Line of the Year

Canon Wins BLI's A4 Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency

Winter 2014

Canon Wins BLI’s A4 Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency


January 23, 2014 – Hackensack (NJ) – Buyers Laboratory LLC, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, announced today that Canon has won BLI’s 2014 “Line of the Year” award for “energy efficiency” for its A4 line of printers and MFPs, which consistently exhibited significantly lower than average energy consumption in BLI’s real-world environmental job stream test.

The award was based on the energy consumption of current Canon models tested to date, which range from personal printers to large workgroup MFPs. Though some models may not be available in all regions, those that helped Canon win this award include the Canon imageCLASS D1350, imageCLASS LBP6670dn, imageCLASS LBP6780dn, imageRUNNER LBP3580, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500iF, Color imageCLASS MF8580Cdw, Color imageRUNNER LBP5280, imageCLASS LBP7780Cdn and Color imageRUNNER LBP5480, as well as the i-SENSYS LBP6680x and i-SENSYS LBP6310dn. Each device was compared against current tested competitive models in each manufacturer’s product line. Any devices that achieved an energy consumption rate more than 35% below the competitive average qualified for the “Line” award. The tested energy consumption of Canon’s eligible devices ranged from 35% to as much as 62% below their competitive averages.

“Canon has proven again and again that its A4-size document imaging products are the environmental choice for energy-conscious consumers,” said Pete Emory, BLI’s manager of laboratory testing. “In fact, 17 of its A4-size printers and MFPs have earned ‘Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency’ awards from BLI since 2009, adding credence to this ‘Line’ accomplishment, which was awarded in the A4 category for the first time this year. It follows a similar award won by Canon last year.”

Canon was also recognized by BLI for the outstanding energy performance of its A3 line of MFPs during the Winter 2013 award season. As mentioned, Canon continues to earn more recognition for the environmental performance of its products than any other vendor. Combined, for A3 and A4 devices tested to date, Canon has received 26 “Outstanding Achievement” awards for energy efficiency. And this latest award, which was given to Canon only after re-evaluating the energy consumption of its previously tested A4 devices against current competitive averages, demonstrates the continual energy savings available with Canon products.

“Canon's commitment to the environment is a fundamental aspect of our corporate identity and developing energy-efficient products a primary company objective,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Canon is thrilled that the BLI Winter ‘Pick’ awards recognize our efforts to build a better world for future generations, and we commend the organization for spotlighting these crucial efforts.”

In addition to their lower than average energy consumption, many of the models listed offer additional features that help to reduce waste, such as toner-save and auto color modes that reduce toner use, automatic duplexing functionality that helps reduce paper use, and job review and proof modes that allow users to check job settings prior to printing or copying. Most of these devices also enter sleep mode during an error condition—some competitive models remain in an active state until the error is resolved, which wastes energy. For further details, BLI Environmental Test Reports are available on bliQ for all units listed.

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