Canon Professional Services Program Adds New Qualification System and Website

Canon Professional Services Program Adds New Qualification System and Website


Lake Success, NY—Canon USA enhanced its Canon Professional Services (CPS) program with a new qualification system for membership acceptance. The new CPS pro points system allows an expanded roster of equipment to qualify prospective members into the program, helping professionals who were unable to join based on the previous membership requirements.

In April of 2010, Canon extended its CPS membership to qualifying videographers, cinematographers and filmmakers, and the response received from those professional clients prompted the need for a third CPS support center.

Under the new points system, professional image makers can qualify with ownership of a broader range of professional products, including DSLR bodies, pro camcorders, lenses and accessories (Speedlites and wireless transmitters, etc).

The CPS program is designed to extend Canon’s support assistance to imaging professionals with fast service, equipment evaluation loans, and a range of other benefits. For details and additional information on the new CPS points system and to see a comprehensive list of all eligible pro DSLR and video equipment, visit the CPS web page at

In related news, Canon will once again host the CPS Lounge during PhotoPlus Expo 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center, October 26-29. The CPS Lounge will be open to the public on October 26 at noon, the day before PhotoPlus Expo opens, and will be located in rooms 2D02/03 and 2D04/05. In addition to answering questions and providing “clean and check” services throughout PhotoPlus Expo, Canon Professional Services will also host a number of opportunities for CPS members to enjoy additional membership benefits:

Print Signings. On October 27, 2011, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., legendary rock & roll photographer and CPS member Bob Gruen will be signing copies of one of his iconic images for the first 100 Gold and Platinum CPS members to visit the lounge. These limited edition prints will be produced on the latest professional Canon printer.

On October 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the CPS Lounge, Canon Explorer of Light Vincent Isola will be signing prints for Gold and Platinum members. Images will be printed on the latest professional Canon printer.

Free Large-Format Print Sample Member Images. CPS Gold and Platinum members are encouraged to bring their favorite image file to receive a free large-format sample print of their image, courtesy of Canon Professional Services. Throughout PhotoPlus Expo, Canon will station an imagePrograf iPF6350 large-format printer in the CPS Lounge where Gold and Platinum members will be able to receive a sample print of their own image, limited to one print per member.

Free Clean and Check. Gold and Platinum members can take advantage of free on-site clean and check services for up to two Canon pro DSLR or lens models. All equipment must be dropped off before 5 p.m. on October 28 in order to guarantee turnaround before the show ends.

On-Site Registration Promotion.
As a bonus for new or upgrading members, any person who signs up, upgrades or renews for a Gold or Platinum membership in the CPS Lounge will receive an additional free clean and check coupon. A registration kiosk will be available in the CPS Lounge to new and existing members throughout the show.

CPS Lounge Hours during PhotoPlus Expo 2011.
10/26, noon – 5 p.m. (preshow hours available); 10/27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 10/28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 10/29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (equipment pickup only).