Canon’s imagePRESS Lite C165 is the perfect small printing press

Looking to get into production printing on a smaller scale without spending a fortune on printing equipment? Canon has released a small printing press designed for high end office and light production environments, including real estate, faith-based organizations, education, non-profits, and legal.

These are just a few reasons that organizations are deciding to take printing in house instead of outsourcing:

  • Make small, personalized print runs more cost-effective
  • Faster turnaround
  • More control over the output

Canon’s new imagePRESS Lite C165 color digital press is the perfect small printing press for a business venturing into production print for the first time. Keep reading to learn why.

What do you need in a small printing press?

Here at SOS, we have worked with many organizations in the NYC area that made the move to producing their own printed materials for marketing, sales, training, and operational purposes. Here are the most important features to look for in an entry-level small printing press to ensure your success.

Convenience and simple operation

Familiar interface. If this is your first time investing in a small digital printing press, you might be concerned about usability. Will your staff be able to operate it? Will your IT group be able to manage it? Canon understands these concerns, and that’s why they developed the imagePRESS Lite C165 with an easy user interface that’s very much like the office copiers you are already used to.

Programmable controls. To make your work even easier, you can assign frequently-used or more complex tasks to a single button on the user interface.

The small footprint doesn’t take up too much of your expensive office space. This small printing press measures 27.1″ wide x 37.1″ deep x 48″ high.

Speed and efficiency

Fast printing: Print speeds of up to 65 ppm maximize your production capacity.

Fast scanning: Single-pass, duplex color scanner converts paper documents into digital files (in a range of file formats) at up to 240/220 ipm at 300 dpi. The scan software supports advanced PDF features, including Adobe PDF Reader Extensions, Encrypted PDF, and Searchable PDF.

Maximum uptime: This small printing press has been designed with outstanding toner, drum, and part yields to minimize downtime. Plus, toner and paper can be replenished on-the-fly, so you won’t need to interrupt a job in progress.

Large media capacity: A maximum paper capacity of up to 7,050 sheets (from up to 6 different sources) keeps big jobs running smoothly.

Finishing accessories: Choose from a wide array of accessories to insert, punch, fold, staple, saddle-stitch, or make booklets.

Image quality

Canon has long been a recognized leader in the development of advanced technology for color imaging. So it’s no surprise that the imagePRESS Lite C165 produces excellent image quality for a small printing press.

Print resolution: 2400 x 2400-dpi, using Canon’s unique R-VCSEL imaging technology.

Vibrant, clear images: Translucent CV toner makes images vibrant. The combination of its flexible transfer belt and Simple Transfer Adjustment technology allows the toner to properly cover the peaks and valleys of textured and embossed stocks, and reproduce highlights, midtones, and shadows for sharp images.

Consistent color: Canon’s multi D.A.T. technology automatically adjusts color for uniformity without operator intervention.

Versatile media support

Support for a variety of paper stocks & sizes. Print on heavy, coated and textured papers up to 130 lb. cover stock, in sizes from letter-sized paper up to 51.2” sheets.

Speciality media. Print on tabs and envelopes.


Your digital press is attached to your network, so security is a big concern. Canon’s imagePRESS Lite C165 includes features that safeguard sensitive information, protect employee and customer data, and assist in your regulatory compliance efforts.

Prevent attacks: embedded McAfee® Embedded Control provides protection against malware and tampering with firmware and applications.

Encrypt data: IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) helps safeguard the exchange of data at the communications level by encrypting inbound and outbound network data, confirming sender identity, and helping to see that transmission receipts are unaltered.

Connectivity and management tools

Print workflow management: The imagePRESS Lite C165 has an extensive set of job management features and utilities to help you move jobs through your environment with impressive speed and accuracy.

uniFLOW Online Express: Canon’s standard cloud solution displays activity in an information-packed dashboard for up-to-the-minute insights into print activity. uniFLOW allows you to centralize management of ALL your organization’s printing and scanning devices.

Integrate cost recovery solutions using Canon’s MEAP (multifunctional embedded application platform). You can also incorporate advanced scanning applications, document distribution solutions, and pull printing functions.

Watch the Canon imagePRESS Lite C165 in action

Here’s Canon’s demo video so you can see the printer for yourself.

In NYC? Get a quote for the Canon imagePRESS Lite C165 small printing press

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