Canon India organises national PP Customers Meet

-Launches ImagePRESS C800/C700, honours customers for their excellence It was almost a jamboree where 120 users of production printers spent two days in Gurgaon in an informal atmosphere. They listened to speakers who not only discussed and empowered them on professional front but also provided personal motivation. A brief. Canon’s PP Customers Meet witnessed two days of enthusiastic delegates from all over India and equal acceptance to the new launches of ImagePRESS C800/C700 with attractive introductory pricing and other benefits. Kicking off the event, Puneet Datta, director, Professional Printing Products Division, Canon India, acted as perfect host and categorically conveyed ‘marketing’ as a big tool for everyone in the industry.

Alex Kato, Kazutada Kobayashi, Dr Alok Bharadwaj, executive vice president and Puneet Dutta, director, professional printing division, Canon India at the launch of ImagePRESS C800/C700.Presenting the key note address, Kazutada Kobayashi, president & CEO, Canon India remarked that India as an emerging nation and the prime minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan is bound to open new avenues between both the countries in respect of taking the trade relations to the next level.

Speaking further on the journey of Canon India, he enumerated the sales activities making equal focus on B2B and B2C segments. In addition to having best of product portfolio, he emphasised the importance Canon India has been offering on support/services. Alex Kato, GM planning & marketing, Division of IOP Production System Group, Canon Inc talked about drupa 2012 as ‘See The Bigger Picture’ where 15,000+ visitors were seen from India, to whom the portfolio of Canon and Oce equipment attracted largely. He made an exhaustive presentation of the newly launched ImagePRESS C800/C700, talking about the technology behind print, fusion of toner and transportation of sheets in an innovative manner. He has strong belief for the growth of business of digital printers in India with five different reasons for his belief: digital printing is growing fast in India; the country possess vital energy with economic power, ample young population having power to change, resource with IT literacy and a lot more; Canon India’s Professional Print Partners Programme, as one of the most successful consortium; Canon’s new production colour availability and Canon’s commitment to the production printing industry.

Left: Kazutada Kobayashi, president & CEO, Canon India, Right: Alex Kato, general manager, planning & marketing division 0IP Production System Group, Canon‘How to fulfil customers’ expectation?’ was the message to the audience from Dr Alok Bharadwaj, executive vicepresident, Canon India, who categorically conveyed that ‘Turning Point’ is always a combination of collective efforts. Dr Bharadwaj also talked about new ImagePRESS C800/C700, while Puneet Datta made a comparative presentation wherein he conveyed the exclusiveness of this press including overall print quality, very small font size readability apart from possibility of printing of envelopes or tabs.

Puneet Datta also offered new click charge policies for their customers to compete successfully in the majority front, which was appreciated by the audience. To update their customers about the Canon’s service engineers set up, Rahul Goel, director-market engineering, Canon India, introduced the field service structure.

‘Analogue to Digital’ remains a one liner mission for EFI, said Atul Goyal, senior director – engineering, EFI India. He talked about various business challenges like ROI; multi-site environment; lack of reports on utilisation, efficiency; and lack of automation. He very intelligently briefed about their entire product portfolio which included MIS, Web2Print, StoreFront, Fiery, DirectSmile and Radius.

The new launches...

Canon’s new colour production cutsheet press series are part of their continued efforts to empower print service providers (PSPs) to cater to the print industry's ever-evolving needs. With technology derived from the award-winning Canon series, the 80ppm C800 and 70ppm C700 deliver excellent print quality, enhance productivity and enable versatility in both commercial and in-house print environments.

Speaking on the launch, Dr Alok Bharadwaj said, "We are delighted to launch the new C800 series in India. The digital commercial printing market is rapidly developing in India with an annual growth of over 12 percent. Canon entered in the commercial printing domain in 2007 and has come a long way in creating a trustworthy relationship with it's over 360 customers."

"Canon professional printing product division is registering over 25 percent annual growth and is the fastest growing business of Canon in India. It is doubling every three years and is expected to be a 200 crore business by 2016 .The new C800 series will be the major driver for expansion as we aim to achieve 30 percent market share in the category of cut sheet commercial production printing by 2016," he further added While, Puneet Datta, added, “The new imagePRESS series features powerful and innovative technologies that offer the highest quality, productivity and reliability, to meet the requirements of commercial print environments. We're confident that the combination of the imagePRESS brand name and the outstanding capabilities of the new series will make it a very attractive proposition for the market. With this revolutionary product we are set to increase our direct sales and service readily in a phase wise manner to the top 50 digital printing cities in India."

The imagePRESS C800 is capable of handling a wide variety of media, such as heavyweight coated stock and envelopes. This is attributed to the Elastic Intermediate Transfer Belt, which allows it to produce extensive applications on uneven media. Additionally, imagePRESS C800 operates effortlessly be it short runs or even complex variable data printing for personalised print communications. An extensive choice of automated in-line finishing capabilities for series ensures end-to-end productivity and opens up a wide range of business opportunities.

To help customers exceed the requirements of print jobs in the industry today, the C800 series utilizes a 32 beam Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) unit with multi-exposure technology to deliver vivid detail and resolution of up to 2,400 x 2,400 dpi. Beyond excellent print resolution, the new Auto Correct Colour Tone (ACCT) allows for multi-dimensional mixed colour calibration, while an upgraded and user-friendly colour calibration tool, the Auto Gradation Adjustment (AGA) helps PSPs deliver on uncompromised quality with the most vibrant images and text.

The newly developed Consistently Vivid (CV) technology allows for improved transfer efficiency for enhanced colour consistency and accuracy across various mediums of irregular surface media. The C800 series is capable of achieving high production speeds of up to 80 impressions per minute (ipm) and achieve the fastest possible speed on heavy stock up to 220 gsm without compromising print quality. Finally, the in-built innovative induction heating and cooling technology enables the device to intelligently moderate its internal temperature to optimise productivity with mixed media jobs.

The C800 series features three innovative workflows to accommodate the different needs of in-house print and graphic arts environments. The Canon Printer Kit B1 allows for easy production of high-quality print jobs and Server F200 and Server G100, two new digital front ends (DFEs) offer faster processing, unsurpassed image quality and easy-to-use, and automated workflows.

The imagePRESS C800 multifunction printer has a MRP of INR 47.5 lakh while the imagePRESS C700 multifunction printer is priced at INR 44.5 lakh.

Success = setting SMART goals

Deepa Malik, paraplised below the chest, the first paraplegic woman who reached the highest motorable road and the proud recipient of three Limca Book of Records was also present during the PP Customers meet. She inspired the audience with her experiences of achievement and how she overcame the challenges before her. She said, “What I have achieved today is due to hard work. I believe every day is like a festival and I celebrate it with happiness.” She defined the SMART goals as Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Bound. She also guided that one should not confuse goals with dreams; it should be quality not quantity.

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