Line of the Year

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



Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services, today announced that Canon has won BLI’s coveted 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor whose product line is deemed best overall based on its rigorous lab evaluations.


To determine the A4 Line of the Year Award recipient, Keypoint Intelligence considers current MFPs and printers in the OEM’s portfolio that have been submitted for lab testing. To judge the overall quality of the line, analysts look at the overall rating a device received after testing as well as the ratings 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,” said Kaitlin Shaw, Associate Director of A4 Hardware at Keypoint Intelligence. “From home offices to large workgroups, whether color or monochrome, single-function or multifunction, Canon has the device to meet your needs. Canon’s impressive lineup 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 lineup—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.”


“Reflecting Canon’s commitment to meeting customer and industry needs, we continue to innovate and develop solutions that are designed to support our channel partners as they navigate through a time of remote and hybrid working,” said Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Canon U.S.A., Inc. “At Canon, we make it our priority to implement performance, usability, and value into our A4 solutions, and we are honored to receive Keypoint Intelligence’s coveted BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award, which showcases the strength and overall quality of these products.”


About Keypoint Intelligence

For 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.


About BLI Line of the Year Awards

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.


Social Media

Connect with Keypoint Intelligence on LinkedIn

Follow Keypoint Intelligence on Twitter



Deanna Flanick

+1 973-797-2145