Print in the Channel - issue #9


Canon expands MAXIFY GX range

Canon Europe has expanded its MAXIFY range for office environments with a high frequency of customers with the GX6550. This front-accessible three-in-one printer offers versatile media handling, producing business-quality documents at speed – offering average savings of 90% on the total cost of ownership, thanks to high print volumes and refillable inks, according to Canon. The MAXIFY GX6550 fits into smaller areas like shelves or cabinet units. Its user-friendly 2.7” colour LCD touch screen and front- accessible, two-sided automatic document feeder means the GX6550 is convenient to use, enabling every business to build printing and scanning into efficient customer workflows. It is easy to check the print status with the translucent tray, even when the device is positioned with limited accessibility, such as under a desk. Its low running cost and huge page yields, with a 250-sheet cassette and 100-sheet rear feed, make it ideal for printing a large quantity of documents at speeds of 24ipm in black and 15.5ipm in colour. In Standard mode, users can print up to 6,000 sheets from a black

ink bottle and 14,000 from a single set of colour ink bottles. For even greater savings, users can switch to Economy mode, increasing page yield to 9,000 for black ink and 21,000 for colour. The GX6550 offers versatile media handling, providing businesses with the opportunity to create a wide variety of high quality, durable point of sale materials in-house. This includes invoices, rental agreements, menus, posters, envelopes and stickers. Users can even scan ID and insurance cards – the smart design negates the need to open the scanner fully – as well as print banners up to 1.2m in length. The pigment-based inks deliver documents that are marker, friction and water resistant. Enhanced security keeps the GX6550 safe on a network, while Wi-Fi allows cable-free printing from the Canon PRINT app, Apple AirPrint (IOS), Mopria (Android) and the cloud. It works with all major computer operating systems, including Mac, Windows and Chrome, and is compatible with Canon’s Auto- Ink Delivery service.

Brother launches market-first colour inkjet printer

Brother UK has launched a first-to-market multifunction printer as resellers move to support businesses wanting to produce high-quality signage and banners. The new MFC-J6959DW device is the first non-specialist, colour inkjet printer that offers firms a route to create visuals themselves, from sales banners to promotional signage. The model is fitted with an automatic cutting tool so large that photographic-quality banners and posters of up to 2.7m in length can be produced ad hoc and cut to a custom size. Brother says the device’s capabilities mean customers – including retailers, architects’ practices and schools – can save time and money by not needing to work with external suppliers. The printer is an addition to Brother’s flagship X-Series SMB inkjet range. It delivers print speeds of up to 30 images per minute, features a 250-sheet standard A4 paper tray, and the option to use the roll-holding tray as a 500-sheet standard tray letting the printer also handle a wide range of office printing duties. The inkjet model also offers significantly

faster first-page printing times than a colour laser alternative or full-size printing press, both of which take time to warm up. Devices can also come equipped with optional high- yield in-box supplies of up to 6,000 pages on black ink and 5,000 pages on colour, keeping users productive and printing for longer before needing to replace consumables. Like the other X-Series inkjet models,

Terry Caufield chief commercial officer


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