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New CREO Color Server driving CANON imagePRESS Printers at Graph Expo

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Chicago - Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group is launching a new version of the imagePRESS CR Server A7000 and the brand new A7500, Powered by CREO Color Server Technology. Both models are now available for the CANON imagePRESS C7010VP/C7000VP series of printers to accommodate a wider range of customers needs.

A7000 Version 2: New Advanced Features
The imagePRESS CR Server A7000 Version 2 offers the benefits of CREO Color Server Technology, with new and advanced features, at a more attractive price point. Version 2 adds functionality and enhances ease-of-use with features like Email and SMS notifications, on-line help and automatic paper-size switch.  This version also enables new finishing options and permits a wider use of media. The imagePRESS CR Server A7000 now supports Canon's Operations and Maintenance Application, and has expanded JDF capabilities enabling printers to seamlessly integrate Canon's imagePRESS digital presses into a variety of professional workflows.

Performance and Power with New A7500
The new imagePRESS CR Server A7500 provides all the features and capabilities of the A7000 Version 2, but with a more powerful server platform. The resulting superior RIP performance is geared for production environments where greater processing power is needed. Demanding graphic arts printing environments will also benefit the embedded Process Power Kit which includes 2 advanced features: The Parallel RIP which speeds up production by allowing two jobs to be processed simultaneously and the Photo Touch-up Software which lets operator automatically correct and improve images.

"The latest software version offers significant advantages to both novice and expert users", says Chris O'Connor, Vice President, Global Business Group, Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group, "We're very pleased to see the collaboration with Canon continuing to grow."

"Driving Canon's flagship color imagePRESS digital presses, the new imagePRESS CR Server A7500 and CR Server A7000 Version 2, Powered by CREO Color Server Technology, provide customers with the flexibility and productivity required to succeed in the graphic arts and production marketplace," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.

CREO Color Server Technology offers superior out-of-the-box color management, ensuring ease of use. Open connectivity and automation enables CANON Digital Press customers to seamlessly integrate with a variety of professional workflows using JDF standards, including KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions. These color print servers offer a unique RIP architecture, exceptional productivity, and a comprehensive Variable Data Printing (VDP) solution.

Both digital front ends support the CANON imagePRESS C7010VP/C7000VP series of printers including the new C7010VP/C6010VP/C6010 print engines and the existing C7000VP/C6000VP/C6000 engines.

The new imagePRESS CR Server A7500 will be demonstrated at GRAPH EXPO in the Canon booth, # 2027, and the imagePRESS CR Server A7000 will be presented in the Océ North America booth, #1217, driving the CANON imagePRESS C7010VP press.

CREO Color Servers are a leading solution for print on-demand professionals. They provide superior connectivity to graphic arts workflows, automation, exceptional color and image quality, advanced Variable Data Printing (VDP) capabilities, and extensive document printing functionality to boost productivity. CREO Color Servers incorporate a robust technology platform to optimize the performance of digital production printers and presses, and increase efficiency and cost effectiveness over the entire print production cycle.