Canon South Africa Unleashes Print At Africa Print Expo


With its interactive and engaging stand, Canon South Africa scooped the Best Mega Custom Stand award and welcomed thousands of visitors over the three days of the Africa Print expo, held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 13-15 September 2017. Canon experts were on hand to answer questions and give advice to visitors who flocked to see, touch and experience some of Canon’s innovations. Canon also stacked up 12 Buyers Laboratory Pick Awards, which were presented by the Buyers Lab at the expo.

The new Océ Colorado 1640 wide format printer, powered by UVgel, was the main attraction at Canon’s stand. This world-first innovation is touted to fill the gap between current technologies in the roll-to-roll production market. This advanced graphics printing system will help deliver real production efficiency while lowering print service providers’ operating costs, enabling them to profitably grow their businesses. Canon’s UVgel print technology allows customers to compete in a market where jobs need to be turned around in 24 hours or the same day. Visitors to Canon’s stand were captivated by the Océ Colorado 1640’s breakthrough productivity, wide and unique application range and robust production printing platform.

Canon also won 12 Buyers Laboratory Pick Awards, which were presented to the relevant product managers at the expo. Pick Awards are considered the industry’s premier accolade, giving special recognition to manufacturers and products that perform well above their peer in exhaustive lab tests.

These products were deemed best in class and were acknowledged in the semi-annual BLI Pick awards for summer 2017:

  • Canon imageRunner advance 4535i.
  • Canon imageRunner advance C3530i.
  • Canon imageRunner advance C3525i.
  • Canon imageRunner advance C3520i.
  • Canon imageRunner advance C5560i.
  • Canon imageRunner advance C255i.
  • Canon imageRunner advance C355 Series.
  • Canon imageRunner advance C7580i.
  • Canon i-SENSYS LBP712Cx.
  • Canon i-SENSYS LBP312x.
  • Canon i-SENSYS MF410 Series.
  • Canon imageFORMULA Scanfront 400.

'Our team went above and beyond to create an eye-catching, impactful and dynamic stand to showcase Canon’s products. The stand attracted a lot of attention, and visitors revelled at being able to see some of our products in action, and of course interact with some of our experts. The Océ Colorado 1640, a focal point of our display, was a massive hit with visitors to the stand. We are delighted with the feedback we have received from expo visitors,' said James De Waal, Head of Marketing, Professional Print Group Canon South Africa.

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