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Canon imagePRESS C7010VP Digital Press Achieves IDEAlliance Digital Press Color Certification


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 6, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that the imagePRESS C7010VP series digital production press has received the IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification. The Digital Press Certification signifies that digital print systems comprised of a digital press, a digital front end, and a specified paper stock conform to GRACoL and its underlying G7 appearance matches within specific colorimetric tolerances. Utilized in conjunction with compatible EFI Fiery controllers, the imagePRESS color line delivers an industry-standard level of image quality and reliability required to meet the needs of today's evolving print service market.

"Canon is pleased to have the imagePRESS C7010VP digital press series recognized as an IDEAlliance Digital Press Certified printing system," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A "This certification recognizes the investment that Canon has made in developing a platform capable of meeting the high image-quality standards of today's production print customer."

The Digital Press Certification verifies the stability of the press in terms of variation within a page, and from page to page for a run length of 1000 sheets, over a 24 hour period. By following the IDEAlliance protocols and achieving the standard, the Canon imagePRESS 7010VP/C6010VP/C6010 with Fiery-based imagePRESS Servers -A3200/A2200/A1200 with EFI Laser Proof Paper XF130 (Semimatt), were placed in this elite certification category.

"The digital print market is poised for significant growth," remarked David Steinhardt, president and CEO of IDEAlliance. "This market expansion has brought with it a critical need for a program to help prospective buyers assess the capabilities of digital press systems. We congratulate EFI and Canon for their leadership role in being among the first to achieve IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification."

"EFI and Canon take their place in an elite group by earning this IDEAlliance DPC certification," said Toby Weiss, senior vice president of EFI and general manager of the Fiery business group. "Printing companies following best practices for operational color control now have a printing solution verified to produce the highest quality digital prints for their most demanding buyers."

Complying with DPC precision is achievable in environments that maintain strict operational control procedures for the print engine and EFI ImagePRESS Server that monitor color conformance on a daily basis, and that have the tools to reestablish calibration and device characterization over time using measurements from a spectrophotometer.

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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 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number five in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2011 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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