New A3 colour series, Canon iR-ADV C7500i and C5500i offer versatile finishing options and media support ideal for office environments with large print runs
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 NOVEMBER 2016 – Canon today announced the launch of its A3 colour models third generation multifunctional devices (MFDs), the imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) series namely the iR-ADV C7500i series (C7580i / C7570i) and the C5500i series (C5560i / C5550i / C5540i / C5535i) to fit the trending designs of current work spaces. The iR-ADV C7500i and C5500i series feature remarkable print speeds in colour and monochrome to produce outstanding business documents in rich and vibrant hues. Both series include easy customisation feature as well as high operational reliability to meet the diverse environments of mid to large enterprises.
“The visual age has influenced the conduct of commercial activities in the marketplace, and the need for high-quality colour documents is evident in the day-to- day operations of many businesses today,” said Andrew Koh, the new President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. “Answering real-world business needs is the key driver behind the development of our third generation of iR-ADV MFDs, especially for organisations with requirements to print high volume, high- quality colour documents. We now have the perfect solution.”
Exceptional user experience drives workplace productivity
Canon iR-ADV C7500i series offers an all-in-one solution that delivers maximised productivity with advanced finishing options, and scanned documents can be fed through the 300-sheet-capacity document feeder and converted to various file formats. Count on the Canon iR-ADV C5500i device to scan and convert documents to PDF or select *Microsoft® Office® file formats like Word® or PowerPoint® for your convenience.
The iR-ADV C7500i and C5500i series further enhance work productivity thanks to intelligent document workflows and a personalised user experience. Built with smartphone-like gestures such as swiping and pinching, the series offers easy navigation across the local user interface and ensures an intuitive user experience from end-to-end. Additionally, the Picture Login authentication provides a simplified login experience via user-specific icons, allowing users to gain device access swiftly and effortlessly.
User convenience is at the heart of all Canon MFDs and notably, both series come equipped with Force Hold Printing feature that allows users to preview and edit print settings before releasing the temporarily held print jobs at the device. Unintended output options such as incorrect quantities and finishing can be rectified prior to printing, reducing paper wastage and saving users the hassle of re-submitting print jobs in an effort to increase cost and workflow efficiencies.
Besides user convenience, Canon strives to create a personalised user environment with My ADVANCE feature incorporated in both series where users can customise workflows and preferences easily. This can range from personalising display language, initial display screen, frequently-used settings, address lists and more, enabling a one-step approach to streamlining work processes. The personalised My ADVANCE settings help to create a great user experience and to top it off, the same settings can be integrated across the third generation of iR-ADV devices via the new My ADVANCE Synchronisation. Users can benefit from the same level of personalisation amongst a fleet of up to ten different devices.
Intelligent functionality tailored for the smart-offices
Businesses today desire smart office solutions that make work life simpler. The iR- ADV C7500i series offer intelligent features such as motion sensor technology built within to wake the device from Sleep mode, and the ability to remove blank pages when scanning can help maximize day-to-day productivity. As for the iR-ADV C5500i series, Intelligent Recovery system identifies a bystander, a passerby or an approaching user via the infrared motion sensor, and assesses their intentions. Accordingly, the device avoids unintentional recovery and remains in sleep mode or automatically recovers for added user convenience.
Both series are equipped with Intelligent Document Feeder designed to effectively handle documents for the smart-offices. Common bottlenecks faced by users in the course of document digitisation, such as double-feeding of originals and scanning of blank pages can be easily resolved by Multi-sheet Detection and Skip Blank Originals respectively. The time taken to process and organise documents is consequently reduced for a more productive workplace.
Businesses in pursuit of a more agile and interconnected workforce demand seamless connectivity in their work environments. The new series come standard with Wireless LAN support, providing users with the flexibility to print and scan wirelessly from their smart devices.
Delivering superb image quality with production expertise
Engineered to produce remarkable printouts, the new Canon iR-ADV C7500i and C5500i series adopt the innovative V2 colour technology as with the other third generation colour series. Users can expect unrivaled vivid and vibrant image quality as the standard printer colour gamut is expanded, and the colour reproduction of dark areas is enhanced to attain incredible depth and richness.
For medium enterprises, Canon’s iR-ADV C5500i series proves helpful as it utilizes Canon’s V2 color profile for vibrant and vivid images along with 1200-dpi print resolution. The MFD is capable of printing at up to 60 ppm on letter-sized paper.
The iR-ADV C7500i series on the other hand will highly benefit large printing scale and bigger offices. The device can provide businesses with quality output designed to meet the needs of high-volume workplaces and demanding color environments. Striking images can be consistently achieved because the iR-ADV C7500i series MFDs can produce up to 2400-dpi print resolution with R-VCSEL red laser technology. This is coupled with a reliable cooling system for the developer that helps maintain stable image quality over time.
“The V² Colour technology incorporated in our latest iR-ADV colour series is developed to reproduce outstanding quality documents in vivid and vibrant hues. Coupled with a wide array of productivity-enhancing features, we are confident that the latest series will empower our customers to stay ahead of their work,” said Alvin Lee, Assistant Director, Business Imaging Solution Division, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
Eco-design fosters business sustainability
Canon upholds its innovativeness with the environment in mind. Bio-based plastics are used in certain parts of the devices in the latest iR-ADV series to foster a greener environment. The finishing options offered in the new series support the environmentally friendly ECO-staple, allowing users to bind a maximum of five sheets
of paper together by means of pressure. This staples-free approach prevents resource wastage and enables easy shredding of documents.
The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7580i / C7570i and C5560i / C5550i / C5540i / C5535i will be available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers from November 2016 onwards.