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Canon's Publishing and Book Printing Conference inspires and informs

altCanon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, opened the doors of its Customer Experience Center in Poing, near Munich, from 19 – 21 November for its Publishing and Book Printing Conference. The event, aimed at those working in book printing, publishing and production, explored the latest technological innovations as well as industry trends and future challenges.

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Delegates at the event saw live book printing demonstrations on Canon technology, spoke to industry experts about the challenges they face and had the opportunity to network with industry peers.

The event's keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Brües of Wuppertal University's Electrical, Information Technology and Media Technology division, who discussed the future of communication and how this will affect the publishing industry. He also explored the relationship between book publishing tools and content, the future of book printing technology and the relationship between paper and ink.

Other speakers at the event included industry experts Dr Andreas Paul and Göran Lindqvist as well as Canon customers such as Holmbergs, Bookprint Digital and EduBook.

As well as an overview of the Canon product portfolio covering each stage of the production process – including prepress, printing and finishing – the afternoon included a number of break-out sessions where delegates toured Canon's Customer Experience Centre and discovered more about the areas of on-demand book production, short-run printing and personalised content.

Products demonstrated at the event included the Océ JetStream 5500 – a high speed, industrial inkjet solution, which can produce up to 30,000 B2 sheets per hour – and the Océ ColorStream 3700, a full colour, continuous feed inkjet printer, which incorporates proven high volume printing technology and prints at up to 100 meters per minute.

Further technology on display included a number of printers from Canon's imagePRESS range – which offer excellent production credentials including offset comparable image quality – and the VarioPrint 6000, part of the fastest and most productive family of digital perfecting printing systems available today.

Peter Wolff, Head of Commercial Print Group, Canon Europe, said: "Canon's Publisher and Book Printing Conference was a highly focused and valuable event in which delegates were able to explore Canon's uniquely diverse portfolio of digital printing solutions. These powerful systems offer publishers and book printers complete flexibility, enabling shorter print runs, just-in-time delivery, personalised content and greater cost-effectiveness.

"The conference was an excellent opportunity for delegates to discuss current trends in the market and benefit from business advice from Canon experts."

www.canon-europe.com

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