Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new imagePRESS C65 Color Digital Press. Ideal for the creative community, including advertising agencies, graphic design studios, packaging design, marketing departments and more, this model builds upon the success of its predecessor: the imagePRESS C60 Color Digital Press. Powerful, compact and scalable, the imagePRESS C65 enables users to produce vibrant creative output with reliable color registration, Gloss Optimization technology and enhanced finishing options to help visual artists reproduce their designs on paper with the look and feel that closely matches their creative intention.
“The imagePRESS C65 Color Digital Press was designed to meet and exceed the needs of the high-demand creative market, recognizing that print-quality is of utmost importance,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The focus on color allows our creative customers to produce crisp, visually striking and consistent output, at high speeds to be readily available when needed in their creative process.”
Producing graphic design quality images, the imagePRESS C65 can help visual artists meet critical deadlines and apply last-minute changes with the ability to print at speeds of up to 65 letter-size images per minute with fast first-copy-out time. Increasing productivity and speed, the Advanced Twin Belt Fusing uses induction heating and cooling techniques to achieve high productivity on wide range of media while controlling gloss and output quality. The Compact Registration Module helps deliver accurate, automatic front-to-back registration for professional presentation books with little user intervention needed.
Featuring CV Toner and a 32-Beam Red-VCSEL Laser, the imagePRESS C65 Color Digital Press is able to produce a wide color gamut with a consistently smooth, precise and vivid image quality for vibrant retail designs and subtle mood boards as well as accurate reproduction of corporate colors and original artwork, allowing designers to effectively review layout proofs, packaging markups and more.
The imagePRESS C65 can print on a variety of attention-getting stock, including uncoated, coated, textured and recycled paper. The device offers a larger canvas for creative firms and design professionals with its new optional feature to print auto-duplex on up to 30 inch long sheets for true-size proofs and comps of 6-panel brochures, magazine inlays, dust jackets or larger packaging designs. The imagePRESS C65 will be able to be outfitted for in-line stapling and booklet-making options with the new in-line Multi-Function Professional Puncher-A11, offering in-line creasing and enabling die punching for the full range of imagePRESS C65 supported paper weights up to 110 pound cover stock. The device also enables die punching of letter, 11 inches x17 inches and 12 inches x 18 inches paper formats for a broader diversity in finishing including oblong presentation books.
“Having tangible, vibrant prints is integral to the creative process,” said Justin Aherns, Creative Director of Rule29, a design firm based out of Geneva, Illinois. “Despite the onset of digital design work, printing on paper is still the preferred way to present high value ideas to help meet customers’ demands. It is vital to have a device in the workspace that is able to produce high-quality print comps and proofs to better collaborate with customers and fellow designers to weigh the best options and see the work as is.”
The imagePRESS C65 Color Digital Press is scheduled to be available to ship in October. Pricing may vary based on configuration.