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Canon U.S.A. Announces its imagePRESS C850 was Recognized as a 2017 BLI PRO Award Winner

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 12, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Canon imagePRESS C850 digital press has been recognized as Outstanding Color Light Production Device by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), receiving their annual PRO award, which acknowledges the best-in-class device per category in BLI’s production tests.

“As we recently marked the tenth anniversary of the imagePRESS product line, we are proud to celebrate its latest addition: the imagePRESS C850 digital press,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the imagePRESS C850, we continue the tradition of listening to our customers’ needs and incorporate new features and solutions that can help them stay competitive.  We thank BLI for recognizing the imagePRESS C850 with a PRO Award, helping solidify our approach to this market, and are excited for our customers to have the ability to enjoy broader application versatility and reliable productivity with this new press.”

“We found the image quality of the imagePRESS C850 to be bright, vibrant and consistent over the course of the test,” said Pete Emory, Director of U.S./Asia Research and Lab Services, BLI. “The toner really bonded to the fibers of the paper, so on coated and uncoated stocks, and even with textured paper and envelopes, quality was equally outstanding. And job management was among the best we’ve seen, specifically with the PRISMAsync color print server option. From programming new media types to creating automated workflows, to straightforward in-RIP G7 calibration, as well as the intuitive Job Scheduler that allows for optimum resource planning, key operators will see enhanced productivity throughout the day. On Canon’s Fiery server for this press, which we also tested, the Unity Display gives access to the engine user interface directly from Command WorkStation. Operators will like the ease of access for improved efficiency in their daily operation.”

The new imagePRESS C850 digital press incorporates a variety of new features and technology to help meet the requirements of commercial printers, in-plant operations, franchise printers and other print service providers. The imagePRESS C850 helps deliver outstanding output and provides powerful job management capabilities in a small footprint.

Having generated tens of millions of impressions on production devices from the leading vendors over several years, BLI’s production tests reveal the attributes that distinguish outstanding performers in a challenging evaluation covering productivity, image quality, media handling, ease of use and more.

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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 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. 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 more than 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 and 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.

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