REIGATE, November 8th, 2007 – Canon UK, world leader in digital imaging technology, today announced that its flagship digital colour engine, the imagePRESS C7000VP, has been named ‘Product of the Year’ by the British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC). The award was voted for by more than 100 print executives at the BAPC conference, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Marlow, Bucks.
- Industry executives vote imagePRESS C7000VP as product of the year
- Canon on target for 50 imagePRESS C7000VP installations by the end of 2007
The imagePRESS C7000VP, which can deliver a true resolution of 1,200 dpi at speeds of 70 colour pages-per-minute, came top from a shortlist of nine products from leading manufacturers. BAPC members were asked to vote for what they believed to be the best product of this year from the list provided in the conference handbook.
Ben Milford, Head of Professional Print Marketing, Canon Business Solutions, said: “It was extremely pleasing to collect the award on the night as it was voted for by print executives – the very people who make purchasing decisions. It’s an exceptional product and illustrates our commitment to the sector. Feedback from our imagePRESS C7000VP customers tells us that it’s a press that can deliver high quality short-run jobs or variable data work at speed. The first imagePRESS C7000VP installations were in June this year, and we are confident that there will be 50 in the UK by the end of 2007.
Sidney Bobb, Chairman, BAPC said: “It was an extremely successful conference for the BAPC and the feedback that we’ve had has been excellent. Canon has brought some innovative products to market that are supported by software solutions and underpinned by Canon’s Essential Business Builder Program, which the BAPC has worked closely with the Canon team on. Our congratulations go to Canon and the other winners that were also recognised by their peers on the night: Prontaprint Chorley, which was named our ’Business of the Year,’ Océ, as ‘Supplier of the Year’, and the ‘SME Environmental Printer of the Year,’ Formara.”
The imagePRESS C7000VP is the result of significant investment into ground-breaking technologies by Canon Inc., which spends around 8% of its non-consolidated sales on research and development each year.