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Scanner Features a Unique Design and Offers Technological Advancements for Fast, Accurate and Reliable Scanning

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 3, 2012 – Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced the latest addition to its award-winning imageFORMULA lineup, the Canon DR-M140 Document Scanner. With a combination of a versatile design and advanced image-quality functions, the DR-M140 scanner is a reliable solution that can help reduce paperwork and improve workflows for legal, medical, government and financial employees who are challenged daily with overwhelming amounts of paperwork.

From invoices to letters, contracts to electrocardiogram (EKG) strips, those in "paper-based businesses" require a flexible document capture system that helps ensure efficient information management.* In a compact package, the DR-140 scanner incorporates advanced capabilities to address widespread needs, such as its two feeding paths. The default U-turn path is used for typical jobs, while the straight path can be selected to handle items such as thick or thin documents, long documents, and embossed plastic cards. This out-of-the-box design makes it ideal for space-constrained office environments in any industry.

"The Canon DR-M140 scanner was designed with advanced features that meet the needs of users for high-productivity and image quality in the rapidly expanding small business and corporate workgroup environments," said Ian Macfarlane, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Service Operations, Canon Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA. "The convenient design and pickup feeding system are ideal for our customers requiring a reliable document scanner that can help ensure fast and accurate information capture."

The performance-driven DR-M140 scanner can process up to 6,000 scanned documents per day. The scanner maintains speeds up to 40 pages-per-minute1/80 images per minute 1 in all modes, including colour, and holds up to 50 sheets in the Automatic Document Feeder. For convenience, the DR-M140 has front loading and front eject that allows users to easily scan documents without a lengthy tray. The scanner also incorporates a control panel that enables easy access to pre-programmed scanning tasks, and a Double Feed Release button on the scanner body to allow users to handle special documents such as envelopes.

Maximizing image quality, the Canon DR-M140 scanner incorporates features such as Character Emphasis to help improve the legibility of hard-to-capture documents and Auto Resolution setting to automatically adjust the resolution to improve clarity of the image. The DR-M140 has improved gradation levels and capabilities such as Background Smoothing and Shadow Cropping for reliable and accurate scanning for superb output.

The DR-M140 scanner comes with a suite of software applications. Canon's CaptureOnTouch helps simplify scanning tasks, and improved CapturePerfect delivers advanced image processing features, while both can scan to cloud applications2 such as Microsoft® SharePoint®. The DR-M140 scanner is also bundled with ISIS®/TWAIN drivers for easy integration with third-party capture or content management systems.

The new imageFORMULA DR-M140 document scanner is available immediately through all authorized Canon Canada resellers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,500.3


About Canon Canada Inc.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its history. Canon Inc. has been among the top four US patent recipients since 1994.

The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders, digital cameras and lenses; medical imaging equipment, semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial products. Canon Canada is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.

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For more information, please contact: 

Wayne Doyle
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Canon Canada Inc.
(905) 565-4598


Bernard Fernanades
Edelman Canada
(416) 850-0163 





† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

*Statements made in this press release are the opinions of Canon Canada Inc. None of these statements should be construed as legal advice as Canon Canada does not provide legal counsel or compliance consultancy, including without limitation, Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, Check 21, USA Patent Act, data privacy, security or other laws. Each customer must have its own qualified counsel determine the advisability of a particular solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance.

1Examples based on typical settings, rated in pages/images per minute with letter-sized documents, portrait feeding direction, up to 200 dpi. Actual processing speeds may vary based on PC performance and application software.

2Subject to the terms and conditions and applicable system hardware requirements of your cloud service provider. See applicable cloud service provider website for details and restrictions.

3Prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual resellers and may vary.