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Canon U.S.A., Inc. - 3/4/2008

Canon U.S.A. Showcases New Large Format and Production Printing Solutions at 2008 AIIM On Demand Show

Boston, March 4, 2008 -  At AIIM On Demand, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office 
solutions, today introduced the new imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000 digital presses, and 
imagePROGRAF iPF720 and iPF605 large format printers. In addition, the Company launched new versions 
of several of its popular imageWARE offerings, added offerings to its imagePRESS Workflow Solutions Program 
and previewed a new imagePRESS black-and-white digital production printing platform at the show. 

"The large format and production printing markets have been growing tremendously over the past several 
years, and Canon has been a major part of that growth with its award-winning imagePROGRAF large format 
printers and imagePRESS line of digital presses," said Tod Pike, senior vice president and general manager, 
Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "Our imagePROGRAF and imagePRESS product announcements, 
here at AIIM On Demand, will further expand and solidify our position in these growing markets, while our 
software announcements will help users realize significant value from their digital imaging investments."

Now with multiple models within its imagePRESS and imagePROGRAF line-ups, Canon now offers customers a
full breadth of professional printing solutions. From the graphic design firm looking for a high quality proofing or 
large format solution to the commercial print environment looking for a color digital press with a level of quality 
and versatility that will help to differentiate his business to the in-plant establishment looking to unify their 
workflow, control costs and deliver a level of production excellence for both color and black-and-white, Canon 
has the hardware, the software and the expertise to make this all happen.

imagePRESS C6000VP/C6000 Digital Presses
Building upon the success of its revolutionary imagePRESS C7000VP digital press, Canon expanded its line 
of digital presses with the introduction of the imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000. Designed to 
produce the highest color image quality in the marketplace and maintain the same high durability, productivity 
and value of its sister model, the imagePRESS C7000VP, the imagePRESS C6000VP is capable of printing
images up to 1200 X 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution with a level of quality that rivals offset printing, while 
maintaining its engine speed of 60 letter-sized pages-per-minute (ppm) regardless of media weight. The new 
imagePRESS C6000 provides entry level production environments a level of quality, speed and versatility 
never before available at such an attractive price point, making this press the best value in the market. 

In addition, Canon introduced the Canon Perfect Binder at the show. Designed specifically for the imagePRESS 
digital press, the Perfect Binder makes it easy for any print provider to achieve high-quality books with no 
operator intervention. Also, when used with imageWARE Prepress Manager, cover creation and document 
layout is made simple.

Technology Preview: imagePRESS Black-and-White Digital Production Press Platform
Following the launch of the popular and much talked about imagePRESS line of color digital presses, Canon 
U.S.A. today provided show attendees with a preview of a new imagePRESS black-and-white production 
platform that is expected to be unveiled later this year. This new platform will deliver a level of quality and 
performance that will enable production environments to improve and expand their black-and-white offerings. 

The prototype imagePRESS black-and-white production system on display in the Canon booth will be running 
at 135 letter-sized pages-per-minute (ppm). The future imagePRESS black-and-white digital press, designed to 
create professional-looking documents and on-demand perfect bound booklets, will feature a number of 
finishing and output options at the show.

imagePROGRAF iPF 720 and iPF 605 Large Format Printers
Expanding its line of popular large format offerings, Canon introduced two new imagePROGRAF large format 
printers designed for Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Architecture, 
Engineering and Construction (AEC) applications, as well as entry-level users in general office environments. 
Positioned as the Company's flagship model in its line of large format printers, the new 36-inch imagePROGRAF
iPF720 incorporates a built-in 80GB hard drive ideal for medium to large workgroup users who need to print large 
files or sets of files from multiple workstations. The new 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF605 is an affordable solution 
for personal and small workgroup users producing large format technical drawings.

New Software Offerings
In addition to top-of-the-line and innovative hardware offerings, Canon provides a number of Canon-branded 
and third-party applications that deliver value to the end users through advanced document management, 
handling and delivery capabilities. At AIIM On Demand, Canon introduced the latest versions of a few of its 
most popular software offerings, and a third-party application using Canon's MEAP technology to help better 
and more easily handle documents and document management.

Canon's imageWARE Prepress Manager provides print shop operators with an easy and intuitive document 
make-ready tool complete with detailed page layout viewing options, page level editing control, support for 
variable data and the ability to export documents in PDF format complete with job ticketing settings. With the 
introduction of the Perfect Binder for the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP, customers utilizing imageWARE 
Prepress Manager can now completely automate the process of book creation easily supporting document 
imposition, registration marks, spine editing and binding options.

imageWARE Enterprise Management Console was developed to provide advanced automated task 
management, such as retrieving/distributing device settings and Address Books, rebooting devices, discovering 
new devices, meter collection and sending e-mail alerts. The new imageWARE Enterprise Management
Console Version 2.0 provides an enhanced Installer that requires very minimal user operation during the 
installation process and an enhanced User Interface to simplify user interaction.

imageWARE Document Manager is a document management system that allows users to effectively manage 
critical business documents from the desktop to the enterprise, while Canon's imageWARE Scan Manager is 
an image-capture front-end that can be used with document and content management applications to perform 
batch scanning and production-level indexing. The newest versions, imageWARE Document Manager Version 
4.1 and imageWARE Scan Manager Version 4.1, offer improved user operation features and MFP integration 
for efficient business workflow.

imageWARE Accounting Manager Version 5.1 expands Canon's capabilities by aiding customers in better 
controlling document production costs. imageWARE Accounting Manager is used in varying industry sectors,
including legal, education, architectural and general business environments, to effectively track document 
product costs, assign costs to appropriate users, or to bill clients for document production related activities. 
With support for Windows Vista, SQL 2005 and enhancements in billing code functionality, imageWARE
Accounting Manager Version 5.1 improves Canon's ability to meet changing customer operating environments.

PaperToOffice Pro, an application developed by Panasonic Solutions Technologies Co., Ltd., supports 
Canon's MEAP technology. Consisting of embedded and desktop components that convert paper documents 
to electronic Microsoft Office formats, PaperToOffice Pro will allow users to scan paper-based documents and 
select the Microsoft Office output type (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PDF or text) directly from the 
interface of Canon imageRUNNER MFPs.

Latest imagePRESS Workflow Solutions Program Offerings
Through its imagePRESS Workflow Solutions Program, Canon will be offering a number of solutions and 
integrations that complement the imagePRESS line of digital presses. They include Printable's Web-to-print 
solution, FusionPro Web, to help print providers automate and streamline production processes; EFI's integrated 
server-based PDF workflow solution, Fiery Central, to centrally integrate workflow processes and better manage 
outputs; and the integration of Screen's Trueflow SE prepress production workflow application with the 
imagePRESS C7000VP to leverage a company's existing investment in equipment and training.

www.usa.canon.com


 
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