The first Canon printers
In 1970 Canon developed and produced its first copying devices, followed by laser printers, namely the LBP-10, in the later part of the decade. The 1987 CLC-1 was Canon's first successful colour copying system and proved so successful that CLC 350 and CLC 550 were made as updated versions in 1993 with new anti-forgery technology. The printer was favoured by the government for the printing of money. Canon received the Big Brother Award from the Chaos Computer Club after they discovered that Canon colour printers printed an invisible bar code on all colour prints allowing a print to be traced back to its printer of origin. In 2009, Canon purchased the Océ Company, striving to the market leaders in the printing industry. For small home printers though, this change was hardly noticeable. Canon filled a gap in its printer portfolio with the purchase of Océ, but high-volume digital printers for professional use are a far cry from the laser and inkjet printers for private use, where toner and ink cartridges are changed by individuals.
Inkjet, laser and photo printers
In addition to profession printing and copying systems, like the 2012 iF Product Design award-winning Océ VarioPrint DP line, Canon offers 6 printers designed specifically for home use. Canon's own Pixma series as well as the i-Sensys line offer both simple laser printers and multi-function devices with 3-in-1 printer, scanner, fax capability. Thanks to its history, Canon naturally puts a lot of value in high-quality photo prints. For professional-quality photos, the Pixma-Pro inkjet printers are the way to go. The compact Selphy photo printers produce high-quality photo prints in both a 9 x 13 and 10 x 15 format. The printer uses a three-colour system for printing and also applies a sealant in the finishing stages. You can easily order all Canon accessories - like ink and toner refills - online from us with no shipping costs.