LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the sale of the 2000th unit of its imagePRESS C7010VP series digital production press. Built upon the revolutionary imagePRESS platform and developed with direct customer feedback to help grow their businesses, the 2000th imagePRESS C7010VP unit has been purchased by Doug and Michele May of One Step Inc., of Davenport, Iowa from Canon Authorized dealer RK Dixon, also of Davenport.
A Canon imagePRESS customer since March 2008, One Step (www.print1step.com) focuses on delivering high-quality digital output and services including custom short-run; web-to-print; and hybrid workflows combining offset and digital runs to customers in the Quad Cities and Chicago metropolitan areas. As demand for their digital services has grown, the Company worked with the production experts at RK Dixon (www.rkdixon.com) to expand their digital press fleet through the addition of a new Canon imagePRESS C7010VP.
"Reflecting on the incredible sales of the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP series of digital presses since its launch, Canon is proud to mark the sale of the 2000th imagePRESS color digital press," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "This milestone demonstrates how the Company's largest investment in R&D and three years of customer-centric feedback has created a digital production solution that is helping customers transform their businesses."
Starting as a digital-only print shop in 1995, One Step leveraged Canon's renowned image quality and the extraordinary durability of the imagePRESS platform to approach larger customers seeking high-volume production runs that demand uniform quality and timeliness to expand their business.
"When One Step sought to grow our digital print service portfolio, we felt that the Canon imagePRESS digital press was the first true digital press on the market capable of delivering the offset-like quality and reliability that we required," said Doug May, co-owner of One Step Inc. "As we open a new 35,000 square foot print facility, we are thrilled to be recognized by Canon for adding the 2000th Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital press to our fleet of Canon digital imaging products and look forward to working with them, and our friends at RK Dixon in the future."
"For many customers, the ability of the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP series to handle larger sheet sizes and heavier stocks* while delivering consistent output speed and maximized uptime gives them the confidence to go after bigger, more complex pieces of business," said Bryan Dixon, president and CEO of RK Dixon. Once RK Dixon understands our customer's process, we provide them with the hardware, service and software solutions that they need to be successful and we are proud to offer Canon products to our customers like One Step.
July 2011 also marks another significant milestone for Canon and the imagePRESS C7010VP series as Canon Business Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., sold its 1000th imagePRESS C7010VP series digital press, further reflecting the strength of Canon's distribution network.
The Canon imagePRESS C7010VP series is available for customer delivery through Canon Authorized Dealers, Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America.
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*Canon imagePRESS C7010VP and C6010VP respectively. Canon imagePRESS C6010 delivers 60 ppm depending on paper weight.