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'Canon: A Year in Fashion' documentary celebrates the power of image in fashion

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  • Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions and Official Imaging Partner to the British Fashion Council, has released ‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ a documentary film celebrating the integral relationship between images and fashion
  • The film launches today to build excitement in the run up to London Fashion Week February 2014, which Canon is the Official Sponsor of for the ninth year
  • Presented by Andy Torres, the blogger from StyleScrapbook.com, the film tells the story of the relationship between photography and fashion as seen by those working behind the scenes
  • Appearing in the film are photographer, filmmaker and Canon Explorer Clive Booth, photographer Tony Wellington, leading designer Henry Holland and Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council
  • The film also features those who are just about to enter the fashion industry – the young student photographers who shot catwalk shows from the photographers’ pit for the first time in 2013.
  • ‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ is available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCOkQleeUPI
  • London Fashion Week (14-18 February) is the biggest event on the British fashion calendar, with over 5,000 visitors expected this year
  • It is followed by Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (20-23 February), London’s largest and most exclusive designer shopping event open to the public biannually
  • Canon is also a Principal Sponsor of Milan Fashion Week and a Key Sponsor of Paris Fashion Week, and Professional Photo Partner of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Russia

Canon reveals imaging brilliance behind London Fashion Week through expert interviews

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  • Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, will be unveiling a series of exclusive interviews this September to shine a spotlight on the people who make London Fashion Week a celebrated international event
  • Through interviews and behind-the scenes footage with designers, photographers and industry figures, Canon will capture secrets of this glamorous and captivating industry, and provide insights for the next generation of creative fashion professionals
  • As Official Imaging Partner to the British Fashion Council, Canon understands that there’s more to London Fashion Week than the catwalk
  • To bring the whole story to life - from designer vision and set creation to the photographers’ pit and the final iconic images – Canon will be exploring the lives and work of three experts through the eyes of seasoned Fashion blogger Andy Torres from StyleScrapbook.com
  • Each video, available online at www.youtube.com/user/CanonEurope, will share a different ‘insider’ perspective from the event
  • With London Fashion Week approaching its 30 year anniversary next year, Andy Torres will be going back in time with Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, to understand how the event grew from humble beginnings to become the global phenomenon it is today and the role of imaging
  • Andy Torres will be shadowing renowned designer Henry Holland through the creation of his notoriously inventive House of Holland catwalk, culminating in the production of large scale prints using an Océ Arizona printer from Canon
  • Andy Torres will be speaking to Clive Booth, professional photographer and Canon Explorer, about the importance of quality reproduction and watch him transform a series of beautiful images into stunning large format prints using Canon technology
  • London Fashion Week (13-17 September) is the biggest event on the British fashion calendar, with over 5,000 visitors at this year’s event
  • It is followed by Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (19-22 September), London’s largest and most exclusive designer shopping event open to the public biannually
  • Canon is also a Principal Sponsor of Milan Fashion Week and a Key Sponsor of Paris Fashion Week, and Professional Photo Partner of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Russia

Canon Celebrates the Power of Image in Fashion

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  • Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions and Imaging Partner of the British Fashion Council, is participating in 12 exciting initiatives underway as part of its official sponsorship of London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend. 
  • Aimed at celebrating the Power of Image and sharing Canon’s imaging expertise with the fashion industry, the projects include collaboration with outstanding photographers, designers and bloggers.
  • Highlights of the Canon initiatives are captured in behind-the-scene insights revealed in a series of Canon video interviews by seasoned fashion blogger Andy Torres from StyleScrapbook.com.
  • Leading professional photographer Clive Booth also explains what it means to be a fashion photographer and the creation story behind British designer Henry Holland’s look book; the iconic image portfolio that defines a designer’s collection.
  • Canon Europe also worked with three other designers – David Koma, Michael van der Ham and Holly Fulton – to create their own images and look books, which have also been published on Canon printers, allowing designers to start using them immediately after the event.
  • New collection look books are also used at other European Fashion Weeks by the designers in marketing their collections. 
  • As Official Imaging Partner for the British Fashion Council and Official Sponsor of London Fashion Week for eight years, Canon has offered support to photographers throughout the week via its Canon Professional Services (CPS) photographers’ centre with a team of technicians handing questions, and providing camera repair services and loan facilities.
  • Canon has also been providing a free bus for all accredited photographers to travel between London Fashion Week venues.
  • As the Digital Showcasing Partner, Canon Europe has also screened fashion show content for visitors in the Canon Cinema and the Canon Screening Room in Somerset House.
  • Further initiatives are planned for London Fashion Weekend, during which the Canon Studio will allow visitors to take part in a personalised photo shoot, while working with Elizabeth Arden to provide a truly memorable makeover experience. 
  • Canon will also provide a range of photography opportunities and experiences to student photographers and the 2012 winners of the Canon Professional Services’ ‘Best Shot’ competition.
  • London Fashion Week (15-19 February) is the biggest event on the British fashion calendar, with over 5,000 visitors at this year’s event.
It is followed by London Fashion Weekend (21-24 February) London’s largest and most exclusive designer shopping event open to the public biannually.

Canon supports European Scanner Partners' growth with technology and trends showcase at 2012 Partner Conference

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  • Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, hosted a conference for its imageFORMULA scanner reseller partners
  • The Canon Premier Professional Scanner Partner Conference, held from 12th to 13th November in Lisbon, was attended by leading resellers from 21 countries across EMEA region
  • Under the "Can You Capture Tomorrow, Today?" banner, Canon Europe shared the company’s future strategies and views on the trends that influence the capture market, and showcased its latest imageFORMULA devices that will support Partners to meet the future demands of their customers
  • The new products included:
  • imageFORMULA P-208 - Canon introduced as world's first the smallest portable scanner with automatic document feeder (ADF) and duplex scanning capability
  • CaptureOnTouch Mobile – a free app for Apple iOS and Android devices, enabling direct batch scanning with Canon’s new Wi-Fi enabled scanners  
  • imageFORMULA DR-C125W – the ultra-compact desktop scanner with integrated Wi-Fi, allowing wireless scanning to smartphones, tablets and PCs
  • The Canon Wi-Fi unit WU10, an optional Wi-Fi accessory for Canon’s portable scanners 
  • During ‘Touch and Try’ breakout sessions the Partners had the opportunity to experience live demos during which they could have a closer look at products and ask any questions

Canon's second generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE tackles businesses' challenges with smarter ways of working

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  • Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, has launched six new series of scalable A3 multi-functional devices (MFDs) designed to help customers address today’s business challenges with smarter ways of working
  • Canon announces the interim findings of its new independent, Pan-European insight report addressing the latest technology and trends in the workplace - with the final insight report due in January 2013
  • Documents are still central to our working lives with over 80 per cent of end-users across 19 European countries printing every single day, according to the interim results* of an independent ‘Office Insights’ report launched today
  • Over half of respondents print less nowadays, but 83% believe in the future they will be using their printer or MFD as much as they do today or more; especially for scanning purposes
  • What they print is now more valuable to them in terms of what is produced and how it is used with good-looking, high-quality documents being a key factor in the success of their organisations
  • Working patterns are evolving and decision-makers must understand how the requirements of end-users have changed; mobility, security and professional looking documents top the list
  • The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform provides customers with a unique set of capabilities through a new suite of powerful standard and optional software applications
  • Canon’s simple serverless log-in solution – Universal Login Manager – is available on all new imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices to offer user-level personalisation, usage tracking and access control
  • A range of solutions is available to integrate with cloud-based workflows and support mobile working, for example Canon Mobile Printing, PRINT & SCAN, Cloud Connect and eCopy Scan to Cloud applications
  • Canon’s unique iW Desktop Quick Printing Tool allows documents to be professionally finished in-house; for more advanced capabilities, Canon’s iW Desktop provides easy drag and drop functionality to combine and create documents, before editing, personalising and previewing for a professional finish in minutes
  • imageRUNNER ADVANCE simplifies print-related management and delivers increased up-time with improvements to Canon’s device management solutions, eMaintenance and iW MC
  • The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5200, 6200 and 8200 series will be available from October 2012. The C2200, C7200 and C9200 series will be available from November 2012.
* based on 729 interviews; final report based on a survey of 1,500 respondents and 50 in-depth interviews to be published in January 2013