Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services, today announced that Canon has won BLI’s coveted 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor whose product line is deemed best overall based on its rigorous lab evaluations.

To determine the A4 Line of the Year Award recipient, Keypoint Intelligence considers current MFPs and printers in the OEM’s portfolio that have been submitted for lab testing. To judge the overall quality of the line, analysts look at the overall rating a device received after testing as well as the ratings in key categories such as Reliability, Value, Image Quality, Usability, and Speed.

“Canon’s portfolio of award-winning models this year is unmatched in breadth,” said Kaitlin Shaw, Associate Director of A4 Hardware at Keypoint Intelligence. “From home offices to large workgroups, whether color or monochrome, single-function or multifunction, Canon has the device to meet your needs. Canon’s impressive lineup surpassed the competition in so many ways, offering top-notch value propositions, performances, and user-friendliness. Robust administrative and security capabilities, along with strong image quality, also helped Canon to stand out above the rest. What’s more, there are plenty of home office and small workgroup offerings included in this winning lineup—categories that have become increasingly important in the rapidly changing workplace. The strength and span of Canon’s offerings make it the deserving winner of the BLI 2021 A4 Line of the Year Award.”

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