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Canon Introduces Seven New Image CLASS Series Printers

By on August 10, 2011

The Japanese imaging company- Canon has introduced an entirely new lineup of laser printers in USA this July end. The series is termed with the name ‘imageCLASS’ and company has launched seven new printers cum multifunction devices, targeted for SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) users.

These printers offer many advanced features and are being considered as an economic products that can provide high end functionalities, along with multiple features for Home and Small Business needs.Canon has tried to provide variety in this imageCLASS range, offering something for every need. The seven devices are designed in the way keeping in mind all the different requirements of different people.

The Canon imageCLASS series now offers seven new models- a Color Laser single function Printer- LBP7660Cdn, four monochrome laser MFPs (Multifunction Printers)MF3010, MF4570dw, MF5950dw and MF5960dn. Two Color Laser MFPs- MF8080Cw and MF8380Cdw have also been included to complete the recent lineup, replacing two previous models- MF8050Cn and MF8350Cdn.

The most exciting feature that has been added in imageCLASS series is the ‘Wireless Connectivity’ support, with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards. The feature is available in four of the seven devices- MF8080Cw, MF8380Cdw, MF4570dw and MF5950dw. The three printers left offer more economical choice for users who do not need wireless connectivity. Yet the introduction of Wireless technology in this series makes the equipped devices less cumbersome for installation and use. This feature is not new, however it is high-end one for the targeted user group, giving Canon an edge over other companies offering devices in similar segment.

Also, the company has provided Remote User Interface (RUI) for these devices, along with simplified and updated one-touch buttons at control panel for convenience of the user. Plus, direct printing from Flash drive is also available through USB. Environmental issues have also been addressed with some features like Default Duplex Printing to save paper. All the devices are energy star efficient.

Let’s take a quick look on all the devices on an offering in this new imageCLASS range

1. Color Single Function laser printers:

The imageCLASS LBP7660dn:

The LBP7660dn is a single available device in this series with single function-printing. The device offers color laser prints, with a speed of 21 pages a minute (Simplex) or 10 pages a minute (Duplex).

This printer has been launched as a successor for LBP7200Cdn previously available, and comes with more compact and sleeker design, a 250 sheets standard feeder along with 50 sheets ADF (Automatic document feeder). The device is expected to be available in October in USA at a price of $499 or approx. 22,500 INR.

2. Monochrome Laser MFPs:

Four devices are available in monochrome range, all with multiple functions- Print, Scan, Copy and Fax. The models included are-

The ImageCLASS MF3010:

This is an entry level printer, with only Print, Scan and Copy functions available. Yet, the device comes in a sleek design, and claims printing speeds of 19 pages a minute. The printer is equipped with a 150 sheets feeder and Canon’s Single Cartridge system (Toner, Drum and Waste Toner in a single unit).

The control panel has been simplified to easy use, and Company claims that this printer offers less initial time, offering first print within eight seconds. This device will be available in August at $149 or INR 6,700 at an approximate.

The ImageCLASS MF4570dw:

This device provides Wireless connectivity, which comes as the main feature. It has faster print speeds of 26 ppm in simplex mode, and also includes Fax function. An ADF for 35 sheets is also present with a 250 sheets feeder. Market availability will be in September, and cost will be $299 (INR 13,500).

The ImageCLASS MF5950dw and imageCLASS 5960dn:

Both of these are high-end products in monochrome series, with Print/Scan/Copy/Fax. These offer enhanced productivity with 35ppm print speed, 250 sheet holding tray, 50 sheets multipurpose tray and 50 sheets DADF (duplex automatic document feeder).

They also include Scan-to-email and Direct USB print features. The MF5950dw also provides Wireless connectivity. September will mark the availability of both for a price of $499 (INR 22,500) for MF5960dn and $399 (INR 18,000) for MF5950dw.

3. Color laser MFPs:

Only two devices are available in this range, which are top-end ones.

The imageCLASS M8080Cw and imageCLASS MF8380Cdw:

These two printers have been introduced replacing previous two models MF8050Cn and MF8350Cdn. They offer color printing along with other options Scan/Copy /Fax. These employ high end color printing technology from imageRUNNER series.

All features like updated control panel with single-touch buttons, direct printing from USB drive are available with printing speed of 21ppm. Both of these devices support wireless technology.
These two models will be out in USA in September, and price will be $499 and $599 respectively.

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