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Canon's New imageCLASS Laser Printers Extend Award-Winning Solutions Lineup To Small Office Environments

New Single Function Models Deliver High Efficiency and Extraordinary Image Quality

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y, October 13, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of four new imageCLASS laser printers to its lineup of small office and home office solutions. The new Color imageCLASS LBP7200cdn and imageCLASS LBP6650dn/LBP6300dn/LBP6000 black-and-white laser printers deliver robust performance and high-quality output in a compact, easy-to-use device. In addition, the new printers mark the entry of the imageCLASS brand into the U.S. single-function printer market.

"This is an exciting time for Canon imageCLASS, as the addition of these laser printers enables us to offer small business customers a complete solution, comprised of both multi-function and single-function laser printer products" said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "These fully-featured color and black-and-white devices offer advanced imaging quality, energy-savings, ease-of-use and the performance required to help customers meet the changing needs of today's fast-paced business world."

Color imageCLASS LBP7200cdn

Featuring an array of technologies developed to address the needs of today's small business owners and users, the new Color imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn laser printer is an ideal solution for networked office environments that wish to perform high-quality color printing in-house. Also available are a variety of efficiency-boosting features including duplex print, a 15 second first print time and advanced features such as toner save mode, booklet mode, poster mode and watermark printing.

Handling paper sizes up to legal, the Color imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn features a 250-sheet cassette plus 50-sheet multipurpose tray, with an optional 250-sheet paper cassette available for higher volume use. The LBP7200Cdn delivers print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute (ppm)i in both color-and-black and white, captures fine details with remarkable tone-on-tone clarity and utilizes advanced imaging technologies such as Auto Gradation Adjustment and Pure Black technology to ensure accurate, consistent images.

The Color imageCLASS LBP7200Cdn laser printer will be available starting in November through authorized Canon resellers at a manufacturer's suggested price of $699.

imageCLASS LBP6650dn/LBP6300dn

Targeting small businesses and home office users seeking professional-quality laser output, Canon's imageCLASS LBP6650dn (35 ppm) and LBP6300dn (30 ppm) deliver a compelling blend of performance and efficiency that is ideal for small office and home office environments. Both machines support standard networking and duplexing, offer advanced features such as toner save mode, booklet mode, poster mode and watermark printing and provide seamless usability during installation and use. Standard paper handling includes a 250-sheet front-loading cassette with a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, as well as an optional 500-sheet cassette for extended print capacity. Quick first prints arrive in just six seconds or less.

The imageCLASS LBP6650dn adds support for PCL 5e/6 and PS Level 3 emulation, a 16-character LCD control panel for easy-to-read operation, and a duty cycle of 50,000 pages per month (compared with 25,000 on the LBP6300dn). Support for Mac OS X and Citrix MetaFrame is standard on the LBP6650dn, with the latter supported for the first time by an imageCLASS product.

The imageCLASS LBP6650dn/LBP6300dn laser printers are scheduled to be available starting in November through authorized Canon resellers at manufacturer's suggested prices of $599 and $499, respectively.

imageCLASS LBP6000

With a compact, space-saving footprint, the imageCLASS LBP6000 offers users access to Canon's legendary image quality at a tremendous value. It delivers 19 pages per minute and quick first prints of approximately eight seconds. Advanced print modes include toner saver, poster and watermark. The compact LBP6000 uses a thrifty 1.3 watts of energy consumption in sleep mode, supports a 150-sheet cassette as standard and fits conveniently on a home office desk.

The imageCLASS LBP6000 laser printer is scheduled to be available starting in November through select authorized Canon resellers at a manufacturer's suggested price of $249.

imageCLASS Technology

To deliver high-quality prints and copies, each model incorporates the Canon Single Cartridge System, which combines the toner, drum and development unit in one easy-to-replace cartridge, resulting in excellent image-quality retention and eliminating the complication and warehousing of separate toner and drum consumables.

The new imageCLASS models meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) and exceed the European Union RoHS Directive standards. Canon was named a 2010 ENERGY STAR "Partner of the Year" and is a strong advocate of educating consumers regarding energy-efficient products through its product labeling and environmental programs.

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 the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

i All ppm's based on letter-sized output unless otherwise noted.

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