Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced that the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital color press will be the first Canon product to expand the Océ North America digital imaging portfolio. Print professionals will immediately benefit from the combination of Canon's advanced digital color technology and world-class Océ expertise, service and support.

The Canon imagePRESS system rivals offset devices for print quality and performance, while delivering extraordinary value and productivity. Quality-focused, high-volume professional printing environments such as commercial printers, in-house print shops, direct mailers and service bureaus can improve profitability through affordable color proofing and customizable short-run output.

"The combination of Canon and Océ benefits our customers through an outstanding portfolio of products and services. The team blends a 130-year heritage of customer-driven Océ innovation, support and leadership in narrow and wide format printing, with the technology expertise and business strength of Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions. The result is impressive scale in research and development, manufacturing and distribution, and a tremendously broad choice of hardware, software and workflow solutions," said Mal Baboyian, president, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems division.

"Canon U.S.A. is pleased to welcome Océ as a new channel partner in the U. S. market," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "The addition of the flagship imagePRESS C7000VP digital press to the Océ distribution network marks the first step in offering customers the industry's most complete document management portfolio and will further advance the rapid adoption of the imagePRESS platform by print providers seeking a blend of exceptional productivity and technical support."

"As Océ and Canon begin the process of integration, it makes good sense that one of the first accomplishments is to offer Canon color products through the Océ distribution channel. This move is solid evidence that the integration is proceeding smoothly. Canon's flagship product, the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP, is a great addition to the Océ product portfolio, and there are strong business opportunities in the market for customers with this technology," saidCaslon & Co General Manager, Dave Erlandson.

More market opportunity from fast, vibrant color
The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital color press delivers vibrant color output at 70 pages-per-minute regardless of media weight on letter-size supported media. With outstanding media flexibility and the versatility for many jobs, print providers can use the Canon imagePRESS system to expand their service offerings and take on the most demanding projects. Profitable opportunities can include brochures, reports, catalogs, perfect-bound books, saddle-stitched booklets, greeting cards, direct mail pieces, business cards, presentations, financial statements, manuals, directories and technical documentation.

"With the addition of the Canon imagePRESS color series, Océ North America takes the color opportunity to the next level. Océ has earned a reputation for helping customers grow their businesses through reliable products and outstanding quality. Now print professionals can explore new opportunities with the Canon imagePRESS system and its consistent quality, and media, application and finishing versatility," said Eric de Goeijen, vice president, product marketing, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems division.

Full integration with many Océ PRISMA workflow tools
The Canon imagePRESS system offers integration with Océ PRISMA® software. As a result, print professionals can streamline workflow to produce more jobs quickly and efficiently, while maintaining the highest quality. Customers can take advantage of many Océ PRISMA capabilities for production workflow, pre-press tasks, web-to-print output and document design.

Sustainable performance minimizes waste and unnecessary prints
Environmental sustainability has been a defining philosophy at Océ for more than 50 years. Today, the company remains committed to reducing ozone, dust and toner emissions, minimizing waste and improving working conditions. The Canon imagePRESS color series is designed to prevent waste and unnecessary prints. These systems can print on recycled media to meet growing demand for environmentally responsible stock, and can easily handle large and custom-size papers for paper-saving, multiple-up printing.

About the Canon imagePRESS series:

  • The Canon imagePRESS color series produces consistent quality with a look and feel rivaling offset print.
  • Time-saving features include automatic duplexing on all supported stock, and air separation and suction feeding technology. Automatic multi-feed detection assists in preventing jams from disrupting productivity.
  • Two high-capacity stackers also help to ensure continuous productivity, while on-the-fly refills allow operators to load toner and media without stopping or pausing the printer during a job run.
  • Production operations can power through complex work to satisfy the toughest customer demands allowing print providers to take on more jobs and turn them around faster.
  • Media handling versatility enables print professionals to offer the best stock for each job, including a broad variety of specialty media and various weights and sizes up to 13 x 19.2 inches (330.2 mm x 487.7 mm).
  • Canon imagePRESS color systems are available in various server, input/output and finishing configurations to meet a range of requirements for graphic arts and variable data printing.

About Océ
Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Océ's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2010 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.


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