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Canon U.S.A., Inc. - 6/12/2007

Canon U.S.A. Showcases The "Value Behind The Paper" At Its Digital Solutions Forum In Chicago

Chicago, June 12, 2007 - Showcasing its technologies and offerings that deliver value well beyond the paper, 
Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's overall copier market brand leaderi, today opened its Digital Solutions Forum in 
Chicago.  With interactive product displays and customer seminars, this invitation-only, three-day Canon event 
puts the spotlight on the Company's award-winning color, production, workflow and service offerings that have 
helped earn the reputation as the "First in Color."

"At this year's Digital Solutions Forum, we will show how our customers and partners are putting Canon technology 
and innovation to use to solve real business challenges, from the office desktop to  production and wide format 
printing," said Tod Pike, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.  "Canon's color heritage 
has created a strong foundation that has allowed the Company to lead the market for three decades.  Today, 
Canon remains a market innovator committed to and investing in digital workflow solutions, services and 
technologies that help our dealers and customers efficiently enhance their capabilities and achieve a competitive 
advantage.  With offerings such as the new imagePRESS C7000VP digital press and Color imageRUNNER 
C5185 Series, we are poised to revolutionize the world of color printing yet again."

Canon's Color Heritage:  20 Years of Digital Color and 1,000,000 Digital Color Units Sold

Since launching its first color copier 30 years ago in 1977 and its first digital color copier (CLC-1) in 1987, Canon 
continues to lead the way in technology innovation to become a market leader and a brand name that is 
synonymous with color.  Canon recently reached another milestone in its illustrious color history with the sale 
of its 1,000,000th digital color copier.

At the Digital Solutions Forum, Canon further solidifies its position in the color market with the introduction of the 
Color imageRUNNER C5185 Series.  The Color imageRUNNER C5185 Series is designed to transform the way
businesses approach and manage their color print output by providing a solution that offers increased functionality 
with less complexity.

With robust functionality, advanced print engine technology, superior paper-handling and professional finishing 
options, the Color imageRUNNER C5185 Series models are ideal multifunction devices for the office.  This new 
Color imageRUNNER model produces fast output at up to 51 pages-per-minute (ppm) for both color and black-
and-white letter-sized documents, has top-of-the-line paper-handling capabilities and up to 5,000-sheet paper 
capacity.  The standard 100-sheet Single-Pass Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder on the new Color 
imageRUNNER devices scans both sides of originals simultaneously at speeds up to 100 images-per-minute 
(ipm) at 300 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution, helping to improve document distribution, communication and archiving.  

Production Printing:  Revolutionizing the World of Digital Printing

From personalized direct mail pieces to the automated book factory, Canon will demonstrate how the Company 
intends to revolutionize digital production printing.  Last year, Canon put its stake in the ground in the color 
production market with the introduction of the imagePRESS C7000VP and imagePRESS C1 digital presses.

The imagePRESS C7000VP, which will begin shipping to customers in June, is currently installed at several 
beta sites, including Micropage, a New York City-based commercial printer, and one of the featured speakers 
at Canon's Digital Solutions Forum.  According to Brian Boyajian, director, Sales and Marketing, Micropage, 
"The color accuracy that we are seeing produced by the imagePRESS is excellent and far superior to previous 
digital presses we have used.  When a gallery or design firm has come in and requested offset, we've shown 
samples run on the imagePRESS and the customer agreed on the quality and asked that we run the job on 
the imagePRESS over offset.  Since March of this year, we have run more than 400 paying jobs on the 
imagePRESS consisting of more than 410,000 impressions."

In addition to its revolutionary production devices, Canon will show a number of hardware and software 
applications and tools as part of a total digital production solution.  Canon's imagePRESS Workflow Solutions 
Program is a collection of Canon branded and third-party hardware and software solutions that focus on key 
workflows in production printing environments to maximize efficiencies, and help printers build solutions and 
grow a profitable digital business.  Canon imagePRESS Workflow Solutions demonstrations at the show include:

imagePRESS Technology
Customized Communications
Workflow Integration
Finishing Solutions
Color Management
Canon will also be introducing the imagePRESS Essential Business Builder program.  The program is a step-by-
step approach to help printers develop the right "go-to-market" strategy for their new imagePRESS C7000VP 
digital press and help them become value-added solutions providers.  

Later this year, Canon will be making available the imagePRESS Customer Maintenance Program, which will 
allow customers who have a desire to enhance the productivity and uptime of their imagePRESS C7000VP 
digital press by providing the training and tools to perform self-service and proactive maintenance.

Workflow Solutions: Enhancing Communications and Adding Value

In addition to the imagePRESS Workflow Solutions Program, Canon will demonstrate a number of its own 
imageWARE branded applications that will complement almost any workflow.  The imageWARE applications 
on display at the show include:

imageWARE Document Manager
imageWARE Scan Manager
imageWARE Accounting Manager and Account Manager for MEAP
imageWARE Publishing Manager
imageWARE Prepress Manager
imageWARE Secure Audit Manager
imageWARE Enterprise Management Console
imageWARE Remote
Canon's breadth of software offerings delivers the most comprehensive capabilities of any manufacturer in 
addressing customer needs in the areas of document creation, distribution and management.  In addition, the 
Canon software delivers key monitoring and service automation that can help dramatically reduce a customer's 
total cost of ownership.

Canon Services:  Adding "New" Value 

To help users take full advantage of their Canon hardware and software solutions, Canon also offers a broad 
range of print and professional services.  Canon's services are provided directly to customers and are designed 
to assist customers in maximizing workflow efficiencies in connection with their investments in Canon and non-
Canon technology.  They include:

Managed Print Services
Remote Network/Device Management
Service Automation
Print and Workflow Assessment
Data Capture and Conversion
Security Services
Customer Software Design
Turnkey Implementation Offerings
Canon and its Partners:  Creating Winning Solutions

Canon works with a variety of partners to create winning solutions for customers.  This year, Canon will have a 
record-number of partners participating in the Digital Solutions Forum.  Among the areas in which Canon and its 
partners will be demonstrating solutions are: 

Customized MEAP Solutions 
Forms Management 
Enterprise Printing 
Document Distribution 
Digital Rights Management and Security 
Cost Recovery

www.usa.canon.com


 
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