*ABOUT THE CANON CHALLENGE. Canon Canada Inc. commissioned Environics Research Group Ltd. to conduct a single-blind research study to evaluate the ease of use of the following comparable office copiers: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6555i, the Xerox WorkCentre 5955, the Ricoh MP 6054, and the Konica Minolta bizhub 554e. The target population of this research was Canadian office workers aged 25 and older living in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal who have some knowledge of using office copiers. A final sample of 146 completed hands-on evaluations with basic copier workflows followed by an exit survey, including 34 in Toronto, 39 in Montreal, 37 in Vancouver, and 36 in Calgary. In Toronto, 8 participated in follow-up focus groups because they indicated the Canon copier is easiest to use. The final survey sample was weighted by gender and region to be proportionately representative of the target population. The margin of error for a survey sample of this size is +/- 8.1 percentage points on the national level, +/-16.8 percentage points in Toronto, +/-15.7 percentage points in Montreal, +/- 16.1 percentage points in Vancouver and +/- 16.3 percentage points in Calgary, 19 times out of 20. Results of the follow-up focus group research are not statistically projectable to the population at large. When comparing Canon against one copier for ease of use, Canon is counted if it is given a rank that is at least one rank higher than the copier to which it is being compared. This research study was conducted between December 15, 2015 and January 28, 2016.** ABOUT THE PRINT/SCAN PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTIVITY STUDY
In Q3-2016, Canon Canada Inc. partnered with third-party market research organization, Industry Analysts Inc. (IA, Inc.) to conduct comparative performance and productivity testing; evaluating print speed and scan compression of the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i (compared to comparable Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox multifunction copiers). The four models used for this market research study were: Canon Color imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i, Konica Minolta bizhub C368, Ricoh Aficio MP C3504, and Xerox WorkCentre 7835i. The devices were selected based on their 35 (or comparable) page per minute rated colour print speed and were each configured with PCL and PostScript print drivers for comparative purposes. Testing was conducted by Andy Slawetsky, President of Industry Analysts, Inc. between September 20 and September 23, 2016. Results included in this marketing document are based on a final testing report (dated December 10, 2016), which was prepared by Industry Analysts. Replicating these jobs using the embedded files may result in times that vary by as much as 2-3 seconds. Results may also vary based on the computer hardware and/or software versions used.
† This claim was calculated using the following formula: Konica Minolta PCL Print Driver Time (180.5 seconds) minus the Canon PCL Print Driver Print Time (106.8 seconds), then divided by the Konica Minolta PCL Print Driver Time (180.5 seconds), the result is that the Canon device is 41% faster when printing a duplex 50-page full colour PDF (file size: 39.5 MB).
† † This claim was calculated using the following formula: Konica Minolta scanned file size (11.1 MB) divided by Canon scanned filed size (2.8 MB), results in the Canon scanned file size being 3.96 times smaller than the Konica Minolta scanned file size when scanning a 25-page marketing document. Comparatively, when calculating Konica Minolta scanned file size (11.1 MB) minus the Canon scanned file size (2.8 MB), then divided by the Konica Minolta scanned file size (11.1 MB), the result is that the Canon scanned file size is 75% smaller when scanning a 25-page marketing document.
CANON® and imageRUNNER ADVANCE™, XEROX® and WORKCENTRE®, KONICA MINOLTA® and BIZHUB®, and RICOH® are trade-marks of Canon Inc., Xerox Corporation, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., and Ricoh Company, Ltd., respectively. THIS IS A CANON ADVERTISEMENT.