The BLI Pick awards explores every aspect of the device to provide potential buyers with reliable information about its suitability to their business needs.
The awards were as follows:
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF780/785 – Outstanding 36” Colour Wide Format Technical Printer
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785MFP M40 – Outstanding 36” Colour Wide Format MFP
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF680/685 – Outstanding 24” Colour Wide Format Technical Printer
Several factors contributed to the success of Canon’s imagePROGRAF range in the awards. In particular, BLI commented on the ‘flawless reliability performance’ and ‘outstanding productivity’ of the devices, as well as praising the ease of use of the on-the-fly ink replacement design of the devices and the consistent quality of the print across various paper types. BLI also praised the innovative design of the workflows for using the device, including the ability to print from mobile devices and sharing and printing files directly from the cloud – which is particularly useful for engineering and technical design professionals.
“Canon works very passionately to make the imagePROGRAF range of large format printers the highest quality and most reliable on the market,” said Yuichi Miyano, Director, Wide Format Printing Group, Canon Europe. “The details of the reports from BLI are very important to us as they show where Canon is achieving its goals and also where our devices can be further improved. It is a sign of our commitment that three of our devices have won BLI ‘Pick’ awards, and we are particularly proud that, in this report, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 MFP M40 scored highly across the board, including speed, print quality and ease of use, and especially with the functionality of the scanning solution.”