Need opinion on Canon ImagePress

Discussion in 'Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses' started by elaine, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. elaine

    elaine Member

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    My company is considering purchasing a Canon ImagePress (C850 or 10000). The prints the salesman brings look awesomely beautiful. I'm wondering if the quality from the machine will hold up over time. Also, are the ImagePress machines reliable or can I expect regular downtime for service? We are a printing company that currently runs two HP 7800 presses and are looking for a lower-priced alternative to offer.

    Any feedback on the ImagePress machines would be appreciated.
     
  2. NPGtom

    NPGtom New Member

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    Might be too late, but I figured I'd reply anyway...

    We have a 750 and a 10,000.
    We got the 750 in November 2016 and the 10k December 2016. Both have been reliable and held consistent color. We also have a 6010 that we practically needed a cot for our tech it was down so frequently. We went from seeing a tech 3 times a week to once a month. We've put close to 1.3 milion on the 10k, and 60k on the 750 (it's just a proofer and emergency backup machine for us).

    I basically have no real complaints with the 10k, but the if you were to purchase a 750 for production purposes avoid a bypass tray and opt for a paper deck. The bypass tray guides float and causes poor registration, plus it only holds about 15-20 sheets of cardstock, so it's pretty painful to use for production. The lower paper decks cannot handle anything thicker than 80# cover, so you'll definitely need a paper deck if you plan to run anything thicker without sitting next to the machine all day.
     
  3. DPE singapore

    DPE singapore New Member

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    If you have done a compare of quality output with the other brands you will re-consider agaon your decision. There are only small no. units in the market since its launch c700/800 poor result had proven.
     
  4. thecopyspecialist

    thecopyspecialist New Member

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    Our company, located in NYC, has put 11 million impressions on our C7000VP (with retrofittings for 7010 update) and recently obtained an 8000VP. After testing everything from Ricoh to Xerox, the 8000VP came out ahead while only the Indigo put out a better print. I can't say we weren't biased from our experience with the earlier model though, it was a workhorse. We're constantly running 350gsm, 4/4, at 13x19 in a number of different finishes (smooth, satin, C1S, etc.) and switching to text weights, 12x18 and 11x17 sizes in between larger runs to accommodate quick-turn jobs -- these operations put the equipment to the test to say the least. After a few minor glitches shortly after the initial install of the 8000VP, it has been stable and holds calibrations very well. We hit G7 without issue and we were within spec for G7 after 400,000 impressions without any tweaks, so again, stability. A lot depends on your technical service provider and the knowledge/experience of your operators and their familiarity with EFI-CWS.

    Tested the C850 as a backup machine, struggles to push through our most popular media weights...probably because it's not rated for anything over 300gsm I believe. Prints are a little too saturated for our taste...well, our clients' taste anyway.
     

  5. DK AHMED

    DK AHMED New Member

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    Hey Hi
    I too am a Canon user, and I just joined the forum
    I took a call between Canon and Xerox,
    The print quality is really much much better on the Canon, but I suggest that you check out the uptime on canon machines, the machine I have a C1+ is down more than up, and to be really truthful, I have made alot of losses as i am into commercial printing, and the machine would never stand up when a customer gave me jobs of 20 sheets and above
    So i advice you check up service timing and uptime if you are into commercial printing, also the Clear toner doesnt get an outstanding effect as expected and shown by the Salespersons
     
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