Expanding its products outreach, Canon India Pvt. Ltd., has introduced the third-generation imageRUNNER Advance series and a robust A3 color multi-function device (MFD) iRC3020 engineered to deliver outstanding business documents, superb usability, and workplace productivity at an affordable price.

Canon recognizes the need for advanced printing solutions for seamless business execution. Targeted toward the emerging segment of start-up communities and SMEs in India the new range of MFDs delivers outstanding business documents, enhancing workplace productivity. The third-generation Canon imageRUNNER Advance series is designed to enable businesses to boost productivity and security. The newly launched models under the next-generation printers include the iR-ADV C355i – A4 color, iR-ADV C3500 series (three variants), iR-ADV 4500 series (four variants) – A3 mono, iR-ADV C5500i series (four variants) – A3 color, and iR C3020 – A3 color.

Enhanced with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, the third-generation series offers an intuitive user experience with smartphone-like gestures such as swiping and pinching for easy navigation across the local user interface. Additionally, the picture login authentication provides a simplified login experience by allowing users to gain device access quickly via user-specific icons.

User convenience is at the core of the third-generation multifunction devices and notably, force hold printing allows users to preview and edit print settings before releasing the print jobs temporarily held at the device. Unintended output options such as incorrect quantities and finishing can be rectified prior to printing, reducing paper wastage and saving users the hassle of resubmitting print jobs in an effort to increase cost and workflow efficiencies. Canon upholds its innovativeness with the environment in mind. Bio-based plastics are used in certain parts of the devices in the latest imageRUNNER series to foster a greener environment.

The finishing options offered in the new series support the environmentally friendly ECO-staple, allowing users to bind a maximum of five sheets of paper together by means of pressure. This staple-free approach prevents resource wastage and enables easy shredding of documents.

The new iR C3020 adopts the revolutionary V2 color technology as with the award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) generation three-color MFDs. The standard printer color gamut is expanded to support a wider range of colors, attaining incredible depth and richness in the reproduction of stunning images. Coupled with an impressive 1200 × 1200 dpi print resolution, users can expect remarkably vivid and vibrant printouts for stronger impacts on business communications.

Built with a 5-inch LCD screen, the iR C3020 offers quick and easy navigation across the user interface with touch panel controls. By means of the virtual QWERTY keyboard and smartphone-like gestures such as
swiping and flicking, users can operate the MFD conveniently with minimum screen switching. Multiple languages are supported, and a soft-closing mechanism for cassettes is incorporated to eliminate noise during paper reload.


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