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Canon Introduces New imageCLASS MF7280 Digital Imaging Solution
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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2006-- New imageCLASS MF7280 Brings An Economical High-Performance Workflow Solution To Small and Home Offices

Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's market share brand leader in black-and-white and color laser printer/copier solutions(1), today introduced its latest digital office solution, the imageCLASS MF7280. The imageCLASS MF7280 provides 'big office' workflow capabilities at a 'small office' price tag, enhancing the productivity of burgeoning workgroups and busy office environments.

The imageCLASS MF7280 performs printing and copying of letter-sized output at 20 pages-per-minute with full duplexing capabilities for copying, printing, sending and faxing. The imageCLASS MF7280 is designed for work environments where smaller machines can't quite keep up and large office equipment is not yet needed. The imageCLASS MF7280 provides a perfect workgroup solution with 11"x17" paper support, copy and fax capabilities, and network functionality for printing, universal sending and PC faxing.

"The new imageCLASS MF7280 copier offers significant productivity advantages to general office and small business users who want greater network performance from their multifunction device," said Tod Pike, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "To better meet the growing business needs of today's workgroups, the imageCLASS MF7280 device incorporates many of Canon's award-winning imageRUNNER digital imaging technology to provide greater document handling capabilities and functionality for today's small office environments."

Robust Multifunction Performance

The imageCLASS MF7280 device is network capable providing for easy printing, and digital document management. With rapid printing and copying of letter-sized paper at 20 ppm, this new imageCLASS model provides for rapid workflows. Combined with a new duplexing feature and 50-page letter-sized Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), the imageCLASS MF7280 provides for rapid digital document workflows. The 50-page ADF facilitates rapid document scanning, copying, and faxing of double-sided documents reducing office paper consumption and providing efficient workflows. With easy navigation through VGA touch-screen controls and color send capabilities, this latest imageCLASS model brings together imageRUNNER functionality in top-class SOHO device. Designed to serve office workgroups and small business enterprises, the imageCLASS MF7280 also features two 250-sheet front-loading paper cassettes, and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray.

Network Capabilities

The imageCLASS MF7280 adds the ability to perform network printing with both PCL5 and PCL6 support. Internet fax capabilities allow network model users to scan documents and attach them to e-mail as a PDF file and send directly from the machine. The color sending capabilities allow users to scan and directly send color documents to a number of different types of destinations such as e-mail, scan-to-file-server and scan-to-fax.. This model will also allow for PC faxing right from the individual PC workstations to and through the unit itself.

The set-up and day-to-day functions on both machines can be accessed directly on the unit or through a Remote UI within the network. Using any Internet browser and the IP address assigned to the unit, several functions can be accessed including device management such as a status monitor and device settings; job management including edit print jobs, view the print/internet fax/send logs; network and printer device setting and address book for fax and e-mail addresses.

Convenience

The imageCLASS MF7280 copier adds to its convenience with Canon's Single Cartridge System only requiring one consumable to be stocked. This system utilizes one cartridge containing both the toner and drum unit and is user replaceable. A full cartridge is included with the device with an approximate yield of 10,000 letter-sized pages (based on a five percent density original).

The imageCLASS MF7280 comes with a standard one-year limited warranty at a suggested retail price of $3,995*, and will begin shipping to retailers in mid-April 2006.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with global revenues of $31.8 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*All prices are estimated selling prices. Actual prices are set by dealer and may vary. Availability and specifications subject to change without notice.

(1) Source - Gartner Dataquest - "Printer Quarterly Statistics United States - Database," Camille Iorns February 2006.

CONTACT: Canon U.S.A., Inc. Mike DeMeo, 516-328-4928 mdemeo@cusa.canon.com or Len Musmeci, 516-328-4884 lmusmeci@cusa.canon.com or Canon U.S.A. Web Site: http://www.usa.canon.com or For sales info/customer support: 1-800-OK-CANON KEYWORD: NEW YORKINDUSTRY KEYWORD: HARDWARE COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKING PRODUCTSOURCE: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

<<Business Wire -- 03/28/06>>


   







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