Ricoh vs Cannon vs Xerox Quality...

bcr

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I have run Xerox Versant machines for 5 years and Ricoh's 7210s for 4 years. Registration and print quality are much better on the Ricohs. Especially screens. That being said, I wonder how the Cannon compares. Has anyone had experience with all three brands and a similar level of machine?

Someone near us put in an Iridesse when it first came out and even it doesn't print screens as well as our Ricoh 7210. The black screens look....dirty.

do you might me asking what you mean by 'screens' in the context of digital printing. i tried googling it but i only found reference to physical screen printing e.g. onto garments.

i'm a complete noob when it comes to the more graphic side of production printing - I mostly use our machines for high volume legal repro stuff but eventually i want to start doing more publications etc so i'm trying to increase my knowledge...
 

kdw75

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do you might me asking what you mean by 'screens' in the context of digital printing. i tried googling it but i only found reference to physical screen printing e.g. onto garments.

i'm a complete noob when it comes to the more graphic side of production printing - I mostly use our machines for high volume legal repro stuff but eventually i want to start doing more publications etc so i'm trying to increase my knowledge...
To elaborate, it is any colored tint block on the page. Defects are most noticeable when you have a consistent background screen, such as a tint behind some type that is grey. Our Xerox 2100 never was able to print a clean black screen. They even tried putting a flywheel on it that hooked to the fuser. We print lots of annual reports that love having screen blocks scattered around and this was so frustrating. We ended up running 175 dot screen, which seemed to minimize the problem.
 

bcr

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To elaborate, it is any colored tint block on the page. Defects are most noticeable when you have a consistent background screen, such as a tint behind some type that is grey. Our Xerox 2100 never was able to print a clean black screen. They even tried putting a flywheel on it that hooked to the fuser. We print lots of annual reports that love having screen blocks scattered around and this was so frustrating. We ended up running 175 dot screen, which seemed to minimize the problem.
much appreciated! thanks
 

Make_It_So

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Hi All, I am the Sr. Director for Professional Services at Canon Solutions America specifically in the Production Printing Division. I would be happy to show you Canon quality on different stocks/files and connect you with a Canon salesperson to see if we can help. Our IX series of sheetfed printers has made significant progress in commercial printing and book printing, as has our Prostream line of products. As a matter of fact one of the largest book printers in the world uses Canon presses for all of their output. We have also produced a book that is printed in both offset and inkjet where we ask the reader to identify which pages are from what process. The quality of our devices not only compares to offset, but exceeds it; in addition our Prostream devices actually have a larger color gamut than offset.

You can also find some more information here:
I registered for a membership but I am pretty sure it will be revoked since we are not customers "yet". My personal plan is to remedy this, as you know. The samples Michael B. sent are fabulous, BTW.
 

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