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thINK Ahead 2019 Fifth Annual Inkjet Users Conference A Success!

thINK Ahead 2019 fifth annual inkjet users conference a success with over 600 attendees learning and sharing industry trends and best practices from 75 presenters, with a choice of 7 tracks and over 30 educational sessions.


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October 10, 2019
2019

SPOTLIGHT: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Third-Largest School District in Texas, Installs an Océ ColorStream

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October 2, 2019
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Canon Solutions America to Feature Latest Technology at PRINTING United

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thINK Ahead 2019 Fifth Annual Inkjet Users Conference A Success!

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October 1, 2019
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Canon announces corporate name change of Océ to Canon Production Printing

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September 17, 2019
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Canon’s Large Format Printers Are Now Available At Your Fingertips

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September 16, 2019
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Canon Redefines Sheetfed Inkjet Expectations with New VarioPrint i-series+

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September 5, 2019
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Canon U.S.A. Wins Three SGIA 2019 “Product of the Year” Awards

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September 5, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Promotes “Procurement, Simplified” at NIGP Annual Forum

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August 27, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Showcases Information Security at Special Event

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August 13, 2019
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Preventing Security Breaches in the Digital Workplace: New Canon Survey Reveals Critical Gaps in Companies’ Cybersecurity Agendas

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August 7, 2019
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Océ ProStream Application from Canon Solutions America Receives Awards from Printing Industries America (PIA) and Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA)

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August 5, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Celebrates 5,000th imagePRESS Placement at Maine-based SFX America

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August 1, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Customer Intellus Expands Customer Offering with Addition of First Océ ProStream Device on the East Coast

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July 16, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Announces Renewal of Help Desk Support Center Certification

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July 11, 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America applauds European colleagues’ participation in “Night Watch 360” Exhibit

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June 24, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Inaugural Security Roadshow in Philadelphia Captures Audience Attention Around IT Security

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June 14, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Announces Launch of Second Book, “Notes to Self”, For Drexel University’s Tripod at Writers Room Program

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June 12, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Celebrated Début of Custom-Designed Mural at Drexel University

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May 29, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Supports the University of Alabama on Launch of New Printing Services Program, Print Camp 2019

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November 10, 2017
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Canon Solutions America Hosts its Inaugural Veteran Outreach Open House

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May 7, 2015
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Canon Solutions America Achieves HDI Support Center Certification

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May 18, 2015
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Canon Solutions America Celebrates HDI Support Center Certification

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May 4, 2017
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Canon Solutions America Celebrates Renewal of HDI Support Center Certification

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November 24, 2014
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Canon Solutions America’s Future Authors Project Releases Ninth Published Book

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November 18, 2015
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Future Authors Project Commemorates Aspiring Writers with its Tenth Published Book

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October 23, 2017
2017

Canon Solutions America Expands its Future Authors Project with Long Island, New York Chapter

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May 22, 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: Committed to Innovation, Total Printing Systems Becomes First Book Manufacturer to Install the Océ ProStream 1000 from Canon Solutions America

Featured News,Company News 2019
February 23, 2016
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Canon Solutions America Planted a Million Trees with Trees for the Future to Inspire a Greener Future

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2016
May 20, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Announces Security Roadshow featuring Expert Insights and Recommendations on Information Security and Data Privacy

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June 24, 2016
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Canon Solutions America Supports the Fifth Annual Graphic Arts Industry Event

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March 1, 2016
2016

UHealth Pediatric Mobile Clinic Provides Critical Care with Support from Canon Solutions America

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November 27, 2017
2017

Canon Solutions America Sponsors the BT5K New York City Run & Walk

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November 5, 2018
2018

Creighton University and Canon Solutions America Celebrate the Premiere of The Displaced

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June 7, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Expands its Relationship with Legrand North America

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May 13, 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Celebrates the Black Belt Artist Project

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September 8, 2015
2015

Canon Solutions America Announces Strategic Partnership with the University of Notre Dame

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December 8, 2015
2015

Astro-Dynamic Print Services Eyes Continued Growth with the Help of Canon Solutions America

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March 28, 2016
2016

Canon Solutions America Sponsors the 2016 PAC-12 Environmental Health and Safety Director’s Conference

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May 14, 2019
2019

Canon Expands UVgel Printer Family with New Océ Colorado 1650

Featured News,Large Format Printing 2019
May 7, 2019
2019

Digital Express Intalls Océ VarioPrint i300 Inkjet Press

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May 6, 2019
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ARC's Riot Creative Imaging Integrates Canon Solutions America's Innovative Technology

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April 27, 2019
2019

SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Celebrates World Graphic Design Day - Street Level Studio

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April 26, 2019
2019

SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Celebrates World Graphic Design Day

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April 26, 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Celebrates World Graphic Design Day

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April 23, 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Celebrates Authors on World Book Day

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April 18, 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: Discover EnvisionED

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April 17, 2019
2019

Canon Receives Type II Certification For Océ Colorado Inks When Printed On Roysons’ DreamSCAPE 20 OZ. WallCovering

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April 16, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Receives Company to Watch Award at Seventh Annual Inkjet Summit

Production Printing,Featured News 2019
January 10, 2018
2018

Practical Applications of the Best Value Methodology

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February 8, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Announces the CAHME Award Winner

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January 16, 2018
2018

Mail Solutions & Printing Explores New Business Opportunities with Canon Sheet-fed Technology

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
January 18, 2018
2018

PrintMailPro Expands its Inkjet Capabilities with Installation of the Océ ColorStream 3700

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
February 5, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Announces 2018 Executive Appointments

Featured News,Corporate – Corporate 2018
February 7, 2018
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Canon Celebrates the Global Success of Océ CrystalPoint Technology

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
February 12, 2018
2018

Pixelwerx Launches into the Next Generation of Large Format Print Technology with Installation of the Océ Colorado 1640 Printer

Featured News,Large Format Printing 2018
February 13, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America and Agile Cybersecurity Solutions Join Forces

Featured News,Software 2018
February 21, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America’s Enterprise Managed Services Division’s presents at the first-ever Center for Procurement Excellence National Conference

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
February 26, 2018
2018

CFC Print Solutions Introduces its Three Phases of Inkjet

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
February 27, 2018
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Thomas Printworks Expands its Vast Suite of Production Print Capabilities

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
March 19, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Supports Furthering Education and Expanding Business Partnerships

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sponsorships,Featured News 2018
March 22, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America continues to enhance the Océ Colorado 1640 Printer

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
April 10, 2018
2018

How to Align Your Wide Format Printing Investment with New Applications & Customer Demands

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
April 10, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Helps Canon Maintain Top Position in Total High Volume Inkjet Market Share

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April 30, 2018
2018

LawrenceInk continues its Print Expansion with Canon Solutions America by Installing the Océ VarioPrint i300

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
April 30, 2018
2018

Thomas Printworks Expands its Offerings with Installation of the Océ Colorado 1640 Printer

Featured News,Large Format Printing 2018
May 1, 2018
2018

Enterprise Managed Services Division Strengthens Strategic Relationship with the University Of Miami

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sponsorships,Featured News 2018
May 1, 2018
2018

United Mail Introduces the Océ VarioPrint i300 and an Expanded Workflow Solution to its Digital Print Offerings

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
May 8, 2018
2018

Gasch Printing Invests in the Future of Inkjet by adding the Océ VarioPrint i300

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
May 21, 2018
2018

Enterprise Managed Services Division Presents at the 3rd Shared Services in Higher Education Summit

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sponsorships,Featured News 2018
June 7, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Expands its Relationship with Legrand North America

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
June 11, 2018
2018

DMP BPO Prepares for a More Colorful Future with Installation of the Océ VarioPrint i300 Color Inkjet Press

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
June 26, 2018
2018

Drexel University and Canon Solutions America Celebrate Culmination of TRIPOD at Writers Room: People, Places, Portraits

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sponsorships,Featured News 2018
June 19, 2018
2018

Océ Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software Delivers  Simple Solutions and Improvement of Workflow

Featured News,Software 2018
July 10, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Escalates Large Format Solutions Portfolio with Color-Logic Relationship

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
July 25, 2018
2018

Print Tech Advances into the Future of Inkjet and Print Technologies

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
July 26, 2018
2018

Sanford Health Demonstrates its Commitment to Exceptional Care and Innovation with Latest Technological Advancement

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
August 21, 2018
2018

Lourdes Coss of Canon Solutions America to Receive 2018 Integrity Award

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
August 27, 2018
2018

Profile Magazine Features Canon Solutions America President, Pete Kowalczuk

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
September 19, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Participates in 2018 Inaugural LIU Classic Polo Match

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sponsorships,Featured News 2018
September 27, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Brings the Océ ProStream 1000™ to the U.S.

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
September 27, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Teams with PrinterLogic to Enhance Portfolio of Serverless Print Capabilities

Featured News,Software 2018
October 1, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Announces New Cooperative Agreement with County of DuPage, IL and National IPA

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October 1, 2018
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The Océ Colorado 1640 Helps Empower Spectrum Print Plus to Explore New Revenue Opportunities

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
October 2, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Expands Possibilities for Graphics Company, Group Imaging

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
October 2, 2019
2019

Rapid Press Leverages Canon imagePRESS Devices as Part of New Integrated Marketing Solutions Process

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2019
October 16, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Helps DMM Expand Capabilities from Toner Based to the Océ VarioPrint i300 Inkjet Technology

Production Printing,Featured News 2018
October 17, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America to Showcase Industry-Leading Canon Technology at 2018 SGIA Expo

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
October 18, 2018
2018

Customers Win as Canon Solutions America set to Reveal its World of Wallcovering Challenge Results at 2018 SGIA Expo

Featured News,Large Format Printing 2018
October 29, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Announces Launch of Words of Art, A Collection of Literary Work by Jericho High School Students

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
November 5, 2018
2018

Creighton University and Canon Solutions America Celebrate the Premiere of The Displaced

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
November 6, 2018
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BIP Printing Solutions Expands Print Capabilities With Canon Solutions America Inkjet Technology

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
November 12, 2018
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Canon Solutions America Empowers Agility Press with Canon Digital Technology

Featured News,Production Printing 2018
November 20, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Supports the 2018 Bt5k New York City Run & Walk

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
November 27, 2018
2018

St. John’s University Students and Canon Solutions America Discuss Best Practices for Managing Teams

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
December 10, 2018
2018

Canon Solutions America Celebrates 10 Million Impressions Milestone by BR Printers

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2018
March 12, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Launches Océ PrintSight Software

Featured News,Software 2019
April 15, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America is Proud to Support the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sponsorships,Featured News 2019
April 15, 2019
2019

Enhanced Océ ProStream is Built for Productivity

Production Printing,Featured News 2019
May 3, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America and The Viscardi Center Launch Training Program

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sponsorships,Featured News 2019
April 22, 2019
2019

SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Reaches 1,733,430 Trees Planted

Featured News,Environment and Sustainability Initiatives 2019
March 20, 2019
2019

SPOTLIGHT: Canon Solutions America Celebrates National Procurement Month

Featured News,Software 2019
April 3, 2019
2019

Canon Has Held #1 Position in the U.S. for Continuous Feed, Cut Sheet and Total High Volume Inkjet Market Share Since 2016

Featured News,Production Printing 2019
March 7, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Presents CAHME Award For Sustainability in Healthcare Education and Practice

Featured News,Community and Environment - Corporate 2019
March 1, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Customers Attend the 2019 Canon Media & Analyst Event

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2019
February 27, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Production Print Event Features Customer Panel On Inkjet Success Stories

Featured News,Broadcast & Communications -Industrial 2019
February 21, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Debuts Book Smart Suite

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February 12, 2019
2019

Canon Solutions America Offers Customers Enhanced Network Security Capabilities Through Eventsentry

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February 12, 2019
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Canon Solutions America Links Up With Barracuda Networks to Combat Email-Delivered Threats

Featured News,Software 2019
January 24, 2019
2019

Goodway Group of Massachusetts, First Commercial Printer in the Boston Metropolitan Area, to Install an Océ Varioprint I300

Production Printing,Featured News 2019

BOCA RATON, FL., October 1, 2019 – thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America inkjet customers, celebrated the success of its fifth annual inkjet users conference, held September 16-18, 2019 in Boca Raton, Florida at the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club.

More than 600 attendees learned and shared industry trends and best practices in 7 tracks and 30 educational sessions, as well as in networking events outside of the sessions. Attendees were made up of current Canon Solutions America inkjet customers, prospective customers, press, analysts, partners, and industry experts.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn from 50 current inkjet customers and 25 analysts and industry experts. “The thINK board is very proud of the community we have built, and feel that thINK is different from other inkjet user communities in many ways — for instance, while thINK has industry experts and Canon executives to round out our learning, the majority of our speakers are inkjet customers, and we think that speaks volumes as to what type of learning environment and community that thINK has been shaped to be,” Bob Radzis, thINK president said.

“Another area where thINK is set apart; the thINK Board is very cognizant of the fact that some thINK attendees are coming to the conference with no inkjet experience whatsoever, while others have extensive experience and are seeking to take it all to the next level. thINK Ahead sessions span all experience levels to meet each attendee where they are on their inkjet journey. Finally, the thINK attendees that come back year after year are a testament to our ability to keep the content fresh, with new sessions and new learning, to help the community thrive. thINK is not a one-time conference to attend, but an evolution of learning available to all members,” Radzis concluded.

Bob Radzis, thINK President

Bob Radzis, thINK President kicks off thINK Ahead 2019, the inkjet user community’s fifth annual conference.

thINK Ahead 2019 Session Tracks Included:

  • Direct Mail Innovation
  • In-Plant Innovation
  • Transactional Innovation
  • Commercial Innovation
  • Book Innovation
  • Inkjet Innovation
  • Innovate for Page Growth

New this year, thINK attendees were able to participate in Ask the Experts sessions following the full day of sessions. The Ask the Experts sessions, led by thINK guest speakers, customers, and industry leaders, enabled attendees to take a deeper dive into learning. Outside of the tracks and sessions, attendees were inspired by two amazing keynotes — Adam Markel, a recognized expert in professional and personal reinvention who guides individuals and businesses to capitalize on change and magnify their impact and Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL commander, New York Times best-selling author, leader, and founder of Ever Onward. As in prior years, thINK attendees were also invited to visit the Canon Solutions America Customer Experience Center (CEC) for tours and demos. thINK members have access to session content on thINKforum.com all year round, along with the numerous other resources already available to them there.

thINK attendees were the first to hear new announcements from Canon Solutions America, including:

  • The next iteration of the Océ VarioPrint i-series technology: the Océ VarioPrint i-series+. The VP i-series+ promises a combination of engine technologies, firmware, and performance inks that provide commercial print quality on a broader range of coated media, all with enhanced workflows for increased productivity.
  • In addition to the unveiling of the VP i-series+, Francis A. McMahon, Executive VP, Production Print Solutions and Eric Hawkinson, VP Marketing, Production Print Solutions, teased more exciting things to come at drupa 2020. Get ready!
  • thINK on the Road is going back on the road. This traveling thINK event — which gets prospects into your print shop while providing training and facetime with Canon Solutions America leadership — will be in a city near you in 2020.

Additionally, thINK Ahead 2019 attendees were able to see inkjet best practices in action, with entries for the second annual Inkjet Innovation Awards on display, designed to recognize Canon Solutions America inkjet customers’ unique innovation, forward-thinking strategy, and proven excellence in inkjet printing. Winners were announced during the conference and honored for pushing the boundaries of inkjet technology.

Second Annual Inkjet Innovation Award Winners:

Design Aesthetics: Copy General’s Smart Change Catalog, which won points for its soft-touch UV coat and spot-gloss UV, strategically placed on the photography to pull readers into the experience.

Degree of Innovation: Trend Offset’s Destination Guide, which featured advanced variable data and graphics capabilities, including “geo-zoning” to include local advertisements in this national direct mail campaign.

Business Effectiveness: Highnote’s Annual Appeal for Family & Children’s Place quadrupled the funds raised for the nonprofit year over year.

Best in Show: Trekk and Specialty Print Communications’ Possibilities Catalog, a visual and tactile journey through the capabilities of the Océ ProStream, was printed on a wide range of Verso products.

People’s Choice: International Paper’s Apollo the Spacedog, a children’s book that brings the adventures of a spunky girl and her dog to life, used the magic of augmented reality.

“We are pleased with the annual Inkjet Innovation Awards as each year we get to see new ideas and new ways our peers are using inkjet in innovative ways, to move their business forward in new directions. The competition was fierce this year, but these inkjet innovators had what it takes to win,” commented Radzis.

“thINK Ahead 2019 was at capacity and sponsorships sold-out. Partners have already reached out to us to secure their sponsorship for thINK Ahead 2020, which will take place August 31 – September 2, 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida at the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club. We are thankful for the thINK partner community as it is due to their interest and support that we are able to put together one of the largest inkjet user group events in the world,” said Victor Bohnert, thINK Executive Director.

About thINK Forum

thINK is an independent community of Canon Solutions America inkjet customers, solution partners, and print industry experts, and Canon Solutions America is a proud executive sponsor. Led by some of the most successful inkjet service providers in the country, it provides a forum for members to network, gain knowledge, discuss common challenges, and share best practices. For more information, visit thinkforum.com.

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Victor Bohnert
victor@thinkforum.com

Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and elsewhere. Océ is a registered trademark of Océ-Technologies B.V. in the United States and elsewhere. All other referenced product names and marks are trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.