Melville, NY—Aligning with the company’s commitment to supporting the needs of its customers, especially in these unprecedented times, Canon USA announced imagePrograf customers can download and customize templates to print signage and posters highlighting Covid-19 safety guidelines. These are guidelines currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To do so, they can utilize Canon PosterArtist or PosterArtist Lite software.
“As 76% of Americans say the quality and graphics of the print has the ability to gain consumer attention, by displaying these prints, businesses can effectively communicate with their customers through informative signage designed to help keep the public aware of safety directives as they begin to reopen,” the company announced.
“As businesses begin to reopen, the text and graphics of printed materials and signage can serve as a vital element in effective communication that can help keep the public safe,” added Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon USA, Inc.
“Reflecting Canon’s commitments to innovation as well as developing solutions to meet current market and customer needs, we’re proud to continue expanding our PosterArtist; offering to provide our customers with a solution equipped to produce signage that is designed to help encourage customer safety in these challenging times.”
Canon PosterArtist Software
Moreover, businesses may utilize the designs already created within the PosterArtist software. However, they also have the flexibility to personalize the templates; they can include their brand name and messaging—or create their own images.
Available in 13 languages, the software includes templates for wall and floor displays. It also integrates signs for a variety of venues and applications to provide customers with safety information. They include instructions on hand washing, wearing face coverings, social distancing, as well as other directives recommended by the CDC.
Furthermore, retail and hospitality businesses can use these signs to help promote details specific to their businesses. This may feature curbside pickup, hours of operations and also maximum capacity. What’s more, educational institutions can promote safety practices and directional signage.
In addition, with templates, photos and clip art, Canon’s PosterArtist Lite software is available as a free download. It will provide customers with the tools to create and print images, posters and office documents. From letter–size flyers to large-scale banners, customers who have downloaded PosterArtist Lite, or purchased the full version of the PosterArtist software, can print content with certain compatible Canon printers.
The software supports select imageRunner Advance, imageClass, imagePress/imagePress Lite C165 and Pixma printers, in addition to imagePrograf printers.
In addition, customers can produce prints and informational materials for their businesses through a combination of Canon’s PosterArtist/PosterArtist Lite software, Lucia Pro/TD pigment ink and water–resistant media.
PosterArtist Lite is available for download (PC only). The full version, PosterArtist (PC only) software, is also available for purchase separately for $395.
Notably, several designs specific to Covid-19 safety guidelines are available. Canon will also release others over the next few weeks.