First In The Queue

New Leaf Printing Group has become the first UK company to take delivery of a Canon imagePRESS C7000VP. The Manchester-based commercial print business placed the world's first order for the C7000VP at Ipex last year and will use the digital colour press to produce a range of high-quality, short-run jobs, as well as cutting-edge variable data work.The company was established 25 years ago and has four divisions: New Leaf Press, specialising in litho printing, Big Leaf, the group's large-format print arm, its services division, New Leaf Extra, as well as the company's digital print division, Quick Leaf. The C7000VP has joined Quick Leaf's arsenal of Canon digital equipment, which includes two monochrome iR8500s and a CLC 5151 digital colour printer. The company also has EFI's web-submission tool, Digital StoreFront, which links directly to the press to give New Leaf's customers the ability to update and order jobs online.The C7000VP comprises a number of innovative technologies, including V-Toner, T-Developer and E-Drum in conjunction with an oil-less fusing system, to deliver an exceptional print quality that has the look and feel of litho. The robust digital engine, coupled with advanced colour management tools, can deliver a true resolution of 1,200dpi, at speeds of 70 colour pages-per-minute, onto paper stocks up to 300gsm in weight. "The ability to produce 70 litho-quality colour pages a minute digitally takes us into new markets for high-quality, short-run and variable data work. And feedback from our customers regarding the image quality has been extraordinary - we've already received a number of testimonials," said New Leaf Printing Group Managing Director Frank Unsworth.For further information visit www.canon.co.uk