1000 individual jobs a day, and growing
Throughput of 40 million documents a year, equating to around 150 million pages, means that production uptime is mission-critical for QITS. Expanding print production was part of a comprehensive investment programme including a new fully automated high-speed mail inserting line, following an Industry 4.0 philosophy of end-to-end process optimisation.
Having considered various options, QITS came down in favour of Canon’s single supplier solution. This centres on a new ColorStream 6500 Chroma continuous inkjet press with Chromera ink, together with three imagePRESS C10000VP toner presses with PRISMAsync controllers. All four presses are linked using Canon’s PRISMAproduction workflow management software.
Jobs can also be moved between presses without any colour management adjustments. The entire production workflow across all devices is certified to FOGRA Process Standard Digital, giving QITS absolute certainty of cross-device calibration, colour accuracy and consistency.
According to Philipp Schneider, Project Manager, “it’s effectively a technical assurance for us and our customers that our blended inkjet and toner production concept really works, with no colour compromises.”