Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has partnered with Colex Industries – the U.S. distributor for Fotoba International S.R.L., the leading manufacturer of automatic X/Y Cutters. Under the terms of the agreement, Canon Solutions America will begin offering the Fotoba brand of large format X/Y Cutters.
With the partnership, Canon Solutions America adds more finishing devices to an already impressive portfolio to expand end-to-end solutions for its customers. The new Fotoba portfolio features automatic XY cutters, which are designed to create full-bleed output and cut down multiple tiles of printed output. Specializing in automatic cutting devices, Fotoba’s XY cutters lead the industry in self-squaring and self-compensation systematic cutting.
Canon Solutions America’s new offerings include cutting devices which feature a unique patented system that aligns automatically to the image side for both the X and Y axes. Specifically, the Fotoba cutters can manage a wide range of media types, both roll and sheet, up to 40 mm thick, to achieve full trimming bleeds output or cut down multiple tiles along the X and Y axes. These cutters complement the Océ ColorWave and Océ Arizona print portfolio to eliminate workflow bottlenecks and improve reliability, productivity, accuracy, and safety.
“This is an important new partnership for our organization as we continue to expand our range of print and finishing solution offerings for our customers,” said Sal Sheikh, vice president, Marketing, Large Format Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “Our new partnership enables our customers to bundle industry leading automated cutting and trimming devices with our award winning printing solutions to further expand their application capabilities.”
“Canon Solutions America recognizes the significance of this new partnership and is excited to see how these organizations can push the boundaries of the large format industry by offering an end-to-end printing and finishing solution,” added Sheikh.