FRC Canon Printers and Copy Machines: Best Features

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Best Features of Canon printer's imageRUNNER ADVANCE series

Canon has an impressive line of multifunctional devices. It is one of the leaders in this market. Most of Canon’s multifunction printer (MFP) line carries the imageRUNNER brand name. Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE models are in one word - comprehensive. This portfolio of simplified and integrated machines are empowering businesses. From simplified workflows to better, robust security, Canon just proves time again that they deserve to be on the top. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE series simplifies the end-user experience and management of technology. It better controls sensitive information and print-related costs. Moreover, it helps ensure that technology investments proactively evolve with changing needs. This series has the power to streamline user workflows and ease the implementation and management of technology. Let's take a look at some of the series' best features:

canon printerSCAN SPEEDS

In this example, we will be focusing on the award-winning revamp of the series, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX. When this particular series was released, one of its highlights was its market-leading scan speeds. The DX units have a speed of up to 270 images per minute across A3 models. This impressive scan speed is as much as 69% faster than previous models. But that's not the icing on the cake. One could think that with that speed the machine could be noisy. Well, we're happy to be wrong. The DX models have a 30% noise reduction compared to previous releases. Wait, there's more. This Canon printer has an integrated smart scanning. The DX model now includes digital skew correction that automatically adjusts the image for accurate and high-quality scans. The document feeder also supports a wider range of media sizes for various applications. This can include receipts, checks, and even business cards on some models.


Canon's printing technology has evolved rapidly in the past years. With this comes the focus of better security. This is to safeguard sensitive information and employee and customer privacy. This also ensures assistance in regulatory compliance. The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX Series include many security features, both standard and optional. Some of the standard features include user authentication, device and function-level log-in, hard disk drive erase, IP/Mac address filtering, secure watermark and secure print and more. In this example, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX models are among the first in the industry to support TLS 1.3 Encryption protocol. The models also support FTPS, an encrypted version of FTP, for sending data using TLS. As with the previous models, these Canon printers have the McAfee Embedded Control technology. This technology uses a whitelist to protect your workplace from possible malware. It also protects businesses from tampering of firmware and applications.


The overall imageRUNNER ADVANCE series have the reputation of user-friendly interface. These printers are easy to learn and simple to use. The DX models feature a full touchscreen interface with soft number keys. All models feature a large 10.1" responsive and intuitive color control touch screen. This control panel uses a feature called My ADVANCE that allows each user to customize specific features (i.e. a personal address book) based on their specific workflows. To be precise, it feels like touching your smartphone or tablet. The new feeder also provides a flat workspace to better organize your documents. To add, the new design helps you get your prints easier. The series improved access to paper and toner supply areas. You can open the paper drawers with minimal effort. It will be easier to slide the paper guides. This will enable the device to automatically detect the paper size. Canon really improved this aspect to support more accessibility. The new design on the newer generations of this series enables more users to benefit from this technology. This includes individuals with poor vision and hearing, limited mobility, and cognitive issues. Certain models have control panels that can tilt or pan for better viewing angles. This also allows for easy input and visibility. This Canon printer features the smart design for concave numeric keys and a number five indicator. Moreover, there's the optional Braille Label Kit for users to identify areas on the control panel using tactile access. These Canon printers also have the optional Voice Operation Kit. You can perform basic copy functions using voice recognition technology. You can input commands and perform certain device functions using your voice. Do we have more? Yes, we do. The series also features a Reversed Screen Display. This transforms lighter characters on a darker background on the screen. This helps users who have trouble contrasting text and images. It kind of works like a Dark Mode from your smartphone. You can also pinch and zoom on the screen for magnification. This can also be done while previewing any document.

canon printerWORKFLOW

The DX model introduced a new workflow feature called Hot Folders. What it basically does is that when you drag and drop a file to a hot folder, it will automatically print with predefined settings. This can include the number of copies and finishing requirements. No driver is needed for this setup. This is a perfect solution for routine tasks and workflows. Hello, productivity.


Canon has reiterated its commitment to the environment. It is evident in its product design, manufacturing, and operation. The combination of fusing technologies and low-melting-point toner helps minimize power requirements and reduce energy use during warm-up and while in standby. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems help encourage users to work more conscientiously while also allowing administrators to enable multiple settings that can help save energy and paper. For example, you can schedule when the canon printer will enter Sleep Mode. There's also the Remote UI that can remotely shut down the machine. All third generation models of this series can be set to use less than one watt of power when in Sleep Mode. Canon also added a motion-sensing technology to encourage the use of Sleep Mode. This feature supports Canon's vision of Produce, Use, and Recycle. Moreover, this is a great support for your company's sustainability goals. All imageRUNNER ADVANCE models are ENERGY STAR® certified, EPEAT rated, and offer low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) ratings.


Canon offers an optional uniFLOW Online that provides you an opportunity to print from and scan to the cloud. It includes a Universal Output Queue that supports all devices, regardless of manufacturer. You can send jobs to a Canon printer that is stored until they enter a password to retrieve it. Administrators can also track usage and costs from uniFLOW Online.


The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX model supports Canon’s Staple-free Stapling and Staple On Demand features. Staple-free Stapling allows you to stack and staple finished documents (up to five pages) with the use of a pressure bind instead of staples. Staple On Demand lets you re-staple originals after any copying or scanning is done or staple printed paper without having to select any stapling settings. This is designed to improve efficiency and productivity in producing finished documents.


The Canon PRINT Business mobile application allows users to print to, and scan from, an imageRUNNER ADVANCE device using a smartphone or a tablet. With this app, you can release print jobs. You can also attach documents in an email. Moreover, you can upload documents to various cloud storage services. You can connect your smartphone or tablet to an imageRUNNER ADVANCE device in two ways. You can link on the same wireless network the MFP is connected to or establish a peer-to-peer (P2P) direct connection. This can be done by scanning a QR code or connect through Bluetooth. Moreover, you can touch your smartphone or tablet to the device with NFC. However, Bluetooth and NFC require the purchase of additional accessories. One of the highlights of this feature is the Provide Address. You can fix up your email before scanning. You can select email destinations from your contacts. What's more impressive is that you can enter the subject line, file name, and body of the email. All of this will then be projected on the Canon printer's Scan and Send screen. The app is free to download from Google Play and the App Store.

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These value-added features on the imageRUNNER ADVANCE series prove Canon's top-tier quality among the best printer brands in the industry. Canon stays true to the qualities that made it popular worldwide. It is important to note that technology is evolving. Canon recognizes this and is constantly innovating to match customer needs. For example, Canon's cloud and phone integration is a huge step forward. Considering how workplaces will evolve sooner than later, Canon maintains to be ahead of the race. You can get a Canon copier when you lease with us at Flat Rate Copiers. Reward your business with these awesome features. Improve your office productivity and pair it with our dedicated support system. Our copier lease includes all toner, parts and labor. We also perform monthly preventive maintenance. There is also our same-day repair service and 24/7 phone support. If you are interested in signing a lease with Flat Rate Copiers, give us a call now at 877-781-5112.