Canon U.S.A. to Launch Océ ColorWave 900 at PRINT 13

  Canon U.S.A. to Launch Océ ColorWave 900 at PRINT 13

High-productivity wide format inkjet printer can print over 6,000 square feet
                                 in one hour


Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- August 8, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is taking
high-speed production to a new level in the wide format arena with the North
American launch of the Océ ColorWave® 900 printer. Visitors to the Canon booth
502 at the PRINT® 13 show in Chicago (Sept 8-12, 2013) will see the Océ
ColorWave 900 printer as it makes its debut appearance in North America. Canon
will be taking orders for the Océ ColorWave 900 printer at PRINT 13.

Beginning life as the concept Project Velocity, presented for the first time
at DRUPA® 2012, the Océ ColorWave 900 printer closes the gap between digital
inkjet and traditional offset technology. Designed for the GA (Graphic Arts),
AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction), and GIS (Geographic
Information Systems) markets, this printer offers a digital workflow that can
help increase productivity, lower running costs and increase flexibility for
variable data and short- to medium-run length print jobs.

“We see the Océ ColorWave 900 printer as a disruptive technology because of
its ability to provide a cost-effective and efficient alternative for
producing short-run jobs,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president,
Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Using this technology, shorter
print runs can now be more economical by eliminating plate making and
make-ready, while still maintaining the high image quality that our customers

The Océ ColorWave 900 printer has a raw print speed of more than
12,000-square-feet per hour and is able to print a run length equivalent to
the height of New York City’s Freedom Tower in just 30 minutes. Delivering 3.4
billion, 1.2 picoliter drops of aqueous ink per second, the machine is able to
produce resolutions of 1,600 x 1,600 dpi.

“Canon is squarely focused on helping our customers optimize their print
production,” added Mr. Yoshitake. “The Océ ColorWave 900 offers high
throughput capability on a variety of media, making it a go-to printer to help
our customers serve a range of their clients’ needs.”

With a maximum media width of 42 inches, the Océ ColorWave 900 printer
incorporates the proven six media roll capacity of the Océ ColorWave 650
devices, possessing an impressive total input capacity of 13,650 square feet
(up to 650 feet per roll). The output is cut and delivered – dry and ready to
use – into a high-capacity stacker, which features dual delivery trays for
concurrent printing and unloading to further maximize uptime and increase

Flexible color management and professional workflow software are available
through either the Océ PowerM® controller or ONYX® Thrive™ print workflow
software. Additionally, an intuitive touch-screen interface enhances usability
and simplifies routine tasks – helping to save time and reduce mistakes.

The Océ ColorWave 900 printer is ideal for a wide range of applications
including point-of-sale (POS) posters; exhibition and trade show materials;
counter and floor displays; and technical drawings and maps. It is an
attractive proposition for wide format print service providers looking to
increase print production capacity, and for commercial printers looking for a
powerful – yet economical – way to explore new revenue channels.

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

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

“Océ,” “Océ ColorWave” and “Océ PowerM” are trademarks of Océ Technologies
B.V. “PRINT” is a registered trademark of Graphic Arts Show Company, Inc.
“DRUPA” is a registered trademark of Messe Dusseldorf. “ONYX” is a registered
trademark, and “ONYX Thrive” is a trademark, of Onyx Graphics, Inc. All
referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective


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