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Canon U.S.A. Receives Eight "Best" Awards From Industry Analysts BERTL, Inc.


2011 Spring Awards Recognize Solutions Spanning Enterprise Office, Small Business And Large Format Printing Environments

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., – Reflecting its ongoing commitment to providing best-in-class products across its imaging system portfolio, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced it has received eight Spring 2011 “BEST” awards from BERTL, Inc., for models from its imagePROGRAF large format printer, imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system, and imageCLASS print product lines. BERTL BEST Awards are chosen from the top-performing models and solutions that have been recently introduced to the marketplace and reviewed by BERTL experts.

Recognized for delivering outstanding image quality, value and performance, BERTL Best Awards were awarded to Canon in the following categories:

*Best Eight-Color, 24-Inch Graphic Arts Large Format Printer - Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300S
*Best Departmental Monochrome A3 MFP - Canon imageRUNNER 2530
*Best Departmental Color A4 MFP - Canon Color imageRUNNER C1030
*Best Monochrome High Performance Compact Desktop Printer - Canon imageRUNNER LBP3470
*Best Security Feature Rich Monochrome Desktop Printer - Canon imageRUNNER LBP3560
*Best Color Midsized Workgroup MFP - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051
*Best SOHO Monochrome Desktop Printer - Canon imageCLASS LBP6650dn
*Best Micro and Small Office-Workgroup B&W

Printer - Canon imageCLASS MF4450

“The 2011 BERTL Best Awards showcase Canon’s unique ability to provide category-leading solutions across a wide range of output environments,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “With end-users demanding greater performance and flexibility from their output devices, Canon continues to draw upon its expertise in developing advanced imaging technologies to meet today’s business needs.”

“In the Spring 2011 voting session, BERTL’s expert analysts were tremendously impressed with how Canon’s devices performed during our testing process, a process which has been honed over the past 15 years of analyzing office equipment and software systems. The quality and dedication of the people at Canon is apparent in their devices which have won these prestigious awards,” said Art Wynne, president, BERTL, Inc.

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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. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010†, with global revenues of more than US $45 billion and is listed as number five in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2011 list. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting

About BERTL, Inc.

The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any manufacturer-control over its product evaluations, and bases its opinions, ratings and awards on a combination of rigorous analysis and worldwide customer satisfaction research across 11 testing criteria: Build Quality, Network Administration, Security, Workflow, Finish, Ease of Use, Media Handling, Printing, Image Quality, Features, and Price.

At all times, BERTL’s primary focus is the end user. BERTL’s evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL’s expense for the benefit of its worldwide subscriber base. Covering all major imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world’s most extensive Web site of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit


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