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                                                                     SGIA Honors James Gandy
                                                                     with 2008 DPI Innovator Award
                                                                     SGIA member James Gandy, president of
                                                                     Gandinnovations, has received the 2008 DPI
                                                                     Innovator Award at the SGIA Expo’s Keynote
vendor news                                                          Luncheon.

PLP Joins the Canon imagePROGRAF Alliance
Partner Program
                                       Canon USA Inc. has
                                                                     Gandy was honored for his contributions to the
                                       announced that PLP
                                                                     advancements in grand-format digital imaging, such
                                       Digital Systems Inc. has
                                                                     as the company’s line of AquaJet direct to fabric digi-
                                       joined Canon’s
                                                                     tal printer.
imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner Program. Through this co-
marketing program, Canon will be working together with PLP           “James has shown unwavering commitment to the
to ensure the reprographics market is aware of the PlotWorks         advancement of the industry and to simplifying the
software solution and its compatibility with the Canon               digital printing process in commercial applications,”
imagePROGRAF line of printers.                                       said Incoming Chairman Carl Baldwin while present-
                                                                     ing the award.
As part of Canon’s Alliance Program, PLP Digital Systems
has completed compatibility testing of its PlotWorks software        Gandy started in the specialty imaging industry in
solution with Canon’s wide-format devices. As a result, Canon        1978 with his company Signtech. As digital imaging
will promote this compatibility through co-marketing and             became a more lucrative imaging technology, Gandy
awareness generation initiatives targeting solution applications     directed development efforts toward digital printing
within its CAD/GIS and Scan/Copy markets. “We are pleased            equipment.
to announce the new alliance between PLP and Canon, and              In 2001, Gandy and his brother Hary Gandy formed
believe that by joining the strengths of both companies, end-        Gandinnovations, a Toronto, Canada-based manufac-
users will be able to further extend and optimize the functional-    turer for grand-format UV flatbeds, UV roll-to-roll
ity of their imagePROGRAF devices to create a seamless work-         printers, solvent roll-to-roll printers, and dye subli-
flow,” said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager,         mation digital printers to allow for a wide variety of
Imaging Systems Group, Canon USA.                                    commercial applications.
“There are great synergies between PLP's products and Canon’s        The DPI Innovator Award recognizes the creativity
products,” stated John Cronin, CEO of PLP Digital Systems.           and ingenuity of specialty imagers who have advanced
“We believe the innovations in our joint products will enable        the digital imaging industry and community through
our mutual partners to deliver successful outsourced repro-          innovation.
graphic services.”                                          ✦ ✦

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