Brother receives international design award for innovative printing solutions

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, Jan. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Printing technology specialist, Brother has won the internationally renowned iF Product Design Award 2010 for its latest Digital printing solutions, which have recently been launched in Canada. This is one of the world's largest design competitions and two of Brother's new LED printers and All-in-one have been commended for innovation and quality of product design by the International Forum Design.

The iF Award is based not only on external appearance of the product, but also judged on criteria such as, functionality, innovation, safety and environmental performance. The judging panel features industry experts from around the world.

Brian Caldwell, Senior Manager - Product management at Brother Canada explains: "Having recently launched our new digital (LED) range in Canada we are delighted that these products have been recognised for their design innovation. Our digital range offers small businesses a compact, yet high quality printing solution, as well as providing strong environmental credentials, with both Energy Star and Blue Angel eco-certification. We are honoured to have been named as iF Award winners for the third consecutive year, and will continue to invest in product development so we can offer customers the latest product innovations."

The iF Product Design Award 2010 received a total of 2486 entries, from companies in 39 countries. The awards are split in to 16 categories and Brother won in the 'Computers' section, which includes PCs, notebooks, PDAs and games consoles.

Brother will receive its awards at the renowned Deutsche Messe Exhibition in Hannover, Germany. The winning Brother products will be displayed at the exhibition, which runs from the 2 March until August 2010 and is expected to attract 250,000 international visitors.

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About the iF Product Design Award

The iF Product Design Award is one of the world's largest design competitions and is hosted by the International Forum Design in Hannover, Germany, with a judging panel of industry experts from around the globe.


Brother Canada is part of an impressive worldwide network of companies that finds its origins in Nagoya, Japan, headquarters of Brother Industries, Ltd. As a multinational group of companies, Brother markets a wide range of business machines and home appliances. Globally, Brother is a 5 billion-dollar company, employing more than 26,000 people (including non-consolidated employees), 160 of who call Canada home. It has 19 production facilities and 47 sales companies operating in 43 countries and regions around the globe. Additional information about Brother and its products is available on or by calling the toll-free number: 1-877-BROTHER (276-8437).

Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries Ltd, Japan. All specifications are subject to change without notice. All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies.

SOURCE Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Vital Adam, Public Relation Officer, Brother Canada, 1-800-361-6466 (4488),

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