Canon’s Multipurpose Trio

“The soil” of Canon is extremely fertile this month. Believe it or not, but here come three more multifunctions from that manufacturer – Pixma MX300, MX310, and MX700. As you may gather it from the word ‘multifunction’, these devices perform functions of printing, copying, scanning, and faxing.

Apart from the functions mentioned above, Canon Pixma MX700 features networking, two-sided printing, and an auto document feeder. The device prints and copies 30 pages per minute (ppm) for black text and 19 ppm for color documents. The printer employs 4 separate color cartridges (pigment black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) that are capable of producing 2-picoliter-sized droplets at up to 4800 x 1200 dpi in color and 600 x 600 dpi in black.

The printer also features a 1.8-inch LCD screen to helps navigate the menu, and supports PictBridge connection as well as memory cards. The MX700’s scanner has a CIS sensor to achieve 2400 x 4800 dpi; copy zoom ranges from 25 to 400 percent. For easier copying, scanning, and faxing Canon Pixma MX700 employs a 30-page auto document feeder.

Canon Pixma MX310 has the same basic design of MX700. Both the MX310 and the MX300 use one black and one combined color ink cartridge to print 4800 x 1200 dpi in color and 600 x 600 dpi in black. Both MX310 and the MX300 can print as fast as up to 22 ppm black and 17 ppm color. The printers are compatible with a PictBridge connection for direct printing from cameras, but don’t support memory card slots.

All in all, this month Canon has released 12 inkjet printers – 6 all-in-ones, 2 compact photo printers and 4 “men of mould” – regular color inkjet printers. Frankly speaking, I can’t imagine there is necessity for that many devices, however, there is surely someone at Canon who can. Wilson Rotham of is confused, too; in his acticle “Canon Launches 12 Printers, Only Needed To Launch 4” he tells why 4 printers would be enough and calls to put an end to this “product spam.”

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