Canon Middle East announces the launch of three new web-connected All-in-One inkjet printers to lead the refreshed PIXMA home range. PIXMA MG5540, PIXMA MG6440 and PIXMA MG7140 bring a new level of connectivity to home printing, providing direct access to cloud services and social networking sites, and making printing photos and documents easier than ever.
All three new models are Wi-Fi enabled, which allows them to connect to services via PIXMA Cloud Link. In addition, the new PIXMA Printing Solutions app opens up a world of new printing options.
The new and improved PIXMA Cloud Link service provides users with easy access to social networking, photo sharing and cloud storage sites directly from the printer’s TFT display, with no need for a PC or any other device. This ensures seamless printing of photos and documents from popular services such as Picasa, Flickr, DropBox, Evernote and social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter. PIXMA Cloud Link also allows direct access to creative projects from Canon’s CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM.
The new PIXMA Printing Solutions app is compatible with all three devices and allows users to control their PIXMA printer from virtually anywhere in the world via a tablet or smartphone . It mirrors the services available on the printer, so content can be printed from online albums, social networking sites and cloud storage sites, as if they were using the device’s own TFT display. Remote access to PIXMA Cloud Link also allows the user to check real-time ink levels and access the printer’s online manual.
Documents can be sent to print from iOS devices using Apple’s AirPrint feature and the new models also support Google Cloud Print. With Canon’s new Access Point Mode, users can even print or scan directly to the printer from a connected device without having to join a Wi-Fi network.
Each model is equipped with a TFT colour LCD display. The PIXMA MG5540 features a 6.2cm display, PIXMA MG6440 a 7.5cm and PIXMA MG7140 an 8.8cm touchscreen display with an Intelligent Touch System, which guides the user through the system for even easier use without a PC.
PIXMA MG6440 and MG7140 allow easy photo printing direct from a memory card. They also feature Wi-Fi PictBridge capability, which enables easy photo printing direct from Wi-Fi PictBridge-enabled cameras without the need for any cables. All three models also have efficient energy-saving features, such as auto two-sided printing and copying, and an Auto Power On feature, which automatically turns on the printer when a print job is sent.
The stylish design of the new models is matched by their high-end single-ink printing capability. Using cartridges designed with Canon’s FINE technology, they offer photo lab quality prints, and crisp, sharp document text.
Both PIXMA MG5540 and MG6440 use five individual ink tanks for fast, high-quality printing. PIXMA MG5540 has print times of approximately ISO ESAT 12.2 ipm for black and white documents and ISO ESAT 8.7 ipm for colour documents. PIXMA MG6440 prints at approximately ISO ESAT 15.0 ipm for black and white documents and ISO ESAT 9.7 ipm for colour documents.
PIXMA MG7140 has print speeds of ISO ESAT 15.0 ipm for black and white documents and ISO ESAT 10 ipm for colour documents. It also features a grey ink tank, delivering beautiful black and white photo printing, and can print directly onto inkjet-printable discs without the need for adhesive CD labels. PIXMA MG5540, MG6440 and MG7140 also have optional XL cartridges that allow users to print more for less cost.
All the new PIXMA printers include Canon’s flagship software My Image Garden, a one-stop platform which combines all Canon PIXMA software in a single, easy-to-use interface, and ensures effortless navigation between printing and scanning functions. It also includes Canon’s Full HD Movie Print for creating photo prints from movies taken on Canon compact cameras, video cameras or DSLRs.