PrintIT Reseller issue 118

51 PRINTITRESELLER.UK 27 WHAT'S NEW Canon expands production inkjet portfolio Canon has expanded its production portfolio and marked its entry into the B2 sheetfed inkjet market with the varioPRESS iV7, a new inkjet press capable of producing 8,700 B2 4/0 sheets per hour (4,350 B2 4/4 sheets per hour). Printing up to 4.5 million B2 images per month in 24/6 operation, the varioPRESS iV7 aims to set a new standard in the digital B2 segment, delivering an outstanding combination of eye-catching quality, unparalleled productivity and versatile media support. Based on a mix of innovative and proven Canon technologies and developed as a new platform specifically for the requirements of the B2 market, the varioPRESS iV7 will empower commercial printers to migrate jobs from digital presses and shorter runs from offset. The varioPRESS iV7 features innovative 1200 dpi printheads and water-based polymer pigment inks that, combined with Canon’s ColorGrip conditioning liquid, reproduce vibrant colours, fine text and precise line detail. In addition, multilevel drop size modulation allows different droplet sizes, producing high print quality and excellent ink efficiency. Customers can therefore print high quality applications first-time-right at high speed with consistent colour and less waste, increasing their efficiency and reducing overall production costs. GenAI enhancements M-Files has enhanced its generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technology, M-Files Aino, adding new capabilities to help users increase productivity by drawing insights from all their data. In addition, the company has introduced the M-Files Connector for Copilot which ensures selected M-Files content can be seamlessly accessed from Microsoft 365. By combining the well curated information in M-Files with the insights scattered throughout emails in Microsoft Outlook and conversations and meeting transcripts in Microsoft Teams, organisations gain a holistic understanding of their business. BUSINESS INSIGHT Zebra’s Commitment to Sustainability: ZeroLiner, Environmental Sensors, and the EU Green Deal In an era where sustainability is paramount, Zebra Technologies has emerged as a leader with innovative solutions that align environmental responsibility with operational efficiency. Among groundbreaking advancements are ZeroLiner technology, Environmental Sensors, and alignment with the EU Green Deal’s Digital Product Passport (DPP). These initiatives significantly contribute to reducing ecological impact and enhancing transparency across industries. Traditional label printing methods generate considerable waste, primarily due to non-recyclable siliconecoated release liners. Our ZeroLiner technology addresses this issue by eliminating the need for these liners (linerless). This reduces waste, enhances operational efficiency, and simplifies the labelling process. ZeroLiner labels, which are fully tested and certified with Zebra printers, use a special adhesive that prevents sticking until application, minimising waste and downtime while increasing productivity. Our Packing Bench Solution combines ZeroLiner technology with Zebra Fixed Industrial Scanning to facilitate a 33% productivity increase. There are numerous benefits of ZeroLiner. For businesses, the elimination of liner waste translates into cost savings on disposal fees and reduces the frequency of roll changes, thereby enhancing workflow efficiency. The reduction of waste significantly contributes to sustainability goals. Complementing our ZeroLiner technology, our Environmental Sensors offer another layer of sustainability. These sensors provide real-time monitoring of temperaturesensitive products, helping businesses maintain optimal conditions. By ensuring that goods are stored and transported under ideal conditions, the sensors help reduce spoilage and waste. Zebra’s commitment to sustainability is reflected not only in our products but also in our practices. Our new Sustainability Partner Recognition Program supports customers by honouring partners that are achieving sustainable business outcomes. The EU Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, with the Digital Product Passport (DPP) being a pivotal component. The DPP will provide comprehensive information about a product’s lifecycle, enhancing transparency and sustainability. Zebra Technologies is optimally positioned to support this initiative with our advanced print, labelling, Radio Frequency ID (RFID), and barcode solutions. Zebra’s high-quality printers and durable labels ensure that every product is tagged with a unique digital identity. This identity can be scanned and tracked throughout the product’s lifecycle, offering real-time insights into its origin, composition, and environmental impact. Zebra’s barcode scanning, and RFID technology facilitate seamless tracking and tracing. This capability aligns perfectly with the DPP’s requirements, ensuring that detailed product information is accessible at every stage of the supply chain. Zebra’s solutions not only streamline operations but also support partners and customers in meeting regulatory requirements. By integrating Zebra’s technology, businesses can enhance their compliance with the EU Green Deal. Zebra’s ZeroLiner technology, Environmental Sensors, and comprehensive suite of solutions makes Zebra an invaluable partner in achieving sustainability through the Digital Product Passport and setting new standards for sustainable operations. 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