Live from Canon’s Integrated Solutions Showcase in Las Vegas

Jim Hamilton
Sep 23, 2009

Yesterday at Canon’s Integrated Solutions Showcase in Las Vegas the company announced a new product platform called imageRUNNER ADVANCE. The product line includes eight color-capable models with a top monochrome speed of 75 images per minute and a top color speed of 70 images per minute. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE models are expected to be available for customer delivery in the fourth quarter of 2009 through Canon authorized dealers and Canon Business Solutions. The top of the line imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075 PRO has a list price of $50,000, which includes the print engine and its image reader and document feeder. I’ll be writing an analysis on this for InfoTrends in the coming days, but I thought you might like a look at the new device in two configurations.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE at CISS in Las Vegas

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE PRO configuration

Canon is promoting the imageRUNNER ADVANCE in a campaign that many of you will have seen in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE advertisement in Wall Street Journal

I had the pleasure at this event of moderating a panel called “Meeting the Demand for Production Print” in which three Canon customers shared their insights and best practices for optimizing production print for in-house and print-for-pay clients. The three participants were Richard Chow, Director of Marketing Services for the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) in Stamford, Connecticut; Charles Cunningham, owner of Prepress Inc. in San Francisco; and Tammy Slone, Postal & Print Services Manager at Cedarville University in Ohio. It was a standing-room-only session that was very well received by attendees.

In closing I’d like to briefly mention the Tuesday keynote by Dr. Naresh Gupta of Adobe. Dr. Gupta is a Senior Vice President in Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit and is the Managing Director of Adobe’s Research and Development group in India. Gupta’s message to the crowd of Canon customers, dealers, and employees was a sobering one and was built around dropping print/copy volumes and the move to electronic and mobile communications. It was a real call to action for solutions that provide additional value beyond print.

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