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Plockmatic BLM50/35 Booklet-Makers Expand Application Offerings for the Canon imagePRESS C850 Series

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 7, 2017 – Broadening the range of inline bindery solutions available to production print customers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the addition of the Plockmatic Group’s BLM50 and BLM35 Professional Booklet-Makers to the finishing line-up of its imagePRESS C850 Series digital color production presses.

By combining Plockmatic’s modular devices with Canon’s imaging technology, imagePRESS users can now have the ability to produce saddle-stitched, creased, full-bleed, square-fold booklets of up to 200 pages (50 sheets) with the BLM50 and up to 140 pages (35 sheets) with the BLM351. In-line, automatic booklet production via imagePRESS C850/C750 digital color presses configured with the Plockmatic BLM models is supported for coated, uncoated and textured stocks up to 110 pound Cover and for validated media up to 130 pound Cover (350 gsm)2.

For additional flexibility, both booklet-makers can be hand-fed for near-line use, which allows for saddle-stitched, square-fold booklets with front edge trim.

“Canon prides itself in our attentiveness to the needs of our customers and addressing them accordingly so that they can better meet the demands of their customers,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Many print service providers require versatile finishing solutions to offer a wide array of options to their customers, including the ability to reliably print booklets. By combining the high-quality output of Canon’s imagePRESS 850 Series with the flexibility and efficiency of Plockmatic’s booklet makers, print providers may unlock a whole new world of possibilities for their product line.”

“Canon has always focused on providing their customers with a range of finishing options as part of an end-to-end solution. All of us at the Plockmatic Group are really pleased to have validated the BLM50/35 connectivity for imagePRESS C850 Series in close cooperation with the Canon team. These booklet making systems allow Canon customers to deliver even more high value jobs printed on a wide range of stock, in less time to their customers,” said Scott Russell, Vice President, Inline Systems Business Unit, Plockmatic Group.

Launched in 2016 based off of Canon’s successful imagePRESS C800 Series platform, the imagePRESS C850 Series offers users a wide array of capabilities, intuitive ease of use and outstanding productivity in a scalable footprint. Positioned for small-to-medium commercial, franchise, in-plant and transactional printers, imagePRESS C850 Series has been awarded the 2017 BLI PRO Award for Outstanding Color Light Production Device and is equipped to efficiently and reliably handle a variety of media options, including heavy, coated, and textured stocks as well as envelopes.

Plockmatic BLM50 and BLM35 Booklet-Makers will be available in the United States as options for the imagePRESS C850 Series from September 2017. Availability and engine compatibility in other regions is subject to local rollout planning and may differ.

For more information on the Canon’s production print solutions, 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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. 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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1 50 sheet or 35 sheet capacity for 20 pound Bond/80 gsm media. Maximum number of sheets depends on toner coverage and paper characteristics. Trimming and square folding require optional modules.

2 Contact Canon or a Canon Authorized Dealer for a list of validated media.

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