Ahead of its official UK launch, Canon Copiers have learned of the upcoming release of two new Canon MFP’s/Canon colour copiers to add to the award-winning Canon imageRUNNER Advance fax copier printer line-up. For compact, colour copying and multifunction printing, Canon are introducing the imageRUNNER Advance C2030 and C2020 Canon colour copiers/MFP's, two Canon photocopiers which have been designed to serve smaller office locations and the needs of small to medium sized businesses and networked environments to deliver exceptional reliability, economy and productivity in a highly compact and environmentally-conscious yet robust build.
The Canon imageRUNNER Advance Platform
The Canon imageRUNNER Advance platform has already proved exceptionally popular with consumers and has even been garnered with major awards from many of the industry’s leading authorities. Even before its launch, the Canon imageRUNNER Advance 8000 Canon mono copiers were awarded at the On Demand expo in the US for providing impressive, fast black and white output in the corporate/light professional category. Then, the European Digital Press Association (EDP) honoured the high-end flagship imageRUNNER Advance 9060 Pro multifunction printer/Canon colour copier with a coveted EDP Award. And even before that, Printweek Magazine had praised the imageRunner Advance C9000 Pro Canon printer-copier- fax for its excellent ‘combination of functionality, flexibility, productivity and image quality.’
For those unfamiliar with the Canon imageRUNNER copiers series, it is the first in the industry to introduce high grade, fire retardant bio-plastic, made from plant-derived organic sources into the build. They are also quicker than similarly-priced rival machines, easier to use, with large intuitive displays, come network-ready and for those concerned about their environmental impact, offer outstanding energy efficiency as well. As Sam Yoshida from Canon commented, “With the launch of the Canon imageRUNNER Advance platform, Canon redefined customer expectations for MFP performance, reliability and value.”
The imageRUNNER Advance C2030/C2020 MFP's/Canon Colour Copiers
The imageRUNNER Advance C2030/C2020 Canon colour copiers are really the final piece of the puzzle for the imageRUNNER Advance platform. The models effectively extend the same Canon imageRUNNER Advance platform benefits and next generation document imaging technologies for end-users ranging from low-volume offices seeking increased efficiency to high-volume light production environments seeking optimal performance but with the cost efficiencies.
The imageRUNNER Advance C2030/C2020 Photocopiers Essentials Software Package
The new Canon printer-copier-fax models support a range of software solutions including the imageRUNNER Advance Essentials package which harnesses the power of Canon’s innovative Advanced image CHP architecture to deliver truly optimum results. ImageRUNNER Advance Essentials is an integrated software suite which has been designed to enhance the end-user’s experience and interactions with Canon imageRUNNER copiers. The suite includes imageRUNNER Advance desktop, imageRUNNER Advance Tracker and Workflow Composer with Connectors which give users the control they require, at their finger tips. Users can harness the power of imageRUNNER Advance functionality directly on their desktops for one-touch workflow key creation, document publishing and management in addition to basic document tracking and accounting.
The imageRUNNER Advance C2030 and C2020 fax-copier-printer-MFP models also support Canon’s MEAP technology, allowing for integration with customized business processes and third-party software applications.
Canon imageRUNNER Advance C2030 and C2020 Photocopiers – Truly Advanced Technology
As with all devices on the Canon imageRUNNER Advance platform, the C2030 and C2020 Canon colour copiers/MFP's come with much larger displays – on these two it’s an easy to use 5.7” full-colour TFT user-interface which allows the user to personalise a main menu as well as a ‘quick’ menu for common functions and more streamlined job control. For their size, the new Canon imageRUNNER Advance C2020 and C2020 Canon fax-copiers provide impressive print speeds – 20 ppm and 30 ppm respectively. Both Canon printer copiers feature a maximum paper capacity of 2000 sheets and handle media sizes of up to 12 by 18 inch. A duplexing automatic document feeder (DADF) will deliver 44 images per minute in both colour and black and white, while internal finishing capability allows for a greater range of output options. The models also offer UFR II printing to efficiently distribute the print processing burden of all components of printer data between the PC and the photocopier as well as Canon’s Universal Send document distribution and high compression PDF/XPS feature.
The new C2020 and C2030 Canon copier models are able to utilize Canon imageRUNNER Advance technology and architecture to provide true 1200 by 1200 dots per inch (dpi) print resolution for exceptional output image quality, yielding smooth, vivid and well-defined images. The oil-free “pQ” toner produces sharp text with well-defined corners and rich and clear images which display subtle gradient transitions and a high-quality finish.
The Canon imageRUNNER Advance C2020/C2030 – Canon imageRUNNER Copiers' Continuing Commitment to the Environment
As with all the devices in the Canon imageRUNNER Advance platform, the C2030 and C2020 Canon photocopiers are manufactured with components fabricated from 100 percent recycled plastics from old devices, as well as bio-plastic, plant derived organic matter which has been specially engineered to meet the necessary heat tolerances for use in Canon copiers. Further, Canon has taken steps to ensure its carbon emissions are controlled and minimised at each step in the product's journey, from conception, manufacture and materials to logistics and transportation. The Canon Life Cycle Assessment System has ensured Canon has achieved an approximately 30% reduction in carbon emissions throughout the product life-cycle compared with earlier photocopiers.