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Canon USA Honored With Eight "Pick" Awards From Buyers Lab

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 2008 – Building upon its stellar reputation for technology innovation and quality offerings, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging technology, has been recognized with eight 2008 "Pick" Awards and an Outstanding Achievement Honor by Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI).

Spanning across a number of product lines, including MFPs, large format printers, scanners and software, each award-winning product was recognized as "Outstanding" in its respective product category by BLI. Honors were awarded to the Canon Color imageRUNNER C5185i and monochrome imageRUNNER 5050 MFP devices, the LASER CLASS 830i fax-centric MFP, the large format imagePROGRAF iPF6100 graphic arts printer, the imageFORMULA DR-X10C production scanner, the DR-2510C workgroup scanner, the ScanFront 220P network scanner and the imageCLASS MF4270, while the Canon Workflow Composer integrated software solution for Canon MFPs received an Outstanding Achievement Honor.

BLI, a leading independent office equipment test lab, announces its "Pick" Awards semi-annually to recognize breakthrough products in the digital imaging industry that have exhibited an outstanding performance during rigorous testing. Testing requirements cover reliability, image quality, ease of use, productivity, multitasking abilities, print drivers, administrative utilities and a host of network connectivity requirements. Testing takes approximately two months and includes extensive durability reviews by running each product at the manufacturer's maximum recommended monthly volume.

"Canon is honored to receive these prestigious accolades and awards from Buyers Laboratory Inc. for our ability to provide customers with innovative products that can greatly improve the end-user's experience" said Tod Pike, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "We will carry this momentum forward as we continue to launch additional products uniquely designed for the market"

"Buyers Lab's intensive testing is conducted to reveal a product's reliability and real-world functionality and to provide a true picture of the value it offers to business consumers" said Dara Hoffman, BLI's managing editor. "The exceptional performance from eight Canon hardware devices during this past testing cycle, as well as its Workflow Composer solution, is a truly impressive demonstration of the excellent reliability, quality, ease of use and productivity that Canon offers in its document imaging products"

The BLI Honors include:

# Canon Color imageRUNNER C5185i – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Segment 4 Business Color MFP
A device ideal for mid- to high-volume printing, copying, and scanning; with speeds of up to 51 letter-sized pages-per-minute (ppm), BLI found the Color imageRUNNER C5185i to extend efficiency, exceptional ease-of-use and image quality to end-users.

# Canon imageRUNNER 5050 – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Segment 4 Monochrome MFP
The imageRUNNER 5050 model, with speeds up to 50 letter-sized pages-per-minute (ppm), can provide the level of efficiency necessary for high-production environments and busy corporate settings.

# Canon LASER CLASS 830i – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Fax-Centric MFP
With an array of multitasking capabilities including versatile dialing capabilities, high memory capacity, and the ability to automate the storage of incoming and outgoing data, the LASER CLASS 830i Multifunction Facsimile System offers small offices and home offices the flexibility and productivity to remain competitive.

# Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Wide-Format Color Inkjet Graphics Printer
Recognized for its exceptional photographic print quality, the 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF6100 features a 12-color pigment ink system, built-in calibration and sophisticated print-head technology with dual user-replaceable printheads.

# Canon imageFORMULA DR-X10C – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Mid-Volume Production Scanner
The imageFORMULA DR-X10C earned praise for excellent performance in media handling, ease of setup, productivity and image processing. Scanning at 128 ppmi, the imageFORMULA DR-X10C also offers a dust prevention system, adding to its precise image quality.

# Canon imageFORMULA DR-2510C – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Workgroup Scanner
Offering versatility and productivity, the imageFORMULA DR-2510C is capable of scanning up to 25 images per minute (ipm)ii in color and 50 ipm in duplex. With bundled software, users have a greater choice of distributed scanning applications across workgroup environments and vertical markets, including legal, healthcare, government, financial and education.

# Canon ScanFront 220P – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Network Scanner
Ideal for fast-paced office environments and large corporate networks that require sophisticated scanning with exceptional image quality, the ScanFront 220P features a large color touch-panel display, biometric fingerprint authentication, memory wipe capabilities and ultrasonic double-feed detection.

# Canon imageCLASS MF4270 – BLI's Pick for Outstanding Personal/Small Workgroup Monochrome Printer MFP
Providing an impressive performance throughout testing, the imageCLASS MF4270 provides strong reliability and impressive ease of use. According to BLI's report, "The unit also produces very good output in print mode and demonstrated the best job stream efficiency in its class and faster-than-average first-page times"

# Canon Workflow Composer – BLI's Outstanding Achievement Honor
Selected for its ability to effectively streamline repetitive office tasks, Canon's Workflow Composer solution allows Canon imageRUNNER MFP users to save time with greater automation of multi-step workflows into one-touch commands. By registering one button to do a variety of tasks, enterprises can effectively streamline business processes and increase efficiency.