IDC Names Canon As Speed Production Inkjet Market Leader

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Canon has been named a leader in the high-speed inkjet press market, according to the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2016 Vendor Assessment. The IDC MarketScape report notes that a variety of factors have helped contribute to Canon’s success, including its robust lineup of production inkjet devices and a strong commitment to research and development.

The report details Canon’s ability to provide new solutions to the market based on different considerations for end-users. In 2015, Canon customers printed 69 billion pages in the United States and over 150 billion pages worldwide using Canon inkjet technology alone, cementing the Company’s reputation as a valuable player in this market segment.

‘The findings of the IDC MarketScape report supports Canon’s position as a leader in the high-speed inkjet press market and validates the company’s approach to developing devices and technology to better allow the end-user to accomplish their tasks efficiently,’ said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. ‘Moving forward into 2017 and beyond, Canon will continue to build off of the widest ranging portfolio in the printing industry and offer innovative products and solutions to help meet the demands of our customers across all segments, including direct mail, commercial, book and transactional printing operations.’

Among the items specifically highlighted in the IDC MarketScape report is Canon’s OcéVarioPrint i300 press, which the report recognises for its versatility and low-operating cost. Offering sheet-fed flexibility, the VarioPrint i300 press, featuring iQuarius technology, lends itself to a broad audience in the transaction, direct mail, publishing and commercial print markets. Newly added to the VarioPrint i300 press is the ColorGrip feature, allowing high-quality inkjet printing on a variety of cost effective media. The addition of Canon’s ColorGrip technology illustrates the Company’s commitment to continually innovate, helping to add value to an already successful product.

In addition to the VarioPrint i300, Canon’s high-speed inkjet offerings include the OcéColorStream 3000 series, which boasts over 1000 installations worldwide. Featuring high speed, high quality full colour inkjet printers, the Océ ColorStream 3000 inkjet press offers the efficiency and versatility needed for colour and monochrome production operations with the device’s DigiDot piezoelectric drop-on-demand technology to help replicate vivid colour at top speeds.

In addition to Canon’s product offerings, the IDC MarketScape report also notes the following factors as the Company’s strengths: the success of the PRISMA digital front end, a strong focus on solutions, support for a variety of ink and media types, strong patent filings and strong customer service practices.