Canon Refreshes Color Ink-Jet Family With Five New Pixmas
Canon U.S.A. is launching five new PIXMA color ink-jet systems for small and home offices, four of which provide network color print, color copy, network color scan and color fax, while the PIXMA iX6520 is a printer-only that can print on up to 13″ x 19″ media.
The PIXMA MX882, MX420 and MX410 feature 802.11n Wi-Fi network connectivity, while the PIXMA MX360 is wired-networking only. All of the new AiOs include Canon’s Full HD Movie Print, which the firm introduced last year. With this feature, users can print individual stills from videos recorded with Canon EOS and PowerShot HD Digital cameras. The systems also support mobile printing from Android–equipped mobile phones with the Canon Easy-Photo Print for Android, and via Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone (iEPP) application for printing from Apple iPod touch, and iPads.
The PIXMA MX882 is the flagship unit and has an estimated selling price of $199.99, and uses Canon’s Dual Function control panel with 3.0” color LCD. A key control panel feature is that when users switch between fax and either print, copy or scan, the keypad will switch from a standard numeric keypad to a directional keypad, thus making operation easier. Other specifications are as follows:
- Auto duplexing for copy, print, and received faxes, and 35-sheet auto document feeder.
- Ethernet interface for wired network connectivity, as well as the previously noted wireless connectivity.
- Memory card reader and PictBridge-compatible.
- Uses Canon’s ChromaLife100 inks and five individual ink tanks. Four separate ink cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) list at $13.99 each.
- Maximum color resolution is 9,600 x 2,400 dpi3 and ink droplets are as small as one picoliter in size
- Prints 4″ x 6″ color photos in approximately 20 seconds, which Canon says is a 50-percent speed increase versus its predecessor.
- Print speed rated at 12.5 (black)/9.3 (color) ppm.
PIXMA MX420, MX410 Wireless, and MX360
- The PIXMA MX420 is similar to the the MX882, but has a smaller 2.5” LCD screen, and has an estimated selling price of $149.99. Print speed is also slower at 8.7 (black)/5.0 (color) ppm, and there’s a smaller-capacity 30-sheet auto document feeder. Also different is that it uses a two-cartridge ink system—a CL-211 color cartridge (single cartridge containing cyan, magenta, and yellow inks) that lists at $20.99, and a PG-210 black cartridge that lists at $15.99. Two higher-yield ink cartridges are also available—the CL-211 XL cartridge lists at $26.99, while the PG-210 XL cartridge lists at $21.99.
- The PIXMA MX410 is similar to the MX420, but has an estimated selling price of $99.99, and is targeted at home office use. Print speed is also slower at 8.7 (black)/5.0 (color) ppm. There’s a 30-sheet auto document feeder, and it uses the same ink cartridges as the PIXMA MX420.
- The PIXMA MX360 has an estimated selling price of $79.99, and has a USB 2.0 interface for direct connection, not wireless or wired Ethernet networking. There’s a 30-sheet auto document feeder, and it uses the same ink cartridges as the PIXMA MX420.
PIXMA iX6520 Wide Format Color Ink-Jet Printer
The PIXMA iX6520 is a printer-only ink-jet system that prints on media up to 13″ x 19″. It uses Canon’s ChromaLife100 ink system, and prints a 4″ x 6″ color photo in approximately 36 seconds at a maximum color resolution of 9,600 x 2,400 dpi with 11.3 (black)/8.8 (color) rated print speeds. Included are downloadable Solution Templates for printing customized menus and signs. Estimated selling price is $199.99. There’s a standard high-speed USB port for direction connection, and it doesn’t appear a network option is available. Four separate CYMK ink cartridges list at $13.99 each.