Canon Achieves Idealliance® Digital Press System Certifications for Its iX Series Inkjet Printing Presses
Alexandria, VA (October 28, 2021) – Idealliance is proud to announce that Canon has achieved the Digital Press-Inkjet certification for its varioPRINT iX-series (iX3200 & iX2100), ProStream 1000 series, and ColorStream 8000 series, as well as ISO/PAS 15339 System Certification for its varioPRINT iX-series (iX3200 & iX2100) and ProStream 1000 series. Through its independent verification program of industry printing engines and digital front ends (DFEs), Idealliance has validated both leading print conformance as part of the ISOPAS 15339 System Certification program, and Digital Press – Inkjet System Certification program for production capabilities focused on throughput, print consistency, register, durability, and other print variables critical to leading industry print providers. More about Idealliance system certifications can be found here: www.idealliance.org/systems.
“It is an honor and a great privilege to be recognized by Idealliance for our production inkjet technology and its ability to meet the demands of print buyers and brands who depend on strong and innovative technology to help them achieve their goals and reach new markets,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We know our customers rely on us to provide leading technologies and solutions that provide exceptional quality and color accuracy, and we strive every single day to be that reliable source for our customers. We succeed when they succeed.”
The ProStream 1000 series achieved ISO/PAS 15339 Master Elite status with its capability to hit the largest reference print conditions — CRPC 7 — specified as part of ISO/PAS 15339-2. CRPC-7, classified as a universal, extra wide gamut print condition for digital inkjet and toner, sheetfed offset, flexo, gravure, has a gamut 34 percent (34%) larger than other conventional reference print conditions such as CRPC6, demonstrating the capabilities of any device with Elite status in this program to meet the demands of print buyers and brands who rely on leading print providers for exceptional color capabilities, and the widest achievable color gamut. All seven of the ISOPAS 15339 reference print conditions are based on the G7, near neutral, print calibration methodology, ensuring visual consistency when utilized in a G7 calibrated print workflow. The varioPRINT iX-series (iX3200 & iX2100) achieved Advanced designation.
Successful completion by both devices with signifies a minimal variation from these targeted reference print conditions. Given that human vision is typically able to detect no less than a 2 to 3 ΔE variation, the capabilities of these devices, through Idealliance’s program, demonstrate one of the highest abilities of print color reproduction in the industry, producing optimal visual output and consistency.
These two devices and the ColorStream 8000 series, achieved the Idealliance Digital Press Certification designation. Certification in this program signifies that colorimetric accuracy, uniformity, repeatability, durability, and registration has been achieved. Evaluation includes uniformity, spanning uniformity within a press sheet (m-score), uniformity within a press run, and over an extended repeatability time frame, and down to minimum font size, color registry, gloss, and abrasion testing to ensure leading production from all digital presses.
“It’s exciting to see technology providers continue to raise the bar with Idealliance as we strive to support the industry and its capabilities to meet the demand of our customers,” said Jordan Gorski, executive director, Idealliance. “These programs put print technology in a league of their own, and we’re excited to support this latest technology from Canon Solutions America, Production Print Solutions. The growing capabilities and adoption of production inkjet is nothing to be ignored, and these devices help lead that charge with successful completion of this exhaustive evaluation focusing both on color capabilities, as well as production output and consistency.”
For more information on Idealliance System Certification programs, visit www.idealliance.org/systems. A full list of certified systems, independently verified by Idealliance as part of these programs, are also available to support leading print manufacturers and print buyers, looking for the most capable print systems. Become a member of Idealliance and transform the way you work — forever.
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