Canon Solutions America’s Paper Partners Featured at GRAPH EXPO 14
MELVILLE, NY—October 1, 2014—Canon Solutions America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., showcased its unique inkjet printing capabilities at the Canon U.S.A. booth, #613, during GRAPH EXPO 14 in Chicago. Applications across direct mail, transactional, commercial and book segments demonstrated the power of the paper partnerships Canon Solutions America has and presented some of the papers included in its Inkjet Media Catalog released earlier this year.
The wide variety of high-speed inkjet paper choices from Canon Solutions America are a result of its partnerships with paper mills and close collaboration to meet the demand for inkjet-printed books, direct mail, commercial, transactional and promotional materials. The Canon Solutions America media lab, located in Boca Raton, FL, works with paper partners to test a wide variety of media and optimize production performance. The result: customers now have access to hundreds of stocks from over 30 paper mills.
“The strong relationships we’ve built with our paper partners allow us to develop color profiles that streamline production and allow our customers to get the best quality output from their presses,” said Francis McMahon, vice president, Marketing, Production Print Solutions division of Canon Solutions America. “By bringing these optimized papers into the booth at GRAPH EXPO, we’re giving our paper partners a wide audience to demonstrate just how well they perform in real-life applications on the Océ brand of high-speed inkjet digital presses.”
Four Days of Printing
Visitors watched a total of seven production inkjet applications being printed in the Canon U.S.A. booth throughout the four-day event. Applications ranged from insurance explanation of benefits (EOBs) to self-mailers and trade books printed with pigment inks.
- Sunday starts off with a garden-themed self-mailer with dynamic perforation. It will be printed on Mitsubishi DL 1984, a coated inkjet paper chosen for its high-quality performance on personalized communications with photos and color graphics.
- Monday was transactional print day with examples of an EOB and utility bill, that were both printed on Domtar VividJet, available from Enterprise Group, a Domtar business. The bright, uncoated paper offers a special surface treatment that enhances print quality and improves optical density for pigment inks.
- Tuesday focused on books, with the young adult trade book “After the Curtain Falls,” printed on Resolute Ecopaque Laser and “Wacky Waddles,” a children’s book printed on International Paper’s Accent Opaque with ImageLok.
- Wednesday, the final day of the show, features direct mail applications, including two self-mailers with dynamic perforation, both printed on Mitsubishi DL 1984.
“Canon Solutions America continues to be a great partner for International Paper,” explained John Sims, vice president of Printing Papers Business at International Paper. “Our collaboration at GRAPH EXPO will give attendees a great opportunity to experience our paper in actual production. You really do have to see it to believe the color and clarity possible with our Accent Opaque paper with ImageLok technology.”
Preprinted Applications at the Show
Booth visitors were able to see, touch and take home preprinted samples of three more applications from paper companies that partner with Canon Solutions America. They include a rain forest book and calendar printed with dye inks on Cham Promo Print D, as well as a folded mailer Canon Solutions America used in its own marketing, printed on Glatfelter Pixelle Duo Matte.
“We’ve been a leading producer of production inkjet papers since there was an inkjet market,” relayed Tim Hess, vice president of Sales and Marketing, SPBU for Glatfelter. “Our partnership with Canon Solutions America is helping to grow the industry, and we’re especially gratified that Canon Solutions America chose our paper for its own mailer on display at GRAPH EXPO.”
Paper was only the beginning of the end-to-end experiences that awaited GRAPH EXPO attendees. “We’ll be showing a wide range of applications and finishing techniques, not only in the Canon booth, but also in our partners’ booths,” said McMahon. “From our customers to our supplier partners to the entire print community, it’s all about working together so we can all grow our businesses.”
Inkjet Media Catalog
Launched earlier this year, this valuable resource from Canon Solutions America is a global, vendor-neutral Inkjet Media Catalog. Every sheet included in the catalog is widely available in North America and has been approved for use on Océ inkjet platforms. Each is printed with the same artwork—a combination of images that demonstrates print quality across low-, mid- and high-key photos, skin tones, solid colors, gradations, text, reverse print and more—allowing for one-to-one comparison of sheets from 10 participating mills.
The Inkjet Media Catalog can be ordered online at PressGo!, a customer-focused business development portal from Canon Solutions America.
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 sales and service locations across the United States.
Source: Canon Solutions America.