Canon Expands Cloud-Connected PIXMA Color Photo All-in-One Family with Three New Models
Canon U.S.A. is expanding its PIXMA photo All-in-One family with three new PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-Ones – the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620. Each model is compatible with Canon’s PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) application and Canon’s new mobile-friendly Easy-PhotoPrint+ Web application, both of which provide cloud-connected printing, as well as editing and personalization of photos. Two of the All-in-Ones all provide Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile printing (see below), and all three All-in-Ones also support Apple AirPrint mobile printing.
PIXMA Printing Solutions provides direct access to cloud-based document- and image-sharing and storing Web sites from the All-in-One, and from mobile devices and tablets. Users can print and scan images and documents from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket, Dropbox, Evernote, Canon Creative Park and Creative Park Premium, along with the newly supported Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. With PIXMA Printing Solution, users can also check ink-cartridge model-number information, online printer user manuals, and other printer information.
Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint+ is a free Web-based application that provides users with access to photos from their local drive or social platforms to create a variety of editing options on different mediums, including photo prints, collages, calendars, cards, layouts, and stickers. With Easy-PhotoPrint+, which is accessible on mobile devices and computers (PC and Mac), projects can be started and saved on one device, and completed on another device at a later time.
The All-in-One’s other key functions include the updated PIXMA Cloud Link, for sharing scanned documents and photos by scanning data directly to email addresses, or attaching scanned data to a draft email in a Web mail account. With PictBridge (Wireless LAN), users can also select Canon digital cameras to connect directly to the printer, eliminating the need for a computer. With Access Point Mode, users can also connect their compatible mobile device to their PIXMA printers directly through Wi-Fi without needing to be connected to a router.
New PIXMA Touch-and-Print
The PIXMA MG7520 features advanced media handling with a dual front paper tray, direct disc printing, and six individual ink tanks producing output at a maximum color resolution of 9,600 x 2,400 dpi. There’s also a 3.5″ LCD touch screen with the Canon Intelligent Touch System for viewing and navigating menus and images. New to this model is PIXMA Touch & Print (Active NFC), which allows users with compatible Android mobile devices that are registered with PPS to open the PPS app, touch the NFC Tag on the top of the printer while viewing the picture, and begin printing without the need for Wi-Fi.
The PIXMA MG7520 is available in several different outer casings – burnt orange, black, and white with a mirror finish, and has an estimated retail price of $199.99. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
The Canon PIXMA MG6620 features a Passive NFC version of PIXMA Touch & Print technology, with similar functionality as Active NFC, except that both the mobile device and printer will have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order to print. The printer also features a 3″ LCD touchscreen and uses a five-color hybrid ink system. Available in black, white, and burnt orange with a matte finish, the PIXMA MG6620 printer has an estimated retail price of $149.998. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
The PIXMA MG5620 uses five individual ink tanks, four of which are color and photo-dedicated, while there’s a separate pigment black ink dedicated for printing black text. The 2.5″ touch screen allows easy access to printer functions including PIXMA Cloud Link and Google Cloud Print. It’s available in black and white with a matte finish, and has a retail price of $99.99. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.