By DPS Staff
Canon U.S.A., Inc. recently held its One Canon event from March 7 to 9, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL for industry analysts and journalists. The affair outlined the company’s Business Imaging Solutions Group’s (BISG) progress since the Océ Canon Business Strategy announced last August.
Throughout the event, key executives were on hand to discuss the initiative’s effect on Canon as a whole, and provide a deeper look into its business units, including Production Print, Large Format, and Enterprise Solutions.
Yoroku (Joe) Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and EVP, Canon Inc. spoke about the company’s positioning. He pointed out that Canon continuously ranks highly for patent holdings, reporting 4,000 patents granted in 2016.
Mal Baboyian, SVP, BISG Océ products marketing and support, Canon U.S.A., discussed milestones of Canon’s continuous and cutsheet inkjet product lines and its large format portfolio.
Hiro Imamura, SVP/GM, marketing, BISG, Canon U.S.A., shared 2016 highlights and 2017 projections for the company’s enterprise solutions products.
The event featured a Solutions Showcase, which provided interactive demonstrations across the company’s production, wide format, and enterprise product lines.
The company also announced the third generation of its varioPRINT DP product line with the release of the varioPrint 140 Series. Positioned for small to mid-sized commercial printers and in plants, the varioPRINT 140 Series is well suited for environments with average monthly print volumes up to 800,000 letter-size images.
Canon also demonstrated enterprise workflow features as a result of its relationship with Box, Inc. and MxHero, Inc.
The event also featured the launch of the Océ Colorado 1640, a wide format device built on the company’s new UVgel technology. It combines a new UV-curable ink from Canon that instantly gels on contact with media. It features piezoelectric printhead technology, an LED-based UV system that cures without adding any damaging heat to the media, as well as continuous printhead nozzle monitoring and performance compensation.
The Océ Colorado 1640 boasts top speeds of 1,710 square feet per hour (sf/h) and delivers high-quality, point of purchase prints at 430 sf/h.
With its One Canon strategy underway, Canon is able to leverage different divisions of its business for mutual benefits.
May2017, DPS Magazine