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Inkjet Insider Summit Dives Deep into Emerging Inkjet Technology

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it held an event series designed to educate customers on how inkjet innovation is changing the print industry.

The two-part Inkjet Insider Summit, held at the Océ research and development facilities in both Venlo, Netherlands and Poing, Germany, brought together Canon Solutions America executives, customers and industry-leading experts for information sharing, technology demonstrations, and networking. The events also offered attendees a chance to learn what Canon Solutions America, the leader in inkjet technology with 44 percent % market share (W.E. and U.S.)1, is doing to keep its customers ahead of the curve.

Cutsheet Goes High Speed
The Inkjet Insider Summit,(held September 19-21) offered attendees a preview and live demonstration of the highly anticipated Niagara cut-sheet technology predicted to revolutionize the high-speed inkjet space.

Canon executives and technical engineers addressed the importance of the impact that advancements like the new Niagara technology means to the print industry, and demonstrated how this new cut-sheet inkjet press will meet our customer's changing application and workflow needs.

"It was great being a part of this event where Canon was able to showcase the advancements they are making in inkjet technology," said Mark DeBoer, Director of Customer Experience with Darwill, Inc. "It was clear to see the tremendous efforts being taken to advance this emerging technology as quickly as possible and get this new machine to market. The machine is a perfect introduction for someone who is interested in entering the inkjet market."

New Opportunities in Continuous Feed Inkjet
Attendees of the second portion of the Inkjet Insider Summit, (held September 22-24) were equally impressed by Canon's new technology for continuous feed inkjet, the Océ ImageStream 3500. During the summit, participants got to see the new digital printing system in action and heard from experts on how innovation continues to change the face of the graphic arts industry. They also received in-depth insight on workflows that have proven particularly successful to commercial print and book publishing applications.

"The Océ ImageStream 3500 is a game changer with its ability to print on standard coated offset papers without the use of bonding agent or primer," said Marco Boer, Vice President with IT Strategies, Inc. "It's opening up new commercial market opportunities for books, magazines, catalogs, and high quality direct mail."

Continuous Support
Knowledge-sharing events like the Inkjet Insider Summit are a regular part of how Canon Solutions America supports its customers. They provide an opportunity to get to know the Canon Solutions America team and enable valuable networking opportunities where customers can learn from their fellow print professionals and share ideas on how to thrive in the changing marketplace.

"We continue to push the envelope on what it means to be the leader in inkjet technology," said Mal Baboyian, executive vice president, Production Print Solutions division of Canon Solutions America. "It's an exciting time for us, and this Summit was a great way for us to share that excitement with our customers. Bringing our team and our customers together in collaborative environments like this enable all of us to grow and become that much more successful."

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.
Combining the strengths of the former Canon Business Solutions, Inc. and Océ North America, Inc., Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise services, advanced production print technology and large format solutions supported by exceptional professional service offerings. Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes to improve their business by increasing efficiency, controlling costs and becoming more environmentally conscious. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A, Inc. Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, NY and has sales and service locations across the US. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.

1 Source: InfoTrends

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