Report Positions Canon as a Leader in High-Speed Production Inkjet Market
MELVILLE, N.Y. — December 1, 2016 — Offering a comprehensive portfolio of production printing devices, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon has been named a leader in the high-speed inkjet press market, according to the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40331116, September 2016). The IDC MarketScape report notes that a variety of factors have helped contribute to Canon’s success, including its robust lineup of production inkjet devices and a strong commitment to research and development. The report details Canon’s ability to provide new solutions to the market based on different considerations for end-users. In 2015, Canon customers printed 69 billion pages in the United States and over 150 billion pages worldwide using Canon inkjet technology alone, cementing the Company’s reputation as a valuable player in this market segment.
“The findings of the IDC MarketScape report supports Canon’s position as a leader in the high-speed inkjet press market and validates the Company’s approach to developing devices and technology to better allow the end-user to accomplish their tasks efficiently, ” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive VP and GM, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Moving forward into 2017 and beyond, Canon will continue to build off of the widest ranging portfolio in the printing industry and offer innovative products and solutions to help meet the demands of our customers across all segments, including direct mail, commercial, book and transactional printing operations.”
Among the items specifically highlighted in the IDC MarketScape report is Canon’s Océ VarioPrint i300 press, which the report recognizes for its versatility and low-operating cost. Offering sheetfed flexibility, the VarioPrint i300 press, featuring iQuarius technology, lends itself to a broad audience in the transaction, direct mail, publishing and commercial print markets. Newly added to the VarioPrint i300 press is the ColorGrip feature, allowing high-quality inkjet printing on a variety of cost effective media. The addition of Canon’s ColorGrip technology illustrates the Company’s commitment to continually innovate, helping to add value to an already successful product.
In addition to the VarioPrint i300, Canon’s high-speed inkjet offerings include the popular Océ ColorStream 3000 series, which boasts over 1,000 installations worldwide. Featuring high speed, high-quality, full-color inkjet printers, the Océ ColorStream 3000 inkjet press offers the efficiency and versatility needed for color and monochrome production operations with the device’s DigiDot piezoelectric drop-on-demand technology to help replicate vivid color at top speeds.
“As a testament to the quality of their high-speed production inkjet devices, our printing operation relies solely on Canon devices, including the Océ VarioPrint i300 and ColorStream 3000 presses. Both these machines allow us to provide our clients with high-quality prints at expedited turnaround times to better meet their needs and keep customers satisfied,” notes Steve Hegna of Arna Marketing, a New Jersey-based direct marketing company.
In addition to Canon’s product offerings, the IDC MarketScape report also notes the following factors as the Company’s strengths: the success of the PRISMA digital front end, a strong focus on solutions, support for a variety of ink and media types, strong patent filings and strong customer service practices.
About Canon U.S.A.
Canon U.S.A. 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.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Source: Canon U.S.A.