Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that Canon has been named by International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, as the U.S. continuous feed market share leader with a 36 percent share. IDC released its findings today in its report, U.S. Production Environment 2014 Vendor Shares, document #254595, published March 2015.
Part of the gain can be attributed to Canon’s well-deserved reputation for technology innovation, including Océ DigiDot® inkjet technology, Océ Ink Control, and the Océ ColorStream® Twin Series inkjet printer. Market share numbers could grow as the Company rolls out its newest product innovations this year. The Océ ImageStream™ 3500, which won a MUST SEE ’EM Award at GRAPH EXPO 2014, is a full-color continuous feed inkjet press that can print on standard offset-coated stock without the use of inkjet treatments. The recently introduced Océ VarioPrint® i300 inkjet printer, the first high-speed, sheetfed inkjet press in Canon’s portfolio, opens up an entirely new category in cutsheet inkjet.
Canon Solutions America, as the Company’s sole provider of continuous feed products, was instrumental in the recapturing of Canon’s lead in the U.S. market through a variety of customer outreach programs, go-to-market strategy enhancements, and the development of comprehensive industry resources.
“We’re committed to listening to the market – and our customers – so we can deliver the solutions that will give our customers the competitive advantage they need to succeed now and into the future,” said Mal Baboyian, executive vice president, Large Format Solutions/Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “As the market for inkjet continues to grow, Canon Solutions America will continue to support Canon’s leadership in the industry through investment in innovation and loyalty to our customers.”
“I’m not surprised that Canon leads the U.S. in inkjet,” said Jeffrey Bapst, vice president of production, School Datebooks, Inc., Lafayette, IN and a member of a Canon Solutions America customer advisory group. “I’ve been incredibly impressed by how they listen to customers and the effort they put into gathering, providing, and sharing information.”
Earlier this year, Canon Solutions America announced the formation of a community of their Production Print customers where information and best practices will be shared across a wider group of print providers. The thINK user group will hold its inaugural event September 8-10, 2015 in New York, NY.
“Canon Solutions America is always looking ahead,” said Brian Dicker, president of Strahm Automation and Mailing Services in Kansas City, MO. “They understand how to grow the inkjet market. Their new Designer’s Guide to Inkjet is a perfect example of how they’re showing the entire industry how to best utilize this continually emerging technology.”