Saturday, August 22, 2009
TWIC "This Week in Canon"
Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles!
In an effort to increase slow sales of the Canon imagePRESS C1 color copier, Canon is advertising the unit as a way for hospitals and doctors to print out radiology images. Canon announced that the system is compatible with Virtual Imaging’s Cypher DICOM software. However, the press release stated “prints are not intended for diagnostic purposes”.
Canon announced that its “Green Calculator” program is a success, and will launch more models. The calculators are made from parts and plastic claimed from trade-in copiers.
Canon told its shareholders last week, that it expects it revenue to drop 22% due to slow demand for its copiers.
Competing against production b/w systems from Canon? If you are competing against the imageRUNNER 7000 series (7095, 7105, etc.), make sure to run samples on coated/glossy thick stocks, and ask your customer to demand the same when they get a demo on the Canon.
Canon announced that its factory direct branch in Denver sold an imagePRESS C6000VP to an Alphagraphics printshop ownded by Edward Rothschild as announced by Canon’s Senior Director of Production Print, Dennis Griff.