Contiweb, a specialist manufacturer of web-handling equipment and provider of integrated technical solutions for web offset printing, web inkjet printing and packaging production, announced today that Canon Solutions America’s Production Print Solutions division has signed a reseller agreement to supply the Contiweb Digital Fluid Applicator (DFA-560) to the U.S. market.

In cooperation with Contiweb, Canon Solutions America evaluated the DFA-560 in its South Florida Customer Innovation Center, for use on the Canon ProStream 1800 inkjet web press. The DFA-560 serves as an in-line remoisturizer for the ProStream and will be made available to customers who require this technology.
The Contiweb DFA-560 is a standalone fluid applicator that uses tap water and a surfactant for intelligent remoisturizing of paper that is processed through an inkjet web press. It offers a water only or water + silicone substrate mixing and application system. Precise remoisturizing is obtained by individually controlling the remoisturizing process for each side of the paper. This process helps enable increased runnability of lightweight paper applications which require post process finishing. Optionally, the DFA-560 can also apply silicone, which helps stabilize the paper after printing, especially for heavy substrates which have heavy ink loads. This maximizes output quality prior to finishing while improving the overall user experience.
“Our customers are under pressure to meet short, demanding deadlines, which means continuous production is a must, often with reduced numbers of operators,” says Ed Jansen, Vice President of Marketing at Canon Solutions America. “The Canon ProStream delivers exceptional productivity and print quality, and we are excited to partner with Contiweb and its DFA-560 to provide an in-line production remoisturizing solution. This further solidifes our customers’ ability to uphold excellent print quality with uniformity and reproducible results over thousands of prints.”
Contiweb has a long heritage with fluid application in web offset and has successfully applied this knowledge to web-fed inkjet over the last few years. “Following the success of this product in Europe, we’re delighted to replicate this achievement in the U.S. and our agreement with Canon Solutions America is a big step towards that,” says Robert Bosman, Sales Director at Contiweb.


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