Canon enhances colour A3 MFD offering to support partner growth and margins

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Canon has announced the launch of four new compact A3 colour multifunctional devices (MFDs) – the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3320, C3320i, C3325i and C3330i. The new C3300 series provides partners with an opportunity to capitalise on the largest A3 colour market segments and deliver best-fit deployments with a complete and consistent range of mono, colour, A4 and A3 devices.

Francis Thornhill, European and UK Product Marketing Manager at Canon Europe, comments: "Feedback from our channel partners has been instrumental in the development of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3300 series. Canon works hard to understand the needs of our partners and invests heavily in research and development to provide a reliable and future-proof solution for their needs. Our main priority was to provide partners with a platform to deliver an easy and profitable service, and grow their business by addressing customers total cost of print."

Easy and profitable service

The newly developed colour engine is designed to deliver reliable, high quality and cost effective colour printing as well as lower service costs. Installation of the new models can be completed in just a few minutes, thanks to the now standard image reader and the ability to apply device settings, applications and licences in one go.

The low-maintenance design removes the need for service visits with user replaceable components. Partners can manage and service the entire fleet remotely with hassle free device and service management tools consistent across the imageRUNNER ADVANCE range. The Remote Support Operation Kit is now standardised to further simplify this process.

A platform to grow

Francis Thornhill, European and UK Product Marketing Manager at Canon Europe, comments: "Research shows that 90% of the total cost of print and documents is actually related to print management and administration (15%), document production (25%) and document handling (50%), rather than the cost of the device or consumables.* This new series has been designed specifically to help partners address their customers' operational inefficiencies through seamless document capture workflows, easy publishing and consistent management efficiency."

The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices integrate seamlessly with existing IT environments and wide range of award winning document print and capture solutions. Partners are able to generate new revenue streams through managed print and documents services that optimise customers' end-to-end processes and address the total cost of print. Flexible support for mobile working, such as printing from mobile devices or scanning to cloud services, future-proofs business investments and also provides partners with future sales and service opportunities.

New performance and value

The new engine offers the perfect combination of low running costs with reliable high quality output. With Canon's new V² (Vivid & Vibrant) imaging technology, business users can produce professional-looking colour documents in-house that deliver consistently strong impact, helping them stand out from the competition

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3300 series offers enhanced value for money through standardisation of the reader, Genuine Adobe® PostScript® 3™**, Mailbox and support for searchable PDFs as well as Office Open XML (PowerPoint and Microsoft Word) file formats. Additional enhancements include automatic media size detection for print and scanning as well as a unique twin stapling system that combines both traditional stapling and eco-stapling to reduce waste as well as simplify recycling and shredding.

imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3300 series key specs:

  • Colour and B&W at 20/25 and 30 ppm (C3320, C3320i/C3325i/C3330i)
  • Customisable 17.8 cm tiltable colour WVGA touch screen
  • Up to 2,300 sheet capacity and flexible media handling
  • Enhanced less maintenance technologies
  • Smart MEAP and MEAP web application platforms
  • Flexible finishing including traditional and eco-stapling in one
  • Advanced security options
  • Easy device and fleet management
  • Easy to change consumables
  • Low energy consumption

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3300 series will be available across Europe from June 2015.

* Adapted from research from ALL Associates Group, Inc 2012
**standard on i models


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