Canon U.S.A. Announces New Flagship Color imageCLASS Laser Multifunction Printers Designed to Meet Market Demands
New Products Offer Advanced Imaging Capabilities for Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new Color imageCLASS multifunction printers (MFPs) targeted at small businesses, medium businesses and workgroups. The Color imageCLASS MF820Cdn, the fastest imageCLASS color device to date, and the Color imageCLASS MF810Cdn represent a new product line standard that enhances productivity, image quality and ease of use. These models for the first time offer a new color touch screen to help maintain operability, a color profile V2 technology for more impactful color prints and a triple-cassette option to maximize workflow functionality.
"The new Color imageCLASS MF800 series devices are intricately designed to meet the needs of today's small and medium business customers," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Packed with performance to help increase productivity, these machines will provide an office backbone to work teams needing a fully-functioning color laser MFP."
The MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn models are the first imageCLASS machines to support a color touch screen that customers can interact with similarly to how they use their mobile phones and tablets. The 3.5-inch display offers the ability to "flick" between screens to maximize user productivity as well as the ability to create customizable buttons for commonly used features to help increase efficiency.
A new color profile called V2 technology is used, which produces vivid, vibrant images and expands the color reproduction range, creating more impactful color prints with excellent clarity and visual sharpness that is ideal for high-quality business presentations and photos.
While the machines ship standard with a 550-sheet cassette and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray, both MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn machines can be accessorized via a triple-cassette option to support up to a 2,300 sheet capacity total, exceeding previous imageCLASS machine capabilities. Also new to the imageCLASS line are an Encrypted Send Security Kit option* to help maintain data confidentiality during network transmission, and a Barcode Printing option*, which enables a user to print select bar codes in a readable format.
"Color MFPs represent a hot spot for MFP activity, with high growth rates expected throughout 2018," said Ron Glaz, research director research at IDC. "Similarly we are seeing small and medium business IT spending at its highest level since 2009. Canon's new imageClASS Color MFPs are perfectly positioned to take advantage of these market dynamics."
The MF820Cdn MFP can achieve print, copy and scan speeds of up to 36 pages-per-minute (PPM)1, making it the fastest imageCLASS color device to date. The MF810Cdn is differentiated by its speed, but still produces crisp output at up to 26 PPM. First prints arrive in approximately nine seconds, reducing employee wait time at the machine. Documents can be printed, scanned, copied or faxed in two-sided form.
The MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn can be connected with USB or gigabit Ethernet and benefit from a durable build quality able to support a maximum monthly print volume of 88,000 and 67,000 pages per month, respectively.
Print driver support includes Canon Ultra-Fast Rendering, PCL6 and PostScript™. Driver support is available for Windows, Mac and Linux2 operating systems.
"As a print service and solution provider in Tempe, Arizona, Canon just built us the type of rock-solid color A4 MFP our customers have been requesting from us for years," said Linda Kelly, vice president of Sales, Availe. "The Color imageCLASS MF820Cdn in particular delivers just the right balance of price, performance and durability that is required for today's thriving businesses, both large and small."
Both models feature the easy-to-use Canon Mobile Printing3 app, which is designed to help keep pace with today's demanding and changing workforce. This app enables users in homes and offices of all sizes to send print jobs directly from compatible Android tablets and smartphones to their Canon output device, and the ability for Apple users to send their print jobs to their Canon device from their compatible iPhone and iPad. Also supported is Mopria™ Print Service4, a simple solution for users to print documents, emails, web pages and photos from compatible Android KitKat 4.4 smartphones and tablets.
Lastly, the Canon Mobile Scanning for Business5 app offers enhanced productivity for iOS and Android users. This app enables an iOS business user to scan items into their compatible iPhone or iPad device, and an Android business user to scan items into their compatible Android smartphone or tablet before they travel or attend an offsite meeting, so that they have important documents handy wherever they may be.
Device & Document Management:
Both machines offer the ability to deliver a scanned document or incoming fax directly to an email address or shared folder in color or black-and-white. Supported scan file formats include JPEG, TIFF, PDF, Compact PDF, which reduces file size, and PDF OCR format, a new imageCLASS capability for customers who need to edit the printed text documents they scan.
A feature called Secure Print allows users to submit a PIN code when they send the print job from their computer, so the job will not be released until the same code is entered onto the printer. Another feature called Department ID Management empowers central device managers to limit or even prohibit access to certain features, such as color printing, in order to reduce cost or to provide a level of document control.
The machines can be maintained via a device web portal called the Remote User Interface, allowing device administrators to view or modify various settings, pull job logs to study user behavior and check consumable status for timely replacement, among other tasks.
The MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn feature the new Toner Bottle 034, which is fast and easy to replace, and also utilizes a new technology called Insulated Air Pressure (IAP) to help prevent toner spillage. Both machines ship standard with a full set of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) bottles with a rated yield of 7,300 pages based on ISO/IEC standard. The machines utilize separate drum and waste toner consumables in order to deliver a low cost-per-page (CPP) to the customer.
The new Canon imageCLASS products meet the ENERGY STAR® guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). Canon U.S.A. is a long-time ENERGY STAR partner, and is a strong advocate of consumer education regarding energy-efficient products through its product labeling and environmental programs. ENERGY STAR is a joint effort of the EPA and DOE designed to identify and promote energy efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The machines are designated EPEAT® silver devices, the global registry for greener electronics.
The MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn utilize just one watt of Energy while in Energy Saver mode and achieve a low Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) rating of just 1.2 kWh and 0.8 kWh, respectively.
Availability & Service:
The Color imageCLASS MF820Cdn is now available through resellers at a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,595, while the Color imageCLASS MF810Cdn is now available through resellers and select retailers at a MSRP of $1,995. The machines come standard with a one-year limited warranty for on-site service. Extended warranties are available, for an additional cost, to customers who wish to add up to an additional four years of service to the product.
The machines will also be available for lease through Canon Financial Services. For more information about these new printers, visit: www.usa.canon.com.
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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the 11th consecutive year. 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 to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
*Consult your local dealer/reseller regarding pricing for the Encrypted Send Security Kit and Barcode Printing Kit.
1Print speed is based on internal testing. Print speed may vary depending on the number of copies selected as well as on the settings for size, type, and orientation of paper.
2Linux driver support is print only.
3Requires Canon Mobile Printing app, available free on the App StoreSM and Google Play; compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, Original iPad, iPad mini, and iPad mini Retina running OS 5.1 - 7.1.1. Supports Android Tablets and Phones running OS 4.0 - 4.4.4. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/office/products/software/mobile_printing/canon_mobile_printing.
4Mopria™ Print Service, available free in the Google Play store, requires a compatible Android KitKat 4.4 smartphone or tablet. The printer must be either wirelessly connected to the network router or with an Ethernet cable. The mobile device and printer must be connected to the same network.
5Requires Canon Mobile Scanning for Business app, available free on the App StoreSM and Google Play. The app supports devices running iOS 5.1 or later and is available for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, the New iPad (4th Generation), iPad (3rd Generation), iPad 2, the original iPad and the iPad Mini. Supports Android Tablets and Phones running OS 4.0 - 4.4.4.
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