Wednesday, August 26, 2009

TWIC "This Week in Canon" 8/25/09

Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles!

More details on the new Canon production b/w models, the imagePRESS 7000 series:

- Apparently has issue with mixplexing, in that it has to clear every sheet in the engine before it can switch to either/or single of double sided printing
- Will supposedly run as slow as 14ppm depending on the job and paper stock used, even though unit is advertised with top speed of 70ppm(This came from another source and I can't verify this, only repeated what was given to me, and it should be treated as educational only and not GOD's word)

In an article in the Japanese newspaper, The Nikkei, had following info on Canon plans:
- Will increase the number of its factory direct branches 40% to 80 total by end of 2010
- Is targeting IT service related revenue of $2.1 billion in 2012
- The new line of copiers it is launching, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, has goal of 12,000 per month worldwide

Canon now shipping the new desktop color MFP, the imageCLASS MF8350Cdn offering:
- Base MSRP of $699
- 21ppm top speed
- 4 tandem OPC drum design
- 600x600dpi actual for printing/copying/scanning
- Advertised as offering 2400dpi for printing with interpolation
- 300 sheet paper supply standard (maximum with options is 550 sheets)
- Is A4, or handles letter/legal size only
- Auto duplex standard
- No finishing/stapling option
- Built-in print controller
- USB & 10/100BaseT ports
- 300MHz processor
- 128MB RAM (no upgrade option)
- Host based printing only (no PCL or PostScript print drivers)
- Fax/scan/print/copy standard
- Black toner yield of 3400 pages for $80, color toners have yield of 2900 pages for $75 each,
all based on 5% coverage
- Maximum duty cycle of 40,000 pages

Canon announced that New York state governor, David Paterson, agreed to spend $8 million in road improvements, so that Canon could begin building its new headquarters in Melville, NY. (originally, Canon would have had to make this investment)

Keep in mind that some of what is posted here is "heard on the street" and should be treated as such.


Anonymous said...

I've never seen the 7000 advertised as 135ppm... I would say that is bad information.

Art Post said...

You are correct! Thus my reasoning for the statement after that line. I have changed to speed from 135ppm to 70ppm and thank you for the Heads Up!


jasroc said...

The B&W version of that machine will run up to 135ppm.

I believe the 14ppm issue was fixed with firmware.