The award was based on the energy consumption of current Canon models from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4025, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2030, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5035, imageRUNNER 3245i, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051 and imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6075.
Each device was compared against tested competitive models that are considered current in each manufacturer’s product line. Any devices that achieved an energy consumption rate more than 35% below the competitive average were eligible for the “Line” award. The tested energy consumption of Canon’s eligible devices ranged from 37% to as much as 62% below their competitive averages.
Canon’s commitment to producing energy-efficient products has been clear for the past few years. With highly energy-efficient mono and colour devices ranging in speed from 20 ppm to 75 ppm Canon provides significantly lower than average energy results throughout their A3 product line.
The “Line” award criteria includes only new and current models, but Canon has consistently earned recognition for the environmental performances of its A3 and A4 multifunctional devices over the past four years.
Many of Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE models come with additional ways for users to reduce their overall environmental impact, such as toner-save mode to reduce toner use, automatic duplexing functionality, job review mode and the ability to fax or scan without completely warming up the device. Colour-capable models also come defaulted to auto-colour mode which helps to limit colour toner consumption by automatically detecting mono documents and allowing the device to switch to black toner instead of using a mixture of cyan, magenta, yellow and black toners.
Canon has won a total of 18 BLI “Outstanding Achievement” awards for energy efficiency to date, more than any other manufacturer. To find out more visit www.buyerslab.com