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Cloud-Based Color Management Powers Canon Solutions America's COLORlynx Technology

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 3, 2014 – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced the release of a cloud-based calibration profiling solution designed to support the Company’s imagePRESS® series of digital presses. The new Canon Solutions America COLORlynx offering leverages ORIS color calibration and certification software to create Calibration Profiles for imagePRESS digital presses.

The US release marks the first time CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH (CGS)  and Canon Solutions America have partnered together to offer an exclusive, integrated color solution to imagePRESS customers. Every customer leasing an imagePRESS C7011/C6011 from the Enterprise Services and Solutions (ESS) business unit of Canon Solutions America will receive a COLORlynx subscription that will be valid for the original term of the imagePRESS lease, while every customer purchasing an imagePRESS C7011/C6011from the ESS business unit will receive a COLORlynx subscription valid for three years from the installation date of the imagePRESS. The COLORlynx subscription includes access to the software, a golden COLORlynx calibration profile set, complimentary COLORlynx calibration profile sets, and access to Canon Solutions America’s exclusive imagePRESS color calibration protocol.  

“COLORlynx color quality is second to none,” said David Palmieri, director of Strategic Accounts & Business Alliances for CGS. “Incorporating ORIS cloud-based software with Canon’s imagePRESS devices ensures their customers the highest level of color quality and consistency. Enabling access to our cloud-based color solution is a first of its kind offering and makes it possible for any customer to easily maintain and diagnose color compliance for their digital press or presses, anywhere in the world.”

“Canon Solutions America is pleased to be the exclusive distributor of COLORlynx for the imagePRESS color digital press,” said Tracie Sokol, vice president of marketing for Canon Solutions America. “Our new partnership with CGS brings unique value to Canon Solutions America customers that no other service provider can deliver. COLORlynx patented color calibration technology will give our customers unprecedented color consistency and reliability via a low cost cloud solution. The software is user-friendly and enables customers to verify, maintain, and correct their color output when needed. COLORlynx is a win-win solution for our customers.”

Using the Cloud
Canon Solutions America’s COLORlynx uses patented technology to enable remote management of single or multiple imagePRESS digital presses over a secure Internet connection, with a local measurement device. ORIS color calibration algorithms ensure that colors are accurately reproduced and the highest level of gray balance stability is achieved.

COLORlynx calibration profiles are generated and used directly in the digital front end of the color devices to offer greater color stability, ensuring color output is consistent and accurate for customers no matter where the device is located. COLORlynx delivers a G7 gray balance for output and the use of its color verification feature helps to ensure that color accuracy is consistent. End users enjoy superior gray balance output to increase their press utilization and reduce overall downtime due to color inconsistency.

Customer Care
The CGS and Canon Solutions America partnership offers all of Canon Solutions America’s market segments the most powerful and cutting-edge color tools in the printing industry. Printers with brand-critical customers and those with high standards for color quality and consistency will realize immediate benefits with Canon Solutions America’s COLORlynx.

About CGS
Established in 1985, CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH, Hainburg, Germany, is a world leader in color proofing, productivity and production systems for the professional graphic arts market. Headquartered near Frankfurt, CGS also has operations in the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the CGS website: www.cgs-oris.com.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.
Combining the strengths of the former Canon Business Solutions, Inc. and Océ North America, Inc., Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise services, advanced production print technology and large format solutions supported by exceptional professional service offerings. Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes to improve their business by increasing efficiency, controlling costs and becoming more environmentally conscious.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A, Inc. Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, NY and has nearly 7,000 employees in over 150 offices across the country. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit www.csa.canon.com.

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