PRM-24-17
March 1, 2017
To: Canon Office Imaging Dealers
Subject: Availability of varioPRINT 140 Series of Monochrome Digital Production Presses
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Canon is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of the 3rd generation of varioPRINT DP Line monochrome digital production press series: varioPRINT 140/130/115.


Incorporating the proven reliability of the varioPRINT DP Line, the new varioPRINT 140 Series offers end-users market-driven enhancements, outstanding and consistent output quality, integral productivity, and application versatility in a compact, scalable footprint. Designed for small-to-medium size commercial, franchise, in-plant, transactional, and quick printers, the varioPRINT140 Series features three new speed models offer up to 140 ipm, 130 ipm and 115 ipm1 and supports average monthly print volumes up to 800,000 Letter-size images. The combination of higher speed, optimal monthly print volume and best in class reliability positions the varioPRINT 140 Series as a strong contender to capture more print volume and increase market share in the monochrome mid-volume production space.


A Solid Foundation of Proven Technologies

DirectPress Technology all but eliminates quality degradation; providing output consistency over time and from press to press; and results in class leading reliability


HeatXchange Technology makes clever use of energy by recycling the heat used to fuse toner to paper, helping reduce energy consumption


EnergyLogic Technology smartly balances energy providing for faster first print out times and helps ensure non-stop productivity on mixed media jobs


ScreenPoint Technology and its SuperCell Rasterization provides superb image quality,excellent resolution, dense black fills, precise fine lines, and automated smooth grayscale reproduction from all files, black and white or color

PRISMAsync Print Server helps streamline the job handling process with its highly visual press console helping reduce time spent training staff and  manually managing the operation


New Capabilities and Highlights
 Faster turnaround with print speeds of up to 140 ipm
 Rated speed of 140 ipm, 130 ipm, and 115 ipm in simplex and duplex mode up to 32 lbs. Bond (120gsm)


1 All specifications listed are based on Letter, 20 lb. Bond (80 gsm).
 New system and accessories design with Titanium White accents in line with the latest design of our imagePRESS color presses


 Improved Copy/Scan features including Easy Copy, Book Copy, Page Numbering with Suffix and Prefix, easy address search for Scan-to-Email, and reduced scan file size for high volume copy/scan environments


 New in-line finishing options:
o More productivity from the Booklet Trimmer-F1 with increased trim waste bin capacity and on-the-fly waste removal allowing for continuous run
o The new in-line Multi Function Professional Puncher-B1 offers die punching of the full range of varioPRINT 140 Series supported paper weights up to 300 gsm as well as die punching of 11”x17” and 12”x18” paper formats for a broader diversity in finishing including oblong presentation books
o Further expansion of the finishing range for varioPRINT 140 Series is planned to include the GBC eWire for in-line wire binding and the Plockmatic BLM50/35 booklet-makers. The launch schedule for these new options will be informed separately in due time.


 New Windows 10 based PRISMAsync Print Server V5.1 offers increased productivity, high usability, RIP functionality and widened application latitude.

New features include:
o Productivity enhancements with faster pre-RIP and earlier ability to editing settings thanks to the native PDF workflow
o Extension of the unique PRISMAsync productivity tools: next to Job Scheduler and Remote Manager the new Remote Control app is now available, which provides operator intervention alerts via smart devices2
o Security extensions including user authentication by role or via LDAP-based operator login, a configurable user interface and extended audit logging
Compatibility
Please note that most accessories of the current varioPRINT 135 Series are not compatible with the new varioPRINT 140 Series due to functionality and/or color changes. For details, please refer to the product overview presentation for dealers.


Dealer Authorization
Service technicians who are already certified on the varioPRINT DP Line must complete the Canon varioPRINT 140 Series Update Online Training [19VPDP14000O], which is available from March 1, 2017.


Dealers not yet authorized, must have two (2) dealer technicians trained on the varioPRINT DP Line Field Technician Blended Program, which includes online training [19VPTRI00O], 5 day classroom training [19VPTRI00C], and a final exam. Technicians should also complete the Canon varioPRINT 140 Series Update Online Training [19VPDP14000O].


Accessory Training
The following accessories will be auto-certified under the current varioPRINT blended training program as outlined above: ePIM-D1, Staple Finisher-W1, Booklet Finisher-W1, Document Insertion Unit-N1, Paper Folding Unit-J1, Booklet Trimmer-F1
Certification for the following additional accessories can be secured by successful completion of the course listed next to each in the table below.
2 Android/iOS supported. Setup and data transfer customer network is required.
Accessory Training Information Course Name Course Code
High Capacity Stacker-H1
Online Training
High Capacity Stacker F1/G1 Online Training
19IPCOHCSF100O
Multi Function Professional Puncher – B1
Online Training and 1 day Instructor Led Training
Multi Function Professional Puncher Fundamentals Online Training
19IPCMFPPF00O
Multi Function Professional Puncher Fundamentals Classroom
19IPCMFPPF01C
Decurler Unit – C1
Online Training
Decurler Unit - A1 Online Training
19VPDCLR00O
Two Knife Trimmer – A1
Online Training and 3 day Instructor Led Training
VarioPrint DP-Line Accessories Online Training
19VPTRIAC00O
VarioPrint DP Line Accessories Classroom
19VPTRIAC01C
BLM300
Online Training and 5 day Instructor Led Training
BLM200/6300/300C Professional Booklet Maker Online Training
19IPCBLM300O
BLM200/6300/300C Professional Booklet Maker Classroom
19IPCBLM301C
Max Ring Binder
Online Training
Ring Binder MB- 1000C Online Training
19IPCRB00O
Please contact your regional Educational Services and Support Specialist (ESSS) for additional information regarding this training program and the learning path that will be based on the training your designated technicians have already completed.
Pricing For varioPRINT 140 Series items pricing please refer to the price lists that will be published on ISG Central Marketing (http://www.isgcentral.cusa.com) on March 15, 2016.
Product Launch Timeline
 3/1/2017: Dealer introduction announcement & publication of product marketing content for dealers on ISG Central. Content will become available for viewing upon completion of authorization training noted above. Online Service Training Service Training available.


 3/8/2017: Public announcement via press release
 Upon inventory depletion of varioPRINT 135 Series: Order taking and shipping for the new varioPRINT 140 Series for authorized dealers will begin once we have depleted the current inventory of the varioPRINT 135 Series. We anticipate order taking and shipping to start mid to late March for the main engine, ePIM-D1, Staple Finisher - W1/ Booklet Finisher-W1, Document Insertion Unit-N1, Paper Folding Unit-J1, Booklet Trimmer-F1, Two-Knife Trimmer-A1 and Multi Function Professional Puncher-B1. The product Web pages will be published at the same time.


The following finishing options won’t be available at initial launch of varioPRINT 140 Series and separate announcements will be issued in due time:
 SDD Squarefold Booklet-Maker options. Expected availability is Q2/2017.
 Plockmatic BLM50/35 booklet-maker
 GBC eWire wire binder
 Creasing is not supported for Multi Function Professional Puncher at initial launch. Future support is being investigated.


Sales Training A Web-based sales training course and an instructor-led sales training course for varioPRINT 140 Series will be available in Q2/2017. A separate announcement is going to be sent upon availability. Dealers can access the course through the Learning Zone button on ISG Central.
Marketing Material & Sales Support Tools For Web page content, please refer to http://usa.canon.com/ from March 15, 2017.


Product launch material including the following will be available to authorized dealers via ISG Central (http://www.isgcentral.cusa.canon.com) or e-Support as noted below:
 Available March 2, 2017
o Product brochure
o Product presentation for dealers
o Product presentation for customers
o Product images
o Demo script
o Customer Expectations Document
 Available March 15, 2017
o Price lists & marketing programs
o Service Guide (incl. service pricing)
o Service Revenue/Profit Calculator
 Available by April 2017
o Product & Sales Guide
o Proposal template
o Print sample files
Showroom Installs & Marketing Support Canon strongly recommends authorized dealers to install the new varioPRINT 140 Series in their showroom to support sales cycles, facilitate customer-specific print sample production and product presentations. Canon will provide marketing support to dealers who invest in a showroom unit for a variety of go-to-market activities to include sales workshops and customer events at their premises.


Canon U.S.A showrooms in Melville, Itasca, Irvine, and Irving will be equipped with the new varioPRINT 140 Series units in April. Canon would be pleased to host you and your customers for a private demo of the varioPRINT at our Canon U.S.A. Headquarters in Melville, New York as well as other showroom locations. For more information and to schedule a demo, please contact your Production Sales Consultant or Technical Sales Executive.


With this new addition, Canon now offers you an even stronger production monochrome print solutions portfolio. The varioPRINT 140 Series will give Canon, our dealers, and our customers a competitive edge in the light- to mid-volume monochrome production print market.


Thank you for your continued support and sales efforts of Canon production solutions.


Sincerely,
CANON U.S.A., INC.
Toyotsugu Kuwamura
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Business Imaging Solutions Group

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