Archive for the ‘Digital Printers’ Category

KODAK Digital Printing Solutions Help Capture New Niche Market

April 6, 2009

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 6 — Alcom, a leading provider of integrated solutions for print, now offers customers the ability to produce short run color and black and white books on digital presses from Kodak. To offer customers multiple output options, Alcom chose the KODAK NEXPRESS 2500 Digital Production Color Press with WATKISS Booklet Maker, KODAK NEXPRESS Glossing Unit, and KODAK DIGIMASTER EX150 Digital Production System to create a fully equipped digital book factory.

Alcom, located in Harleysville, Penn., specializes in direct mail marketing and business development through multichannel marketing initiatives.

“To support our plan to continue expanding our short-run book publication production, Kodak’s toner-based systems were the perfect fit of reliability and productivity as we expanded into digital,” said Sharon Tucker, Marketing Manager, Alcom. “We offered a cost effective solution to one of our clients to produce weekly short-run publications consisting of seven volumes and a page count ranging from 200 to 500 pages – something that was impossible for us with our offset presses. We’re growing with our clients’ needs into an entirely new niche market with these expanded capabilities.”

KODAK Digital Printing Solutions Help Pennsylvania Printer Capture New Niche Market with a Complete Digital Book Factory


April Fool’s Roundup Camera Products

April 1, 2009

Fashionable new camera includes “Wink and Shoot Shutter” and “Digital X-Ray Vision.”

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CANON U.S.A. Announces The PIXMA Pro9000 MARK II & PIXMA Pro9500 MARK II Photo Printers

March 4, 2009

PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Photo Printer

PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Photo Printer

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 2, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced two new printers for professional and advanced photographers, the ten-color PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II and the eight-color PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Photo Printers. The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II printer takes advantage of Canon’s professional Lucia brand pigment-based inks for long-lasting, professional-quality prints. The PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer uses the Company’s dye-based inks to produce brilliant, gallery-quality prints up to 13 x 19 inches on a variety of fine art papers and glossy media. Canon will debut the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II and PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II photo printers and the LiDE700F Color Image Scanner in its booth (#F131) during the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) exhibit in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall from March 3-5, 2009.

“Canon is known within the professional photographer community for providing the right output tools to manage their photographic creations and the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II Photo Printer continues to deliver on that tradition with its superior quality and archiveability,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Additionally, with the growing number of enthusiasts capturing professional-quality photographs with digital SLR cameras, it is only natural to want to maintain creative control over their photos by printing the images themselves on products like the new Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Photo Printer. These professional and emerging photographers understand and appreciate the creative control that Canon provides over image quality from capture to output.”

CANON U.S.A. Announces The PIXMA Pro9000 MARK II & PIXMA Pro9500 MARK II Photo Printers

Canon USA & Pro Football Hall Of Fame Awards the “Why Do You Love Football?” Super Bowl Contest Winners

January 28, 2009

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 28, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that Stuart Steele, 47, of Kansas and Ben Queen, 13, of West Virginia have been named the winners of the Adult and Teen Divisions of the Canon and Pro Football Hall of Fame “Why Do You Love Football?” photo challenge, respectively. Each has won a trip for four to attend Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay, Fla. where their winning photos will be displayed at the NFL Experience, the most exciting continuous event surrounding Super Bowl XLIII. NFL Experience is located adjacent to Raymond James Stadium the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIII. Additionally, both have won a trip for four to the 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Celebration in August where their winning photos will be unveiled and on display for a full year in the Hall of Fame.

This is the fourth year of the nationwide photo contest in which one Grand Prize winner from each division was selected. Fans could enter their photos in two categories, “Action” and “Feature.” This photo contest allowed football and photography fans the opportunity to capture the passion and excitement of youth football by submitting photos of everything from a playful catch in the backyard to any youth, school or organized football game.

Canon Official Press Release

Free Canon DSLR Classes At Unique Photo 1/23 – 1/24

January 22, 2009


Polaroid Introduces the Polaroid PoGo™ Instant Digital Camera

January 14, 2009

Polaroid Corp., the iconic inventor of the instant photo, has reinvented itself for the digital age, launching a digital camera which makes instant full-color prints.The PoGo, unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, arrives on the market a year after Polaroid ended production of its legendary instant film camera.

“This is the digital version of our traditional instant camera, which consumers have loved since the ’70s,” said Jon Pollock, Polaroid’s vice president and general manager of Digital Imaging.

“It’s what consumers have told us they want — a fun, easy way to use a digital camera to print photos,” he said.

The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera uses Zink ink-free printing technology to produce instant prints on a special paper embedded with heat-activated dye crystals.

“With the push of a button, consumers can select from among the digital photos on the camera, crop or edit them and in less than 60 seconds, print full-color, 2×3-inch prints,” Polaroid said.

Photos can be reviewed on a three-inch color LCD screen before printing.

Polaroid said the PoGo will be available in March and cost 199 dollars. A 10-pack of Zink photo paper will sell for 4.99 dollars

via – Picture your world… with Polaroid.

CANON U.S.A. Honored ” MFP Line Of The Year” & 6 “PICK” Awards

January 13, 2009

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF820 – BLIs Pick for Wide Format of the Year

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF820 – BLI's Pick for Wide Format of the Year

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 13, 2009 – For the sixth time since 2000, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has received the prestigious “MFP Line of the Year” award from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), as well as six additional “Pick of the Year” awards for the imageRUNNER, imagePROGRAF and imageCLASS lines.

<!–LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 13, 2009 – For the sixth time since 2000, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has received the prestigious “MFP Line of the Year” award from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), as well as six additional “Pick of the Year” awards for the imageRUNNER, imagePROGRAF and imageCLASS lines.

–> Awarded once a year, the “MFP Line of the Year” is bestowed upon the vendor whose product line is determined the best overall based on the cumulative test results from BLI’s rigorous, two-month laboratory evaluation. During the testing and selection process, among the many factors considered are reliability, image quality, productivity, connectivity attributes as well as the breadth of each vendor’s line and its solutions.

In addition to the “MFP Line of the Year,” Canon received six “Pick of the Year” awards for the imagePROGRAF iPF820 in Wide Format, the imageRUNNER 3245i for Segment 4 Monochrome MFP, the imageRUNNER 3225 for Segment 2 Monochrome MFP, the imageRUNNER 3235i for Segment 3 Monochrome MFP, the Color imageRUNNER C2550 for Segment 2 Business Color MFP, and the Color imageCLASS 9170c for Small Workgroup Color Multifunction Printer.

“Canon is honored to receive these prestigious accolades and awards from Buyers Laboratory for our ability to provide customers with innovative products that greatly improve the end-user’s experience,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing & Field Sales, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These awards are a testament to Canon’s commitment to providing a range of products and features that meet the diverse digital imaging needs of today’s printing environments, and we look forward to carrying this momentum into the new year with the launch of more products suited for the marketplace.”

According to Daria Hoffman, managing editor at BLI, “Canon has won an astounding 23 MFP ‘Picks’ since 2005, including more MFP ‘Picks’ than any other vendor this year, three additional ‘Outstanding Achievement’ awards and numerous other ‘Picks’ for its wide format devices, scanners, fax-centric MFPs and printers. All those ‘Picks’ add up, giving Canon the most consistent quality of products across all spectra of the digital imaging industry”

Press Release.


October 26, 2008

Chicago, October 26, 2008 – At Graph Expo, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office solutions, today unveiled its new black-and-white imagePRESS 1135/1125/1110 and imagePRESS C1+, the first color device with clear toner for the light production and proofing markets. In addition, Canon’s recently introduced imagePROGRAF iPF6000S and iPF6200 will be making their Graph Expo debut this week at the Canon booth


Kodak Thermal Platinum Digital Plate Brings Improved Productivity and Performance to Printers in the United States and Canada

October 26, 2008

Chicago, IL, October 26 — Kodak announces improvements to its award winning family of preheat thermal digital plates with the introduction of the KODAK THERMAL PLATINUM Digital Plate. This exciting new plate technology offers enhancements to image quality and consistency while gaining production efficiencies through improved imaging latitude, faster processing speeds, longer chemical cycles, and increased durability that reduces the need for post baking in many applications.

Kodak News Release.

Canon Introduces New 24″ S-Series Printer

October 17, 2008

LAKE SUCCESS N.Y., October 15, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of office imaging systems, inkjet technology and digital photography equipment, today announced the release of the imagePROGRAF iPF6000S, a 24-inch wide large format printer using eight colors of LUCIA pigment ink, specifically targeted for graphic art professionals and print-for-pay (PFP) establishments.

The iPF6000S is a new addition to Canon’s award-winning, speedy, eight-color large format printer line, the S-Series. The new iPF6000S can print up to 24-inches wide, both on roll and cut sheet while maintaining a speed that is more than 30 percent faster than its 12-color sibling, the iPF6100*. The iPF6000S can finish an A1 (23.6 inches x 33.1inches)-sized print on glossy photographic paper at 2400 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) in the high-quality print mode within 4 minutes**. Using LUCIA pigment ink and microscopic four picoliter droplets, the iPF6000S produces high-quality, vivid photographic images at notably high speeds.

Canon Press Release.