Canon has been consistently upgrading their sheetfed inkjet portfolio since the introduction of the VarioPrint i300 5 years ago. Originally positioned for transaction printing, books and portions of the direct mail market, upgrades enabled iSeries owners to enter more challenging markets, but could not fully meet the needs of commercial printers in quality intensive markets.
With the introduction of two new VarioPPRINT iX models the iX3200 and iX2100, Canon is focused squarely on the needs of general commercial printers for high image quality on a wide media range and flexibility to run mixed media jobs at full speed.
Canon will continue to market and support the current VarioPrint+ iSeries in the appropriate markets along with the new VarioPRINT iX Series. There is not a field upgrade path from the iSeries+ to the iSeries iX. The new devices will be ready to ship in July 2020.