Canon has introduced two new laser multi-fuction printers (MFPs), the imageCLASS MF8280Cw and the MF8580Cdw. Both color printers follow on the heels of successful predecessors, building on the previous models' specs and offering a few modern-day features sure to appeal to a tech-savvy crowd. Both models will be available in April starting at $499 and $599, respectively.
The imageCLASS MF8280Cw offers a printing speed of 14-pages per minute for both color and black-and-white prints. The printer takes advantage of both Pure Black and Auto Graduation Adjustment technologies for producing consistent and accurate prints. There's a 150-sheet cassette, a 50-sheet auto document feeder, as well as a single-sheet tray that serves multiple purposes.
The slightly more robust imageCLASS MF8580Cdw offers a printing rate of 21-pages per minutes for both color and black-and-white prints. Prints can be made remotely, and can be done via out-of-the-box duplex printing. There's support for two-sided faxing, scanning, and copying, which can be performed via the printer's seven-line display. The MF8580Cdw allows scans to be faxed and emailed directly from the printer. There's a 250-sheet front cassette, 50-sheet duplex, 50-sheet multi-purpose tray, as well as an extended capacity 250-sheet cassette that is optional.
Both printers are compatible with Google Cloud Print, as well as Canon's iOS app “Canon Mobile Printing.”
Canon's Vice President and General Manager of its Business Imaging Solutions Group Sam Yoshida said, “To remain competitive in this market, home and office users need workhorse products that produce professional quality output at affordable prices. The new Color imageCLASS laser multifunction printers are high-performance machines that include necessary functions such as wireless connectivity to help create an efficient work environment.”