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.