By Digital Output staff
Canon Solutions America, Inc. (CSA) invited over 40 industry analysts and reporters to its third annual anniversary event February 22 to 24, 2016 in Boca Raton, FL. Held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club: A Waldorf Astoria Resort, guests enjoyed a beachfront venue while company executives recapped CSA’s progress over the past three years and were briefed on new products and services slated for the coming year.
“This event is important to our company and each year further solidifies our relationship with valued customers and members of the media,” says Toyo Kuwamura, president/CEO, CSA.
Presentations were grouped within CSA’s main segments—technical services, professional services, enterprise services and solutions, production print solutions, and large format solutions.
Reporting on recent successes, analyst firm InfoTrends positions CSA as the leader in toner/CAD/GIS in the last year, growing market share in 2015. In 2016 the company expects to continue growth in this segment due to new CAD color products. In 2015 CSA’s UV flatbed market share was reported to grow from 19 to 24 percent.
On display was the Océ Arizona 1280 GT, part of the Océ Arizona 1200 Series launch in January to replace the Océ Arizona 400 Series. Featuring the enhanced print quality of Océ VariaDot printing technology, the new series offers the option of printing with light cyan and light magenta.
In regards to the Océ ColorWave portfolio, the company announced plans to reposition its Océ ColorWave 500 and expand its supported media and application range. Compatible media now includes instant-dry prints ready for immediate use, beyond simple bond and film to water-fast Tyvek, polypropylene, satin fabric, and wet strength paper.
CSA worked with its resellers and customers to showcase the Océ ColorWave 500’s ability to enhance the document workflows of not only architects, contractors, and sub-contractors, but anyone with large format color needs. The printer is ideal for workgroups looking for a cost-effective walk-up system and central applications needing high productivity for generating CAD, GIS, and color graphics applications.
The company also plans to continue adding d.gen soft signage printers through its partnership with Media One Digital Imaging Solutions.
According to Kuwamura, the company was delighted with the outcome of the event. “This year’s event was a reflection of our commitment to creating experiences that showcase the full breadth and scope of Canon’s vision. We are thankful to all who joined in our celebration of three years as a unified company.”
Apr2016, Digital Output