Canon U.S.A. Displays Its Comprehensive Production Solutions at GRAPH EXPO 2010

Chicago, Illinois—Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will showcase key elements of its advanced production print hardware and services portfolio at Graph EXPO 2010, October 3-6, 2010 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Featuring products from across the Company’s production imaging lines, Canon will display the new imagePROGRAF iPF825 five-color, large format printer serving the technical document market and present the first public showing in the United States of Canon’s new flagship imagePRESS C7010VP digital color production press.

“With new technologies and customer demands continuing to alter the production landscape, Canon is pleased to demonstrate our robust portfolio of next-generation production solutions at Graph EXPO 2010,”said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “From our flagship imagePRESS C7010VP color digital press to the high-volume, precision, imagePROGRAF large format line, Canon offers a solution to accommodate nearly every customer’s production needs.”

Highlights at this year’s show include:

Large Format Solutions

Addressing the increased demand for professional and high-quality print jobs, Canon will showcase the new 44-inch imagePROGRAF iPF825 high-speed color production large format printer. One of two new models announced at Graph EXPO, the new dual-role, 44-inch model is designed for use within the Geographical Information System (GIS); Computer-Aided Design (CAD); Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC); Reprographics; and other Technical Document markets. In addition, Canon will display the 44-inch imagePROGRAF iPF8300, featuring Canon’s 12-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set and advanced printing technologies specifically developed to produce prints with an enhanced color range and improved durability. Designed for ultra high-quality print performance and increased productivity, the iPF8300 delivers the capability to accurately produce vivid output of consumers’ most demanding projects.

Production Digital Press Solutions

Built upon the revolutionary imagePRESS platform, the new imagePRESS C7010VP was developed in direct response to customer feedback to help grow their businesses. Based on the ten areas of excellence that are most important to customers, the new model offers commercial printers, print-service providers, and Inplant/CRDs the ability to work with an expanded array of media types, as well as new features designed to enhance overall performance. Improvements in image quality, color consistency and versatility result from advanced technologies including a new internal sensor enabling better humidity control for more accurate toner distribution and greater color consistency, the ability to handle a broader range of media, up to 120-pound cover weight, and new finishing capabilities that increase the range of device output. New Saddle Finisher increases the maximum sheet count by 25 percent, allowing for stitching of up to 25 sheets of 13-by-19.2-inch paper for creation of 100-page booklets, dramatically broadening the scope of documents that can be produced. From proofing, to short run, to print-on-demand, and even variable data printing, the imagePRESS C7010VP is an ideal and versatile solution.

ADVANCED Light Production Solutions

Canon will demonstrate the light-production capabilities of its monochrome imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8105 multifunction product (MFP) when paired with imageWARE PrePress Manager Select and Genuine Adobe PostScript, which deliver extraordinary image quality, exceptional output speeds, enhanced workplace efficiency and the bottom-line results critical for success in today’s competitive printing market. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8105 delivers speeds up to 105 pages per minute letter, flexible paper handling options and robust finishing solutions with Canon’s renowned reliability. In addition, Canon will showcase the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075PRO featuring print workflow solution support from EFI® MicroPress® 8.0. An ideal solution for light production color environments, the C9075PRO with MicroPress supports advanced finishing and provides Make-Ready tools that simplify complex document creation.

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