CES 2013: Canon Speeds Up for Business

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As we reported early last week, Canon unveiled four new Pixma inkjets and two new imageCLASS laser printers targeted at businesses. We shared a brief glimpse at one of the new inkjets from Digital Experience on Tuesday but at our behinds the scenes tour, we finally got a look at all six of the new products, plus some hands-on time with the Pixma MX922 to share with our readers!

The Canon booth was in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center but not all of the new products were on the show floor.  At least one of the new printers, the imageCLASS LBP6780dn, was only being displayed behind closed doors.

I?ll start with the Pixma MX922, the flagship of the new Pixma Office inkjets.  It offers print speeds up to 15 ipm in black and 10 ipm in color, dual front loading paper trays (as opposed to the front/rear tray before), a larger 250-sheet paper cassette, duplexing automatic document feeder, 3-inch LCD with intelligent touch panel and My Image Garden software.

The Pixma MX922 is expected to be available in March for the suggested retail price of $199.99. Want to see the Pixma MX922 in action? Check out our video below!

The Pixma MX522/MX452 offer the same specs but in slightly different packages. Both printers offer: print speeds up to 9.7 ipm in black and 5.5 ipm in color, a print resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi, a 30-sheet simplex ADF and a 100-sheet paper tray.

However, the Pixma MX522 may offer a more exciting user experience thanks to a 2.5-inch LCD and intelligent touch panel compared to the Pixma MX452’s 2-line LCD and control panel. Difference in price? The Pixma MX522 runs for $149.99 while the Pixma MX452 comes in at $99.99.

The entry level Pixma MX392 offers the most basic features: print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as print speeds up to 8.7 ipm in black and 5.0 ipm in color, a 2-line display, 100-sheet tray and 30-sheet ADF. Unlike the previous three models, the Pixma MX392 does not offer wireless connectivity, only a USB 2.0 connection. The Pixma MX392 is being sold for $79.99.

The imageCLASS LBP6780dn and imageCLASS LBP7780Cdn are the fastest single function imageCLASS products in Canon’s lineup to date, coming in at 42 ppm and 33 ppm, respectively. The packages themselves are similar with a 500-sheet paper cassette and 100-sheet multi-purpose tray, automatic duplexing, 5-line LCD, USB direct print and Canon Mobile Printing App.

The imageCLASS LBP6780dn

However, the imageCLASS LBP7780Cdn offers color printing while the imageCLASS LBP6780dn offers PCL 53/6 and Adobe PostScript 3 support, higher monthly duty cycle up to 100,000 sheets and will operate with Windows 8.

The imageCLASS LBP7780Cdn

Check out our video coverage of the International CES here: “Tech Innovation Takes Centerstage in Las Vegas





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