Canon unveils new iQuarius inks for VarioPrint
Canon introduced new iQuarius MX inks for the Océ VarioPrint i-series of sheetfed inkjet presses. Scheduled to be available from April 2018, these third-generation inks for the VarioPrint i-series have been specifically developed to meet the needs of working with offset coated papers for high-quality printing.
The new Océ iQuarius MX inks, explains Canon, enable the application of higher ink coverage on a range of offset coated stocks, which in turn extends the platform’s range to more demanding applications like higher quality books, manuals and direct mail. Océ iQuarius MX inks are used in combination with the company’s ColorGrip inline paper conditioning technology to optimize ink adhesion and absorption.
“Since the original launch of the Océ VarioPrint i-series in 2015, we have been actively driving the performance of the technology and inks to enable more customers to take advantage of this ground-breaking press concept,” said Peter Wolff, Senior Director, Customer Groups Commercial Printer & CRDs at Canon Europe. “Having initially focused on the transactional and direct-mail segments, with the launch of ColorGrip at drupa 2016 we extended the scope of the press to standard coated offset media and, therefore, to higher quality direct mail and books.”
The original iQuarius ink for the Océ VarioPrint i-series will now be branded as Océ iQuarius MP ink (Multi Purpose), to distinguish it from the new iQuarius MX (Media Extended) version, allowing customers to choose the appropriate level of ink performance for their applications. For current Océ VarioPrint i-series customers, MX-upgrades will be made available on request.
The Océ VarioPrint i300 press with iQuarius MX inks has achieved Fogra 51 certification.