Canon U.S.A. has lately turned its precise attention to the SOHO segment, which is rather substential market share, claiming that it was underserved. The company has organized special focus groups among small business owners, analysing how they usually manage their business, what demands they have and how printing industry can help improve their working process.
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Canon MG7520, MG6620 and MG5620 have been recently added to the Pixma line of machines. They are all-in-one photoprinters and differ from other models by the advanced cloud printing, scanning and editing capabilities when it concerns photographs both at home and in the office. Users can enjoy simplified operation while all the three gadgets are compatible with Apple Air Print, Pixma Printing Solutions (PPS) and Canon Easy-PhotoPrint web applications. This causes to enable wireless access from Apple PCs, iPhones and iPads, what gains greater popularity with every day, and photo personalization and editing.
The renewal of lineups takes place very often. The producers apply new technologies and improve the design of their products. Earlier this summer Canon has launched two new models of scanners: CanoScan LiDE 120 and 220. They both will replace the previous models (CanoScan LiDE 110 and 210) and appear on the shelves under the same price as they predecessors. The new gadgets look almost the same judging by the exterior, but for the new button on their front. The E-mail button became the Send button, which allows sending the scanned documents not only to e-mail, but also to a cloud (using services like Evernote or Dropbox).
Both scanners are budget-friendly and cost 70$ and 90$ correspondingly. The exceedingly high resolution of scanning of 2,400 dpi in LiDE 120 and 4,800 dpi in LiDE 220 together with grain correction and automatic correction of dust and scratches guarantee the perfect quality of the images and output. Other buttons allow high speed coping, automatic document scanning, scanning to PDF. LiDE 220 also has the Multipage PDF scanning button. The machines as well support scanning of thick books and provide an upright orientation scanning, what broadens their functionality.
In January 2014, during the yearly CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Nevada, Canon announced the launching of several new models of printers and MFPs with Wi-Fi. Among them—Canon Pixma iP8720, which is a wireless inkjet photo printer for wide-format output.
Almost in every segment of market of inkjet MFPs Canon can display devices with the same functionality as the other brands, but under the lower price. Canon PIXMA MX452 is a high-duty MFP with an option of connection by Wi-Fi and Ethernet and a shared access from several computers, so one can print and scan from any nearby computer or mobile device. It has an integrated duplex, auto scan mode, fax, wire and wireless network modules. With an AirPrint printing from iPod, iPhone, iPad touch devices is availible. Nearest competitive products of other manufacturers are much more expensive, while the same-priced MFPs possess much less amount of options.
MX452 is perfect for home and small offices. It’s recognizable design with surface sheen is functional and user-friendly. This model needs two types of cartridges: black and triple-color, which is very useful for those who print many black/white pages and which makes the cartridge-change easier. And of course, the superior quality of photos and color documents is guaranteed.
Canon PIXMA MX452 Specifications:
- Available Functions: Copy/Fax/Print/Scan
- Print Technology: Inkjet
- Maximum Print Speed Black: 9.7 ppm
- Maximum Print Speed Color: 5.5 ppm
- Print Resolution Color: 4,800 x 1,200 dpi
- Print Resolution Black: 600 x 600 dpi
- Copying Speed Color: 4.7 ppm
- Auto Document Feed/sheets: 30
- Scan Resolution: 1,200 x 2,400 dpi
- Fax Transmission Speed: 33.6 kb/s
- Color Depth: 48-bit internal/24-bit external
- Fax Memory Pages: 50
- Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
- Connectivity: USB, 802.11b/g/n Wireless
- Input Capacity: 100 sheets
- Dimensions: 20.5 x 18.7 x 11 inches
- Weight: 23 lbs
Canon has announced a new compact all-in-one printer supporting web applications and smart features. This model is suitable for students or families who need an affordable printer that is compatible with current internet technology.
Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi module, the MG4120 can scan and copy documents at any point in the house. Canon Easy Photo-Print applications enable wireless printing from mobile devices on iOS or Android platforms fast and easy, without the assistance of a PC. Direct access to cloud applications allows MG4120 owners to print their favorite photos stored in online albums (including Picasa Web Albums), using the Online Album Photo Print by PIXMA Cloud Link. The MG4120 printer also includes a wide selection of templates, such as calendars, envelopes, forms, notes, etc., that are available for print in a single click.
With the new MG4120 printer you can quickly print high quality documents and photos at home: a 4×6-inch borderless photo at default settings is printed in approximately 44 seconds, and the speed of printing according to ISO 9.9 pages per minute in black-and-white and 5.7 pages per minute in color. For those who often use the printer, Canon offers ink cartridges with a larger resource. Compared with standard ink-they provide a cost savings of 50%. The new model is perfect for printing both text documents and photos. The print head powered by FINE Technology with 2 pl ink droplets, combined with the printing resolution of 4800 DPI guarantees stunning photos and clear text. MG4120 has a handy LCD display diagonal of 2.3 inches, and Auto Duplex Print function to automatically print on both sides to save paper.
A bundle of software for scanning and printing photos and documents is included by default. For example, the lovers of photography would use facial recognition and scene analysis provided by Software Auto Photo Fix II technology, which helps eliminate common flaws in images. You can also print pictures from video Full HD, shot by a series of Canon digital SLR or compact camera. Several images can be combined to create a sense of movement on the printed photos – this feature is provide by Merge Frames, and the Layout Print feature allows you to select a short video, create a story out of key frames and print the sequence.
The Canon of Japan introduced the home market two new models of multifunction printers, PIXMA MX833 and PIXMA MX420, designed for small office and home users.
Both MFPs are equipped with a scanner with a 30-35-sheets feeder, have at their disposal wireless adapters such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0. The devices are capable of storing received faxes to external memory. Printing is possible not only from the computer, but also from a PictBridge-enabled camera as well as from a external USB drive, which can store scanned images.
The controls are located on the front panel, composed of a shield and a group of function buttons.
Resolution of the MX420 is 4800 × 1200 dpi for the 4-color pigment ink jet printer (2 pl droplet size) and 2400 × 4800 dpi for the CIS-scanner. The senior model MX833 suports two-sided scanning and printing, as well as a higher resolution: 9600 × 2400 dpi (1 pl droplet size) for printing and 2400 × 4800 dpi scanning. Another feature of the MX833 is the use of the second shade of black, which results in a higher printing speed.
The Canon company announced sales of high-performance monochrome laser printer with the ability to connect to the network, the i-SENSYS LBP6750dn. According to the manufacturer, this black-and-white laser printer is easily integrated into office environments. Reliable, fast, two-way mode of processing documents – it is a high-performance solution for workgroups.
The printer offers high speed printing: 40 ppm. Quick First-Print Technology from Canon ensures virtually zero warm-up time after the device from sleep mode and the output of the first page after 8 seconds. Create documents professional-level fashion using automatic printing on both sides. In addition, two-sided printing saves paper.
i-SENSYS LBP6750dn equipped cassette 500-sheet tray 100-sheet standard. At the expense of two more cassettes of 500 sheets of paper a share may be increased up to 1600 sheets. A built-in standard network port 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, providing the opportunity to work with your printer. Installation, use and control unit are carried out from any computer on the network. With an optional module IEEE 802.11 b / g wireless connection is also available.
This printer can be used in all environments PCL with built-in support for PCL 5e / 6. Additional features support PostScript, and their own language print Canon – UFR II. C using the technology of automatic image enhancement (Automatic Image Refinement) is fashionable to get sharp text and detailed graphics by print resolution 2400 x 600 dots per inch.
5-line text on the LCD screen complements the animation that makes the printer easier and more convenient. Cartridge Canon «all-in-one cartridge and all the necessary details quickly replaced. High yield toner cartridge is also available which will print more than twice as many pages.
Canon introduced a new compact photo printer, the Selphy CP800, which allows quick and easy creation of professional-quality photos at home. The new mode replaces the Selphy CP780 and has a number of improvements. The printer made in a slim and elegant design is equipped with some creative features and is much easier to use.
Selphy CP800 is suitable for those who want a convenient printer making high-quality photos with a touch of a button. The printer comes in black or white body colors. The printer has an ergonomic and friendly interface, large buttons and a rotating 2.5-inch LCD screen. It can print directly from memory cards or any device that supports PictBridge standard, for example, digital or video camera. The Selphy CP800 also prints from a USB drive or mobile phone.
The printer has an auto image stabilization, which analyzes faces, contrast and brightness of images, and then corrects the deficiencies for brighter and clearer pictures. The effect of “smooth skin” may hide the faults of the skin when creating portraits, and by manually adjusting the brightness you can improve the quality of prints.
The thermal sublimation technology of ink transfer creates a smooth transition of tones and makes the image glossier. The ink dries instantly, so photos are ready for use right away. According to the company, a special coating protects pictures from moisture and keeps brightness and color saturation for 100 years if stored in the album. Selphy CP800 supports printing on media of different sizes, including postcards, L6 and credit card formats.
Selphy CP800 offers a variety of options for layouts. The ID Photo Layout allows you to print photos for documents on one sheet. Mixed layout allows you to combine photos into original compositions to demonstrate you creative abilities. The “My Colors” function give even more room for creativity providing different color settings: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Positive Film and Black-And-White.
An optional battery for model Selphy CP800 provides mobile printing on the go.
Canon has announced two leading products in the PIXMA lineup: the PIXMA MG8140 and the PIXMA MG6140. Their printheads are created using Canon FINE technology, and have 6 separate ink tanks, including a gray ink. They provide a professional level of photo printing in both grayscale and color.
Both models are able to print a 10×15 cm color photo borderless in approximately 20 seconds and have the printing speed of 12,5 / 9,3 images per minute in monochrome / color mode, according to the ISO ESAT standard. PIXMA MG8140 can scan and re-print 35 mm films and slides. In the two models is implemented an improved system of working with printing media: two paper path, double-sided printing and direct printing on a suitable DVD, CD or Blu-ray disk.
The new Intelligent Touch System by Canon makes the printer easy, allowing you to manage them using the touch panel. User interface is backlit to facilitate navigation and show what functions and operations are available at the moment. The new models also implement the Quick Operation system, which provides the fast and direct access to frequently used functions. Installation menu and function buttons make it easy to call the required options directly from the main screen.
The PIXMA MG8140 and the PIXMA MG6140 ship with Full HD Movie Print Function, enabling to print an image by selecting individual frames from Full HD videos shot on Canon digital cameras. The program provides the video images detail level at up to 1080p resolution, and can also improve resolution and reduce noise levels to ensure optimum quality with the help of Frame Enhancement technology.
In addition, users of printers can take advantage of the extended version of the Easy-PhotoPrint EX. Now this software has a direct access to Flickr. Easy-WebPrint EX provides a simple and intelligent printing of Web pages, allowing you to select, cut and combine the content of different sites in a single document–from fitting to one page to creating a booklet.
The PIXMA MG8140 and the PIXMA MG6140 standard supports Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Thanks to IrSimple, PictBridge, and Bluetooth (as an option) the printers can connect to compatible digital cameras, camera-equipped mobile phones and camcorders.