Canon Solutions America, Resolute Spotlight Environmentally Friendly Solution
MELVILLE, NY—September 12, 2013—Canon Solutions America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., teamed up with Resolute Forest Products for an onsite demonstration on the showroom floor at PRINT 13, September 8-12 at McCormick Place South in Chicago.
Canon Solutions America produced three finished books: “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” “Frankenstein” and “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” on-site at PRINT 13. The were printed on Resolute’s Ecopaque paper, part of its Align family of high brightness, environmentally responsible mechanical paper that can be used as an alternative to chemical pulp coated and uncoated freesheet in inkjet, offset, and laser printing. Produced on the Océ ColorStream 3900 printing system, the books featured premium pigment black inks, along with full-color covers produced on the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP. Canon Solutions America also preprinted several rolls of the same books, which were finished on Standard Horizon’s Smart Binding System in the Standard booth.
Premium Quality without the Premium Price Tag
Developed to provide today’s marketplace with a more cost effective, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional offset, all the papers in the Align family are derived from a renewable resource and produced in a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.
Made with 50 percent less wood fiber, Ecopaque has a smaller environmental footprint than traditional offset papers, including some which contain recycled content. Yet it still delivers the quality print service providers (PSPs) have come to expect from traditional freesheet paper. A high yield paper, Ecopaque features higher opacity at a lower basis weight, resulting in significant savings in paper, mailing, and transportation costs.
“Our customers care about the environment more than ever, but still feel pressure to reduce print costs,” said Breen Blaine, vice president, North American paper sales, Resolute Forest Products. “Ecopaque provides a high quality, eco-friendly and budget-friendly alternative for customers in multiple print environments—inkjet, laser, and offset.”
From books, magazines, and maps to transactional documents, annual reports, and direct mail pieces, Ecopaque is the environmentally friendly alternative for most any commercial application.
“Ecopaque is a remarkable step forward for Print Service Providers looking to be more in tune with the environment, while keeping tabs on their costs,” noted Francis A. McMahon, vice president, marketing, Production Print Solutions div., Canon Solutions America. “It delivers the savings they need without sacrificing the quality they have come to expect.”
Partnering for the Environment
With concerns over the environment ever present, Print Service Providers (PSPs) are increasingly looking for solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprint and that of their supply chain. Joint efforts, such as the partnership between Canon Solutions America and Resolute Forest Products, serve to keep them apprised of the wealth of environmentally responsible options available—and what better place to raise awareness than at one of the industry’s biggest trade shows.
“Canon Solutions America is proud to partner with Resolute to shine the spotlight on environmentally friendly solutions,” relayed McMahon. “Events like PRINT 13 provide the ideal venue in which to introduce PSPs to the increasingly broad array of environmentally friendly options that will enable them to better respond to their customers’ demands.”
For their part, Resolute is pleased to have been chosen by Canon to provide the paper for the on-site demonstration.
“Customers look to Canon Solutions America to advise them on which papers will be successful in their printers,” said Laura Ashley, manager, marketing, Resolute Forest Products. “It’s incredibly meaningful for us to have Canon lend their stamp of approval to our papers.”
About Resolute Forest Products
Headquartered in Montreal, Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The company owns or operates over 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada. Marketing its products in close to 90 countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100 percent of its managed woodlands to at least one of three internationally-recognized sustainable forest management standards, including 65 percent certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards.
About Canon Solutions America
Combining the strengths of the former Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America, Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise services, advanced production print technology and large format solutions supported by exceptional professional service offerings. Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes to improve their business by increasing efficiency, controlling costs and becoming more environmentally conscious. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, NY, and has nearly 7,000 employees in 130 offices across the country.
Source: Canon Solutions America.