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Canon extends A3 line-up 

Canon has launched two new product lines, the imageRUNNER C3226i and C3800 Series. These latest additions further expand and complete its office colour A3 multifunction portfolio to offer a solution that caters to every budget, business size and working setup, so partners can protect their bottom lineby supporting customers in any environment. 

The new imageRUNNER C3226i is designed to support productivity in hybrid working environments, with a range of improved performance and usability features including a new controller and faster print speeds of 26 pages per minute. Security capabilities have been brought in line with the current imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX range, with McAfee Embedded Control, SIEM, TLS 1.3 and Forced Hold Print. By strengthening the imageRUNNER devices with the standard security features of Canon’s enterprise-level technology, partners can now offer more comprehensive support for businesses with lower print and capture needs or tighter budgets.
Additionally, for partners that need to offer a mix of cloud and on-premise technology, the latest update to the uniFLOW platform 2021.2 implements extended scan to and print from cloud capabilities, as well as a Microsoft Teams connector. 

Building on the success of the existing enterprise-level A3 range, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 Series is designed for departments with high productivity requirements and organisations looking to ramp up their digital transformation efforts. Offering all the benefits of the imageRUNNER C3226i, including the uniFLOW 2021.2 upgrades, plus connectivity features such as Near-Field Communication and Bluetooth, as well as compatibility with uniFLOW and uniFLOW Online, the C3800 Series boasts a print speed of up to 35ppm and delivers an image capture rate of 270 images per minute. 


Kyocera TASKalfa 7054ci/7004i series

Intelligent TASKalfa 7054ci/7004i series 

Kyocera has unveiled the intelligent TASKalfa 7054ci/7004i series of A3 multifunctional devices which includes four colour A3 MFPs: the TASKalfa 7054ci; 6054ci; 5054ci and 4054ci as well as three mono devices: the TASKalfa 7004i; 6004i and 5004i. 

The TASKalfa 7054ci series includes a range of new security enhancements that includes security log management capabilities, automatic certification validation, improved communication protocols, digital signature and email encryption. Organisations will benefit from enhanced productivity thanks to the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence – the TASKalfa 7054ci/7004i range produces higher quality results in less time than ever before, and energy consumption during sleep mode has been significantly reduced across the range. 


HP products

HP updates DesignJet and PageWide XL portfolio 

HP Inc. has introduced a range of DesignJet and PageWide XL Pro devices which deliver advanced photo and colour quality, enhanced precision, and new graphics application potential – all while driving improvements in sustainability. 

With the two new HP DesignJet Z Pro devices, HP is offering print service providers and geographic information system (GIS) analysts the latest solutions to produce professional photo-quality prints and high precision colourful GIS-generated maps. The three new HP PageWide XL Pro printers equip PSPs and repro houses with the ability to respond faster to customer demands and diversify their existing capabilities. 

With chromatic RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, HP DesignJet Z Pro users can now achieve 93% pantone coverage – 26% more gamut compared to the previous generation – and produce prints with
the image quality of a 12-ink printer with just nine inks. For the first time, the new HP DesignJet Z Pro printer series also incorporates the HP PrintOS Service Center application. This smart cloud-based solution enables users to gain a single, real-time view of all ongoing service cases, with updates that are accessible anytime, anywhere. 

The new HP PageWide XL Pro 5200 and HP PageWide XL Pro 8200 offer print speeds up to 20 D/A1 pages/min, and 4300 ft2/hr (400 m2/hr) and 30 D/A1 pages/min, and 5300 ft2/hr (500 m2/hr) respectively, enabling users to meet short turnaround time. Designed to help boost profits and cut costs, both models enable users to save up to 50% preparation and finishing costs. The compact HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 boosts productivity with fast printing speeds of up to 700 m2 (7500 ft2) or 1,000 B1 posters per hour, and can print on different sizes materials, including paper and boards to cardstock and cut-sheets. 

The new HP DesignJet portfolio and HP PageWide XL Pro 10000 printer are all rated as ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant and EPEAT registered.