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Canon Receives Four "Pick" Awards And An Outstanding Achievement Honor From Buyers Laboratory Inc.


Canon imageRUNNER, imageCLASS, imagePROGRAF, and imageFORMULA Product Lines All Receive Accolades From BLI

Lake Success, N.Y. – Building upon its stellar reputation for technological innovation and high-quality imaging offerings, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging and office solutions, today announced the Company has been honored with four Spring 2009 “Pick” Awards and an Outstanding Achievement Award by Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI)

“Receiving these prestigious accolades from BLI underscores Canon’s commitment to providing the most comprehensive and complete line-up of digital imaging equipment,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “We are dedicated to developing a robust line-up of imaging solutions that delivers affordable, high-quality devices while also helping businesses streamline workflow and improve the end-user experience.”

Spanning across several product lines, including small office/home office devices, large format printers, MFPs and scanners, each award-winning product was recognized as “Outstanding” in its respective categories including:

# Canon imagePROGRAF iPF755 – BLI’s Pick for Outstanding Wide-Format Color Inkjet Multipurpose Printer
Engineered to meet the demands of the technical document markets, the newly designed, extremely compact imagePROGRAF iPF755 is loaded with new features that enable precise prints at high speeds. The iPF755 is capable of printing a D/A1 color line drawing in approximately 28 secondsI. With more than 15,000 nozzles, the redesigned print head ejects four picoliter droplets of ink to consistently produce output up to 2400x1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) with precise lines that are accurate to ±0.10%II and as fine as 0.02 mm. Combined with the new space-saving features such as media and ink loading from the front, the imagePROGRAF iPF755 is redefining large format printing expectations. For more information on the printer, including an $800 mail-in rebate, please visit

# Canon imageRUNNER 5050N – BLI’s Pick for Outstanding 41-to-50ppm Monochrome MFP
Built on Canon’s next generation imageCHIP (Concurrent Hyper Intelligent Platform) system, the imageRUNNER 5050N is an ideal monochrome multifunction solution for mid-to high-volume work environments. The imageRUNNER 5050N can deliver exceptional output speeds up to 50 pages-per-minute(ppm),III quality scanning speeds at up to 65 images-per-minute(ipm),III and it is now readily equipped for standard network printing.

# Canon Color imageRUNNER C1022i – BLI’s Pick for Outstanding Small Workgroup Color Multifunction Printer
Developed upon Canon’s imageCHIP Lite architecture, the Color imageRUNNER C1022i combines the capabilities of single function printers, stand-alone facsimile devices, scanners and copiers into one user-friendly, high image quality multifunction device. The Color imageRUNNER C1022i delivers exceptional letter-sized output speeds of up to 22 pages-per-minute (ppm) in monochrome and color, and accurate color scanning at up to 20 impressions-per-minute (ipm) for single- or double-sided letter-sized originals.

# Canon Color imageCLASS MF8450c – BLI’s Pick for Outstanding Small Workgroup Color Multifunction Printer
Helping replace the cost and complexities of managing multiple office devices, the Color imageCLASS MF8450c laser multifunction printer brings duplex versatility to small offices with two-sided copying, printing, faxing and scanning in one machine. The Color imageCLASS MF8450c offers black-and-white and color laser printing and copying at the same speed of up to 17 pages-per-minute (ppm)III. The MF8450c increases productivity via its built-in Ethernet port for networking and transmits documents at approximately 3 seconds per page through a Super G3 fax.

# Canon imageFORMULA ScanFront 220eP – BLI Outstanding Achievement Award
The ScanFront 220eP network scanner, powered by eCopy ShareScan Essentials v4.5, delivers state-of-the-art image capture and intuitive document sharing through seamless integration with existing networks, workflows and applications. The Canon ScanFront 220eP features a large 8.5-inch color LCD touch screen display that allows for easy operation as well as preview of scanned images. It can scan at up to 24ppm and 26 ipmIV, and can reliably handle a wide variety of document types.

Twice a year, BLI, a leading independent office equipment test lab, rewards those products that have provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests with its “Pick” awards. Testing requirements cover reliability, image quality, ease of use, productivity, multitasking abilities, print drivers, administrative utilities and a variety of network connectivity requirements. Typical testing lasts approximately two months and includes extensive durability testing where each unit is run at the manufacturer’s maximum recommended monthly volume. To learn why BLI selected these models to win its prestigious awards, read the press releases on the home page of BLI’s web site at


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