Canon unveils varioPrint 140 B&W digital production series

Canon VarioPrint 140.
Canon VarioPrint 140 monochrome printer.

Canon U.S.A.’s third-generation of its varioPrint DP product line is the varioPrint 140 Series. With speeds up to 140 ipm, 130 ipm and 115 ipm, the new series features upgrades ideal for printers with average monthly monochrome print volumes of up to 800,000 letter-size images. Improved copy and scan features provide document digitization via book copy mode, an easy copy screen, page numbering and a smaller scan file size – all ideal for high-volume copy/scan environments. The series features Canon’s unique productivity tools for production planning and monitoring – including Prismasync Job Scheduler, Prismasync Remote Manager and Prismasync Remote Control app for smart devices. The latter allows operators to focus on other tasks while receiving real-time notifications of upcoming operator actions – such as loading media, adding consumables or alerts of immediate actions needed. The varioPrint 140 Series also offers a full range of inline finishing and output options – including stapling, saddle stitching, folding, die punching, inserting, ring binding and high-capacity stacking. For further specialized needs, the Series’ open Document Finishing Device (DFD) Interface enables inline connectivity to third-party devices.

Toyotsugu Kuwamura.
Toyotsugu Kuwamura.

“Monochrome-printed documents likely affect all facets of our everyday life, from educational materials, to legal briefs, to books and user manuals. Understandably, monochrome printed pages are projected to remain the largest by volume in the coming years and there’s still a strong desire for devices dedicated to black-and-white printing,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “The varioPrint 140 Series highlights Canon’s on-going commitment to answer the demands of all production markets. A worthy successor to Canon’s previous monochrome devices, it provides reliability and versatility for environments with the need for efficient and cost-effective black-and-white production printing.”

The series delivers offset-like, high print quality with sharp lines, halftone uniformity and smooth gradations through its ScreenPoint Technology’s SuperCell Rasterization. ScreenPoint Technology also allows the reproduction of colour halftones and photographs as grayscale images with excellent resolution, dense black fills, and precise fine lines – without operator intervention. The true digital nature of the varioPribt 140 Series’ unique DirectPress Technology all but eliminates quality degradation, said the OEM. Working in a single, stable digital process which isn’t affected by light, static charge, temperature, humidity, developer or toner mixtures, DirectPress Technology provides output consistency over time and from press to press, resulting in outstanding reliability. The varioPrint 140 Series of digital presses will be available through Canon Authorized Dealers and Canon Solutions America later this month.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.