Canon Expands Inkjets with Refillable Ink Tanks with New PIXMA G4400


Canon Inc.’s South African division has introduced a new “4-in-1” color-inkjet All-in-One, the PIXMA G4400. Designed for small businesses and home-office users, Canon says the printer is the latest in its Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS) product line that features refillable ink tanks.

The firm states that page yields are up to 7,000 pages via a set of dye color ink bottles, or up to 6,000 pages via a pigment black ink bottle, for “an extremely low cost per page.” The All-in-One provides print, copy, scan, and fax, and a 20-sheet automatic document feeder.

Canon FINE Technology Print Head

The PIXMA G4400 uses Canon FINE technology print-head system, as well as technology that’s said to stops air penetrating the ink-feeding tubes, the latter of which it says ensures reliability and stability when printing at high volumes. The print engine is said to also provides images with smooth gradations and fine detail, suitable for intricate documents such as graphic designs, and  photographs, including 4″ x 6” borderless prints and square images in 5″ x 5” prints.

For ease of use and time efficiency, the integrated front facing ink tank design enables users to instantly see current ink levels. When the time comes to refill the ink tanks, the Canon bottle design is said to make refilling ink tanks “a fast and clean job.”

For wireless printing the PIXMA G4400 is Wi-Fi enabled, with support for Apple Airprint, Mopria for Android, Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile, or through the free Canon PRINT app compatible with Apple iOS and Android. The printer also enables users to send scanned documents to a connected device. Cloud printing via the Canon PRINT app enables users to send documents and photos to print from anywhere, as well as remotely print documents from popular cloud-based storage services including Instagram, Google Drive, Facebook, Dropbox, and more.

The PIXMA G4400 is also compatible with Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint+. Accessible from tablets or a Web browser, this software accesses users’ photos and lets users edit them before printing creative projects such as greeting cards or calendars. The new printer also comes with Canon’s My Image Garden software, which enables users to organize and print their photos. Users can also access Creative Park, which is optimised for use on both PC’s and smart devices, helping users to print a variety of creations including crafts and even high-detail paper arts.

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