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Océ Arizona 360 XT printer wins SGIA Product of the Year Award

Honored for Flatbed Rigid White Ink production

Oct. 27, 2011 – Trumbull, CT – The Océ Arizona® 360 XT printer was given the Product of the Year Award in the Flatbed Rigid White Ink UV (<$200k MSRP) category, continuing a tradition of being honored with this award every year since the Océ Arizona Series product line has been shipping. The award was presented at the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association's (SGIA) annual convention and exposition held October 19-21 in New Orleans.

The Product of the Year Awards compare output from competing devices using a common test file designed by SGIA. The prints are reviewed by a panel of judges, each with a background and expertise in digital printing and imaging. The judges look for color appeal, detail and tonality, and the output is also judged on how closely it matches the test print.

The entry image was processed using ONYX® ProductionHouse™ version X10 Océ Edition RIP software. ONYX Graphics software utilizes ONYX color science and a proprietary color engine designed to specifically address color and profiling issues unique to large format inkjet printing. The results are better neutral, saturated and dark colors, and consistent color fidelity.

World's premier selling flatbed printer product family
The Océ Arizona Series UV flatbed printers have been consistently honored by the SGIA organization. In 2006, the year of the original Océ Arizona 250 GT printer's introduction, it won the Vision Award, which is given to an exhibiting manufacturer whose new product has the best chance of positively impacting the digital imaging industry. The decision was based on the product's relevance to the market, potential industry influence and prospective value to the product's end users.

In 2007, the Océ Arizona 250 GT printer was awarded the Product of the Year Award in the Output Device Rigid Substrate UV category. In 2008, the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer was given the Product of the Year Award Honorable Mention in the UV Cured Rigid category. In 2009, the Océ Arizona 350 XT printer received the Product of the Year Award for the Rigid Substrate UV >$200K MSRP category, and the Océ Arizona 350 GT printer was honored with the Product of the Year Award in the Rigid Substrate UV <$200k MSRP category. In 2010, the Océ Arizona 550 XT printer was awarded the Product of the Year Award in the Flatbed Rigid Substrate UV (>$200K MSRP) and Flatbed Rigid White Ink UV (>$200K MSRP) categories, and the Océ Arizona 550 GT printer was awarded the Product of the Year Award in the Flatbed Rigid Substrate UV (<$200k MSRP).

The most honored flatbed printer series in the world
All Océ Arizona Series printers – including the new Océ Arizona 360 XT model – share the same award-winning image quality and robust architecture, offering the Océ values of quality, reliability, productivity and user-friendliness. Since 2006, Océ Arizona Series UV flatbed printers have earned 27 industry awards to date from organizations throughout the world. These awards validate the quality and innovation built into every Océ Arizona Series printer. With more than 2,800 systems sold to date, it is the best selling series of UV flatbed printers in history.

About the Océ Arizona Series of UV flatbed printers
Océ Arizona Series printers – including the Océ Arizona 300 GT, Océ Arizona 360 GT, Océ Arizona 360 XT, Océ Arizona 550 GT and Océ Arizona 550 XT models – are quite simply a technology disruption: UV curable flatbed and roll-to-roll inkjet printers that deliver exceptional image quality to take display graphics to the next level. Customers can use them to add new services by printing photo-quality images on virtually any media imaginable and taking on work that was never before possible with other printing systems, thereby giving users numerous opportunities to increase display graphics revenues.

Océ Display Graphics Systems
Océ Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, wide format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Océ solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital large format color. From high-quality UV flatbed printers and roll-based printers to advanced finishing systems, Océ offers a total solution including hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, applications expertise, hardware support and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow.

About Océ
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in financial 2010 amounted to approximately €2.7 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information visit www.oce.com.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents 34% of Océ's worldwide revenues, and employment is over 8,000. For more information about Océ North America, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

Océ and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 197,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than US $45 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com.

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. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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