Canon Solutions America Announces Partnership with Colex Industries for Fotoba Finishing Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

About Colex Industries

Colex Industries specialize in wide format automatic cutting equipment for Graphic Signs, Displays, P.O.P. and Packaging printing. Colex is the exclusive distributor for Fotoba automatic roll cutters in North America.

About Fotoba International, S.R.L.

Fotoba is an Italian company founded in 1974 specializing in automatic cutting devices, mainly applied to the wide format finishing world. Their products have become the industry standard in XY cutters thanks to its proprietary self-squaring and self-compensation system allowing for consistent cuts. Fotoba manufactures automatic XY cutters from 20" to 130" wide.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit

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