Canon U.S.A. Introduces Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 Software to Streamline Document Preparation Workflow

  Canon U.S.A. Introduces Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 Software to Streamline
  Document Preparation Workflow

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- July 15, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today released Océ
PRISMAprepare 6.1, the Company’s latest generation of all-in-one document
preparation software. This solution streamlines the make-ready process from
composition to production to help printing professionals shorten production
turnaround times, expand their capabilities, enhance productivity and reduce
operational costs – all while maintaining color quality and consistency. In
addition, the latest PRISMAprepare solution allows users to create and compose
Variable Data Printing (VDP) applications.

This device-independent software optimizes the productivity capabilities of
Canon’s imagePRESS and imageRUNNER ADVANCE lineups, the Océ VarioPrint DP line
and a variety of color and black and white production cutsheet printers.

“The document preparation process can be one of the most time-consuming
aspects of production work,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general
manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “When this
process is not optimized, profitability and customer satisfaction is at risk.
The improvements Canon made to the Océ PRISMAprepare software will support
print providers and enhance their ability to meet increased and more complex
customer needs.”

Recipient of the IF Communication Design award and recognized by Nielsen
Norman as one of the top ten best-designed applications, the Océ PRISMAprepare
platform also offers a variety of solutions, tools and enhancements that
streamline the make-ready process.

Intuitive Interface

Designed for ultimate ease-of-use, Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 provides a simplified
interface that allows users of varying skill levels to navigate the prepress
process without the need for a lengthy onboarding process. The WYSIWYG
(what-you-see-is-what-you-get) preparation approach ensures that the on-screen
layout matches the final printed product. From the position of staples to the
location of fold lines, users can easily and quickly preview the exact look
and design of a document before it is ever sent to the printer.

VDP Composition

The latest version of Océ PRISMAprepare now includes Variable Data Printing
composition capabilities -- such as adding specific content and graphics to
each printed piece based on information in a linked database -- so users can
create simple VDP applications without having to open a specialized software
application. The new VDP capabilities allow users to expand their offerings
and support clients with highly targeted and personalized print
communications.

Enhanced Productivity

Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 offers a variety of innovative capabilities that support
every part of the make-ready process. This new version also offers end-to-end
workflow based on open Adobe PDF standards, and supports multiple PDF
plug-ins. Print providers can take advantage of hot-folders to automate
make-ready for repeating job types, eliminating unnecessary steps so that
make-ready processes are efficient and cost-effective. In addition, the
automatic color page recognition and color splitting capabilities allows users
to reduce operational costs by outputting documents in the most cost effective
way.

Ultimate Color Control

The diverse and integrated color management features of Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1
solution allow users to ensure color integrity and optimization for print.
This includes the ability to ensure consistent spot color usage and
modification of individual image tone and color reproduction prior to
printing. With the support of these features, print providers can easily
prepare and optimize color documents for high-quality color printing.

PRISMAprepare 6.1 is currently available* for a free upgrade to PRISMAprepare
v5 customers with existing software maintenance agreements. For more
information and details 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. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com
Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and
printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the
past two years. 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. To keep
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^*Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to
change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may
vary.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

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Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Michael Maloney, 631-330-4613
mmaloney@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. Web Site
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales info/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON