Digital-imaging specialist Canon launched five Pixma office printers, four of which have the ability to print, copy, scan and fax while the remaining printer has 13-in. x 19-in. printing capabilities.
The printers also offer features such as Advanced Media Handling, an ADF (auto document feeder) and full HD movie print capabilities.
The Canon Pixma MX882, MX420 and MX410 wireless office all-in-one printers are 802.11n WiFi certified.
The MX882, which starts at $199.99, features a dual-function panel: When switching between the fax function and either print, copy or scan functions, the keypad will shift from the standard numbers to a directional keypad. Also included is an Ethernet port, built-in memory card reader along with a 3.0-inch LCD screen.
With five individual ink tanks using the ChromaLife100 ink system, a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi and ink droplets as small as one picoliter in size, this printer can produce 4-in. by 6-in. photos in approximately 20 seconds, a 50 percent reduction in time from its predecessor.
Canon estimates that the printer could deliver output at approximately 12.5 (ipm) images per minute for black-and-white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for color.
The MX420 (at $149.99) and MX410 (at $99.99) wireless printers provide networking by multiple users in the office, and compatibility with multiple memory cards and the 2.5-inch LCD screen. The four-in-one MX360, with an estimated price of $79.99, is aimed at small and midsize businesses that don't need a wireless-compatible machine.
Full HD Movie Print was introduced in mid-2010 with the Pixma Photo AIO printers. When using compatible Canon EOS and PowerShot HD digital cameras, consumers can print individual frames of movies captured from scenes shot on video. In addition, the company's Easy-Photo Print application for Android mobile devices is available for download for free on the Android Market. For Apple iPod touch, iPad and select iPhone mobile device users, the Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone (iEPP) application is available for free on the App Store.
The iX6520 inkjet business printer (for $199.99), which is suited for printing out large spreadsheets and other documents used by accountants and financial advisors, can not only print standard-sized documents but also 13-in. by 19-in. photos as well. It uses five individual ink tanks in conjunction with the ChromaLife100 ink system. Exclusive to this printer are downloadable solution templates where users can print business documents such as menus and signs such as "For Sale" or "New Arrivals."
"The addition of these new Pixma models further solidifies Canon's objective to provide end-users with a variety of options when making the decision to purchase a new office printer," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager for the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A. "When it comes to providing professional-quality documents for important meetings or superb image quality on your personal photos, these new Pixma models are up to the task."