Today, we are announcing the latest additions to our established line of remanufactured devices – the imageRUNNER ADVANCE EQ80 4200 Series and 6275i. Boasting the robust productivity and security standards of the 2nd generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE technology, these new introductions help organisations commit to their sustainability goals whilst also benefitting from the consistent quality and reliability of a brand new Canon device. Developed over two decades of research and refinement, the EQ80 portfolio is designed to enable businesses to actively contribute to a circular economy, while integrating seamlessly into a workspace to fulfil their printing and scanning needs.
According to the UN, over 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste was generated globally in 2019, with per annum levels predicted to reach 120 million tonnes by 2050, if current trends continue. With businesses around the world responding to these warnings with their own sustainability quotas and goals, Canon’s latest offering enables them to meet their objectives without compromising on quality, security or function.
Unlike refurbished products that only offer second-hand warranties and range in quality depending on the condition of the original machine, the EQ80 range fully disassembles the best-selling models collected from the market and rebuilds them using up to 80 per cent reused parts, after thorough testing and cleaning. As a result, these remanufactured devices are like new every time, but with up to 80 per cent lower raw materials and 80 per cent lower carbon emissions in comparison to newly manufactured products.
Everything expected from an office printer
Ideal for a range of office settings including public sector, libraries and educational facilities, the robust new imageRUNNER ADVANCE EQ80 devices ensure reliable, productive performance for busy workloads. The new models produce speeds of up to 45 prints and 51 image scans per minute for the EQ80 4200, and 75ppm for the EQ80 6275i.
The addition of uniFLOW Online Express enables easy cloud access and the ability to track print, scan and copy costs remotely, making it ideal for hybrid working environments now and in the future. With the option to upgrade to uniFLOW Online, users can optimise production workflows from a central cloud-based location and benefit from the flexibility to work from anywhere, anytime.
Additional enhanced security features such as User Authentication, Secure Print and Department ID mean the printers can be used as a standalone device or fit in seamlessly with a mixed fleet, to offer businesses the best of both worlds. The devices also come with the Canon quality guarantee and a warranty for a newly manufactured device.
“At Canon, we have always understood our responsibility for the impact we make on society and the environment. Our corporate philosophy, ‘Kyosei’ – which we define as “all people harmoniously living and working together for the common good,” is etched deeply into our mission, values and the way we conduct our business,” comments Taz Nakamasu, Executive Vice President of B2B Document Solutions, Canon Europe. “Today, with climate change taking an ever-bigger seat on the international agenda, offering quality environmentally-friendly solutions for our customers has never been so important.
“Businesses should not feel the need to choose between sustainability and functionality,” continues Taz Nakamasu.“Keeping your daily work flowing has always been a priority for us, which is why we guarantee that our EQ80 range operates as brand new, with a factory warranty and meeting stringent standards. The fact that the new range adheres to Canon’s ethos of productivity, flexibility and ease of use, means that it can integrate seamlessly with the rest of our product portfolio.
“We understand that sustainability is about more than just a commitment to the environment. It’s also about future-proofing your business. With consumers increasingly demanding services and products from organisations that can demonstrate their social responsibility, it is no surprise that so many businesses are looking to add more environmentally-friendly solutions to their daily operations. We have designed this range with our customers in mind, to ensure that they can maintain productivity and efficient workflows, satisfy consumer demand, and also make a difference to the wider world.”
About Canon UK
Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK & Ireland marketing and sales operation for Canon Inc., employing around 1,400 people.
Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.
Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.
Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. Canon has achieved global certification to ISO 14001, demonstrating a world-class environmental management standard.
For further information about Canon UK please visit