ABC Imaging Ltd signs up for quartet of Canon presses at drupa 2016
7 June 2016
One of the largest reprographics and print houses in London, ABC Imaging has ordered four new Canon digital toner production presses – two flagship imagePRESS C10000VP presses and two imagePRESS C800 devices. Replacing other Canon machines, the new devices will be installed at the end of June. The contract, which has been signed at drupa, is worth approximately €500,000 and represents the latest investment by ABC Imaging in production printing equipment from Canon and originally Océ, with whom ABC Imaging has had a relationship that stretches back 40 years.
Ray Hawkins, CEO of ABC Imaging, comments: “We had a long and happy relationship with Océ and that has continued since they became part of Canon, so much so that around 95 per cent of the equipment we now have is from Canon. They treat us as a valued customer and we have a good rapport with a lot of senior people in the organisation, so we had no reason to look at any other suppliers.”
ABC Imaging has made the investment to support business growth across its client base, which includes the architecture, banking, legal and educational sectors, and the new machines will provide a significant step up both in quality and productivity.
Hawkins continues: “With business continuing to grow, especially from the drop-in student market, which is becoming immense for us, we decided that we needed to upgrade our digital presses to give us greater capacity. We saw the imagePRESS C10000VP in action at Canon EXPO last year and thought that, as well as being more productive, the print quality was so much better than the earlier models.”
Thanks to the superior print quality of the imagePRESS C10000VP, ABC Imaging will now also be able to print work that they previously had to outsource, as Hawkins explains: “To date, we’ve needed to outsource around £5,000 of ‘higher quality’ work each month, but the print quality of the C10000VP is so good that we won’t need to outsource that work anymore.”
Mark Lawn, European Professional Print Director, Canon Europe says: “We’re delighted that, as a long-term customer of Canon, ABC Imaging has decided to invest further in Canon technology and we’re committed to fully supporting them in the expansion of their business.
“It’s clear that, with its growing print volumes, ABC Imaging was looking for the next generation of production print technology to deliver the necessary levels of quality and productivity to meet its needs. I’m confident that in the imagePRESS C10000VP, with its exceptional image quality, outstanding productivity, predictable colour consistency and accurate registration on a wide range of media, they will have a production print engine that not only meets, but exceeds their expectations.”