Canon U.S.A. Updates imageRUNNER LBP Line with Additional Advanced Laser Printers

  Canon U.S.A. Updates imageRUNNER LBP Line with Additional Advanced Laser

New Models Serve Small Offices, Enterprise Workgroups, and complement Managed
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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- January 14, 2013

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in imaging solutions, today announced an update to
its desktop laser printer lineup for small businesses and corporate workgroups
with the launch of the Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 and the imageRUNNER LBP3580,
each delivering excellent usability, ease of management, and exceptional
integration with Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE multi-function devices.

These MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) enabled printers –
like the earlier released imageRUNNER LBP5280 and LBP3480 models -- are
designed to seamlessly integrate with other Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems
and to help extend the value of customers’ investments by bringing MFP
workflows to the desktop printer. Using a common tool set including imageWARE
Enterprise Management Console, uniFLOW, and unified print drivers, customers
and providers can create a cohesive, consistent, and easily managed printing
solution across an entire fleet of devices.

“These new imageRUNNER LBP models deliver the productivity and advanced
technology users demand, all in a compact, desktop design,” said Sam Yoshida,
vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions
Group, Canon U.S.A. “They also allow for the latest applications – such as
AA-PRINT and Canon Mobile Printing -- to enhance the way users incorporate
these devices into their everyday workflow.”

Available for these new models is the server-less Advanced Anywhere-Print
(AA-Print) solution that increases productivity and security by allowing users
to print and retrieve their documents after authentication at any AA-Print
supported Canon device on a user’s network. Another MEAP application for the
models will be uniFLOW, allowing users to easily release secured print jobs
from the highly flexible uniFLOW document output server without the need for
release station hardware.

The imageRUNNER LBP5480 and LBP3580 also support the new Canon Mobile Printing
App* for iPhone® and iPad®, a solution that enables users to send print jobs
directly from their iPhone and iPad to a compatible Canon output device**.
Users can print Microsoft® Office files (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx),
iWork files, PDF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF files, photographs, and web pages.

The Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 and the imageRUNNER LBP3580 fully support
imageWARE Remote and Canon’s innovative Content Delivery System. imageWARE
Remote, Canon’s eMaintenance solution, allows Canon Authorized Dealers to
proactively and securely monitor usage, relay status, and even report errors,
helping customers to save valuable time and resources. The Content Delivery
System allows service providers to deliver remote firmware and software
updates to customers with limited or no business interruption. The standard
DeviceLink integration can also automatically route inbound faxes from an
imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP to the new printer models, making receiving faxes both
more convenient and secure, while helping to cut costs by reducing the number
of fax lines an organization may need. The combination of these management and
collaboration tools, combined with MEAP technology, brings advanced MFP
solutions and features to a small-format desktop printer.

Ease of Use and Convenience

To increase ease of use and simplify operation for general users, the two new
printers are equipped with a five-line LCD. The panel features on-screen
navigation with a scrolling display to facilitate device use as well as
animations to help guide operations. For added convenience, both models
include popular features from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs lineup including:
USB Direct Print, allowing users to print documents from a USB drive without a
computer; and Encrypted Secured Print, enabled with the optional SD Card. The
optional SD card also enables Mail Box storage for frequently used jobs and
Email Printing, allowing a user to simply send an email to the printer to
print the message and supported attached files.

Low-Environmental Impact

Although the new devices are a powerful and productive addition to any printer
fleet, they can also help support customers’ environmental goals. The Color
imageRUNNER LBP5480 and imageRUNNER LBP3580 desktop printers follow Canon’s
environmentally conscious design philosophy and offer low-energy usage,
meeting all ENERGY STAR and RoHS requirements through the eco-conscious
design. Canon’s patented RAPID Fusing Technology is employed for fast warm-up,
and each model uses a very low 1W of power in sleep mode.

Color imageRUNNER LBP5480

The Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 replaces the LBP5460 in the Canon imageRUNNER
LBP Series, and is ideal for small- to mid-size corporate workgroups and small
businesses requiring both color and black-and-white output and the ability to
print on legal-size paper. With a paper capacity of up to 1,100 sheets, the
model outputs high-quality color documents at up to 33 pages-per-minute (ppm).
Generous standard features include 9600 (equivalent) x 600 dpi print
resolution, support for Adobe® PostScript® 3^TM, PCL5c/6, and Canon’s UFR II
print drivers; 768MB of internal memory, duplex printing and Ethernet and USB
2.0 Hi-speed ports. Options include a 500 sheet cassette, an 8GB SD Card, and
a Barcode Print Kit for easy printing of barcode fonts in support of
enterprise resource planning tools and other barcode-centric processes.

imageRUNNER LBP3580

The Canon imageRUNNER LBP3580 model -- which succeeds the imageRUNNER LBP3560
– also supports legal-size media and is a good choice for mid- to large-size
corporate workgroups and small businesses requiring black-and-white output.
With a paper capacity of up to 1,600 sheets, the model outputs crisp
monochrome documents at up to 42 ppm with 1200 x 1200 (equivalent) dpi
resolution. Standard features mirror the Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 with
support for Adobe PostScript 3, PCL5e/6, and Canon’s UFR II print drivers;
768MB of internal memory, duplex printing and Ethernet and USB 2.0 Hi-speed
ports. Options for the imageRUNNER LBP3580 not only include the 8GB SD Card
and Barcode Print Kit but also the availability of three 500 sheet paper

Each model is available through Canon Authorized Dealers and Canon Solutions
America. The Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 is available now at a suggested retail
price of $1,350, and the imageRUNNER LBP3580 will be available on February 1,
2013 for a suggested retail price of $999.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark

*The Canon Mobile Printing App is available for free from the App Store℠ or at Search for "Canon Mobile Printing".

**Currently supports Apple® devices running iOS® 5.1 or higher. For a list of
supported Canon devices, please visit

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Microsoft and Microsoft Office are either registered trademarks or trademarks
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All ppm’s are based on letter-sized output unless otherwise noted.

Prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice.
Actual prices are set by individual resellers and may vary.


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