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Canon And Océ Unveil The First Jointly Developed Digital Production Press

New Solution Leverages Canon imagePRESS Technology and Océ PRISMAsync workflow

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of the first solution developed jointly by Canon and Océ, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series, at the 2011 AIIM On Demand Exhibition (Booth #1901). Showcasing the combined efforts of Canon and Océ's development capabilities, the imagePRESS C7010VPS digital press takes color production printing and workflow efficiency to the next level, offering corporate reprographic departments (CRD) and in-plant facilities a robust digital printing solution.

Built upon Canon's revolutionary imagePRESS C7010VP platform and featuring an integrated Océ PRISMAsync front-end controller, the imagePRESS C7010VPS/imagePRESS C6010VPS/imagePRESS C6010S deliver Canon's advanced imaging and media-handling technologies as well as expanded finishing options to deliver greater profitability through increased productivity and flexibility. The companies are also planning to incorporate Océ PRISMAsync into other Canon devices targeting high-volume and production printing applications in the future including the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series.

"The imagePRESS C7010VPS series improves color production printing and workflow efficiency by offering customers the extraordinary reliability and image quality of Canon's imagePRESS digital presses paired with Océ's PRISMAsync production workflow capabilities," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "This product represents the first step as our companies join together to create the global leader in the print industry offering end-users an unparalleled portfolio of products and development capabilities."

To enhance productivity within production print environments, the imagePRESS C7010VPS introduces a number of productivity-boosting features to the imagePRESS line, including a simple-to-use, intelligent job-scheduler accessible through the Océ PRISMAsync front-end controller. The new controller delivers considerable processing power and user flexibility, while increased device efficiency is made possible through the latest Adobe® RIP, enhanced media handling capabilities and advanced color management performance, enabling impressive RIP speeds and extraordinary image quality.

Facilitating deployment in environments utilizing a variety of print technologies, the new controller's open workflow connectivity enables the imagePRESS C7010VPS series to be seamlessly integrated into industry-standard workflows. Further, Océ PRISMA Prepare software and the intelligent job-scheduler boost productivity by supporting up to eight hours of plan-ahead production. End-user uptime is increased as the task-based workflow configuration allows prepress specialists to focus on document preparation while operators concentrate on production.

The new imagePRESS C7010VPS series is expected to be available for customer delivery through Canon Authorized Dealers, Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America. For more information please visit www.usa.canon.com.

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 six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 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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