Canon takes control of colour with 6 new MFPs

New printers to support small, medium and large workgroups as well as colour critical environments

Building on its number one position in colour[1], Canon UK, world leader in digital imaging and technology, today announced the launch of six new devices 4 iRCs and 2 CLCs with print ranges from 26ppm to 51ppm.  Canons latest, next generation multifunctional printers (MFPs) are an extension of the companys  fast-growing colour portfolio and are designed to deliver high quality, fully controllable and secure colour printing for every business need.

The iRC3380/i and iRC2880/i are ideal for organisations considering making the move towards using colour in the office, whilst the iRC4580i and iRC4080i are designed to help businesses make the full transition to colour. The CLC4040 and CLC5151 devices are intended for Light Production and colour critical environments that demand the best results.  

The iRC devices come with the latest Canon print controller as standard and the CLC printers have a choice of two EFI controllers.  Both the iRC and CLC controllers offer fast, high-quality output with the CLC controllers providing extremely fast processing power coupled with a host of production printing features and colour management tools critical for graphic arts environments and quick printers.  All these devices are designed to support the security, control and environmental needs of businesses three key issues on the minds of procurement managers and IT directors throughout the UK. 


Document security is clearly an increasing concern for businesses and the security features on these new devices are a direct result of Canon listening to market demand.   All Canons new colour MFPs offer a range of secure functions, including secure print, personal  mailbox, single user log-in, user ID log-in and secure watermarking for highly confidential documents.  This allows for a visible watermark to appear on documents once copied on the iRC28/3880 the optional hard disk data encryption kit is also common criteria certified a first for Canon.  All Canon colour devices offer secure sending functions to prevent document access including encrypted PDF.


Canons new MFPs allow businesses to save money through managing and controlling colour output. This is achieved through Automatic Colour Sensing (ACS) functionality, an intelligent feature that recognises when a page is in colour or black and white, and prints the document accordingly.  Software such as User ID and optional iWAM MEAP offers the ability to set individual and departmental quotas, monitor usage and report on colour usage.

The environment

The new devices not only enable businesses to save money, but are also energy-saving and are the first colour MFPs to use on-demand fusing, providing a very quick warm up time of 30 seconds. These energy-efficient devices use low power consumption when not in use or on standby mode. The iRC3380/i and iRC2880/i are also space saving in design as they are one of the smallest full colour MFPs on the market with an optional internal finisher.

Glen Mason, Office Marketing Manager, Canon UK, says, The introduction of these new devices is a direct response to industry needs addressing some of the key print issues faced by our customers.  We have been involved in colour for 20 years now and our new range is a culmination of all our experience to design MFPs that produce cost-effective, secure, controllable colour printing that does not compromise on quality.

Additional product information:

ModelColour speed PPM BW Speed PPMLaunch date
iRC2880i2628Mid October
iRC3380i3033Mid October
iRC4080i364012th September
iRC4580i404512th September
CLC4040404012th September
CLC5151515112th September

  • The new iRC2880/i and iRC3380/i MFPs are designed for small to medium workgroups
  • The new iRC4080i and iRC4580i MFPs are designed for larger workgroups
  • The new CLC4040 and CLC5151 MFPs are designed for colour critical environments, such as design departments and media based businesses 
  • All-new four-drum engines combine a four-beam laser unit, photosensitive drum and image-processing device into one compact unit guaranteeing optimum image quality
  • Full range of finishing capabilities, including Folding and Booklet Maker*, Stacker/ Stapler*, hole punching*[2] and Automatic Duplexing as standard which means professionallooking documents without outsourcing
  • iW Publishing Manager solution enables users to electronically merge documents from different applications to create a single document which can be easily edited, amended, personalised and professionally finished

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