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[December 02, 2013]

Connect Directly to Santa's Workshop and Spread Holiday Cheer with the Canon U.S.A. North Pole PIXMA Application for Facebook®

MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the North Pole PIXMA app for Facebook, where parents can help their children create a holiday wish to be sent directly to Santa's workshop in the North Pole and watch it be printed on a Canon PIXMA printer using cloud technology.

The Canon North Pole PIXMA app will provide a unique and interactive experience allowing parents to help their children to write, draw or use pre-selected images to create their holiday wish. Once the wish has been customized, it is sent through the cloud to Santa's workshop, where users will be shown a video of Santa receiving their wish printed on a Canon PIXMA printer. Bringing smiles to children and parents alike, the video features a cast of iconic holiday characters, including North Pole workshop elves, the Abominable Snowman, Mrs. Claus and Santa.

"Through the North Pole PIXMA app, Canon enthusiasts can further tap into the magic of the holidays and fully experience the ease of use of Canon PIXMA printers," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The new Canon PIXMA printers featuring cloud technology allow for our consumers to print what matters most to them quickly and conveniently to almost anywhere."

In addition to easily sending wishes to Santa, Canon PIXMA printers with cloud technology give users the ability to print photos and documents directly from popular cloud services including Facebook, Twitter®, Flickr®, Dropbox®, Photobucket (News - Alert)® and EVERNOTE®.

The Canon North Pole PIXMA app will be available on the Canon Facebook page until December 24th through desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices. The app will be supported by holiday-themed street teams in New York, N.Y. on December 6-7th, at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn. on December 14th, Philadelphia, Pa. on December 14th, and at the Irvine Spectrum (News - Alert) in Irvine, Calif. on December 14-15th.


Consumers can engage with the Canon North Pole PIXMA app at www.NorthPolePIXMA.com or by visiting the Canon U.S.A. Facebook (News - Alert) page at www.facebook.com/CanonUSA.

For more information on the PIXMA family of printers, please visit: www.usa.canon.com/PIXMA.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @CanonUSA.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.


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