Canon have strengthened its range of Pixma All-in-One printers with the addition of two entry-level models: the MP210 and MP220. Replacing the MP160 and MP180 respectively, both models benefit from faster printing speeds, faster start-up, and advancements that optimise the quality of prints and copies.
“The new Pixma MP210 and MP220 will appeal to any new user seeking a reliable, photo lab quality All-in-One printer.” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “As well as being attractively priced, each model offers uncompromising quality in printing, copying and scanning.”
The Pixma MP210 and MP220 feature:
- Photo lab quality with Fine print head producing 2pl ink droplets with maximum 4800 x 1200dpi print resolution
- Outstanding copy performance – up to 22 copies per minute
- High quality scanning: 600 x 1200dpi (MP210) or 1200 x 2400dpi (MP220)
- PictBridge compatibility for direct PC-less photo printing
- Direct printing from memory card (MP220 only)
- Auto Image Fix
- Quick Start
- Stylish, compact new design
Enhanced Fine technology
Canon’s evolution of Fine technology continues, with both models delivering significant increases on print speeds – 4 x 6cm borderless photo prints are delivered in 46 seconds, 6 seconds faster than their predecessors. The Fine print head employs Micro-Nozzles to dispense droplets as small as 2pl, allowing the MP210 and MP220 to deliver photo lab quality prints to a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200dpi. Canon’s ChromaLife100 system ensures print longevity of up to 100 years when stored in an album.
Improved copying technologies
Both models make use of Canon’s Dual Colour Gamut Processing Technology, which has been improved for even more faithful reproduction of colours in photocopied documents and photos. The system uses two separate forms of colour rendering to reproduce tones that meet accurately with human perception – ensuring both enhanced colour reproduction and superior text legibility in first and second generation copies. This technology is complemented by high copying speeds of up to 22 copies per minute (cpm) for mono pages and 17cpm for colour pages.
Auto Image Fix
Canon’s new Auto Image Fix function automatically identifies and corrects flaws in photos before printing. Using Face Detection and Scene Analysis technology, it optimises key areas in a photo: colour fogging and exposure, face tone and brightness, and scene-based tone, contrast and saturation. Auto Image Fix is accessed via the supplied MP Navigator EX and Easy-PhotoPrint software. The technology is also integrated into the MP220, for use when printing direct from memory card.
Improved technologies give the MP210 and MP220 a significantly faster start-up time than their predecessors. Previous models required approximately 30 seconds after being switched on before users could begin using the keypad. Now, the MP210 and MP220 can be programmed to make a copy after 2 to 4 seconds.
With the MP210 and MP220, computer-free printing is simple. Both models feature PictBridge compatibility, allowing users to print directly from any compatible digital camera. In addition, the MP220 features a memory card slot for direct printing from most popular memory card formats.
To assist users printing from memory cards, the MP220 can also produce a Photo Index Sheet – a printout showing thumbnails of all images on the card. Users mark the images they wish to print, scan the sheet, and the MP220 will print the selected images.