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Canon Leads Mid-Volume Color Production U.S. Market Share Category for Six Consecutive Quarters According to InfoTrends Data

Success in category largely attributed to Canon's imagePRESS C800/C700 color digital production presses.


MELVILLE, N.Y., August 10, 2016 – Through product innovation in the mid-volume production color print market, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that it has led the 301k to 999k color duty cycle segment in the U.S. market for six consecutive quarters, from Q4 2014 to Q1 2016, according to InfoTrends' Quarterly Tracker. In the first quarter of 2016, Canon accounted for 64.5 percent of the U.S. market share, with the next closest competitor making up 17.8 percent. This figure represents a 7.3 percent increase in share from Q4 2015, where Canon made up 57.2 percent of the segment U.S. market share. When totaling results from the beginning of Q4 2014 through the end of Q1 2016, Canon has accounted for more than half of the U.S. market share for the color 301k to 999k duty cycle segment, with 53.7 percent.

"Canon's success in this market can be mostly attributed to the imagePRESS C800 and imagePRESS C700 color digital production presses," said Toyo Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Since their introduction in the last quarter of 2014, the high quality, reliability and versatility of these digital presses are an outstanding fit for almost every print operation and deliver powerful opportunities in a small footprint, as proven by the excellent market acceptance."

"The presence of the imagePRESS C800/C700 has strengthened Canon's position in the mid-volume production market and expanded their family of digital color offerings, providing the versatility and efficiency needed in a variety of print environments, both in-house and commercial," said Jim Hamilton of InfoTrends.

Among those who use the imagePRESS C700 in their workspace are AJS Business Imaging Solutions, LLC, a Warren, NJ-based digital solutions and service provider with clients from the architecture, engineering, pharmaceutical, and legal communities.

"The Canon imagePRESS C700 has proven to be one of the finest machines that we have ever seen. It is fast, reliable, flexible, and consistent. We are extremely impressed with the uptime of this machine considering the variety and volume that we have produced. We have printed envelopes, booklets, business cards, brochures, labels, on a variety of stock. We really like the color on this machine both for its accuracy, detail, and consistency on a page and from page to page," said James La Maire, president, AJS Business Imaging Solutions, LLC.

Minuteman Press of Auburn, Washington, an offset and digital printing and graphics center, has found that the Canon imagePRESS C700 has helped with their productivity, color consistency and customer satisfaction. The Canon imagePRESS C700 was chosen to allow them to offer a quality product to their customers with a reliable machine. This has allowed Minuteman Press of Auburn to meet the growing demands of their customers.

Dominic Abbadi, president of Chicago's Concorde Printing and Digital Imaging, uses the imagePRESS C800 to help meet their customer's demands. "The C800 has been a game-changer that has helped our print business meet customer demands with increased output in a faster turnaround time without sacrificing quality," said Abbadi.

For more information on the imagePRESS series, as well as other Canon products, please visit www.cusa.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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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