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Canon Achieves BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award From Keypoint Intelligence

Canon’s A4 Multifunction Printers (MFPs) and Standalone Printer devices stand out above the rest, offering top-notch value, performance, administrative and security capabilities, image quality, and usability.

BLI Awards 2021

Canon’s line-up of A4 MFPs and A4 standard printers wins BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 01 February 2021: Canon is today honoured to announce it has earned the coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligencei, the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services. The annual award recognises a single vendor whose product line is deemed best overall based on Keypoint Intelligence’s rigorous lab evaluations.

To earn the accolade of A4 Line of the Year Award, Canon’s range of A4 MFPs and A4 standard printers achieved the highest overall test rating of all current MFPs and printers submitted to Keypoint Intelligence for lab testing. To judge the overall quality of the line, Keypoint Intelligence analysts looked at the overall rating a device received after testing as well as the ratings a device produced in key categories such as reliability, value, image quality, usability, and speed.

“Canon’s portfolio of award-winning models this year is unmatched in breadth,” says Kaitlin Shaw, Associate Director of A4 Hardware at Keypoint Intelligence. “From home offices to large workgroups, whether colour or monochrome, single-function or multifunction, Canon has the device to meet your needs. Canon’s impressive line-up surpassed the competition in so many ways, offering top-notch value propositions, performances, and user-friendliness. Robust administrative and security capabilities, along with strong image quality, also helped Canon to stand out above the rest.

“What’s more, there are plenty of home office and small workgroup offerings included in this winning line-up—categories that have become increasingly important in the rapidly changing workplace. The strength and span of Canon’s offerings make it the deserving winner of the BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award,” continued Shaw.

Canon Australia’s Ted Matsumoto, General Manager of B2B Product Marketing, says Canon is humbled to receive Keypoint Intelligence’s prestigious BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award.

“Achieving a BLI Line of the Year Award is no small feat; it recognises the quality of Canon printing solutions and the agility of our business to meet the ever-changing needs of our local Australian, and global customers. Canon is dedicated to continually exceeding customer and industry expectations through innovative solutions and is committed to implementing performance, usability, and value into our A4 solutions.”

Line of the Year Awards salute the companies that provide a broad range of hardware or software and whose products consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Keypoint Intelligence analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, with the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab Awards offered.

Since 2011, Canon has achieved nine Line of the Year Awards including: four A3 Line of the Year Awards; one Solutions Line Award; two Energy Efficiency Line Awards; and, two Wide Format Line Awards. 2021 marks Canon’s first A4 Line of the Year Award.

This year, Canon also collected sixii BLI Winter 2021 Pick Awards in the A4 category, with the following products rated the best performances in Keypoint Intelligence lab testing:

1. Outstanding A4 Colour MFP for Small Workgroups - Canon imageCLASS X C1127iF
2. Outstanding A4 MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 527 Series
3. Outstanding A4 Colour MFP for SMBs - Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C257i
4. Outstanding Colour Printer for Small Workgroups - Canon i-SENSYS X C1127P
5. Outstanding Printer for Small/Home Offices - Canon i-SENSYS X C1238P Series
6. Outstanding A4 MFP for Small/Home Offices - Canon i-SENSYS X 1238 Series

To read more about Canon’s 2021 BLI Winter 2021 Pick Awards, visit the Canon News site here:

Canon’s Scanner and A4 Multifunction Printer ranges announced ‘Winners’ by Keypoint Intelligence

For more information on Canon’s A4 MFP solutions, visit our product site here:

Further information on Canon’s BLI Award accolades is available here:

i Keypoint Intelligence is an independent authority on the document imaging industry.

ii The Canon i-SENSYS X C1127P, Canon i-SENSYS X C1238P Series, and Canon i-SENSYS X 1238 Series devices are not available in Australia or New Zealand.

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