. It features proprietary edge detection technology that virtually eliminates mis-punches. The machine is the first desktop punch to move from the world of electro-mechanical devices into the digital age, bringing increased productivity to print finishing operations. With the Magnapunch 2.0, smart set-up technology permits the operator to realize faster set-ups and change-over for custom size applications.

With a half-second punch cycle and continuous-duty motor, the Magnapunch 2.0 punches up to 49,000 sheets per hour. Multiple punch patterns are available to punch sheets with 13 different hole patterns.

A short video is available here. Or head to GBC’s website for more information here.