Canon USA and Sepialine Introduce Advanced Accounting for Canon Large Format Printers

Lake Success, N.Y., and San Francisco, April 7, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in imaging solutions, and Sepialine, Inc., today announced the immediate availability of Sepialine's print accounting software for the Canon imagePROGRAF large format printer series. The new software extends Sepialine's Argos Cost Recovery System by integrating directly with imagePROGRAF large format printers to provide detailed print records that include total ink consumption.

"Capturing print costs is critical to our customers, and that's why our partnership with Sepialine is an important step for us," said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "For firms looking to monitor and recover print expenses, Sepialine's ability to report costs based on actual usage is a unique and tangible benefit. Our relationship with Sepialine allows Canon to deliver truly outstanding cost recovery, and we're gratified to count Sepialine as a partner."



Inkjet printers such as Canon's imagePROGRAF series serve a wide range of purposes, ranging from technical line drawings to full-color presentation materials. The versatility of inkjet printers presents a paradox: some inkjet printing consumes large amounts of ink and is, therefore, expensive. Other times, a print job requires less ink at a relatively low cost. Unless print tracking software can detect those differences in print jobs, usage reports do not accurately reflect total print costs. Sepialine's new integration software solves the inkjet tracking dilemma by categorizing and determining the cost of print jobs based on ink consumption, resulting in precise and accurate cost reporting.
The new imagePROGRAF integration software is the latest addition to Sepialine's extensive support for Canon products, which also includes the newly announced Argos Embedded Copy Tracking for Canon MEAP devices, a pure software solution for tracking Canon MFPs. Together, the imagePROGRAF and MEAP cost recovery products offer Canon dealers and customers a complete view of their equipment expenses.
"Sepialine's goal is to accurately track and monitor 100 percent of our customers' expenses," said Mike Cahill, vice president, Engineering, Sepialine. "This new integration helps achieve that, bringing a new degree of precision and accuracy to tracking on Canon imagePROGRAF printers."
Sepialine's accounting software for imagePROGRAF printers is available immediately from Sepialine. To learn more, please visit www.sepialine.com/canonipf
About Sepialine
Sepialine, Inc., delivers products and services to capture, analyze and report business expenses – print, copy, scan, fax and more – across multiple platforms, devices and sources. By capturing and analyzing expenses, companies are able to gain business insight, charge back clients for reimbursable expenses and ultimately increase profit. Sepialine's award-winning Cost Recovery Suite is used by leading corporate and service professionals, including graphics, advertising, legal, architecture, engineering and reprographic companies, around the world.
Founded in 1998, Sepialine is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.sepialine.com, or call 800-404-9558.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007†, with global revenues of $39.3 billion, is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.

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† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008
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