Canon focusses on Mumbai’s low volume market

imagePRESS C10000VP launched at Pamex 2015

Puneet Datta, director, professional printing products division, Canon India. Photo IPP

Canon India launched its much awaited 1,000 ppm digital press, the imagePRESS C10000VP on the first day of the Pamex 2015. The new press is another step from Canon to meet the demands of the growing high-end professional digital printing segment in India. The press has been designed to meet the demand from both commercial and in-house print service providers for higher production volumes without compromising on quality, Puneet Datta, director, professional printing products division, Canon India said, adding that C10000VP will meet customers’ evolving preferences. The device offers significant versatility due to its finishing options, which include a new professional puncher that supports a greater range of media sizes and a new in-line creasing functionality. A choice of digital front end controllers – Canon’s PRISMAsync or the new EFI Fiery FS200 Pro – enables service providers to select the right RIP and controller to streamline their workflow.

“We have got very good feedback from the visitors here at Pamex and hope that we will be able to install a significant number of imagePRESS C10000VPs in 2016. Majority of the new orders are likely to be existing customer upgrades,” Datta said. With Mumbai being the venue for Pamex 2015, Canon has used this opportunity to meet a lot of local Mumbai-based printers, especially in the low volume professional printing segment. According to Datta, the Mumbai low volume market for Canon has been a bit challenging since the last couple of years due to the lack of a suitable product for this segment. “With imagePRESS C800 we have solved that problem,” he said.

Apart from imagePRESS C10000VP and imagePRESS 800, Canon also displayed imagePROGRAF iPF8410 SE, Oce PlotWave 500 wide format printer and imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8295 monochrome printer. PlotWave 500 also saw its launch at the event. Oce PlotWave 500, is designed to make it easier to prepare, produce and manage complex technical documents and sets of drawings. It offers faster prints with a speed limit of 10 A1 a minute. Talking about the overall response at the event, Datta said the footfall has been good with a lot of representation from players in the low volume segment. “Pamex 2015 has been according to our expectations and we have been able to successfully promote our offerings,” he concluded.

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