Continuing to expand its product line to meet the needs of diverse customers, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced the introduction of the imagePROGRAF Le MFP Series, designed to offer an entry-level, low-volume large format Scan-to-Copy/File/Cloud solution. Succeeding the L Series, the imagePROGRAF Le Series is designed to offer improved productivity, featuring a new scanner and software, according to Canon. The imagePROGRAF Le MFP Series consists of two models: the imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36e and imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24e, both of which the company says feature enhanced scanning capabilities, improved ease-of-use and flexibility to fit many environments.
“As a company, Canon prides itself on reinvigorating our products to help stay ahead of the curve to meet customer demands,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We recognized the need to provide a more affordable entry-level large format Scan-to-Copy/File/Cloud device for the cost-conscious consumer. Positioned well for those who may not be experienced in large-format printing, the imagePROGRAF Le MFP Series helps achieve this goal by providing the market with a high-quality and efficient device at a lower price point than more advanced models.”
Among the enhancements of the imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36e and imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24e models is the ability to scan multiple documents into one PDF file. This advanced function will reportedly save users the time spent manually appending multiple scanned documents into one PDF. The devices offer a quicker release of documents from the scanner to help expedite workflows, according to Canon. While in the past, the printer operator would have to wait for data to transfer to internal memory in order to obtain their documents, the new models release the original copy as soon as scanning is complete.
Ease of Use
The scanner has a new touch screen user-interface, providing the user with what Canon says are improved intuitive menus and easy to read on-screen text as they manage their scan jobs. Through the new touch screen panel, users can print to multiple printers on a network or scan to multiple computers. A new Copy & Archive mode gives the user the ability to scan to copy and simultaneous scan to file.
Enhancements to the Le MFP systems include greater file support for scanning to a USB thumb drive via the ScanApp Le on a PC (only). Users now will be able to save the same file formats -TIFF, PDF, multi-page-PDF and JPEG – to a USB thumb drive as they can to a PC. Additionally, users who have their device connected to a network are provided with a variety of options on how to share their work, including the ability to scan to cloud, USB or PC. Adding to the versatility of these systems is the inclusion of table top legs to allow for placement in backroom offices and counters, as well as for increased portability. Alternatively, the scanner can be attached atop the printer to make it more at home in print shops.
The Le Series scanner utilizes the same SingleSensor Technology used in the more advanced iPF MFP M40 systems, which helps to provide consistent color accuracy, according to Canon. With scan modes ranging from Draft to Best, the scanners allow users to regulate image quality. The systems include the 36-inch imagePROGRAF iPF770 or 24-inch iPF670 printers, which include a selection of commonly used print features, including economy print mode, borderless printing, and a sub-ink tank system. Also included are utility and workflow software solutions such as PosterArtist Lite, Direct Print & Share, Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office® and the imagePROGRAF Print Utility App.
Canon’s imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36e and imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24e large-format printers are now available for sale with an MSRP of $5,995 and $4,095, respectively.
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