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Canon enhances A4 line-up

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 01 September, 2011 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today launches a new enhanced A4 range with additions to its imageRUNNER and i-SENSYS portfolios, offering customers greater choice and advanced functionality.

Within the new range, Canon is launching two new imageRUNNER series (the imageRUNNER 1100 and imageRUNNER 1700) as well as four new i-SENSYS series (LBP7600, MF5900, MF8000 and MF8300) – broadening Canon’s offering within the A4 market and providing customers with a portfolio of devices to meet the varied needs of their business, whatever the size.

Canon’s new A4 range enables customers to implement a print fleet that seamlessly integrates with existing office IT and print infrastructure, as part of a balanced deployment. The new imageRUNNER devices are compatible with Canon’s uniFLOW – the industry’s only single platform to manage all print and scanning processes – and in an industry first, Canon introduces a single function laser printer (LBP7680Cx) which integrates fully with uniFLOW, thanks to Canon’s embedded MEAP platform[1].

Trevor Dodsworth, Product Marketing Manager, Business Imaging Group, Canon UK and Ireland says, “The A4 black-and-white MFD market grew 15 per cent during Q1 2011[2] compared to the same period last year, and as such we’ve seen increasing demand from our customers for both A4 black-and-white and colour devices. We’re not only expanding our portfolio offering but providing new and enhanced features to benefit businesses of all sizes, from home offices through to organisations looking for an integrated print fleet where new devices work seamlessly with existing hardware.”

Canon imageRUNNER 1700 and 1100 series
The new black-and-white imageRUNNER series adds new features to the portfolio, with the imageRUNNER 1700 series offering fast print speeds of 30ppm, 40ppm and 50ppm. Additionally the imageRUNNER 1700 series benefits from a more interactive customer experience, with an advanced touchscreen user interface for a more consistent operation with other MEAP-enabled devices in Canon’s portfolio. The imageRUNNER 1700 series also has the option of a compact staple finisher. The imageRUNNER 1100 series consists of three compact and cost-efficient 33ppm models for small workgroups with lower print volumes.

Both series offer embedded uniFLOW compatibility providing seamless integration with uniFLOW without the need for a MIND (Modular Identification Network Device) box. Compatibility with eMaintenance offers remote servicing as well as consumable management options to help customers to improve the management and serviceability of their fleet and therefore reduce print downtime.

Canon i-SENSYS LBP7600 Series
Canon is launching a new generation of laser printers with the i-SENSYS LBP7600 series, built on a new architecture consistent with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE products. The single-function printer offers customers the same integration and many enterprise features, within a smaller footprint. It also integrates with uniFLOW, Canon’s powerful platform for input and output management, enabling customers to better control of their print costs and document security.

Canon i-SENSYS MF5900, MF8000, MF8300 Series
Canon is also launching the new i-SENSYS black-and-white MF5900 and colour MF8300 and MF8000 multifunctional laser series.  All series have the option of a model with Wi-Fi for wireless connection to networks and new one touch Solution Keys to simplify processes, such as scanning to PC, secure printing and paper save copy. The i-SENSYS MF8300 series benefits from colour and black-and-white print speeds of 20ppm with automatic double-sided print. The i-SENSYS MF8000 range has a colour print speed of 8ppm and 12ppm for black-and-white. The new black-and-white i-SENSYS MF5900 series offers print speeds of 33ppm in a compact footprint, and PostScript capability. 

The imageRUNNER 1100 and 1700 series will be available during October 2011.

The i-SENSYS LBP7600 series will be available during October 2011 priced from £399/€459 RRP inlc. VAT.

The i-SENSYS MF5900 series will be available during October 2011 priced from £399/€459 RRP inlc. VAT.

The i-SENSYS MF8000 & MF8300 will be available during November 2011 priced from £349/€399 RRP inlc. VAT.

[1] MEAP (multi-functional embedded application platform) is Canon’s JAVA based application software platform, giving devices extensive capabilities
[2] Source : InfoSource, UK


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