News Release

September 9, 2011
Canon Inc.
Océ N.V.

Canon and Océ launch new jointly developed
monochrome and color production printing systems

TOKYO, September 9, 2011—Canon Inc. and Océ N.V. announced today the launch of two new production printing systems developed jointly by the two companies: a monochrome production printer series equipped with Canon finishing and scanning technology, and a high-speed color multifunction system series incorporating Océ controller technology.

Since Canon welcomed Océ into the Canon Group in March 2010, the two companies have steadily worked to enhance their business base, building on the excellent complementary fit in technology and product range. In March 2011, Canon and Océ launched their first jointly developed production-use multifunction press.

Today, the companies announced the next step in their joint development efforts: the launch of new monochrome production printers and high-speed color multifunction systems.

The new monochrome production printer lineup combines a newly developed engine, made possible through Océ proprietary technology for high-quality, high-resolution output approaching that of offset printing, with a Canon high-performance finisher and scanner. Despite their compact body size, the Canon finishers enable the creation of a variety of print materials. Additionally, the inclusion of Océ's PRISMAsync controller not only provides the exceptional operability of Océ's VarioPrint-series digital printers, but also facilitates advanced system coordination with PRISMAsync-equipped Canon imagePRESS-series and imageRUNNER ADVANCE-series devices. The introduction of the new series serves to further enhance the Canon Group's overall black-and-white system lineup, better positioning the company to provide solutions that meet the increasingly diverse needs of the market.

The new high-speed color multifunction systems build on Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000 PRO series, incorporating Océ's PRISMAsync controller to support high-volume production for the high-speed copying of color documents and forms. Like the jointly developed color multifunction presses announced in March this year, the new systems realize high compatibility with Océ's PRISMA workflow, which is well established in the production industry.

The new monochrome production printers will be available in Europe from early September while the color multifunction systems will be made available in Europe and North America from around the same time. Future plans call for the lineup to be made available in other regions as well.

Aiming to create the No. 1 presence in the printing industry, Canon and Océ will further boost their cooperative efforts in the areas of technology and products, capitalizing on their complementary strengths to offer a wide range of printing systems and solutions that deliver high-quality, high-resolution imaging performance.