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February 2009

Canon launches UK/IR pro dealer network

United Kingdom / Republic of Ireland, 02 February, 2009: Canon today announces the launch of the EOS Professional Network (EPN) across the UK & Ireland. The Network will consist of EOS Professional Centres and EOS Professional Stockists. This may sound similar to Sony’s ACE dealer concept – but read the small print! It includes hire stock. Canon is fighting back seriously.

The EPN has been developed to provide the very best retail experience within the professional imaging market, and capitalise on Canon’s unique position to be able to supply a complete input and output digital workflow solution.

Lee Bonniface, Special Retail, Sales Director CCI UK & Ireland said “We are delighted to launch the EOS Professional Network which will give photographers greater access to Canon imaging products. It has been developed to equip our retailers with the very best tools, to support, demonstrate and supply the complete Canon solution to photographers”.

The framework of the EOS Professional Network has been built around key criteria which will be monitored to maintain a high standard of service. The Network will be made up of two categories, EOS Professional Centres and EOS Professional Stockists.

EOS Professional Centres and Stockists will have specialist trained staff able to demonstrate Canon’s unique workflow solution from capture through to print on PIXMA inkjet and large format printers using Canon’s range of premium papers and inks. The EPN will hold a wide range of Canon imaging products including EOS system, DPP software, lenses, projectors and scanners, and stage regular demonstration days and pro events.

In addition, EOS Professional Centres will offer photographers the chance to try Canon professional kit within a dedicated studio with professional lighting. Centres will also hold a full range of rental stock. Members of Canon Professional Services (CPS) will be able to use EOS Professional Centres to drop off and collect kit for repair or sensor clean.

For more information and a current list of EOS Professional Centres please visit:

1 comment to Canon launches UK/IR pro dealer network

  • braeside

    Certainly would like to see some hire places for Sony in the UK – there are a lot of lenses that I would hire for a trip, but not want to buy as they would sit on the on the shelf.