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.
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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.
Hard times are coming to those who like to abuse copy machines, soon they’ll have to look for workaround. And all because Canon Japan together with Hitachi introduces a new security system for office printers based on biometric human parameters. Simply put, now to scan or print a document, you will need to confirm you identity with a fingerprint.
The creators claim that the technology isneeded to patch the vulnerabilities that are characteristic for access with password or magnetic cards. Indeed, a sheet of paper with a password scribbled on it or a card may be dropped anywhere, but you can hardly leave your thumb on the table.
The company is planning to introduce the technology into operation on the basis of Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE line of multifunction printers. Estimated cost of the devices is about $1460. Protected printers will be available on the Japanese market any day. Perhaps, the technology will find its place in other markets, in addition to printer access security.
Canon extends the “Your Print” programm that allows customers a chance to try the printing quality of Canon’s Pixma printers.
“You can test any one of Canon’s PIXMA range of home and office inkjet Printers and All-In-Ones with your own image and see the great results for yourself. Upload your image, select the PIXMA of your choice and wait for the superior quality results of a Canon inkjet to be delivered to your door,” reads the Canon Your Print microsite.
How to take advantage of Your Print scheme:
* Visit to the Your Print website and upload your own print (or selected from menu)
* Choose the printer you would like to trial (you can choose from the following PIXMA printers: MP990, iX4000, MP640, MP550, MP560, iP3600, iP4700, MX860, MP490, MP250, MP270, iP1900, iP2600, MX320, MX330)
* Receive a free print sample in the post.
On receipt of the print sample & promotional envelop, you will also receive a recommended list of etailers/retailers. Following the purchase of a PIXMA, customers are invited to tell Canon about their experience, in return for a free pack of photo paper.
The system is, however, quite limited in the pictures it accepts. Only files of between 200KB and 1MB are accepted – meaning that photos taken on even compact cameras will need to be downsized. JPEG is the only file type accepted and a minimum resolution of 512 x 768 is required.
Canon says with this size they are are able to offer a very good image which consumers are happy with. The company has prolonged the program until the end of May as a high levels of interest wa received.
If this scheme has made you a happy owner of a Canon printer, know that you can always find cartridges for Pixma inkjet printers at TonerCartridgeDepot.com
Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan, Inc. will be celebrating 20 years of practicing the recycling of toner cartridges this year.
According to the feature, the Canon Toner Cartridge Recycling Program was launched in 1990, then the first of its kind. Eight years earlier, in 1982, Canon came out with the first personal copiers that made use of replaceable all-in-one toner cartridges. In line with the company’s thrust towards “living and working for the common good,” as well as having gained awareness regarding environmental issues such as the reduction of waste and the effective use of resources, the Toner Cartridge Recycling Program was introduced.
In the twenty years since its inception, the Canon Toner Cartridge Recycling Program has expanded its reach, collecting empty cartridges in 23 countries worldwide. As of June 2009 Canon has reportedly gathered about 220,000 metric tons of used toner cartridges – tons saved from ending up in landfills!
The Canon Toner Cartridge Recycling Program is described as “a zero-landfill program in which every component of the used cartridges that the company collects is reused, recycled or recovered”. Canon manufactures its cartridges such that closed-loop recycling is possible; the product is designed with the concept of recycling in mind. Hence, reusing the components is facilitated and plastic components may be recycled to make new products with “equivalent levels of quality.”
Below are key milestones that constitute 20 years of cartridge recycling by Canon:
1990 * Start of toner cartridge return program (Japan, U.S.A., Germany)
1991 * Start of recycling at Canon Dalian Business Machines (China)
1992 * Canon wins Grand Prize at 1st Global Environmental Awards (Japan)
* Start of closed-loop recycling for plastic
1994 * No. of countries where toner cartridges collected increases to 21
1997 * Start of recycling at Canon Virginia (U.S.A.) and Canon Bretagne (France)
2001 * Start of Web-based cartridge return application procedures
2002 * Start of recycling at Canon Ecology Industry (Japan)
2003 * Collection volume of toner cartridges reaches 100,000 metric tons
* Zero-landfill recycling system realized through four global recycling bases
2005 * Start of Bellmark return program (Japan)
2006 * Canon wins 3R Award from Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
2007 * Canon wins 4th Eco-Products Awards Chairperson’s Award (Japan)
2008 * Collection volume of toner cartridges reaches 200,000 metric tons
* Canon wins FujiSankei Group Award at Global Environmental Awards (Japan)
2010 * 20th anniversary of Canon Toner Cartridge Recycling Program