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Canon Announces 2010 PIXMA MX and iP Printers


2010 International Consumer Electronics Show

New products further build Canon’s commitment to providing quality and easy-to-use products to help improve workflow

MISSISSAUGA, ON, January 5, 2010 – Wouldn’t it be great to be outside, sitting on the deck, watching the birds fly by while drafting a business proposal rather than be stuck at a desk, bound by printer wires? Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the latest additions to the PIXMA Wireless1 Office All-in-One (AIO) series, the perfect remedy to ensure the view is not obstructed by a window shade. With added features ranging from sleek, stylish designs to improved functionality, these new models would be a great addition to any home office or expanding business looking to upgrade their equipment.

“Providing consumers with the necessary tools to help achieve the goals they have set out for their business is something Canon strives to do,” 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. “We feel that these new PIXMA products will provide consumers with the means to complete their work in a quick and easy manner, while not sacrificing the professional quality they require.”

The Canon PIXMA MX870, MX350 and MX340 Wireless1 Office AIO printers come equipped to handle roughly any assignment. With an innovative design and the ability to print images and documents from almost anywhere, the printers can be set up in almost any part of the home office or small business environment. From printing large presentations outlining new business objectives to creating professional quality images of a family vacation, the Canon PIXMA Wireless Office AIO printers answer the needs of business during the day while helping preserve the family’s memorable moments at night.

Developed to help increase overall work productivity, the PIXMA Wireless Office AIO products feature a new and improved operation panel enabling users to perform basic functions by simply pressing the Mode key. Users can easily select an operation to perform and navigate through menus and functions easier than ever before. A new addition to these printers is the Auto Document Fix feature which simultaneously helps deliver easy-to-view scan results for easy sharing and repurposing while sharpening and blackening document text to increase readability. When scanning documents, such as magazines or newspapers, Auto Document Fix removes the background and the show through from the other side of the page making it easier to view.

The Auto Photo Fix II feature can be found on all the new models launched today as well. This feature helps correct common photo errors, such as underexposed images, helping users get the most out of them. Whether looking to enhance photos from a sunny family reunion or a dark auditorium from a child’s play, Auto Photo Fix II can assist with features such as Multi-Zone Exposure Correction, improvements in overall face detection, scene analysis, plus brightness and saturation correction. For Apple iPhone users, the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX for iPhone (iEPP) application is available for free on the App Store and compatible with the new Wireless AIO printers allowing images to be printed quickly and easily shared with friends and family.

Included on each PIXMA Wireless Office AIO printer is the ability to print up to four separate documents on the front side of one page of paper helping to improve organization and decrease consumption. This eco-conscious feature helps to reduce paper usage by limiting unnecessary printing while also improving business processes by helping to decrease the amount of time it takes to prepare large presentations. Further adding to paper reduction is the Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows only)2 software which helps make printing documents from the Web amazingly simple. The included Auto Clip feature lets users select a specific part of a Web page to print rather than having to print the whole page, thus helping to further conserve paper.

With the emergence of cyber technology, it is more important than ever for businesses to be able to protect their documents and information from being compromised. Each of the new Wireless Office AIO printers can help protect PDF’s by restricting access to printing or editing files without the proper authorization to help keep those high-priority documents more secure.

For small business owners seeking a versatile, high-quality printer, the PIXMA MX870 Wireless1 Office AIO is more than qualified. The Advanced Media Handling capabilities with Auto Duplex copying, printing, incoming black and white fax documents and a two-way paper feed can help reduce paper usage and the amount of time to complete a project, making this printer a must-have for any business or home office. This high-quality and easy-to-use model utilizes five cost-effective individual ink tanks producing photo-lab quality images that can be shared with friends and family for years to come3. Using the ISO print speed standard, the printer will deliver output at approximately 9.4 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 6.1 ipm for colour4. The 6.4-centimetre (2.5-inch) LCD Screen and Easy–Scroll Wheel allows for easy viewing of menus and images, further solidifying this printer’s position as an office and home printing workhorse. The estimated selling price of the PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office AIO printer is CAD $249.995.

In today’s business world, utilizing products that can perform multiple tasks is a necessity. Featuring a new beautiful design, these new printers have helped set the standard for performance yet again. For a high-quality printer at an affordable price, businesses just starting out should look no further than the PIXMA MX350 and MX340 Wireless1 Office AIO printers. The MX350 is loaded with many features making printing an easy task to perform. In addition to outstanding print quality, the 6.4-centimetre (2.5-inch) LCD Screen, Easy-Scroll Wheel, PictBridge, memory card slots6 and Ethernet with Wi-Fi connection provide users with a wealth of benefits to further enhance their printing experience. With an estimated selling price of CAD $129.995, the MX350 is the perfect addition to any home office or microbusiness.

For the first time on a Canon entry-level Office AIO printer, the PIXMA MX340 will not only feature an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) but wireless connectivity as well. The inclusion of these two features will make this four-in-one printer with fax and photo capabilities the first in its class to have these features as standard. With an estimated selling price of CAD $99.995, the PIXMA MX340 is the ideal printer for the home office worker who is interested in a high-quality, fax ready, easy-to-use product at an affordable price.

PIXMA iP2700 Inkjet Photo Printer
For an entry-level single function printer, the PIXMA iP2700 offers a wide array of advanced features. Utilizing Auto Photo Fix II and Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows only), this new single function printer produces both photos and documents of tremendous quality. Additionally, a 4”x 6” borderless photo can be produced in approximately 55 seconds7, helping to ease the process of creating a keepsake photo album from a special event. In addition, the new matte black and polished finish further adds to the overall aesthetics of this printer making it a welcome addition to any home setting.

The estimated selling price of the Canon PIXMA iP2700 Inkjet Photo printer is CAD $49.995.

About Canon Canada Inc.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 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.