Web Content Viewer


Canon U.S.A. Recognized for Wide Format Excellence with Three “Pick” Awards from Buyers Laboratory, LLC

MELVILLE, N.Y., December 4, 2015 Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to announce that the Company has received three 2016 “Pick” awards from Buyers Laboratory, LLC for the select models in the imagePROGRAF wide format and MFP product line set out below. The annual awards honor the products deemed “outstanding” in their respective categories.

“Canon is proud to be recognized with three BLI Pick awards for several of our wide format technical printers,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the expansion of our technical portfolio, this is a very exciting time for the imagePROGRAF product line, and these awards reflect our commitment to this space.”

“After analyzing the results for the top performers in a range of wide format solutions categories, BLI is proud to award Canon with three ‘Picks,’” said David Sweetnam, director of Research & Lab Services, BLI EMEA/Asia. “For the technical industry, reliability is a critical aspect of performance, but for many customers today, productivity and image quality are also key factors in their purchasing decision. Canon managed to deliver an impressive combination of these areas.”

The BLI “Pick” honors include:

Outstanding 36" Color Wide Format Technical Printer imagePROGRAF iPF770 printer
Great for a variety of industries including architecture, engineering and construction, education, offices and small retail, the iPF770 printer offers outstanding technology to assist small businesses in maximizing the return on their investment. With a number of built-in features to help minimize ink consumption, media waste, and maintenance costs, the printer offers an easy-to-use, cost-effective device, without sacrificing vivid and impactful image quality.

Outstanding 44" Color Wide Format Technical Printer Series imagePROGRAF iPF830/840/850 Series
The imagePROGRAF iPF830/840/850 models are each designed to bring reliable, affordable and precise printing to architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), and Computer Aided Design (CAD) markets. Great for medium to large workgroups, the five-color technical document printers feature 15,360 nozzles to help create intricate full-color renderings, technical drawings and maps. These new printers feature a 320GB hard drive, a high chroma magenta ink and Gigabit ethernet.

With time-saving features such as the stacking capability of the iPF850 printer and the efficient two-roll system of the iPF840 and iPF850 printers, this series allows technical industry professionals to quickly print precise technical documents without sacrificing print detail.

The devices’ upgraded design enables quick, continuous printing by allowing users to replace the available high-capacity, 700ml ink tanks during print jobs without pausing production, helping to increase user productivity. Additionally, over time the series can assist high-volume offices in tracking and attaining significant cost savings.

Outstanding 44" Color Wide Format Technical MFP imagePROGRAF iPF840 MFP M40
The imagePROGRAF iPF840 MFP M40* model is designed to be a complete scan-to-print/ file/ share solution, with the capability to scan documents up to –two millimeters thick. Image detail is critical to the design process in the technical industry. Designed with this in mind the imagePROGRAF iPF840 MFP M40 MFP provides an outstanding feature set that includes a larger viewing and editing display for improved precision and enhanced functionality over previous models. The iPF MFP model includes an M40 scanner, SmartWorks MFP software, a computer, touch screen monitor and MFP stand to help meet a variety of office needs.

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.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses  and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables. For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call 973-797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com


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

*The imagePROGRAF iPF MFP M40 systems contain multiple components, some of which are manufactured by third parties. To the extent that such third party offerings come with limited warranties, such limited warranties are hereby passed to the purchaser, and Canon shall have no obligation or any liability with respect to such third party offerings.

The starter ink tanks initially packaged with the printer are not the same capacity as the replacement ink tanks specified here. This applies to ink tanks for all printers discussed herein.

Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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