Canon Europe has extended the capabilities of its imagePress C850 series of cutsheet toner presses with the addition of an automated duplex feeder for banner sheets, plus improved workflow solutions.

The new POD Deck Lite XL-A1 long sheet feeder enables automated duplex feeding of 1 000 banner sheets (up to 762mm). This makes it possible for print service providers (PSPs) and in-house print rooms to produce extended runs of document, book and high-quality graphic arts applications that take advantage of the longer sheet, such as A4 landscape folds, extended book covers, tri-fold brochures, long postcards, direct mailings and so on.

The imagePress C850 series is specifically designed to deliver the versatility and media flexibility needed in a busy, multi-application production environment, with a front-loading media tray to help operators switch seamlessly between standard formats and long sheets.

Meanwhile, Version 6.0 of Canon’s own PRISMAsync controller increases the speed of colour calibration by a factor of three by using one halftone rather than three, while fully automating colour validation tests such as Fogra and IDEAlliance. The improved controller also connects with third party JDF/JMF workflows for further production efficiencies.

To enhance print production efficiencies and offer a more versatile solution, Canon partner EFI has launched the embedded Fiery Digital Front End (DFE) EFI G200 and introduced additional software updates with the new external DFE EFI H300, both supporting the new long sheet feeder.

These new solutions will enhance performance of the Canon imagePRESS C850 series for high quality colour applications, improve paper management, reduce downtime and boost productivity.