MELVILLE, NY, February 5, 2019 – Canon
U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that Copiers Northwest, a provider of office technology products and services, has reported
more than 300 percent growth in large format print volume since the
installation of the Océ Colorado 1640 printer this past summer. A leader
in office automation and managed print services
in the Pacific Northwest, Copiers Northwest has served businesses throughout
the region for more than 25 years.

Holy Grail in printing is to do something high quality, at a high speed, at a
low cost,” said Mark Petrie, CEO of Copiers Northwest. “And historically in
this marketplace, we were limited to offering two of three. The Océ Colorado
1640 gives us the opportunity to deliver all three. We have high quality, high
speed, and the ability to drive that at 40 percent lower operating cost. In
fact, over the first four months, the machine has nearly paid for itself.”

the beginning, Copiers Northwest has been committed to providing innovative
programs, flexible systems, and the guarantee that our customers’ offices will operate
more efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Mr. Petrie. “I believe we’ve been
able to sustain and grow our business for so many years by continually
investing in the people, products, and technology that help our customers be
more competitive and achieve their business objectives.”

Northwest was looking for ways to better serve their customers and grow the
large format area of their business. Said Eric Watson, Production/Operator,
Copiers Northwest, “The Océ Colorado 1640 has allowed us to dramatically expand
our product offering. We’ve grown our large format print volume by more than
300 percent over the last four months. We attribute much of that to the Océ
Colorado 1640, with its innovative features, easy operation, and UVgel

UVgel technology allows the Océ Colorado 1640 printer to quickly output
high-quality, instantly dry prints, which has been a huge productivity gain for
the company. Further, because of the Océ Colorado 1640’s Greenguard
certification, Copiers Northwest does not need to laminate prints, helping to
save on both outgassing time experienced with eco-solvent printers, as well as
the extra time and labor to laminate.

Mr. Watson, “The wide range of time and energy-saving applications the Océ
Colorado 1640 delivers is a key benefit. The automatic maintenance feature, in
particular, has made a huge impact. In the printing industry, there’s extensive
equipment maintenance and cleaning required. With the Océ Colorado 1640, that’s
covered. And the press is very easy to operate. It can run unattended once we
queue up a print job, allowing us to focus on other tasks.”

Northwest has always provided their clients with “best in class” solutions and
we are proud that the Océ Colorado 1640 printer is part of this,” says Shinichi
Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We’re
thrilled that the Océ Colorado 1640 printer has helped drive more business and
profitability for Copiers Northwest in just a few months due to the trifecta of
faster printing speed, great quality and lower operating costs.”

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United
States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36
billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks
third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s
World’s Most Admired Companies in 2019. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the
highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent
U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the
United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and
environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured
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