Following the August announcement that the IDEAlliance has certified its first toner press, Canon has just achieved the same feat with its imagePRESS C7010VP series of toner machines. The Digital Press Certification signifies that digital print systems comprised of a digital press, a digital front end, and a specified paper stock conform to GRACoL and its underlying G7 appearance matches within specific colorimetric tolerances.
"Canon is pleased to have the imagePRESS C7010VP digital press series recognized as an IDEAlliance Digital Press Certified printing system," said Sam Yoshida, Vice President and General Manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A "This certification recognizes the investment that Canon has made in developing a platform capable of meeting the high image-quality standards of today's production print customer."
The Digital Press Certification verifies the stability of the press in terms of variation within a page, and from page to page for a run length of 1000 sheets, over a 24 hour period. By following the IDEAlliance protocols and achieving the standard, the Canon imagePRESS 7010VP/C6010VP/C6010 with Fiery-based imagePRESS Servers -A3200/A2200/A1200 with EFI Laser Proof Paper XF130 (Semimatt), were placed in this elite certification category.
"The digital print market is poised for significant growth," said David Steinhardt, President and CEO of IDEAlliance. "This market expansion has brought with it a critical need for a program to help prospective buyers assess the capabilities of digital press systems. We congratulate EFI and Canon for their leadership role in being among the first to achieve IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification."