Canon traces its company history back to 1930s Japan with a group of scientists working on camera technology. However, it was not until 1976 that the company established a UK base. By 1982 the company had expanded and diversified becoming a global force in digital imaging for both the home and office.
Today the company operates in two key markets: Business Imaging (office and professional printing) and Consumer Imaging (film, digital cameras, calculators, compact cameras). The company philosophy is “Kyosei” which means “living and working together for the common good”.
Canon manufacture two Inkjet multi-functional printers / copiers for the small office (up to 5 users): MAXIFY iB4150 and MAXIFY MB5450. Both models offer:
- Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
- 15.5 colour, 24 mono pages per minute
- Wi-Fi, LAN and Cloud connectivity
- 250-1,500 pages per month
- First print out in 6 sec
- Single Pass 2-sided Scan
- Easy-to-use 8.8 cm (3.5”) touch screen
- Scan to Cloud
- Uploads documents to cloud services
- Tablet and smartphone ready.
The difference between the two models is the sheet capacity. The iB4150 offers 250 sheet capacity and is usually priced between £140 – £180 as an outright purchase. The MB5450 offers 500 sheet capacity (both 50-sheet 2-sided D-ADF) and is priced, on average, between £170 – £210.
Canon also manufacture printers suitable for the home office with a printing capacity of 200 – 1000 pages per month: MAXIFY MB2150 (250 sheet capacity) and MAXIFY MB2750 (500 sheet capacity).