varioPRINT iX-Series Celebrates Successful First Year in Global Graphic Arts Market | New


MELVILLE, NY, July 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Introduced in april 2020, Canon’s varioPRINT iX series sheetfed inkjet press achieved rapid success in the graphic arts market in its first year. Commercial printers, in particular, have installed the press to support growth in a wide range of high value-added applications. Seventy percent of users are graphic arts and online printing companies producing general business printing applications including brochures, greeting cards, flyers, postcards, and books. With over 100 sales in its first year of market availability, the system has proven to be popular around the world.

Faced with shorter runs, higher costs, demanding delivery times and a diverse printing offering, print service providers are under constant pressure to speed up production. On top of that, many have pointed out that they are forced to compromise because their existing technologies offer either productivity or quality, but not both. Canon launched the varioPRINT iX series to provide a solution that can deliver superior image quality on a wide selection of media at a lower cost, along with high productivity, fast throughput and increased uptime.

Since installing two sheetfed presses from the varioPRINT iX series, Arna Marketing Group, a customer of Canon Solutions America based in Branchburg, New Jersey, has strengthened its competitive advantage and established itself as an elite partner for variable data printing with a robust set of printing technologies and solutions.

Mette Hegna, owner of Arna, explains: “We are more confident than ever in the direction we are taking in the variable data space, and we are ready to invest now to be ready for the future. We have expanded our footprint to accommodate all of the new technologies we have acquired; it is quite remarkable to see all of this in action. The PRISMA workflow drives a whole fleet of Canon inkjet presses, including two ProStream, two ColorStream, three VarioPRINT i300 and now the two presses of the varioPRINT iX series. No request is too big or too small. We feel unstoppable. The two new iX presses will be housed in a new, expanded and state-of-the-art space which is currently under construction at Arna. “

“We are constantly evolving our business model to meet the needs of our customers, and Canon Solutions America has been a great partner, helping to amplify our competitive advantage,” continues Hegna. “We’re always looking for efficiency and speed. We’re the place that can go from 6×9 to quintuple, triple fold, Z-fold, and our finishing equipment has supported our presses perfectly. for blazingly fast turnaround times for greater convenience and are ready to handle incidental requests. We know everything needs to be personalized, customizable, and suitable for any hurdles our customers may face. “

Transition to inkjet

More than 40 percent of users of the varioPRINT iX series are new to Canon equipment, having installed the press to complement other technologies or to switch volumes of offset and liquid toner to digital inkjet. Linemark, Inc., a family-owned commercial printing company based in Upper Marlboro, MD, installed the varioPRINT iX3200 to meet demand for its ever-evolving offering, which includes personalized books and high-value personalized direct mail. CEO of Linemark, Steve bearden, explained the advantages of the product: “What sets this press apart from our other in-house presses is the availability it has allocated to us. In our experience, we have been able to run the press continuously day and night, which means that by the time the shift arrives in the morning, the night jobs are finished, allowing us to meet our prompt turnaround time commitments. “

He continues: “The varioPRINT iX is very productive and fast, which has been instrumental in our overall productivity. This technological upgrade of our fleet has enabled us to considerably increase our capacity. We now believe that we are equipped to meet fast turnaround times and are ready to handle any side requests from our clients. The press is phenomenal and far exceeds our quality standards and expectations. “

Press output has also been evaluated by Fogra and received FOGRA51 certification for achieving the Process Standard Digital (PSD) print control specification. Therefore, customers can rest assured that their technology achieves exceptional levels of color fidelity, consistency, uniformity, print resolution, crisp detail and print stability.

“We are extremely proud to offer products and solutions that help take our customers’ success to the next level. We are delighted with the positive feedback from our customers on their experience with the varioPRINT iX series, and it is exciting to see them reach new market applications and increase their profitability, ”said Peter P. Kowalczuk, president of Canon Solutions America. “When the press was unveiled last year, our goal was to provide print service providers with a solution that eliminates the need to compromise on productivity or media versatility to deliver high quality. . It is encouraging to receive feedback from users that increases their effectiveness. in all areas, enabling users to exceed customer expectations, take on new work and grow their businesses. “

Reinforcing its success in the market, the varioPRINT iX series received an EDP award in 2020 and, as the winning technology of the Keypoint Intelligence Outstanding Innovation Awards in Production Print, the judges noted that the varioPRINT iX series is “the first real press. sheet-fed inkjet capable of handling various sizes and weights of coated and uncoated media. “

For more information about the varioPRINT iX series, please visit our website.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Canon Solutions America, Inc. provides large format printing solutions for business, production and large format, backed by exceptional professional service offerings. Canon Solutions America, Inc. helps businesses of all sizes discover ways to improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs in conjunction with high-volume, continuous-feed, digital-print and traditional and document management. A 100% subsidiary of Canon United States, Inc., Canon Solutions America, Inc. is headquartered in Melville, New York State and has sales and service locations in the United States. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit

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