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Canon U.S.A., Inc. - 10/21/2009

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 Wins High Print Ratings

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in advanced digital imaging and office solutions, today announced that the image-
PROGRAF iPF6100 large format printer, high-stability LUCIA pigment inks, and Canon media have undergone 
extensive print permanence testing by Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR), a leading independent permanence 
testing laboratory.  Results show that the iPF6100 printer and Canon media achieved a very high level of overall 
WIR Print Permanence Ratings for large format printers.  

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 printer with LUCIA pigment inks (also used in the iPF9100/8100/6200/
5100 printers) and a range of Canon media achieved a Displayed Prints Framed Under Glass average permanence 
rating of greater than 100 years for color output, and greater than 200 years for black-and-white output.  The 
Canon prints were also very resistant to damage from high-humidity environments, resistant to ozone exposure, 
and resistant to water damage, according to WIR tests.  "Whether printed in color or made in black-and-white, 
the prints are beautiful - and will remain beautiful - for a very long period of time," said Henry Wilhelm, president, 
Wilhelm Imaging Research.

The full WIR report for the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 printer, which features California landscape 
photographer William Niell making prints with the iPF6100, can be found on the WIR Web site at

Wilhelm Imaging Research, using comprehensive print permanence test methods developed by the company 
over the past twenty five years, has become the de facto industry standard for most print categories for both 
consumer and professional printers.  WIR’s tests are designed to evaluate ALL of the five major print longevity 
factors: prolonged exposure to light when displayed, dark storage stability, resistance to unprotected exposure 
to atmospheric ozone, resistance to high humidity, and resistance to damage by water.

"The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 test results from Wilhelm Imaging Research further solidifies our position 
as a premier provider of quality, reliable large format imaging solutions," said Rich Reamer, director, Large Format 
Product Marketing, Canon U.S.A.  "The combination of vivid LUCIA pigment inks, device consistency and 
reliability make the iPF6100 one of our best large format printers for the photographic, fine art, and graphic arts 

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