MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 20, 2010 – Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has been setting the trend for high-definition imaging solutions and providing consumers with a variety of options to help preserve memories without sacrificing overall image quality. Taking it one step further, Canon today announced the addition of four new PIXMA printers with a new Full High Definition (HD) Movie Print feature. In addition to this new and exciting technology, these new models will feature improvements to Auto Photo Fix II to further enhance those near perfect memorable moments while Easy-PhotoPrint EX software now allows users to search and use images from Flickr.
When attempting to capture the experience of being around the family during the holidays or attending a birthday party where a baby is blowing out candles on a cake, a once in a lifetime chance to capture the perfect image can pass right before hitting the shutter button. Now when using the new Full HD Movie Print with compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras, consumers can print individual frames of movies1 while helping to bring those hard to capture, memorable moments to life. Whether using still or movie capabilities, users can be confident the memories being preserved will be of high quality both from the time the memory is captured to when it is time to share with friends and family by providing a keepsake photo.
“Technology is growing and evolving at a rapid pace and Canon strives to be at the forefront by offering innovative products that consumers both need and want,” said Ian Macfarlane, Vice President of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With a new design improving overall usability along with the inclusion of the new Full HD Movie Print, the addition of these PIXMA models shows Canon’s commitment to providing excellent quality to our customers at an affordable price.”
The new Canon PIXMA MG5220 and PIXMA MP495 Wireless2 Photo All-in-One (AIO) printers, and PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO along with the new PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet printer will provide users with many improvements to increase overall quality and ease-of-use. With enhanced Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, images can now be searched for and used from Flickr providing further flexibility to consumers interested in printing high-quality photos, albums, calendars, layouts and stickers from computers without having to launch an internet browser. Auto Photo Fix II, which helps correct common photo errors, has been improved as well with enhanced light source recognition and colour cast correction3 resulting in an increase in the overall image quality of printed images.
Upgrades to the enhanced Easy-WebPrint EX software (Windows® Only)4 include a new Fit-to-One-Page button for easy printing of texts and images from websites. This button can be especially useful when printing driving directions so both the map of the area and the step-by-step directions are on one easy to read page. This new software will also provide printing of multiple documents into a booklet format for easy handling and improved organization while images can be inserted into the print layouts allowing users to personalize their information even further.
Canon PIXMA MG5220 and PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO Printers
If a wireless printer with a variety of options and high-quality printing is on the wish list, the Canon PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Photo All-In-One should definitely be considered. Featuring five individual ink tanks with the ChromaLife100 + ink system5, the PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Photo AIO Printer has a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi6 and can create a 4” x 6” borderless8 photo of superb quality in approximately 20 seconds7. The Advanced Media Handling capabilities with Auto Duplex printing and a two-way paper feed can help reduce paper usage and the amount of time to complete a project. A 6.1-centimetre (2.4-inch) TFT screen and newly redesigned user interface will help make scrolling through menus and viewing of images much quicker and easier as well.
For the consumer interested in a more affordable wireless printing option, the PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printer would be an ideal choice. With the ChromaLife100 + ink system5 and a maximum colour resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi6, this new printer can produce a 4” x 6” high-quality borderless8 photo in approximately 41 seconds.7 In addition the printer features Auto Scan Mode9, which automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings, further adding to its overall ease-of-use.
A new option for users of smartphones equipped with the AndroidTM OS is the free Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (EPP) for AndroidTM application allowing images captured with the phone’s camera to be printed quickly and easily shared with friends and family. For Apple iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ mobile device users, the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone (iEPP) application is also available for free on the App Store.SM
The estimated selling price of the PIXMA MG5220 Wireless Photo AIO printer is CAD $159.9910 while the PIXMA MP495 Wireless Photo AIO printer has a CAD $99.9910 estimated selling price.
Canon PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO Printers
The new Canon PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO printer provides consumers with the ability to print, copy and scan documents of high-quality at an affordable price. This new model features the ChromaLife100 + ink system5 and the PIXMA MP280 Photo AIO Printer offering a maximum colour resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi6. In approximately43 seconds7 the PIXMA MP280 AIO Printer can produce a high-quality 4” x 6” borderless7 photo. The PIXMA MP280 AIO Printer will have an estimated selling price of CAD $79.9910.
PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet Printer
The Canon PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet printer is ideal for any consumer interested in a high-quality single function model which is not only easy to use but affordable as well. With five individual ink tanks working in conjunction with the ChromaLife100 + ink system5, this printer can produce a borderless8 4” x 6” image of superb quality with a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi5 in approximately 20 seconds7. In order to help reduce paper usage and increase time management, this printer has the ability to Auto Duplex print and has two-way paper feeds as well. With an estimated selling price of CAD $129.9910, the PIXMA iP4820 is an ideal addition to any home with its polished finish and overall functionality.
Canon CREATIVE PARK
Looking to extend creativity beyond just photos and documents? Consumers can try Canon Inc.’s CREATIVE PARK website at www.canon.com/c-park. The site offers free 3-D paper craft projects, scrapbooking templates and embellishments, novel greeting cards, and educational materials. As an added bonus with the purchase of select new PIXMA printers, consumers will be provided with exclusive printable content through CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM11. This content includes post cards, albums, and many more projects including paintings by artists such as Norman Rockwell.
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.
For more information, visit www.canon.ca.