Canon is hosting its second Cutting Edge customer event from 13th-15th March 2018 at its Customer Experience Center in Venlo, The Netherlands, where it will showcase the latest innovations in its cutsheet digital print solutions portfolio.
The event, which is expected to attract around 400 Canon customers from across Europe, will feature demonstrations of Canon colour and mono cutsheet digital print technologies, including the Océ VarioPrint i-series and imagePRESS C10000VP and C850 series presses for colour production and the Canon varioPRINT 140 and Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN series presses for monochrome applications.
The opening keynote presentation will be delivered by innovation expert Danny Mekić, who will discuss the future of technology, the value of printed information in today’s digital world and how customers can be inspired to grow their business from a blank sheet. Internationally renowned expert on innovation and modern management Lars Sudmann will also share his ideas as to how PSPs can lead by example and collaborate with partners like Canon to drive their business forward and develop competitive edge.
Visitors will also hear from Canon customers who are already reaping the benefits of investing in digital cutsheet solutions.
Customers will also get the opportunity to tour the Venlo Manufacturing and Logistics factory and participate in a series of workshops, covering a range of topics including, the future of in-house printing in 2020; insights into the graphic arts publishing and promotional industry; the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on print production businesses.
For customers active in publishing, the event will highlight how Canon’s solutions align to growing trends, such as on-demand colour books and manuals. Customers specialising in promotional material will be inspired by the fictional ‘Elemental’ brand campaign, which demonstrates the integration of various promotional print applications in a multichannel consumer campaign.
Following Canon’s own FOGRA 51 certification for the imagePRESS C10000VP and C850 series and Océ VarioPrint i-series cutsheet presses, the Cutting Edge event will include a workshop introducing FOGRA, explaining its value for print businesses in enabling them to meet the most exacting levels of colour consistency for high quality client work.
Duncan Smith, Director of Industrial and Production Solutions at Canon UK said, “our Cutting Edge event provides us with a great opportunity to inspire customers to explore all the possibilities with cutsheet digital print. The latest innovations across our inkjet and toner platforms, in small and wide format, underline Canon’s deep investment in finding solutions that create new opportunities for our customers. The event will demonstrate how customers can improve process efficiency to take advantage of the accelerating trend to on-demand production, diversify their applications portfolio and identify new revenue opportunities to fuel their growth.”