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Canon Bertl Best

Canon, a leader in digital imaging, has announced the achievement of three "BEST" distinctions for the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 large format printers from BERTL, Inc. as part of the industry analyst firm's 15th Annual Awards. Based upon their extraordinary image quality, enhanced image processing capability and advanced printing technologies including the new LUCIA EX pigment ink set, the BERTL "BEST" recognition builds upon the recent Five-Star "Exceptional" ratings earned by the new models as the imagePROGRAF line continues to establish its position as leading solution for end-users serving the most demanding customers.

"Canon U.S.A. is proud to receive the BERTL BEST award for providing large format solutions that meet the color quality, precision and workflow needs of graphic arts and photography professionals, " said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manger, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "Since its launch, the imagePROGRAF line has established itself as the preferred choice for professionals seeking a highly-versatile, easy-to-navigate solution capable of delivering extraordinary color-intensive output."

To deliver extraordinary image quality across an expanded range of media types, the new imagePROGRAF models feature a Media Configuration Tool that enhances the precision and quality of output achieved with third-party and genuine Canon-branded applications. Additional print options and improved photographic output capabilities are delivered through bundled print plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Canon's Digital Photo Professional that support Adobe's Color Management Module. These functions enable features such as Black Point Compensation, which affects the way Photoshop displays and works with colors to improve color conversions that are critical for reproduction in the graphic arts. Each new model allows 16-bit RGB images, edited in Photoshop, to be sent directly to the imagePROGRAF printers – preserving smooth and high gradation.

The imagePROGRAF iPF6350 and iPF6300 printers are compliant with U.S. ENERGY STAR energy-saving standards and RoHS compliance standards. To learn more about Canon's full line of ENERGY STAR qualified and certified products and other environmental initiatives, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

BERTL, Inc. is an independent analyst firm and testing lab that reviews current product lines and new product introductions bestowing performance-based ratings to devices based on 11 testing criteria: Build Quality, Network Administration, Security, Workflow, Finish, Ease of Use, Media Handling, Printing, Image Quality, Features, and Price.