GBC - 2/13/2006
GBC® And Canon Partner To Enhance Canon's Award-Winning Line
Of Multifunction Devices
Northbrook, IL, February, 2006-- GBC, an ACCO Brands company (NYC: ABD) and market leader in the
manufacturing and distribution of laminating and binding products, and Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's market
share brand leader in black-and-white and color copier solutions*, have announced the launch of Canon’s
Professional Puncher-A1, a new in-line punching solution that is compatible with Canon’s new imageRUNNER®
7105, 7095, 7095 Printer, and 7086 Digital Imaging Systems. Developed in partnership with GBC, the Canon
Professional Puncher-A1 is a fully-integrated punching solution with interchangeable die sets for six popular
binding styles: CombBind®, ColorCoil, WireBind, three-ring, VeloBind®, and ProClick®.
Designed to streamline the document production process, the Canon Professional Puncher-A1 produces
perfectly punched output at the rated system speed of the printer. The selected printers run at speeds of
105ppm, 95ppm, and 86ppm (based on letter-sized paper). A key feature of the Professional Puncher-A1 is
easy job setup for in-line punching in both walk-up environments from the product’s graphical user interface
and networked computers through Canon’s intuitively-designed print drivers. "In this market segment, this is
the only in-line punching solution that can keep pace with the system and produce ready-to-bind documents
without manual activation," says Gideon Schlessinger, Vice President of Marketing/Product Technology and
Development, for GBC. "This solution creates substantial value by making the entire process much more
efficient, allowing one operator to manage a much faster and automated system from printing to creation of
bind-ready document sets."
"As Canon continues to build its presence in the mid-to-higher-end digital production space, advanced in-line
finishing capabilities will be critical to our success," said Sam Yoshida, director and general manager, Corporate
Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. "Through our partnership with GBC, we feel that users will be able to better
leverage Canon’s new imageRUNNER devices in true digital production environments."
This product is available through authorized Canon dealers. Visit www.usa.canon.com for more information.