CANON CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICE ALL-IN-ONE PRINTERS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE HOME OFFICE PHO TO EXPERIENCE
New Office All-In-Ones Offer Print, Copy, Scan and Fax Capabilities for the Home Office Professional
MISSISSAUGA, ON, February 3, 2009 Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has announced three additions to the popular Office All-In-One (AIO) line-up – the PIXMA MX860, PIXMA MX330 and PIXMA MX320. Ideal for the small business operating out of the home, the versatility and overall ease-of-use of these new Office AIO printers provide users with the comfort of knowing the finished product, whether it is a business presentation or a photo from a family vacation, will be of high-quality.
The Canon PIXMA MX860 Office AIO printer features Advanced Media Handling with Auto Duplex copying, printing and two-way paper feeding. The Auto Duplexing feature permits two-sided copying/scanning of letter-sized documents, without the need to manually turn over pages and re-feed the document. When copying, this printer even has the ability to scan and print at the same time, which can dramatically reduce the amount of time it will take to complete a project.
For the first time, a PIXMA Office AIO printer, the PIXMA MX860, will have Wireless LAN (802.11b/g) capabilities and an Ethernet network connection built-in for easy printing and scanning with multiple personal computers. In conjunction with Canon’s EcoSense initiative, both of these new Office AIO printers will have the Quick Start feature. The LCD changes from the start-up screen to the initial stand-by mode in a few seconds after pressing the power key, enabling input on the buttons to start operation.
“With the emergence of the home office, having a product that can perform many different tasks is essential,” said Ian Macfarlane, Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These new Office AIO printers provide the consumer with the comfort of knowing all of their business and personal printing needs can be done from their home.”
The Canon PIXMA MX860 and MX330 feature easy-to-use advanced copy technology so common copy adjustments, such as easily erasing the frame created around a small scan, can be made right from the AIO printer control panel. The Auto Scan Mode automatically recognizes the type of document being worked on so it can be scanned and saved quickly and easily in the right format. In addition, scanned JPEG and PDF data can be saved directly to a memory card1 or a USB flash drive when attached to these printers.
Canon has equipped each unit with colour Super G3 fax capabilities with improved speed and ease-of-use in mind. It includes features that allow users to receive up to 250 incoming pages in memory on the PIXMA MX860 Office AIO printer and 50 pages of incoming data6 in memory on the PIXMA MX330 & PIXMA MX320 Office AIO printers.
There will be new security features on all three models to help ensure important documents are protected. One feature helps to prevent users from misdialing while faxing by asking for a confirmation of the fax number originally entered before the fax is sent. If these two numbers do not match, the fax will not go through. Another security feature is the ability to create PDF files with password protection which will restrict access to printing or editing files without the proper authority.
For the photo enthusiast who is looking for an Office AIO printer that can produce high-quality photos, these Office AIO printers are up to the task. Each printer comes equipped with the ChromaLife100+ ink system, which provides more vibrant and longer lasting photos. To further enhance the home office photo experience, the hybrid system, which is made up of dye and pigment ink, delivers vivid, beautiful photos on photo paper and sharp, crisp text on plain paper. The Auto Photo Fix feature detects the type of photo being printed and is able to help correct red-eye problems, enhance facial tones, optimize brightness and contrast while improving colour saturation to provide better looking photo output without manual photo editing.
PIXMA MX860 OFFICE ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER
The PIXMA MX860 Office AIO printer comes with a large 2.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Colour screen to make viewing images and menus easier. With a five-colour individual ink tank system, a resolution of up to 9600 x 2400 colour dpi and ink droplet sizes as low as one picoliter, this Office AIO printer can produce a photo-lab quality borderless 4” x 6” photo in approximately 41 seconds. The CIS scanner allows for high-quality, high-speed scans as well with a resolution of up to 2400 dpi.
PIXMA MX330 OFFICE ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER
For the consumer who is looking for a high-quality Office AIO printer at an affordable price, the PIXMA MX330 features a 4.6-centimetre TFT Colour screen, four-colour ink cartridge system with a maximum colour resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi and a minimum two-picoliter droplet size to deliver outstanding photo quality. A photo-lab quality borderless 4” x 6” photo can be produced in approximately 45 seconds. The CIS scanner produces a maximum of 1200 dpi color resolution scans.
PIXMA MX320 OFFICE ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER
The PIXMA MX320 features a fully-integrated Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), the scan to memory feature to quickly save scanned documents to a memory card or a USB flash drive, new document security functions and Auto Photo Fix to detect and optimize your prints.
Canon Adopts ISO/IEC 24734 and 24735 Productivity Standards
Helping customers better evaluate and compare print speeds of various printer models, Canon will now adhere to the ISO/IEC 24734 and 24735 Productivity Standards for measuring print and copy speed. The new standards, which are in the final review stage under the FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) before official publication, measure print and copy output in images-per-minute (ipm), and calculate print and copy speed by printing out a number of standard Microsoft Excel, Word and PDF documents on letter-sized paper in default mode. Using these new standards, the new PIXMA MX860 Office AIO printer will deliver output at 8.4 ipm for black-and-white documents and 5.6 ipm for colour, while the PIXMA MX330 and MX320 Office AIO printers will create letter-sized documents at 7.5 ipm for black-and-white and 4.5 ipm for colour documents.
Canon’s commitment to the environment and helping to make it more sustainable is an inherent part of the company’s kyosei philosophy and subsequent product offerings. From duplex printing to Energy Star® compliance and significant changes to product packaging, the EcoSense initiative is designed to provide partner companies, enterprise customers and consumers a way to identify and learn about the various environmentally-friendly product features and solutions Canon printers offer. For more information on EcoSense, and the many eco-friendly aspects of Canon inkjet and laser printers, please visit www.canon.ca/ecosense
The estimated selling prices for the PIXMA MX860, PIXMA MX330 and PIXMA MX320 Office All-In-One Printers are $249.99 CAD, $129.99 CAD, and $99.99 CAD respectively.
About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,400 people at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its history. For the 16th consecutive year, Canon Inc. is among the top three US patent recipients.
The company’s comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders, digital and analogue cameras and lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial products.
Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the environment. The company instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists various environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also supported leading environmental organizations, such as World Wildlife Fund - Canada and the Canon Envirothon.
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