The imagePress C7000VPe is aimed at small businesses, particularly in the graphic arts market, commercial printers and in-house production print facilities looking to move into digital print but without having to commit large amounts of capital.
"One of the main challenges facing organisations that want to move into digital print can be in securing the finance to make an initial investment," said Mark Lawn, Canon Europe’s UK and European marketing director, professional print division. "Canon aims to help businesses to grow and build a sustainable business model for the future."
The devices are built by stripping the manufacturer’s previous “best-selling models” down to the frame, reconditioning the disassembled parts, and then rebuilding the machines using a combination of new “key moving parts” and reconditioned components.
They offer print resolutions of 1,200dpi with speeds of up to 71 A4 ppm and can handle A4, A4R, A3 and SRA3 sheet sizes on paper up to 300gsm. The new machines also feature in-line finishing capabilities enabling brochure, perfect bound booklet and report production.
According to Canon the imagePress C7000VPe machines, which use the EFI Fiery workflow, provide the manufacturer with an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions over their lifecycle due to the high proportion of existing components rather than raw materials used in their make-up.
Part of Canon's Essential Business Builder Programme to help businesses and in-house print departments enter the digital print arena, Lawn said that the imagePRESS C7000VPe was intended to offer those organisations a high quality option but for a lower capital investment than a brand new machine.
"The imagePRESS C7000VPe offers customers full peace of mind as it comes with the same high performance, durability and reliability of any other Canon product, along with the same warranty protection. It is also ideal for organisations seeking a more sustainable print solution."