Canon Factory Certified Models Save Money and the Environment

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May 14, 2008 - Addressing the concerns of both cost-conscious and environmentally mindful organizations, Canon U.S.A., Inc. recently introduced its Canon imageRUNNER 3300E line of “Factory Certified” reconditioned devices—Canon’s first products to carry the Factory Certified label. The new line not only helps companies afford equipment when a brand-new model is financially out of reach, it also cuts down on the amount of material destined for landfills when a device is returned to the manufacturer.

Document Imaging Blog Features Industry Expert Jon Reardon of InfoTrends

Nashua, N.H., May 14, 2008 – Jon Reardon of InfoTrends will blog on document imaging industry news and trends, and respond to reader comments over a five-day period as a guest blogger on the Document Imaging Blog. Reardon, Group Director of Office Document Technologies at the industry analyst firm InfoTrends, will contribute blog postings from May 19 to 23, 2008.

The Document Imaging Blog is a place for information technology (IT) and finance professionals to come and learn about document imaging, document scanning and related technologies. Reardon will provide insights based on InfoTrends document solutions research and his more than 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining InfoTrends, Reardon served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. and has held executive level positions with Minolta Corporation and Canon USA.

Canon Europe announces six new independent software vendor relationships

AMSTELVEEN, May 14th, 2008 – Canon Europe, world leader in digital imaging technology, has today announced six new independent software vendor (ISV) relationships across Europe. The new partnerships will make software from Billback Systems, Captaris, Copitrak, Equitrac, NSI, and Pharos Systems available on Canon devices through ISV partnerships.

MFP dealers will now be able to provide software from ISV partners alongside its comprehensive portfolio of MFPs. The new ISV relationships mean customers will be able to access a broader range of applications with their Canon MFP, enabling more seamless integration with a company’s IT networks and workflow systems, including billing, print asset management and cost-recovery.

Océ Announces Winner of its First Annual “Green Reprographer of the Year” Award

May 14, 2008, Las Vegas, NV– Océ today announced the winner of its first annual, “Green Reprographer of the Year” award during the IRgA 2008 Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. Reliable Graphics, a California-based leader in the reprographics, imaging and document management industry for over 30 years, was selected as the winner from a pool of qualified entrants who submitted applications via Océ’s website, outlining their achievements in the area of green business practices and explaining how these efforts have assisted their customers to meet their own sustainability goals.

Ricoh to Exhibit and Speak at Insights 08

National Harbor, MD,   May 14, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will demonstrate its innovative document solutions at Sage Software’s Insights 08 conference in National Harbor, Maryland from May 12 to15.

As an Endorsed Development Partner, Ricoh’s hardware solutions meet rigorous strategic, technology and integration criteria set by Sage Software. Ricoh’s multifunction products (MFP) are designed for seamless integration with third party solutions through its Java SDK platform. In concert with its development partners, Ricoh delivers the expertise and depth to address any business problem a customer may have – whether it is industry related, departmental, or related to enterprise document management.

Konica Minolta Launches a High Resolution Monochrome Inkjet Print Unit for Fine Characters and Barcodes

Tokyo (May 14, 2008) -- Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce that it will introduce SP-M0320HR, a high resolution monochrome inkjet print unit for over-printing barcodes and variable numbering on May 15, 2008.


The new SP-M0320HR is the second product in the inkjet print unit series introduced last year, featuring printing of fine characters and barcodes, which was difficult to reproduce previously. The SP-M0320HR consists of three units – a printhead unit, a sub-tank unit, and an ink cartridge unit – and its compact design allows each unit to be located flexibly according to the space availability.

Canon Adds Sepialine to the imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner Program at the IRgA Show

Las Vegas, May 14, 2008 – Here at the International Reprographics Association (IRgA) Annual Convention, Canon U.S.A. today announced that Sepialine, a cost recovery software provider, has officially become a member of Canon's imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner Program.

The Canon Alliance Partner Program allows the software provider to conduct compatibility testing based on uniform Canon testing standards and procedures to ensure the reliability and benefits of a complete large format printing solution using the provider's software and Canon's imagePROGRAF large format printers, and submits the results for Canon's review and compatibility certification. As an imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner, Canon will promote compatibility with Sepialine through co-marketing and awareness generation initiatives targeting solution applications within five key markets - Photography, Prepress, CAD/GIS, Signage and Scan/Copy. Canon U.S.A. will also feature Sepialine on its corporate Web site ( along with other channel marketing communications.

Canon USA Puts the Spotlight on its Printing Solutions for the Technical Document Market at Annual IRgA Show

Las Vegas, May 14, 2008 – At the International Reprographics Association (IRgA) Annual Convention, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office solutions, will showcase its line of printers specifically geared toward the CAD (Computer Aided Design), AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction), GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and other technical documents markets. The Company will also preview a new high-end 44-inch imagePROGRAF large format printer at the show (Canon IRgA Booth #437).

In the past two years, Canon has expanded its presence in the technical documents market with a comprehensive line of printers and printing solutions. Products on display at IRgA include Canon's award-winning imagePROGRAF iPF720, iPF605 and iPF8000S large format printers, as well as the imagePRESS C1 digital press.

Canon USA Turns Printing into Playtime With Two New Compact Photo Printers

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 13, 2008 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announces two new additions to its line of compact photo printers: the radical SELPHY CP770 and the exciting ultra-compact CP760 Photo Printers. These sensibly sized photo printers tout a fresh, unique design which simplifies printing for all users and makes it easier to print photos instantly, almost anywhere. Whether it’s baby’s first steps in the nursery or grandma and grandpa’s summer road trip, these compact photo printers can provide the whole family with instant memories almost anywhere –all without having to use a computer or camera to download images. These new printers are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to experience the joy of printing photos.

The Canon SELPHY CP770 compact photo printer is the cute carry-it-all solution for those looking for a small photo printer for the home or on-the-go. The SELPHY CP770 photo printer comes bundled in a basket-style storage bucket, which not only houses the printer, but also stores coordinating accessories including paper, ink cartridge and power cord. The unique design is the first of its kind and allows consumers to tote the printer virtually anywhere they need to go: summer camp, birthday parties, wedding showers, or a scrapbooking get-together.

Ricoh's DocumentMall Receives Boost From Karora Technologies

West Caldwell, NJ,   May 13, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that AppConnector™ by Karora Technologies, a developer of software components and solutions built for medium-sized enterprises, passed Ricoh’s compatibility testing. Ricoh’s DocumentMall solution works with Karora Technologies’ AppConnector to further streamline document management processes efficiently. In addition, Karora Technologies joins Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program and will work jointly with Ricoh to offer solutions that focus on delivering value and solving business problems.

Ricoh’s DocumentMall, a web-based document management software-as-a-service solution (SaaS), provides users with a Web interface that features point-and-click navigation and the ability to drag and drop documents and folders from users’ desktops into DocumentMall. While DocumentMall serves as a comprehensive solution for storing and sharing documents and files, the addition of AppConnector will enable the program to offer automated query searches & document inserts. As a result, users can easily gather files or locate and resolve errors.