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Canon just released two new multifunction printers (MFP) designed for small and medium-sized businesses, the ImageClass MF6180dw and MF6160dw black and white laser MFPs. Why just black and white, and not color? The thinking is that most offices print more monochrome documents than color, and color inks are also expensive.

Besides networkable via Ethernet, the 6180dw also supports wireless connectivity, in response to more office users printing from smart devices. The 6180dw allows a user to print directly from their Gmail and Google Doc accounts via Google Cloud Print on their mobile devices or via the Google Chrome browser. Apple AirPrint is also supported

The machines have a 35 page-per-minute print speed and a front-loading paper tray that holds 250 sheets. They also come loaded with features designed for office use, such as secure printing and usage monitoring.

They’re designed for office use, but they wouldn’t be out of place in small or home businesses. The 6180dw will sell for $500 and the 6160dw for $400.

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