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Canon U.S.A. Launches Five New imageCLASS Laser Multifunction Printer Models With Enhanced Connectivity And Workflow Support

Expanded imageCLASS Lineup Offers for the First Time, Wi-Fi Direct Connection Mode, Scan-to-Cloud and Near Field Communication Support


MELVILLE, N.Y., September 8, 2015 - Leveraging the success and reliability of imageCLASS technology, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced four new color laser multifunction printers (MFPs) and one monochrome laser MFP to its imageCLASS lineup. Collectively, these machines deliver enhanced wireless, mobile and cloud connectivity to meet the needs of modern offices and home office environments. The Color imageCLASS MF729Cdw/MF726Cdw (MF700 series) and MF628Cw/MF624Cw (MF600 series) models replace the discontinued Color imageCLASS MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw models,1 while doubling the available selection. In the previously launched MF200 series, a fifth model has been added - the imageCLASS MF217w model, giving customers more options to choose the product that best suits their needs.

"In today's connected world, professional users are accessing more information in more places, and it is imperative that a printer enhances - but not complicates - this process," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The new Color imageCLASS models in particular have been designed to work for customers by connecting with most of today's mobile devices, offering the most modern connectivity methods and enabling many customers to scan documents directly into their popular cloud storage systems, with the added simplicity of a new color touch interface."

For the first time, through the MF700 and MF600 Series, Canon imageCLASS printers offer wireless direct connection mode, which allows a user to connect their mobile device directly to the printer without the need for a Wi-Fi router or pre-existing Wi-Fi network for easy access, as well as scan-to-cloud support, which can be accessed via a new and enhanced bundled scanning software application from Canon called MF Scan Utility, to send important scanned documents directly into Dropbox and Evernote. Furthermore, all four color models support the recently announced Canon PRINT Business application, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, while the MF729Cdw and MF726Cdw models add enhanced support for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology built into Canon PRINT Business, which allows a user to print a document by touching an NFC-supported Android phone or tablet to the printer.

Color imageCLASS MF700 Series

The Color imageCLASS MF729Cdw and MF726Cdw four-in-one wireless multifunction systems can help increase productivity and improve overall workflow. With a 3.5-inch LCD color touch screen display, customers will experience a seamless navigation that can be customized to meet individual workflow needs. Both machines offer color and black-and-white printing at up-to 21-pages-per-minute, as well as scan, copy and fax support. Two-sided versatility is available for printing, scanning, copying and faxing via a 50-sheet duplex automatic document feeder; the machines also come with a 250-sheet cassette and a 50-sheet multipurpose tray. Furthermore, users can scan files directly to an email or shared folder, utilize a secure print mode that requires password entry to release the job and print via Mopria™ Print Service or Google Cloud Print**. For clients visiting the office, they can conveniently scan to and print PDFs, JPEGs and TIFFs from a USB key.

Additionally, the MF729dw adds PCL 6/5c language and PostScript 3 emulation support to enable printing from a wide variety of applications.

Color imageCLASS MF600 Series

The Color imageCLASS MF628Cw and MF624Cw four-in-one wireless multifunction systems can help increase productivity and improve overall workflow. With a 3.5-inch LCD color touch screen display, customers will experience a seamless navigation that can be customized to meet individual workflow needs. Both machines offer color and black-and-white printing at up-to 14-pages-per-minute, as well as scan, copy and fax support. The machines come with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, a 250-sheet cassette and a 50-sheet multipurpose tray. Furthermore, users can scan files directly to an email or shared folder and print via Mopria Print Service or Google Cloud Print. For clients visiting the office, they can conveniently scan to and print JPEGs and TIFFs from a USB key.

imageCLASS MF217w

The simple-to-use, imageCLASS MF217w is a four-in-one, wireless multifunction device that helps provide more value and flexibility to customers. This device helps ensure professional-quality documents at your fingertips in just six seconds, incorporates a customizable six-line touch panel LCD screen and combines print, scan, copy and fax into one compact device. With a sleek design, the MF217w offers a print and copy speed of up-to 24-pages-per-minute, a 250-sheet front loading cassette, plus a single sheet multipurpose tray. The machine also supports Mopria Print Service and the Canon PRINT Business application to help streamline document workflow.

All five machines are part of Canon's Generation Green program, which aims to reduce environmental burden at all stages of the product life cycle. Available now, the MF726Cdw, MF628Cw and MF624Cw models will be available through select retailers, e-tailers, resellers, direct marketers and Canon Direct, and carry minimally advertised prices (MAP) of $549, $399 and $349, respectively. The MF729Cdw will be sold exclusively through resellers and direct marketers at a MAP of $599. The MF217w will be sold exclusively through Staples and Canon Direct at a MAP of $209.

For more information, please 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 $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. 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 pr@cusa.canon.com.

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1 Limited availability may exist until inventory is sold through.

** Requires an Internet connection and Google Account.

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