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Canon’s award winning year completed with Hardware Product of the Year

Canon has had an award filled year with several of the ImagePROGRAF range winning industry awards. The iPF6100 won the BLI Pick of the year in Spring, closely followed by two BERTL’s with the iPF710 winning “Best” low volume machine and the iPF8000s & 9000s winning a BERTL for “Best” print for pay/production in the Summer. More recently the iPF5100, after receiving FOGRA approval, won EDP’s “Best” proofing equipment of the year. The iPF820, Canon’s 44″ CAD machine, has recently recieved the BLI “Pick of the year” award for the Autumn. And if this performance wasn’t star studded enough, Canon have just won the “Hardware Product of the Year” category at the Construction Computing Awards 2008 in London (UK) for the ImagePROGRAF large format printer range. At the same event last year, Canon picked up the editor’s choice award for the 36in five-colour ImagePROGRAF iPF700.

Canon have been intent on targeting the CAD & GIS markets, and with machines such as the iPF710/720 able to produce an A0 in under a minute, they seem set to pull market share away from the strong hold HP enjoys. The newly release iPF810/820 is according to, the independant, BLI is 50% more productive and uses 3 times less ink than its nearest competitor.

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