CANON CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW AFFORDABLE PIXMA PRINTERS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF USERS
Wireless Capabilities, Auto Photo Fix II, Duplex and USB Direct Printing are among the Features Found on the New Additions to Canon’s Award Winning Line-up
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 7, 2009 – Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new PIXMA Photo All-In-One (AIO) Printers. The two new PIXMA printers utilize Canon’s FINE print head technology, which has been recognized by consumers for its ability to deliver quality and performance simultaneously, whether printing images or business documents since its inception 10 years ago. Furthermore, with the overall ease-of-use, innovative design and affordability of these new printers, consumers will have many different options to choose from when deciding on how best to fulfill their printing needs.
The new and improved Auto Photo Fix II feature helps assure that images printed will be of superb quality while reproducing the vibrant colours that were first captured in the image. This technology resolves many common photo printing errors, such as underexposed images, through Multi-Zone Exposure Correction and improvements in overall face detection, scene analysis plus brightness and saturation correction. All of the new PIXMA printers feature this technology along with Easy-WebPrint EX1 software which will make printing out documents from the web that much easier. The Auto Clip feature allows for consumers to select a specific part of a Web page that they would like to have printed rather than printing out the whole page which will help users conserve their ink supply.
“The addition of these new printers to the product line-up further demonstrates the Canon commitment to providing consumers with high-quality digital imaging solutions at an affordable price,” 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. “The addition of new technologies such as Auto Photo Fix II will help to resolve issues consumers have had in the past with images, such as red eye removal, while improving the overall image quality at the same time.”
Canon PIXMA Photo All-In-One Printers
For the consumer who wants and needs to have a printer that can print, copy and scan, the new Canon PIXMA Photo AIO Printers provide all this and more. The new PIXMA MP560 Wireless2 Photo AIO Printer is the most compact Canon inkjet printer to have both wireless capabilities and built-in Auto Duplex Printing. This new AIO Printer, the successor to the popular PIXMA MP620 Wireless Photo AIO Printer, also is the first Canon PIXMA Printer to have the ability to print out pictures directly from a USB Flash Memory device3. With a new sleek design, the PIXMA MP560 Photo AIO Printer features five individual ink tanks with the ChromaLife100+ ink system providing more vibrant and longer-lasting photos. The PIXMA MP560 printer can print out a photo-lab quality borderless 4”x 6” in approximately 39 seconds6. The 5.1-centimetre LCD screen and integrated Easy-Scroll Wheel allow for easy navigation through menus and viewing images. Under the new ISO print speed standard, the PIXMA MP560 AIO Photo Printer will deliver output at approximately 9.2 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 6.0 ipm for colour4. The estimated retail price of the PIXMA MP560 Photo AIO Printer is CAD $169.995.
The new Canon PIXMA MP490 AIO Photo Printer offers high-quality at a very affordable price point. This printer utilizes the ChromaLife100+ four-colour ink system and can print out a photo-lab quality borderless 4” x 6” photo in approximately 43 seconds6. FINE technology is unique in the inkjet printing world enabling the PIXMA MP490 AIO Photo Printer to produce high quality prints without sacrificing speed. The PIXMA MP490 Photo AIO Printer also boasts a 4.6-centimetre LCD screen and a self-opening output tray which helps to prevent any paper jams. The template printing feature has been enhanced to now include 11 different templates, which now include schedules and handwriting paper. Under the new ISO print speed standard, the PIXMA MP490 Photo AIO Printer will create letter-sized documents at approximately 8.4 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 4.8 ipm for colour4. The PIXMA MP490 Photo AIO Printer will have an estimated retail price of CAD $129.995
Windows 7 Operating System
Canon is pleased to announce that its PIXMA inkjet printer products will be compatible with Microsoft’s new Windows 7 operating system. According to Microsoft, this operating system has new features to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Please stay tuned for updates regarding driver downloads and a full list of compatible Canon products.
Canon Supports ISO/IEC 24734 and 24735 Productivity Standards for Inkjet Printers
Helping customers evaluate and compare print speeds of various printer models, Canon utilizes the ISO/IEC 24734 and 24735 International Standards for measuring print and copy speed. The standards 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.
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.