Canon has launched the new Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series of cut-sheet monochrome production presses, introducing a range of technology innovations to further enhance productivity, quality and media versatility, while maintaining the VarioPrint 6000 series’ best-in-class environmental performance.
The technology has been developed to help Print Service Providers (PSPs) who operate in the commercial, publishing and transactional segments to produce high quality black and white prints, at increased speeds and using a wider selection of media weights and formats.
The new 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 A4 size impressions per month, the new presses are ideally suited for producers of commercial print materials, books and transactional documents, as well as large in-plants. The Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series comes in three versions to meet specific customer needs - Standard/TP(Transactional Print)/MICR - and has a range of finishing options including booklet-making, perfect binding, tape binding, die punching, trimming and offers an open Document Finishing Device (DFD) Interface for further connectivity to compatible 3rd party finishers on demand.
The Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series represents a substantial redesign of the press, with an ultra-robust steel body to support customers’ industrial production requirements, facilitate maintenance and maximise press uptime.
Following on from its predecessor, the VarioPrint 6000+ series, the increased maximum running speed of 328 A4 images per minute (ipm) in perfecting mode translates to a potential of over 30,000 additional images, in one week, in one shift operation. Four models are available to meet different speed requirements (VarioPrint 6180, 6220, 6270 and 6330 ), with the option for customers using the lower speed models to purchase temporary licences for increased speed to handle short-term or seasonal production peaks.
Increased productivity is also supported by extended functionality in the TITAN series’ 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, Remote Control App for smart devices and the new PRISMAlytics Dashboard cloud service boost productivity by enabling remote management and monitoring of multiple engines. Windows 10 base, user authentication, and configurable UI are just some of the features that contribute to device security.
The new Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses are optimised for the broadest range of media in the series’ history, designed to help print service providers to extend their applications range and access new commercial opportunities. The new TITAN Light Weight Media (LWM) Option with LWM Air Guide Technology enables printing on substrates as light as 45 gsm, opening up multiple new product avenues for users, for example in applications such as legal documentation, specialist publishing and multi-language product and pharmaceutical inserts.
Wayne Barlow, Head of Graphics & Communications, Canon UK, said: “When the first iteration of the Océ VarioPrint 6000 entered the market in 2007, it redefined expectations of what was possible from a mono press in terms of output speed, quality and reliability, and has since supported the growth and development of hundreds of businesses. Fast-forward ten years, and with the new TITAN series, we have engineered a range of high performance monochrome presses that brings together the best technical attributes of the original VarioPrint platform with new technologies to push the boundaries of heavy black-and-white production still further. These new presses are at the pinnacle of speed, reliability, quality, versatility and sustainability in their class.”
The new Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses generate virtually no ozone emissions or waste toner, and their energy consumption is calculated to be 30% less than other machines in their category, helping customers to minimise running costs while supporting a healthy operator environment.
Barlow concludes: “Black-and-white output remains a mainstay of industrial print production, and Canon is committed to continuous innovation in this technology space to anticipate our customers’ evolving needs.”