Digital Dish: October 2020

By: Karin King

Nov 3, 2020

Each dish will feature a new nugget to chew on and fuel your digital cravings. This month, Jason Barbero, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Solutions America, returns as host to introduce Digital Dish readers to the newest inkjet software tool in their toolbox known as VIEW.

In the print industry today, more and more customers are integrating inkjet presses into their production printing environment, and as leaders in the inkjet industry, CSA is committed to helping PSPs find new ways to run their inkjet business that maximizes revenue. As self-service becomes a growing preference in today's business landscape, VIEW provides a DIY platform to make print estimation a simple - and quick - task. Let's take a deeper look into VIEW.


VIEW is an interactive Ink Estimator Tool made for printers who have Canon Production Inkjet Presses. To help PSPs, their sales teams and customers alike understand ink cost, CSA has developed this software tool that makes inkjet estimation easy and comes pre-loaded with a number of media and profile choices for your Canon inkjet press, including International Paper's portfolio of digital papers. Currently, VIEW is available to use for anyone with the i-series, ColorStream and ProStream Canon inkjet presses with more options becoming available in the future. VIEW solves the issue of complex and tedious print estimations by producing ink costs instantly, whether you're at the office or working remotely.


VIEW operates as a stand-alone product, designed to be incorporated into your existing workflow to provide ink usage estimates for any PDF application. Simply upload a PDF to any computer running VIEW, select your Canon inkjet press, choose your paper and paper size, and  within seconds a wide spectrum of pricing information is available right at your fingertips. It also provides additional job cost information like job imposition, paper usage, run times, and labor and finishing costs for a total job estimator. You can also easily save or share the ink and production reports since they are Excel files. With VIEW, let speed be your differentiator when responding to bids.


In summary, VIEW is a powerful - and easy to use - ink and job estimation tool. With the growing demand for ink estimation, the VIEW tool goes above and beyond to deliver calculations you can count on. The estimation process is completed in just a few seconds, which allows you to reduce your turnaround times and provide your customers with an inkjet and cost estimation for just about any print job. For more information on this tool, you can visit Canon's website, reach out to your local CSA sales rep or contact Jason Barbero directly at


Thank you again to Jason and Canon Solutions Americas for contributing to this month's Digital Dish. For a complete list of International Paper's Accent® Opaque digital inkjet product line, visit our website. Lastly, we'd like to wish you a Happy (and safe) Halloween! 🎃