Canon, a renowned brand in the field of imaging and printing was established in 1933 in a small laboratory as Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory. This laboratory was dedicated to manufacturing premium-quality cameras and was started in a simple room of an apartment of Roppongi area in Tokyo. This was the period when all the best quality cameras came from Europe and that too mostly from Germany. But in this small apartment room of Tokyo started the big dream of manufacturing high quality cameras and copiers from Japan and marked the beginning of what we now know as Canon today.
Canon brought out a series of new products that transformed the copying and printing world. These never before seen products included a personal copier that was based on the unique all-in-one cartridge system, a semiconductor based laser printer, and the Bubble Jet printer.
Canon first recognized the actual potential of inkjet technology and worked towards its development. Canon did not stop there and continued to chase much more advanced technology for inkjet printing that was based on new principles and far ahead of the printing technology that used piezoelectric elements.