Canon Europe reaches digital monochrome milestone with over 1500 Océ VarioPrint 6000 devices in Europe

Canon Europe has installed over 1500 digital monochrome Océ VarioPrint 6000 series presses in Europe and now has completed close to 175 installations of the cutsheet Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series since its launch in August 2017.

The Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series has close to 100 shipments in Europe to date

Rattpack invested in the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series to print packaging inserts and instruction manuals for the pharmaceutical sector

Building on the successful VarioPrint platform, the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series comprises the world’s fastest B3 digital monochrome cutsheet printers, winning the 2018 European Digital Press (EDP) Award in the cutsheet printer monochrome category.

Exceptional performance

Customers of the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series active in commercial print, publishing and transactional communication are already experiencing increased productivity for a variety of high quality black and white applications, including manuals, books, leaflets and packaging inserts.

Elanders Hungary, a company offering global integrated solutions in print and packaging, was the first Canon customer in Europe to install two units of the VarioPrint 6330 TITAN presses in September 2017 to print product manuals. Supporting volumes of up to 10 million A4 impressions per month, the two devices were producing 3.5 million prints each within two weeks of installation.

Maxi Renz, Assistant Site Manager, comments: “We provide exceptional performance to our customers and expect the same from our suppliers. We have used the VarioPrint 6000 digital press since 2008. The VarioPrint 6000 printers together with the service provided by Canon fit perfectly to this requirement. Due to the outstanding performance of first generation of Océ VarioPrint 6000 series, and our experience with the next generation VarioPrint 6000 Ultra machines, we had no reservations ordering the new generation Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series devices. Since installation, we cannot fault the new solution in any way and are completely satisfied that it meets our business needs.”

Publishing growth opportunities

Built on the well-established Océ VarioPrint 6000 platform, which uses innovative Gemini Instant Duplex Technology for highest registration accuracy, the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses are optimised for the broadest range of media, designed to help customers extend their applications range and access new commercial opportunities.

Canon customer Bairle Druck & Medien GmbH is a German print business operating for more than 65 years, specialising in printing operating instructions for domestic appliances. Tobias Bairle, Managing Director and Owner, explains, “We chose Canon because the performance attributes of the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN were extremely convincing. Downtime was an issue with our existing systems from other suppliers and, they don’t print precisely enough for the book sector, where registration is critical. We were having too many quality issues with our publishing customers, and with growth coming from this segment, this was an important criteria in our decision. For us, the production speed and dependability for day-to-day production were the deciding factors. Canon has impressed us, not only with its advanced technology, but also with the good partnership we have developed. We can tap into new markets with growth potential for our business and that includes mono book printing, where precise registration is a must.”

High production with lightweight media

The 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.

Rattpack Print and Packaging in Vienna, Austria, produces packaging inserts and instruction manuals for the pharmaceutical sector. In autumn 2017, Rattpack invested in two Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses; a VarioPrint 6330 TITAN with the Light Weight Media Option for product inserts and a VarioPrint 6180 TITAN for manuals.

Business Development Manager Martin Schmutterer expands on why the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series offered the right solution for the business: “Printing on lightweight paper is particularly difficult, because it is so thin and can tear easily. It isn’t a very stable substrate and moves around a lot, which proves challenging when printing and then folding the sheet to fit into the packaging. There is no other solution in the market that can print reliably on such lightweight paper, at high volumes. Thanks to digital print, we can produce pharmaceutical leaflets economically and don’t have wasted stock if, for example, regulations change. Now we only print exactly what’s required by our customers. With the VarioPrint 6000 TITAN devices, we can create more jobs in less time.”

The Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses generate virtually no ozone emissions, waste toner or odour, while energy consumption is calculated to be 30% less than other machines in their category.

Peter Wolff, Senior Director, Customer Groups Commercial Printer & CRDs, Canon Europe, comments, “While many print service providers are focused on investing in their colour capability, mono still presents very positive business growth and development opportunities. As our many customer successes illustrate, innovation in black and white technology can build measurable commercial success, not only by boosting productivity, but also by enabling diversification into lucrative new applications.”