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Canon releases new printers in their PIXMA range - Canonís 2009 PIXMA All-In-One, Home, Photo and Business Printer range.
Canon has announced a new range of PIXMA All-In-One and Photo printers that offer intelligent, high-quality printing for everyone - while also making them easier to use. The range - comprising of six new All-In-Ones, a premium quality A4 Photo Printer and an A3 office printer - harness the latest Canon printing technologies for photo-lab quality results.
New to PIXMA in 2009 is Auto Photo Fix II, an improved version of the automatic image-correction function first introduced in Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint EX software in 2008. Canon is also making webpage printing simpler and smarter with the introduction of Easy-WebPrint EX allowing users to clip webpage information and build their own relevant, printable documents. Canon’s 2009 PIXMA inkjet All-In-Ones are also easier to use with the introduction of larger colour TFT LCD displays and improved Easy-Scroll Wheel with 4-way cursor controls on some models.
These new features join existing Canon technologies like FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) printhead technology and ChromaLife100+, enabling users to produce high quality, long lasting prints with any kind of document.
All-In-One PIXMA Printers
Canon’s six-model strong PIXMA All-In-One line-up includes two new entry-level models aimed at first-time users and students – the PIXMA MP270 and PIXMA MP490. Two mid-range models – the PIXMA MP550 and PIXMA MP560 – offer ease of use and quality thanks to single ink tanks, while two flagship All-In-Ones – the PIXMA MP640 and PIXMA MP990- are suited to any user, from digital camera enthusiasts or professional photographers, to creative business users.
Like the rest of Canon’s 2009 PIXMA range, the entry-level PIXMA MP270 and PIXMA MP490 both feature Auto Photo Fix II - an improved version of the image correction function included in last year’s Easy-PhotoPrint EX software. Auto Photo Fix II makes it easy to correct underexposed images by using multi-zone algorithms to assess each area of an image before intelligently applying just the right amount of correction, ensuring you get beautifully balanced prints.
Easy-WebPrint EX enables web-users to clip key parts of a webpage that they’d like to print. The software, which is available to download from www.canon-europe.com, allows users to collect, edit and combine web content from different web pages. This ensures that users only print the information that is useful to them and affords them the potential to save paper and ink.
Other key features of the PIXMA MP270 and PIXMA MP490 All-In-Ones include a 2pl FINE Cartridge system, which makes them simple to replace when the ink runs low, while also offering superior quality printing at 4800dpi resolution. The PIXMA MP270 and PIXMA MP490 are also noticeably faster than their predecessors, using ISO/IEC speed measurement tests.
Adding even more intelligent functionality to Canon’s PIXMA 2009 line-up are PIXMA MP550 and PIXMA MP560. These mid-range All-In-One printers come with large 5cm (2”) colour TFT LCD displays and a 2400dpi CIS scanner for high quality copies of your documents, photos and other media. Both offer a PictBridge port for direct camera or digital video camcorder connection and USB flash drive printing and also printing from memory cards, while PIXMA MP560 adds a built in Auto Duplex unit for automatic double sided printing. PIXMA MP560 also comes equipped with 802.11g Wi-Fi connectivity for fuss-free printing over users’ home wireless networks.
Canon’s All-In-One PIXMA printers find their best expression though in the PIXMA MP640 and PIXMA MP990 - the flagship models in the 2009 inkjet range.
Aimed at photography enthusiasts, home workers and small businesses, the PIXMA MP640 and PIXMA MP990 offer built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi connectivity and Ethernet ports for easy integration into a home or office network, while also delivering essential features such as duplex printing, twin paper trays and the ability to print onto DVD / CDR’s.
Both printers offer superior print quality and speeds using 1pl FINE printheads, with individual tanks for black, cyan, magenta, yellow and photo black inks. The PIXMA MP990 also includes a sixth tank containing grey ink, which delivers professional-quality photo printing with both mono and colour images.
Other key highlights of PIXMA MP990 include white LED light source in the scanner, offering instant white light for faster, better quality 4800dpi scanner output. PIXMA MP990 includes an Easy-Scroll Wheel with integrated cursor controls and a large 9.5cm (3.8”) colour TFT LCD display. Mons also features an Easy-Scroll Wheel with cursor controls and a 7.5cm (3.0”) colour TFT LCD display.
Aimed at home photo enthusiasts or those who want to upgrade an existing standalone printer, the PIXMA iP4700 responds to all print demands. This premium quality printer offers 1pl, 9600dpi FINE printing with individual ink tanks. Key features include direct printing from compatible digital cameras or digital video camcorders using PictBridge, plus support for multimedia printing onto printable CDs and DVDs, using the integrated tray. The PIXMA iP4700 is finished in black gloss with gunmetal aluminium highlights, ensuring it can be stylishly integrated into home or home-office space.
Smart PIXMA Printing for Business
New for 2009 is the PIXMA iX7000, an A3 PIXMA printer aimed at Small Office Home Office (SOHO) users or small workgroups who want a fast, dependable inkjet capable of producing commercial quality output on plain paper.
PIXMA iX7000 is equipped with intelligent PgR (Pigment Reaction) Technology that lays down a clear-ink coating on to the paper just before the pigment-based inks are applied. The resulting output is water-fast, smudge resistant and long-lasting with virtually no colour bleed or print-through, as well as reduced curling - a common occurrence when printing graphic-intensive documents on to plain paper.
The PIXMA iX7000 comes with five tanks containing LUCIA pigment inks, as well a Clear Ink tank, and includes a 2pl printhead offering 4800 dpi prints. The PIXMA iX7000 also includes an auto duplex unit for two-sided printing at paper sizes up to A3, three paper input trays, including a large capacity 250 sheet lower cassette and a built-in Ethernet port for easy integration in a home office or business network.
Pricing and Availability
- The MP270 is available from early September 2009 priced at £59.00 / €69.00 RRP inc VAT
- The MP490 is available from early September2009 priced at £79.00 / €89.00 RRP inc VAT
- The PIXMA MP550 is available from early September 2009 priced at £129.00 / € 149.00 RRP inc. VAT
- The PIXMA MP560 is available from early September 2009 priced at £149.00 / € 169.00 RRP inc. VAT
- The PIXMA MP640 is available from 1Sst September 2009 priced at £179.00 / €199.00 RRP inc. VAT.
- The PIXMA MP990 is available from 1Sst September 2009 priced at £.329.00 / €369.00 RRP inc. VAT.
- The iP4700 is available from late September 2009 priced at £109.00 / €129.00 RRP inc. VAT.
- The iX7000 is available from 1st September 2009 priced at £399.00 / €449.00 RRP inc. VAT.