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Canon Unveils New UBUPrints Service To Transcend Social Photography

Unique Service Offers High Quality, Affordable 13”x19” Prints from Leading Social Media Photographers Sold Exclusively Through the Canon Online Store


MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2016 Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon UBUPrints – a new service that provides influential social media photographers with the ability to take their Instagram photography to a new level of sharing by offering exclusive 13”x19” prints that are meant to not only reinforce a connection with their followers but to also channel the power of the printed image. 

This first-of-its-kind unique service, with prints exclusively available for purchase through the Canon Online Store, utilizes the precision and high-quality output capabilities of the Canon PIXMA PRO Printer lineup to turn popular images posted on Instagram into dynamic wall décor. Beginning today, photos are available for purchase from social influencers Tyson Wheatley (@twheat) and Natalie Amrossi (@misshattan), allowing their devoted followers, and consumers in general, an opportunity to own and display professionally-printed photography that speaks to their character and defines their personality.

“Social media makes it easy to share images quickly around the world, but it does not connect people to images in the way that a tangible print can,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “UBUPrints’ mission is to revitalize photography enthusiasts’ intrinsic love and appreciation for beautiful imagery through trusted influencers’ conveyance of the power of the print.”

The UBUPrints service currently offers 13”x19” prints from each influencer on either Matte or Photo Glossy paper. A single standard print is available for $99.99.

To order one of Tyson or Natalie’s prints, visit: shop.usa.canon.com/UBUPrints

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 Tyson Wheatley (@twheat)

Tyson is a strategist, director and photographer with a decade of experience working in social media and journalism.  After spending 11 years at CNN where he helped launch CNN iReport, he focused on photography and developed a following of over 600K people on Instagram.  Tyson’s brand influencer work includes projects for Canon, Ford, Cathay Pacific, Bloomingdales, Master & Dynamic, Travel Alberta, The Canadian Tourism Commission, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and GANT Rugger.

About Natalie Amrossi (@misshattan)

Born and raised in New York, Natalie was always passionate about the art of creating. At an early age, her mind was set on working and living in the heart of Manhattan.  After earning her Bachelors of Science and Business Management degree, she accepted an offer working for a financial institution.  She specialized in the investment banking research department.  While coming and going to the office on the New York City streets, she realized that her passion was right in front of her.  She began to take pictures and see things the way her mind had always envisioned them.  Two years into her career, Natalie woke up one morning realizing what her true passion was; photography.  With no planning but a positive gut feeling, she left the corporate financial world to now become a freelance photographer.  Since then, Natalie has been featured on the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, NY.com, and has partnered with such brands as Canon, Jaguar, AT&T, Nike, Beats by Dre, etc.

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

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