Canon’s sales are 30% up on last Drupa as it reached its show sales target for the 100ppm imagePress C10000VP by day three of the show. Canon Europe head of commercial print group Peter Wolff said his team was selling Océ ColorStream 6000 Chromas daily, while Australian printer Direct Image signed for the new flatbed Océ Arizona 2280 on day one of the show.

On day two, Canon also signed two customers for its €850,000 flagship high-speed sheetfed inkjet press, the Océ VarioPrint i300.

The machine is now being targeted at graphic arts applications following the development of a new ink set and the introduction of ColorGrip – Canon’s spot pre-coat option that enables the i300 to run a broad media range, including uncoated and offset papers. Inline finishing is provided by Watkiss and Technau.

The firm has also sold its flagship photo printer, the DreamLabo 5000, to a Nigerian company.

“Two thirds of our customers have been in transactional print and DM. With improvements to ColorStream we’re able to get into more commercial applications,” added Wolfe.