Canon Solutions America has announced that its application “Océ ProStream 1000 Inkjet Press Possibilities Catalog” has received accolades from Great Lakes Graphic Association (GLGA) and Printing Industries America (PIA). The catalog showcases a wide variety of samples printed using production inkjet technology on an assortment of papers with different textures, weights, and finishes.
Canon Solutions America’s customer Specialty Print Communications (SPC), who printed the catalog, was awarded two honors from the PIA’s Premier Print Awards, an annual global competition hosted by the PIA that recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories. Out of 2,240 entries, the “ProStream Possibilities Media Catalog” received:
- Award of Recognition Winner in the Product Catalogs (4 or more colors, printers with 101 or more employees) category.
- Certificate of Merit in the Other Special Finishing Techniques category.
In addition to this recognition, at the Great Lakes Graphics Association’s 2019 Graphics Excellence Awards Celebrations, the “Océ ProStream Possibilities Media Catalog” was named Best of Category in the Product Catalogs (4 or more colors) category. The annual Graphics Excellence Awards recognize companies in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin for superior craftsmanship in the design, creation, and production of top-quality printed material produced for customers.
“This award-winning application demonstrates the many possibilities for the commercial print world with inkjet technology, and specifically the Océ ProStream,” said Francis McMahon, executive vice president, Production Print Solutions at Canon Solutions America. “We were excited to see how well this print sample fared in a contest that included both offset and other digitally printed applications. The catalog allows commercial printers to see for themselves that digitally printed samples match or exceed the quality of offset. We’re thrilled that it’s being recognized for what it’s helping our customers achieve and we are grateful to Verso Corporation for supply the paper this application was printed on.”
“This catalog shows the vast potential that this digital inkjet press provides in a print world dominated by litho,” said Adam Lefebvre, President, Specialty Print Communications. “It’s exciting to see the images come alive on different media, from postcards to high-end fashion catalogs. As an added bonus, the Océ ProStream allows us to turn jobs around very quickly. The press can run at maximum speeds and deliver the same high-quality images as other devices on the market do at slower speeds.”
Additionally, the Océ ProStream was awarded a 2019 InterTech Technology Award from PIA. Ten technologies were selected by an independent panel of judges, out of a field of highly competitive submissions. Winning technologies were deemed to be truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry.
“The judges commented on Océ ProStream’s ability to print on commodity coated papers because of an innovative system that includes a new dryer designed from the ground up,” stated Jim Workman, VP, Center for Technology & Research at PIA. “The judges were impressed with the print quality and the user testimonials. The technology demonstrates that production inkjet will replace offset volume.”
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