Canon launches new series of ultra-efficient laser printers

Macworld Australia Staff
13 October, 2010
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Press Release

Sydney, 13 October 2010 – Canon Australia announced the release of five new Mono printers within their LASER SHOT printer and imageCLASS multifunction device ranges, designed to meet the needs of both business and home office users. The new models range from the affordable LASER SHOT LPB 6200d to the network-ready multifunction imageCLASS MF4580dn, and they are engineered using proven Canon technology to outperform their predecessors in various areas, including speed, energy efficiency and output cost per page.

“The lower running costs and faster print speeds will benefit people who work from home or those who own small businesses,” said Jeff Peake, Brand Manager – Laser, Canon Australia. “Buyers are savvier than ever before about their devices’ longer-term costs and power consumption when not in use.”

Canon recently commissioned Enex TestLab for independent testing on five of the existing LASER SHOT printers and imageCLASS multifunction devices (both mono and colour) against similar models from competitors such as Samsung and Brother. The research revealed that Canon consistently matched – or in many cases was measurably better than – its competitors in the categories of print speed and lower cost-per-page*. In particular, the colour LASER SHOT models significantly outperformed the competitor equivalents for speedy printing.**

“Canon regularly engages in independent benchmark testing of its products to ensure that each generation is better than the last,” said Peake. “The new LASER SHOT printers and imageCLASS multifunction devices reflect Canon’s ongoing commitment to innovation to satisfy customer expectations for both superior image quality and efficiency.”

Canon anticipates that the new range of LASER SHOT printers and imageCLASS multifunction devices will also appeal to larger office environments that require smaller, dedicated printers for meeting rooms and in departments that handle sensitive or private data, such as finance and human resources. The Energy Saver Mode and Instant Warm-Up features are especially useful in these usage scenarios.

LASER SHOT LBP6200d

The LASER SHOT LPB 6200d is a super-fast and affordable mono laser printer, retailing at $239 RRP. The LASER SHOT LBP6200d is perfect for the small office and business. It features zero warm-up time, fast printing of up to 25 ppm and exceptional quality at 600 x 600 dpi (equivalent to 2400 x 600 dpi). Quick warm-up and fast printing are achieved using Canon’s unique On-Demand Fixing System and CAPT (Canon Advanced Printing Technology). In addition, Canon’s intelligent technology SCoA (Smart Compression Architecture) enables efficient data compression resulting in faster and smoother prints without the need for costly memory upgrades.

imageCLASS MF4420n

The imageCLASS MF4420n is a feature-packed solution for growing businesses, retailing at $379 RRP. It combines a scanner, digital copier and a laser printer in one flatbed design, saving much needed office space, but doesn’t compromise on image quality. With networking capabilities for small office use, it brings wide appeal to a variety of customers for business automation.

imageCLASS MF4550d

Retailing at $499 RRP, the imageCLASS 4550d provides professional laser printing, faxing, copying and colour scanning in the smallest possible space,. With the addition of an auto Document Feeder (ADF), the compact and stylish MF4550d is easy to use and ultra efficient, delivering maximum productivity for a minimum investment. The model achieves an output speed of 25 pages per minute for printing and copying and, with built-in duplexing for easy double-sided printing, saves both time and money.

imageCLASS MF4570dn

The imageCLASS 4570dn is a stylish multifunctional that is the ideal solution for small offices that want to boost productivity and save on space. It retails at $599 RRP. Businesses and home office imageCLASS will benefit from professional print, fax, copy and colour scan functionality in a compact desktop unit. The imageCLASS 4570dn offers shared printing and PC faxing, due to the built-in network interface card.

imageCLASS MF4580dn

The imageCLASS 4580dn is a stylish multifunctional designed to speed up any office’s workflow, and retails at $649 RRP. With virtually zero warm-up time from sleep mode, and a First Copy Out Time of less than 9 seconds, there is no waiting for prints or copies. Canon’s Ultra High Quality imaging technology ensures that all details come out clearly when sending documents containing diagrams, photos or fine text to ensure a professional look, every time.
The MF4580dn also cuts paper costs and saves time and money with its built-in automatic double-sided printing for both printing and copying.

Key features of the new Laser range

  • High Definition Full Print –
    • The new LASER SHOT printers and imageCLASS multifunction devices are equipped with a laser printer engine of 600 dpi resolution.
    • Their gradation control enables high-definition print at a resolution equivalent to 2400 x 600 dpi.
  • High Performance Printing System “CAPT”
    • Equipped with Canon’s latest High Performing Printing System “CAPT” (Canon Advanced Printing Technology), the new LASER SHOT printers and imageCLASS multifunction devices can deliver high-speed printing because they work together with the processing power of the PC to process large amounts of data quickly – so there is no need for additional printer memory.
  • All-in-one cartridges
    • The new LASER SHOT printers and imageCLASS multifunction devices utilise an all-in-one cartridge, which means the toner, Photosensitive Drum, and Waste Toner Container that are normally individual consumables are all combined. The result is fewer consumables to stock, less fuss and greater savings in the long run.
  • Low Power Consumption and Quick Start Up
    • By adopting Canon’s unique On-Demand Fixing System, the LASER SHOT printers and imageCLASS multifunction devices achieve low power consumption and quick start-up. This enables instantaneous heating of the fusing heater only before printing, saving warm-up time, and making them always ready to print.

LBP6200dn

  • Fast Printing – Print speed of 25-26 ppm
  • Power consumption in standby: 1.6 watts
  • Quality images – Brilliant quality printing equivalent to 2400 x 600 dpi using A.I.R*
  • Fast Data Processing – Uses Canon’s unique Hi-SCoA compression technology for super fast print data processing.
  • Instant Warm Up – No waiting around for prints – printing takes 0 secs from stand-by mode
  • Connectivity – USB 2.0 High Speed connectivity for fast data transfer.
  • Easy Maintenance – All-in-one cartridge system, meaning easy maintenance with only 1 consumable to stock – drum, waste toner box all integrated into the Cartridge

MF4420n

  • Print and copy speeds of 23 ppm
  • Energy Saver Mode: 3 watts
  • Networkable – Share the printer amongst multiple LASER SHOTs via your office network
  • Easy Maintenance – All-in-one cartridge system meaning only 1 consumable to stock
  • Toner Gauge – Useful toner gauge function to confirm remaining toner quantity

MF4550d

  • Print and copy speeds of 25 ppm
  • Energy Saver Mode: 3 watts
  • 35-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for fast unattended copying and faxing.
  • Easy Maintenance – All-in-one cartridge system meaning only 1 consumable to stock
  • Toner Gauge – Useful toner gauge function to confirm remaining toner quantity

MF4570dn

  • Print and copy speeds of 25 ppm
  • Energy Saver Mode: 3 watts
  • Networkable – Share the printer amongst multiple LASER SHOTs via your office network
  • 35-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for fast unattended copying and faxing.
  • Easy Maintenance – All-in-one cartridge system meaning only 1 consumable to stock
  • Toner Gauge – Useful toner gauge function to confirm remaining toner quantity

MF4580dn

  • Print and copy speeds of 25 ppm
  • Energy Saver Mode: 3 watts
  • Auto duplex feature provides both easy double-sided printing and copying
  • Networkable – Share the printer amongst multiple LASER SHOTs via your office network
  • 50-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for fast unattended copying and faxing.
  • Easy Maintenance – All-in-one cartridge system meaning only 1 consumable to stock
  • Toner Gauge – Useful toner gauge function to confirm remaining toner quantity

Pricing and Availability

The LBP6200d (RRP $239), MF4420n (RRP $379), MF4550d(RRP $499), MF4570dn(RRP $599) MF4580dn (RRP $649) are available through Canon retailers. Each printer also comes backed by a 12-month warranty through Canon. For more information, customers can contact Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at www.canon.com.au

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