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Canon Releases Four New imageCLASS Laser Printers

Monday, September 9, 2019  
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Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced the addition of four new imageCLASS black-and-white laser printers. Designed for small businesses, these new models deliver on market demands for ease of use, workflow efficiency and device security.

The new imageCLASS MF448dw/MF445dw (up to 40 page-per-minute [ppm] black-and-white MFPs) and imageCLASS LBP227dw/LBP226dw (up to 40 ppm black-and-white single-function printers) increase and improve Canon's device offering in its mid-range imageCLASS printer assortment. The MF448dw/MF445dw and LBP227dw utilize Canon's Application Library device platform, helping to create a customizable experience for small business professionals in a variety of industries, including health care, finance, hospitality and government. These models build on the platform capability of their predecessors with new features such as:
  • Language: To provide ease of use for multilanguage environments, as well as to support the needs of international clients in verticals like hospitality, this function provides users the ability to change the language on the device user interface conveniently through the push of a button.
  • Name and Scan: Ideal for businesses like law firms where searching for documents can be cumbersome, through this function, users can assign a name (keyword, ID, date and time) to a sent file and easily sort it into the appropriate storage location, making it easier to retrieve important files.
Built with device security in mind, and to help prevent against malicious access to critical information, all four new models add the ability to perform a verify system at startup process. This helps to verify the validity of the device firmware and Application Library platform and helps prevent unauthorized modifications.

"Canon is a company built on innovation and we are proud to continue our dedication to delivering solutions designed to directly meet the diverse needs of our customers through the expansion of our imageCLASS printer line," said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc. "Intended for small businesses, these models offer features designed to improve productivity and efficiency for busy professionals, while valuing the importance of device security."

Time is of the essence for small-business professionals, making it easy to forget simple tasks like purchasing new toner cartridge supplies. To avoid last-minute emergencies, Canon offers its optional Auto Replenish Service on the MF445dw and LBP226dw models. Users who sign up for this subscription program will automatically receive toner cartridges, which are shipped directly to the user when the printer sends an alert that toner is running low.

The MF448dw/MF445dw models offer a three-year standard limited warranty via Canon's 100% U.S.-based service and support network, adding additional peace of mind for small businesses.

The new imageCLASS MF445dw and LBP226dw are available through the Canon Online Store, as well as authorized retailers and resellers for purchase immediately. The imageCLASS MF448dw and LBP227dw will be available through authorized resellers immediately.

In other news, Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced that three of its products — Océ Colorado 1650 large format graphic printer, Océ Arizona 1380 XT UV flatbed printer and Océ Touchstone Software — have won the 2019 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) "Product of the Year" awards.

"We're thrilled to receive recognition from SGIA judges, experts in the industry, as it solidifies Canon's customer-first approach that relies heavily on their input to create innovative solutions that are meeting and leading market trends," said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc. "As Canon continues to innovate and contribute to the next generation of industry solutions, we plan to pursue our goal of delivering high-quality products designed to directly benefit the needs of our customers."

Acknowledged by the print industry for their print quality, versatility, productivity and ease of use, below are the three SGIA 2019 "Product of the Year" award winners by category:

Roll-to-Roll/UV (under 80 inches)

The Océ Colorado 1650 printer offers an impressive application range thanks to two innovative technologies: the more flexible and stretchable formulation of the Canon UVgel 460 inks and the Océ FLXfinish technology. The new inks provide image stability, even when folded, bent or wrapped. And, with the Océ FLXfinish technology, you can print your applications with either a glossy finish or a matte finish, independent of media type. These new technologies build on top of a platform that already delivers extremely durable prints, as well as segment-leading geometric and color consistency.

UV Latex Flatbed + White ($100,000-$200,000)

The Océ Arizona 1380 XT UV flatbed printer features a choice of two printer sizes — 49.2-by-98.4 inches or 98.4-by-121.3 inches. Additional features include true flatbed architecture plus optional roll media support, pneumatic pin registration, automated printhead maintenance, high-resolution table mapping, software for complex job creation/automation (Arizona Xpert), optional software for textured printing (Océ Touchstone) and for the first time, LED-UV curing and purpose-built Océ IJC357 LED curable inks.


Océ Touchstone Software is a suite of software tools that empowers designers and print providers to create print-ready 2.5D data for Océ Arizona printers, instantly adding height and texture elements to otherwise two-dimensional prints. Compatible with the Océ Arizona 1200, 1300 and 2200 Series UV curable flatbed printers and ONYX Thrive software, multilayered, complex print jobs can typically be difficult to design, preview and print. But Océ Touchstone Software helps to make that process easy. Designers can preview the created effect within Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator utilizing the free Océ Touchstone extensions, and operators can preview printing layers, time and ink consumption — all before printing a single pixel.

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