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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Print Sample Program Showcasing Fine Art Capabilities Of imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers And Lucia EX Inkset

Program Designed To Allow Consumers To Experience Canon's Large Format Printing Expertise Before Purchasing

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 15, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the LUCIA EX Print Sample Request Program, a service giving consumers the opportunity to receive 8.5-inch by 11-inch sample photographs printed on the new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300/6350/6300 large format printers, prior to purchasing the device. Through the program, customers will receive three printed images captured by Canon Explorer of Light photographers, which demonstrate the high-quality printing capabilities of the imagePROGRAF 12-Color series and new LUCIA EX ink set.

"The LUCIA EX Print Sample Request program showcases the extraordinary capture to output capabilities of Canon's EOS cameras and new imagePROGRAF high-end Fine Art/Photo and Proofing printers," said Rich Reamer, Director of Product Marketing, Large Format, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "By providing consumers with images created by Canon Explorers of Light, we can demonstrate the dynamic color range and quality of Canon's large format printers and empower consumers to make an educated purchase decision."

To request a print sample, consumers can visit www.usa.canon.com/ipfprintsample. The finished print will be mailed to their address* at no cost. Along with the image, the individual participating in this program will receive additional product information.

The new Canon imagePROGRAF Fine Art/Photo and Proofing models feature the revolutionary 12-color LUCIA EX pigment ink set which increases the achievable color gamut by approximately 20 percent from the previous imagePROGRAF iPFx100 series. Further, the new ink set provides photographers with the ability to precisely achieve their desired results by producing more expressive and crisp blacks, smooth color gradations, and the capability to reproduce the finest details in the shadow areas of photographs. The new inks are also designed with an innovative polymer structure that results in greater scratch resistance and protection from color fading, while also reducing bronzing and metamerism ensuring durable, stable output.

To fully capitalize on the dynamic color range of the new LUCIA EX ink set, each new imagePROGRAF model employs two advanced one-inch print heads, each featuring 2,560 nozzles per color and outputting a super fine four picoliter (pl) droplet at a full 2400x1200 dots-per-inch resolution (dpi) to reproduce details with extraordinary accuracy and clarity. Paired with enhanced plug-ins and new, High Precision Printing Modes, these new imagePROGRAF models provide an extremely high level of photographic and proofing quality prints.

Canon's imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 are compliant with U.S. ENERGY STAR energy-saving standards and RoHS compliance standards. The imagePROGRAF iPF8300/6350/6300 are available from Canon authorized dealers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $5,995, $3,995 and $3,695, respectively.

Visit www.usa.canon.com/ipfprintsample for more information.

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 2009†, with global revenues of US $35 billion, is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2010 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." 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 www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. 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.

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

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Prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual resellers and may vary.

*Consumers must be located in the United States