Line of the Year

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Wins BLI’s 2017 A3 MFP Line of the Year

Winter 2017


Fairfield, NJ – For the second year in a row, Canon U.S.A., Inc. is the winner of Buyers Laboratory’s (BLI) most coveted award: 2017 A3 MFP Line of the Year. BLI, the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and solutions, presents its most coveted Line of the Year honor once annually to the vendor 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.


“Canon’s A3 products continue to be consistently outstanding from top to bottom,” said George Mikolay, BLI’s Senior Editor for A3 MFPs. “An astounding misfeed rate of  just one nearly every 400,000 impressions, simple procedures for replacing components, outstanding operability and a ‘know one, know all’ philosophy provide users with unparalleled uptime regardless of how large or small their workgroup is. Throw in robust solutions and services that streamline workflows, cut costs, and allow for easy upgrades when needed and you have a vendor whose product line sets the benchmark for all others to follow in the A3 space for the second straight year.”


Canon currently has a total of 12 A3 Pick awards. In addition, 17 of Canon’s A3 models tested have earned a Highly Recommended rating.


“We are honored to receive the BLI award for A3 MFP Line of the Year for the second consecutive year,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group. “Since its introduction in 2009, customers have turned to the imageRUNNER ADVANCE line to help further business opportunities through the use of efficient, security capable and customizable office solutions. Focusing on meeting a diverse range of needs across various markets, Canon continues to provide flexible enterprise technology that enables customers to get back to business, spending more time on the task at hand and less time performing administrative tasks.”



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