Canon celebrates 20th anniversary of the document scanner

LONDON, 2 October 2017 - Canon is, this month, celebrating the 20th anniversary year of the launch of its first document scanner, the DR-3020.


Back in 1959, Canon launched its first document capture device, the Rotary Filmer, which captured documents onto microfilm. In 1996, the DR-3020, was launched adopting the technology of Canon’s micrographics equipment. Since then, the brand has expanded its line-up to include high-volume production scanners for high speed capturing performance, business desktop models which fit perfectly in small desk spaces, and compact portable models for users on the move.

In 2007, the 10th anniversary year of the launch of the DR-3020, Canon introduced the imageFORMULA brand to offer a FORMULA, a solution for success and problem solving through image processing. Since then, the organisation has developed the series by introducing new models and functions to address changing customer needs and environments, such as the convenience of one button operation and network scanning that doesn’t require input from a PC. These input devices are used by a wide range of customers to support their business workflow and Canon is proud to have achieved world No.1 market share in the production scanner segment1.

As part of the celebrations, Canon is now offering customers a cashback promotion on imageFORMULA DR-C240, DR-M140, DR-M260, DR-M1060 and ScanFront400 models across Europe until 31st December 2017.

Tim Brosnihan, European Product Manager for imageFORMULA Document Scanners, says, “We are extremely proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary year of our innovative document scanning technology and in conjunction with our valued customers and channel partners we will continue to develop our offering to successfully meet their changing needs and further enhance their business productivity. In recognition of this collaboration, we are offering cashback deals across our flagship imageFORMULA models across Europe until the end of the year.”

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1 infotrends research, 2016