Canon unlocks unrivalled scan processing power and document versatility with the imageFORMULA DR-M260

LONDON, 1 June 2017 – Canon Europe, leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of the imageFORMULA DR-M260 scanner. The perfect fit for any business function or company with high demand for the distribution of scanned documents, this new device delivers high-speed scanning, unrivalled paper feeding performance, enhanced image quality and superior reliability.

imageFORMULA DR-M260

Superior scanning quality and speed
Perfectly tuned for the rigours of modern, fast-paced, office environments, the imageFORMULA DR-M260 delivers a significant boost to business scanning productivity. The majority of the high scan processing power encompassed in the device is achieved via an on-board processor enabling colour scanning speeds of 60ppm, combined with a quiet but dependable Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) capable of handling 80 sheets of paper.

Moreover, a newly developed DR processor from Canon delivers improved image processing and quality without the need to rely on the performance of a stand-alone PC. This in-built performance means that all users can take advantage of the device’s speed and reliability. The on-board DR processor also supports innovative new image processing technology that can deliver consistently superb images particularly suitable for Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

Versatile document processing
The imageFORMULA DR-M260 possesses the versatility to accurately capture a huge range of documents that make up modern workflows including written applications, legal paperwork, receipts, business cards and long-form documents among others. Moreover, it can process documents of differing thickness, type and length thanks to its Long Document Scanning Mode and robust paper feed mechanism.

The Long Document Scan Mode allows for longer documents of up to 5,588mm in length while even more versatility for fragile documents is enabled by simply slipping them into the A4 carrier sheet, which will protect the paperwork as it moves through the document feeder. The imageFORMULA DR-M260 can also easily scan IC chip passports of up to 6mm in thickness. This feature, in particular, removes the need for a flatbed scanner for passport scanning, saving businesses both space and budget.

Unrivalled reliability and ease-of-use
The imageFORMULA DR-M260 also provides another boost to high-volume scanning productivity via its paper feeding error detection and paper eject sensors. For document-intensive businesses, a paper feeding error detection sensor instantaneously detects irregularities such as skew caused by jammed paper and immediately stops feeding to prevent damage to original documents. The device’s paper eject sensor also prevents damage to important original documents by pinpointing unusual document length transit time. Mounted on the near side of the Contact Image Sensors (CIS) it stops feeding by deactivating the roller when the document leading edge is not able to pass through the paper eject sensor within a certain time. These features all ensure that document capture is an efficient business process that improves data collection accuracy and ensures employees are able to commit more time to core functions.

The imageFORMULA DR-M260’s compact, robust and reliable design is focused on saving space. Weighing in at only 3.6kg, the device can be moved easily and sat on a desk, counter or any area with limited space meaning that high quality document capture can be implemented in businesses or departments where space is at a premium.

A user-friendly, five line LCD operating panel provides users with a straightforward interface from which to operate the imageFORMULA DR-M260. Operations including initiating and stopping document scanning, selecting a registered job, altering scanning settings and others can all be made at the touch of a button.

Tim Brosnihan, Product Manager at Canon Europe comments: “A contemporary business now has to cope with a plethora of different documents comprising varying lengths, robustness and thickness. However, these challenges can be easily tackled by the imageFORMULA DR-M260. This bold new device offers the unrivalled quality, reliability and efficiency that is synonymous with all Canon products. Its compact size and lightweight nature means it can fit easily into the smallest of office environments; and its ease-of-use mean that businesses can start to enjoy improvements in their document scanning operation straight away”.

The Canon imageFORMULA DR-M260 will be available through Canon sales offices and selected distributors across Europe from August 2017.

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imageFORMULA DR-M260

  • On-board DR Chip delivering image processing of up to 60ppm / 120ipm
  • 80 sheet automatic document feeder
  • Double feed release function
  • Durable design with large 5 line LCD Operation panel
  • Scanner management tools including iWEMC and driver setting tool
  • CaptureOnTouch v4 Pro