Canon Launches Entry-Level Océ VarioStream 7170 and 7110 Specialty Printing Systems

variostream_7170Canon U.S.A. has launched the flash-fusing, toner-based Océ VarioStream 7170 and 7110 specialty-printing systems. Canon says these entry-level, monochrome, continuous-feed solutions are aimed at corporate and commercial environments with low to mid-range volumes of transaction, direct-mail, product-instruction collateral and applications requiring special media.

“For customers desiring to drive unique specialty applications in black-and-white, the Océ VarioStream 7170 and 7110 solutions provide outstanding productivity and performance that is easy to operate and maintain,” commented Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager for Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group. “Using these systems, Canon’s customers can expand the range of printing applications they can support, opening opportunities to provide additional print-related services to their respective clients.”

Features of note include automatic paper loading, and automatic resolution detection and switching, all of which reduce operator intervention. Economical first-page printing eliminates substantial special media waste over the printer’s lifetime. Canon says the positive impact this has on productivity makes the Océ VarioStream 7170 system well suited for short-run printing and quick-change jobs.

The VarioStream 7170’s non-contact flash-fusing technology allows users to process a wide range of special-media applications such as adhesive labels, thin paper, plastic ID cards, RFID tags, and light-weight forms. The non-contact flash-fusing bonds the toner without heat transfer, or exerting pressure, putting less strain on the paper and keeping it in the best condition for finishing. The short and straight paper path allows the substrate to remain flat as it travels throughout the printer, enabling users to process special media that can’t withstand paper-path deflections, or the heat and pressure of normal fusing.

Canon says the LED image-generator delivers output at up to 600 dpi with high-optical density for printing professional-grade text, graphics, and barcodes, and fulfills the tough legibility standards for 2D- and 3D-bar code printing. As a result, users have the flexibility to take on a wide portfolio of print jobs.

Based on the Océ VarioStream family, the Océ VarioStream 7170 engine is equipped with the newest Scaleable Raster Architecture (SRA) controller technology. Customers can operate the Océ VarioStream 7170 system side-by-side with all other Canon continuous-feed printers. It can be used as a proofing device and as a backup to other Océ VarioStream systems. The firm also says the state-of-the-art graphic user interface provides easy, intuitive operation, resulting in availability and efficiency with minimal set-up times and outstanding overall productivity.

In addition to the new Océ VarioStream 7170 system, a slower-speed version will be available later in 2014. Running at 114-letter ppm two-up, the Océ VarioStream 7110 system will extend the speed choices within the Océ VarioStream product line. This monochrome printer will benefit customers who require the versatility of the 7170 model, but have a lower monthly print volume.

Shipments for the VarioStream 7170 are now available. The VarioStream 7110 will be available starting in September, 2014.

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