Canon Doubles Down on Commercial Print with VarioPRINT iX

By Elizabeth Gooding / Published:

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.

Major Enhancements in the VarioPRINT iX Series


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About the Author

Elizabeth Gooding


Elizabeth is the Editor and Co-founder of Inkjet Insight. She has a rare ability to see print related issues from many perspectives. She has managed creative teams on complex design projects, selected outsourcers for major brands and helped print organizations to retool operations, focus their market positioning and educate sales teams to accelerate growth. She works with a team of top analysts to translate experiences into tools, data and content to help print organizations evaluate the potential of inkjet, optimize their operations and grow pages profitably. She is a founding member of the Inkjet Summit advisory board, the co-author of an award-winning book on designing for inkjet and a curious consultant constantly seeking innovative ways to drive new pages onto inkjet presses.

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