Canon Adds New A3 imageRUNNER ADVANCE 5500 Series Color MFPs, imageCLASS LBP712Cdn Color Laser Printer
On August 8th, Canon U.S.A. announced the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series that consists of four new A3 color MFPs: the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5560i ($23,000 MSRP), imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5550i ($20,000 MSRP), imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5540i ($17,000 MSRP), and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i ($15,000 MSRP), which print at up 60 ppm depending on model. Canon also introduced the Color imageCLASS LBP712Cdn color laser printer ($1,795 MSRP).
New imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series
Designed for small-to-mid-size organizations and departments within enterprises, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5560i, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5550i, imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5540i, and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i support cloud connectivity and various mobile solutions, as well as integration with various Canon and third-party workflow solutions.
As part of Canon’s third generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs, the new MFPs feature a flat touchscreen panel that includes a larger display and functions for improved usability as compared to prior Canon MFPs. When user authentication is activated, users can access Canon’s My ADVANCE features to create personalized touchscreen settings. Display settings and many frequently used functions can be customized on a user-by-user basis, such as allowing users to set their preferred language, as well as create their own personal address books. Integration with the free Canon PRINT Business app enables users to send to contacts saved on their compatible smartphones or tablets.
With Canon’s Unified Firmware Platform, additional functionality can become available to existing MFPs within the third generation of imageRUNNER Advance MFPs in the future through version upgrades.
According to Canon, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series uses toner cartridges with significantly higher page yields compared to that used by previous Canon MFPs, and the MFPs are equipped with a waste-toner bottle three-times the size of predecessor MFPs, reducing the frequency with which users need to change bottles. The touch screen also provides video demonstrations for performing common maintenance procedures.
The MFPs also support advanced document-finishing options, including hole-punching, stapling, and booklet-making. The Staple-Free Staple feature allows for easy shredding, efficient paper stacking, and uses fewer staples to help reduce waste, while the Staple On Demand feature allows users to re-staple originals after copying/scanning, or staple documents that were printed without the appropriate staple settings initially selected. An improved multi-purpose paper tray with auto-size detection automatically detects standard paper sizes when they are placed in the tray.
Both the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series and new Color imageCLASS LBP712Cdn color laser printer are equipped with Canon’s V2 Color profile for color matching, while the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series also features an “Insulated & Air Pressure” (IAP) Toner Bottle that’s said to help make for a steady toner supply, while “Consistently Stable” (CS) toner is said to provide high-transfer stability, providing prints “with minimal irregularities and scattering, even over long runs.” An enhanced intermediate transfer belt for transferring toner to media is said help to better fill the concaves of rough media, and a newly enhanced fixing belt is said to help provide solid, well-defined black output.
Both the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series MFPs and Color imageCLASS LBP712Cdn printer support Canon’s optional uniFLOW solution, making them appropriate for managed document services and overall print-management strategies. User authentication with Universal Login Manager comes standard with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series, allowing organizations to manage print and document costs by controlling employees’ access and usage. This standard solution is said to provide a virtually seamless upgrade to the optional uniFLOW software, Canon’s solution-software platform for device, output management, and smart-scanning solutions.
In order to help limit access to customer’s sensitive information, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series features a set of standard and optional security capabilities. As part of the third generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, these MFPs include a standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Encryption function with FIPS140-2 validation which, when activated, automatically encrypts data stored on the main unit’s hard drive, thereby helping to restrict access to the customer’s data. The Color imageCLASS LBP712Cdn printer doesn’t include a hard drive in order to help limit storage of information.
Device and Fleet Management
The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs and Color imageCLASS LBP712Cdn printer can be supported by a customer’s Canon’s imageWARE Enterprise Management Console, its plug-ins, and by Canon’s Managed Document Services. With these additional solutions, Canon says customers can benefit from centralized control for day-to-day management, as well as tools to deploy and manage device settings, user management, and security features across a fleet of MFPs.
The third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 Series models are Energy Star-certified and rated EPEAT Gold, while the Color LBP712Cdn printer is Energy Star-certified and rated EPEAT Silver.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5560i is rated at up to 60 ppm (letter-size mode) and features standard print, copy, and scan, with optional fax. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5550i is rated at up to 60 ppm (letter-size mode) and features standard print, copy, and scan, with optional fax. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5540i is rated at up to 40 ppm (letter-size mode) and features standard print, copy, and scan, with optional fax. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i is rated at up to 35 ppm (letter-size mode) and features standard print, copy, and scan, with optional fax. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
Color imageCLASS LBP712Cdn Printer
Canon rates its new Color imageCLASS LBP712Cdn color laser printer at up 40 ppm (color and duplex modes), notes that it provides an increased paper capacity, and that it features a common print driver that’s also used with its imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs.
Features of note include:
- Wake-up from sleep mode in just 9.2 seconds.
- Standard two-side automatic duplexing
- Standard 550-sheet paper cassette and 100-sheet multipurpose paper tray; optional 550-sheet paper cassette
- Mobile printing from compatible mobile devices with Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Service, and Google Cloud Print; Canon PRINT Business app enables users to print to the device from compatible iOS or Android devices.
- USB Direct Print for printing files stored USB memory drives in JPEG, TIFF, PDF, and XPS formats.
- Consumes 2.2 watts of energy or less in energy-saving mode
- Single-cartridge system combines the toner and drum into one unit, making replacement of cartridges easier.
For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
- June 2016: Canon Introduces Next-Generation of Therefore Document-Workflow Solution
- May 2016: Canon Adds imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 and 6500 Series to List of AirPrint-Enabled MFPs
- April 2016: Canon Rolls Out Slew of New imageCLASS Laser Printers, MFPs with AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, NFC, Mopria Mobile Printing
- February 2016: Third-Generation Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs Feature Standard Secure HDD, Updated Touch Screen, User-Authentication Options
- December 2015: Canon Expands AirPrint Mobile-Printing Support to imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5200 Series
- September 2015: Canon Expo 2015: Canon Previews Secure MFP, Mobile Printing, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Z, 3D-Printer Prototype, More
- September 2015: Canon Updates imageRUNNER ADVANCE Desktop Workflow Software with Improved UI, PDF Tools