Launched at drupa 2016, the ColorStream 6000 Chroma features the new Chromera ink set, enabling it to offer customers outstanding colour fidelity, wider gamut and higher optical densities. The high pigment load of Chromera inks extends the application range of the continuous feed inkjet press to lighter weight media with reduced ink showthrough and enables the delivery of higher quality documents on uncoated or inkjet treated papers.
Peter Wolff, Head of Commercial Print Group at Canon Europe comments:
The introduction of the new ColorStream 6000 Chroma extends the market for our leading continuous feed inkjet platform to customers requiring higher colour quality. This makes it an even more compelling proposition for print service providers seeking increased system versatility to extend the spectrum of applications they are able to produce digitally.
Offering running speeds from 48 metres per minute to 127 metres per minute in full-colour mode, the press also offers an optional maximum monochrome printing speed of 150 metres per minute. Océ HeadSafe technology enables straightforward switching between monochrome and full-colour printing, maximising productivity and reducing waste, while delivering consistently high output quality from the first page.
As with the ColorStream 3000 and ColorStream 3000 Z platforms, the press also features paper waste-free print start and pause and a smart post-processing interface that enables efficient printing of short-run books with variable page lengths without rebooting.
Productivity and quality are further enhanced by advanced image processing technologies and a new ‘pre-fire’ function that ensures consistent droplet size and positioning. These innovations deliver smooth ink coverage for large areas of dense colour and make the new ColorStream 6000 Chroma press suitable for even the most demanding commercial print applications.
The new press builds on the success of the ColorStream family of presses, of which 450 units are already installed across Europe. Wolff concludes:
This launch reaffirms Canon’s leading position in continuous feed inkjet technologies for production print, complementing an already extensive line-up of high performance presses for business communications, publishing and commercial print applications.