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Canon Expands hdAlbum Service Portfolio with Affordable New Photo Album

hdAlbum Classic Photo Album Recreates Life’s Special Moments in Vivid Color


MELVILLE, N.Y., November 3, 2015 To expand an exciting new technology for printing photo albums, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced hdAlbum Classic, a new affordable photo album available in a service designed to make exceptional digitally- printed albums more accessible to a wider audience, turning special memories into full-color photo albums that will last a lifetime.

Featuring a durable Perfect Bind (otherwise known as traditional/classic style binding featuring arched pages), and the high-quality prints created by the Canon DreamLabo 5000, a production printer used for high-end albums in the market today, these albums turn photos memories from birthdays, anniversaries and every day occasions into printed keepsakes that come alive in vibrant color and exquisite detail.

The new hdAlbum Classic photo album is featured with Satin photo paper, maintaining the same stunning image quality as the hdAlbum Lay-Flat album, but available at a lower cost. With seven dye-based inks, images are recreated with photo-realistic reproduction and always printed  on premium photo paper to retain archival quality for up to 300 years.*

“The hdAlbum Classic photo album exemplifies Canon’s mission to provide customer-based solutions that capture and preserve life’s memories,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With this service, customers can relive and share their favorite moments right from where they are, without having to compromise quality for cost.”

Canon U.S.A is working with existing Canon certified camera retailers to offer the new hdAlbum Classic Album product, if you are interested in becoming a partner of the hdAlbum  service please contact us at cusa_hdalbum@cusa.canon.com

Availability

The hdAlbum Classic photo album is available now, starting at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Rate of $29.99 for 8x8 photo album, 20 pages**.

Visitors can go to storefront.dl5k.com and select a retailer to create albums.

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

*Archival Criteria/Notes
Criteria for Estimation: The permanence above is estimated by using an accelerated dark storage test (ISO 18924).
Note for printing and displaying photos: Image permanence estimates may vary, depending on display/storage conditions. Estimate figures shown are the results of simulated, accelerated tests conducted by Canon Inc. and do not represent product guarantees.
Making your printed images last longer: To help photos last longer, avoid exposing them to light and external air during storage and display, as this may accelerate color fading.

**Pricing is based on an 8”x8” photo album for a 20-page album, with each additional page priced at $1.99. Additional sizes available. Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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