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Is it finished yet?
As the quality of digital has improved, the demand for advanced, high quality
finishing has also increased, enabling print shops to offer that little bit extra
by Tracey Rushton-Thorpe
FROM BOOKS and leaflets to large format graphics, there are literally hundreds taken into consideration including whether they have the space for off-line
of applications for finishing equipment. Whatever the requirement, there is a equipment or even the manpower.
technology to meet that need and because businesses each have their own “In-line finishing can be more efficient, especially for smaller organisations
needs when it comes to finishing, Canon offers a range of in-line and off-line and those who require a 'green button’ option that will produce a completely
solutions. automated finished book. Canon’s imagePress range offers a variety of finishing
Strategic marketing manager professional print for Canon UK, Nikki options, including booklet making, perfect binding and three-edge trimming.
Richardson, explains: “A common question is whether to opt for in-line or off- This is ideal for small in-plants and certain quick-print operations.
line finishing, but the question is often not as simple as that. The way people “Off-line is extremely useful in high volume production environments where
finish documents depends on their needs and the volume of work produced. It it makes sense to have digital presses alongside off-line finishing capabilities.
is simply a matter of working out which process works best for that particular Canon has formed a pan-European alliance partner network, including partners
job. such as Duplo, that offers a range of off-line finishing options, from laminating
“For this reason, whenever a customer purchases a Canon imagePress, we and bookmaking to coating and photobooks. By working with these specialist
audit existing workflows to determine what will be most suitable. All aspects are companies, Canon aims to offer customers an all-round complete solution when
they purchase an imagePress device.”
Hybrid's range of laminators can be used
with any printed output
The big picture
For larger finishing solutions, Hybrid
offers an expanding range of laminators
and associated consumables.
Typically purchased in a package with
a Mimaki printer, Hybrid's print and
finish and print, finish and cut packages
feature either a Mimaki JV33 solvent
printer (in a 1.3 or 1.6m print width) or
the new, integrated Mimaki CJV30
solvent printer/cutter. The latter is
available in four widths, some of which
are especially attractive to entry level
At the larger end of the market,
Hybrid offers print, finish and cut
packages with either of the two larger
CJV30 printer/cutters at 1.3m and 1.6m,
or with the flagship JV33 series printer
in the same two widths. Accompanying
these are a choice of three further
laminators - the Hybrid Titan, the Hybrid
Arctic Titan and the Hybrid Titan 1064.
Recent digital technologies have seen
striking developments for laminating
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