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Canon C1+

This machine combines printing, proofing and coating, but the market for its products has yet to form

Canon’s nifty C1+ caused a stir at Drupa last year, with its three-machines-in-one positioning as a proofer, light production printer and fancy finisher. It builds on its predecessor, the C1, with the addition of clear toner, which opens up a range of new digital applications. The clear toner can produce matt or gloss flood varnish finishes, spot varnish and a pseudo-metallic effect.

Canon Middle East professional print production manager, Ayman Aly says: “This press is truly an industry first and is the result of a large investment in research and development. In these difficult economic

Graph Expo, Morgana launched the DigiCoater at Drupa

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s firms seek to produce shorter runs and more targeted work, for both cost and environmental reasons, they are increasingly switching to digital print.

 But like litho, digital often needs protection to enable it to be finished or to pass through the post without a polybag. Additionally, it may benefit from a coating to enhance its aesthetics. Laminating has previously been the popular choice for giving digital print a protective layer or added oomph, but environmental

Xerox iGen4

Rival suppliers have been quick to dismiss the new features on the Xerox iGen4, with some cheekily describing the machine as “the iGen3.5”. Admittedly, at first glance, the specification of the new machine may not set hearts pumping - the headline speed is, like the iGen3, 110 A4 pages per minute (ppm). So what exactly does the new machine offer over its predecessor?
General manager for Production Systems Group at Xerox Middle East, Chris Govier says that when Xerox set