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Canon Copiers win top awards for Line of the Year, Outstanding Color, and Most Energy-Efficient in 2016

The latest Buyers Lab results are in, and Canon has been awarded some pretty impressive awards for 2016.

Buyers Lab - Line of the Year Award 2016

Line of the Year

Each winter, Buyers Lab award only a select number of companies with their highest honor available: Line of the Year.

Line of the Year awards salute the companies that offer the broadest range of hardware or software, whose lines consistently performed above average for their product area and whose product line is determined to be the best overall, with models at every level that excel in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluations.

A3 MFP Line of the Year

Canon has won BLI’s 2016 A3 MFP Line of the Year Award for its

  • Outstanding Reliability
  • Superior User Experience
  • Value-Add Innovations
  • Unsurpassed Flexibility

Canon offers consistently outstanding products across its entire A3 line in nearly every speed  band…From its exceptional reliability and ease of use, to its innovation and customizability,  Canon’s A3 line is the industry benchmark among its competitors.” – BLI Editor, George Mikolay

Unmatched Reliability…

To run a combined total of 2,885,000 impressions with just 11 misfeeds recorded is remarkable…In Fact, with just one misfeed every 262,272 impressions, Canon has the highest number of impressions between misfeeds of all of the OEMs, a truly remarkable feat.” – BLI Director of Research & Lab Services, Pete Emory

Superior User Experience…

“…OEMs need to move beyond the box and provide the ease of use, solutions and services that drive  value, as well as customizability and flexibility to meet the needs of any work style and environment, and Canon’s A3 line does just that” – BLI Editor, George Mikolay

Visit the Buyers Lab website to see more details on Canon’s Line of the Year Award

Buyers Lab - Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency Award 2016

Winter 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency Awards

In addition to Pick and Line of the Year awards, Buyers Lab also offers Outstanding Achievement awards in the summer and winter. Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency awards are awarded to winners who exhibit significantly lower than average energy consumption for their respective product categories and offer a variety of environmentally friendly features to help users reduce their overall environmental impact.

Winter 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF

The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF received a BLI Energy Efficiency award for its

  • 49% lower than average estimated annual energy consumption
  • Faster than average recovery times from sleep mode
  • It’s host of waste-reducing features

The 26-ppm Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF exhibited substantially lower than average estimated annual energy consumption when compared with competitive A4 color MFPs tested, and comes with several key waste-saving features such as job review mode, blank-page removal and auto-color mode. The unit also produced faster than average recovery times from sleep mode during daily use, helping users to maintain productivity without sacrificing energy efficiency.

Visit the Buyers Lab website to see more details on Canon’s Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency Award

Buyers Lab - 2016 Pick Award

Pick Awards

Buyers Laboratory Pick awards are reserved only for those products that have undergone our rigorous testing process and deemed to be “Best in Class” by their experienced analysts and techs. Buyers Lab semi-annual Pick awards (Summer and Winter) are chosen based on products tested within six-month periods, while their annual Pick awards (Winter or Fall) are chosen from products tested within a one-year period.

2016 Pick Award for Exceptional Color Printers and MFPs


Canon shined in the small and mid-size workgroup categories with its imageRUNNER ADVANCE C250iF and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P.

Both the C250iF and C350P guarantee minimal downtime with better than average results in several of our productivity tests and time-saving conveniences such as an intuitive touchscreen control panel,” 

Image quality was another major strength for these devices, particularly for the C250iF, which earned our highest possible score in numerous areas of testing. Whether in print or copy mode, users can count on these devices to produce high-quality output.” – BLI Manager of Lab Operations Joe Ellerman. 

Canon Scores with Quality Color and Robust Features

The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3325i has been awarded for Outstanding 21- to 30-ppm A3 Colour thanks to it’s

  • Excellent reliability
  • Outstanding value
  • Easy operation from drivers abd customizable control panel
  • Support for mobile printing and cloud-based services
  • Comprehensive security measures

 “Users can also count on the device for consistent colour output from start to finish, and clearly readable, dark characters, consistent lines and excellent shading capabilities in the black mode to more than meet the needs of general office environments.” -BL Manager of Lab Operations, Joe Ellerman

Visit the Buyers Lab website to see more details on Canon’s Pick Award for Exceptional Color Printers and MFPs Award

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Buyers Lab (BLI) is the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data and competitive selling tools. They research everything from entry-level inkjet printers all the way up to high-end production presses. Buyers Lab’s expert team of analysts and lab technicians are constantly testing hardware and evaluating software to provide both buyers and sellers with up-to-date information.


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