Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Canon has been named by International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, as the U.S. continuous feed market share leader with a 36 percent share. IDC released its findings today in its report, U.S. Production Environment 2014 Vendor Shares, document #254595, published March 2015. Part of the gain can be attributed to Canon’s well-deserved reputation for technology innovation, including Océ DigiDot® inkjet technology, Océ Ink Control, and the Océ ColorStream® Twin Series inkjet printer. Market share numbers could grow as the Company rolls out its newest product innovations this year. The Océ ImageStream™ 3500, which won a MUST SEE ’EM Award at GRAPH EXPO 2014, is a full-color continuous feed inkjet press that can print on standard offset-coated stock without the use of inkjet treatments. The recently introduced Océ VarioPrint® i300 inkjet printer, the first high-speed, sheetfed inkjet press in Canon’s portfolio, opens up an entirely new category in cutsheet inkjet.
HP Inc. has announced the HP Indigo 8000 digital press, the industry’s most productive digital narrow web press,(1) offering end-to-end label production at double the speed previously available.(2)
HP also announced upgrades for the HP Indigo 20000 and 30000 digital presses as well as new ink and substrate options, offering converters and brands unmatched application possibilities at faster speeds.
“Leading brands are increasingly leveraging HP Indigo labels and packaging solutions to engage with consumers in targeted, meaningful and measurable ways,” relays Alon Bar Shany, general manager, Indigo division, HP. “With today’s announcement, converters are uniquely positioned to redefine labels and packaging standards with greater productivity, versatility and turnaround times for a wide range of applications.”
High-value, high-quality label applications now enabled at faster speeds
Setting a new productivity benchmark in digital narrow web printing, the HP Indigo 8000 digital press offers high-volume converters end-to-end label production at doubled speeds up to 80 m./min. or 262 ft./min.(2) Working in-line or off-line with an ABG FAST Track semi-rotary die cut unit, the press provides an efficient all-digital workflow as well as real-time quality assurance, using AVT inspection technology.
The HP Indigo 8000, WS6800 and 20000 digital presses support HP Indigo ElectroInk Premium White, a versatile new ink that helps converters deliver a wider range of opacity levels. Additionally, the HP Indigo 8000, WS6800 and 20000 digital presses feature a new color automation package that perfects color accuracy, consistency and repeatability, enabling converters to reach any brand color in minutes.