Canon U.S.A. Collaborates with a Beautiful Mess to Showcase Easy, Do-It-Yourself Projects

  Canon U.S.A. Collaborates with a Beautiful Mess to Showcase Easy,
  Do-It-Yourself Projects

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- May 30, 2013

To inspire a more creative crafting experience, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader
in digital imaging solutions, is collaborating with the crafting and
do-it-yourself (DIY) blog, A Beautiful Mess. Bloggers Elsie Larson and Emma
Chapman look to create various fun, stylish and simple crafting projects using
Canon products, including the PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet
Printer, PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer and SELPHY CP900
Compact Photo Printer.

With support from Canon, Elsie and Emma hope to encourage people to craft more
at home by showcasing a wide array of projects on the Canon Crafting Corner at, such as large embroidered wall art, journal art,
stickers and party invites, which can be created with select Canon PIXMA and
SELPHY printers. Additionally, visitors to the Canon Crafting Corner can learn
more about how to incorporate Canon’s Creative Park resources to enhance their
crafting projects, as well as access over 800 free tutorials such as how to
make and print birthday and greeting cards, calendars, or 3D Paper Art.

“Helping to make crafting at home fun and easy is something Canon has aspired
to do,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager,
Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Partnering with
DIY bloggers Elsie and Emma is the next step in furthering our comprehensive
crafting offerings to our consumers.”

"I've been taking pictures forever and used to work in scrapbooking, so I love
printed pictures! This collaboration was such a perfect fit,” said Elsie
Larson. "We'd actually made it one of our goals for the year to show off more
projects using printed photos on the blog, so I was so excited at the idea of
working with Canon,” stated Emma Chapman.

For more information about the products featured on the Canon Crafting Corner,

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the
Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and
printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the
past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service
and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated
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About Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess is a lifestyle blog focused on creating a beautiful life. On
A Beautiful Mess you'll find daily inspiration for crafts, recipes, fashion
and decor.In the summer of 2007, Elsie Larson started A Beautiful Mess as a
just-for-fun blog. Little by little, creating articles became her passion. In
early 2010 Emma started contributing ideas and recipes. After working together
for a year, Elsie invited Emma to become a co-author. Shortly after that, they
got their first book deal.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark

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