Canon Australia today announced the latest additions to the PIXMA range with the multifunction MG5250, MG5150, MP495 and MP280 offering all-in-one photo printer solutions for the home and the single function, iP4850 providing vibrant photo and document printing.
"The new PIXMA range offers improved useability with its enhanced user interface and array of innovative features," said Beryl Thomas, Brand Manager - PIXMA, Canon Australia. "The outstanding feature for the new PIXMA range is the Full HD Movie Print, a brand new Canon-to-Canon solution. This technology allows users to capture and print their favourite moments from Full HD movies shot with a Canon digital camera."
So often, those important special moments, such as a child blowing out candles on their birthday cake, can pass more quickly than you can capture them. Now users can capture those memories in video, so that they never miss the moment, and with the new PIXMA Full HD Movie Print feature, will still have the ability to print and share it in a high quality still.
In addition, all five printers boast new and improved features resulting in better print 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 users interested in printing high-quality photos, albums, calendars and layouts from PCs without having to launch their 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 correction, resulting in increased image quality and more true-to-life colours of printed images.
Upgrades to the enhanced Easy-WebPrint EX software (Windows Only) 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 print to a single page. This new software also allows the printing of multiple documents into a booklet format for easy handling and improved organisation. Images can be inserted into the print layouts allowing users to personalise their information even further.
Users will be delighted by the sleek and stylish design of the new PIXMA range, which comes in a more compact size, fitting unobtrusively into the home.
PIXMA MG5250 and MP495
With wireless connectivity, the PIXMA MG5250 and MP495 wireless all-in-one photo printers feature five individual ink tanks with the ChromaLife100+ ink system. The MG5250 has a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi and can create a 4 x 6 inch borderless photo of superb quality in approximately 20 seconds. 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 2.4-inch TFT colour screen and newly redesigned user interface will help make scrolling through menus and viewing of images much quicker and easier as well.
For the user interested in a more affordable wireless printing option, the MP495 would be an ideal choice. With the ChromaLife100+ ink system and a maximum colour resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, this new printer can produce a 4 x 6 inch high-quality borderlessphoto in approximately 41 seconds. In addition, the printer features Auto Scan Mode, which automatically recognises the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings, further adding to its overall ease of use.
As an added incentive, both printers are 802.11n Wi-Fi certified which will allow for faster network transfer rate. Wireless networks can be set up with the press of a single button when using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
In addition, these PIXMAs also allow for quick and easy print options direct from a non-PC device, for instance the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
PIXMA MG5150 MP280
The new Canon PIXMA MG5150 and MP280 all-in-one photo printers provide users with the ability to print, copy and scan documents of high-quality at an affordable price. Both new models feature the ChromaLife100+ ink system with the MG5150 having a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi and the MP280 offering a maximum colour resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi. The MG5150 also features the same Advanced Media Handling options as the MG5250 which can help users reduce their use of paper. In approximately 39 seconds the MG5150 can produce a high-quality 4 x 6 inch borderless photo while the MP280 can produce the same in roughly 43 seconds.
The PIXMA iP4850 is ideal for any user 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 system, this iP4850 can produce a borderless 4 x 6 inch image of superb quality with a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi in approximately 20 seconds. 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.
Canon CREATIVE PARK
Canon's CREATIVE PARK allows users to explore their creative sides. CREATIVE PARK offers free 3D 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, users will be provided with exclusive printable content through CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM. This content includes post cards, albums, and many more projects including paintings by renowned artists from around the globe.
Canon FINE Technology
The new PIXMA printers incorporate Canon's FINE print head technology, unique in the inkjet printing world for enabling the creation of high-quality prints without sacrificing speed. FINE print head technology has been consistently recognised as an advantage by users since its introduction more than a decade ago.
Canon Supports ISO/IEC 24734 and 24735 Productivity Standards for Inkjet Printers
Helping customers evaluate and compare print speeds of various printer models, Canon applies 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.
Canon was the first vendor in Australia to adopt the standards, with many other vendors' still measuring print and copy speed in pages-per-minute (ppm).
The new range of PIXMA printers are designed to be more sustainable and incorporate a number of features to help users reduce their environmental impact. Auto Duplex printing, ENERGY STAR compliance, significant changes to product packaging, the u