Digital Digest: Canon Solutions America’s One-Year Anniversary Event

Francis McMahon, vice president of marketing for Production Print Solutions, noted that U.S. customers printed 69 billion pages in 2013.

Canon Solutions America and Canon U.S.A. executives took questions from attending journalists and analysts, and offered updates on the company’s progress.

CSA’s Eric Hawkinson moderated a customer panel featuring, from the left, John Zulli, ARC Document Solutions; Mike McCombs, RevSpring; Steven Strooh, Beeline and Blue; and Tom Harter, Microdynamics Group.

McMahon also announced that Canon is moving ahead with creating a Canon Solutions America user group, and has established a steering committee comprised of 10 CSA customers to determine the best path forward. The committee will begin meeting in April with the goal of a 2015 launch of a user group and an inaugural event.

In addition, CSA is launching a second advisory council, the Digital Print Advisory Council), which will kick off this month with 13 senior executives representing some of the largest financial services, book printing, direct mail and commercial printing firms. Members will meet annually to discuss current industry trends, business conditions, and to provide feedback to help guide CSA’s ongoing solutions and service development.

At the Customer Experience Center, visitors saw demos of several pieces of Canon equipment, such as the 960 sheet/hr. imagePRESS C7011VP, with a long sheet feeder and catch tray, supporting paper sizes up to 13×26˝; the 42˝ Océ ColorWave 900 wide-format color printer, which boasts an impressive 12,000+ square feet/hr. print speed; the JetStream 3000 continuous-feed color inkjet press, which prints at 656 ft./min.; the ColorStream 3900, which prints more than 1,800 letter-size duplex impressions/min.; and several other Canon digital printers. PI

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