Next-Generation Canon Color imageCLASS Multifunctionals Feature Color Touch Screen, New V2 Color Profile, More
January 05, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is launching two new Color imageCLASS multifunction MFPs targeted at small and mid-size businesses and workgroups, the new Color imageCLASS MF820Cdn ($2,595 MSRP), which is Canon’s fastest imageCLASS color MFP to date, and the Color imageCLASS MF810Cdn ($1,995 MSRP), both of which feature significant upgrades to the Color imageCLASS family. Among the upgrades are a new color touch screen, color profile V2 technology for enhanced color images, and a triple-paper cassette option.
The MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn MFPs, which print and scan on up to A4/legal-size media, are the first imageCLASS models to provide a color touch screen. Users operate it similar to how they use their mobile phones and tablets’ interfaces. The 3.5-inch touch screen provides smartphone- and tablet-like “flick” between screens, as well as the ability to create customizable buttons for commonly used features.
A new color profile called V2 technology is also new. It expands the color-printing color-reproduction range, and Canon says the results are excellent clarity and visual sharpness that’s suitable for high-quality business presentations and photos.
While the MFPs ship standard with a 550-sheet paper cassette and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray, a triple-paper cassette option expands the maximum paper capacity to 2,300 sheets, exceeding previous imageCLASS model’s paper capacities. Also new is an Encrypted Send Security Kit option to help keep data secure during network transmission, and a Barcode Printing option, that latter of which enables a user to print selected bar codes in a readable format.
The MF820Cdn MFP can achieve print, copy and scan speeds of up to 36 ppm, making it the fastest imageCLASS color device to date. The MF810Cdn prints at up to 26 ppm. First prints arrive in approximately nine seconds, and there’s automatic two-sided scan, print, copy, and fax.
The MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn can be connected via USB port or via Gigabit Ethernet network interface. Maximum monthly volume is up to 88,000 and 64,000 pages per month, respectively.
Print-driver support includes the Canon Ultra-Fast Rendering driver, PCL 6 driver, and PostScript emulation driver. Driver support is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux operating systems.
Both MFPs feature the Canon Mobile Printing app, which enables users to send print jobs directly from compatible Android tablets and smartphones, and enables Apple users to send their print jobs to their Canon device from their compatible iPhone and iPad. Also supported is the Mopria Print Service, a solution for printing documents, email messages, Web pages, and photos from compatible Android KitKat 4.4 smartphones and tablets.
The Canon Mobile Scanning for Business app enables iOS and Android users to scan documents to their compatible mobile devices, letting them keep important documents handy when on the road.
Device and Document Management
Both MFPs support 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 that they scan).
Secure Print allows users to submit a PIN code when they send their print job, so that the job will not be printed until the same code is entered at the printer. Department ID Management enables IT administrators to limit or prohibit user access to certain features, such as color printing, in order to reduce cost and control device usage.
The MFPs can be maintained via Canon’s Remote User Interface Web portal, which allows administrators to view or modify various MFP settings, pull job logs to study user behavior, check consumable status for timely replacement, and perform other maintenance and management tasks.
The MF820Cdn and MF810Cdn feature Canon’s new Toner Bottle 034, which Canon says is fast and easy to replace, and they also use a new technology called Insulated Air Pressure (IAP) to help prevent toner spillage. Both MFPs ship standard with a full set of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) toner bottles with a rated yield of 7,300 pages based on an ISO/IEC standard. The MFPs also use separate imaging drums and waste-toner box, which helps provide a lower Cost per Page, as imaging drums don’t have to be replaced when toner is replaced.
The new Canon imageCLASS products meet the Energy Star guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). They’re also achieved an EPEAT Silver rating for eco-friendliness; EPEAT is the global registry for promoting greener electronics, and rates devices based on their eco-friendliness..
In Energy-Saver mode, the MFPs use just one watt of energy, and achieve a Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) rating of just 1.2 kWh and 0.8 kWh, respectively.
Availability and Service
The MFPs are now available through Canon resellers Canon Financial Services, and come standard with a one-year limited warranty for on-site service. Extended warranties are also available at additional cost for customers who wish to add up to an additional four years of service.
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