Canon U.S.A. (www.usa.canon.com) has announced two additions to the
popular Office All-In-One (AIO) line-up — the PIXMA MX860 and PIXMA
MX330 printers. They’re designed for the small business operating out
of the home.
The Canon PIXMA MX860 Office AIO printer features Advanced Media
Handling with Auto Duplex copying, printing and two-way paper
feeding. The Auto Duplexing feature permits two-sided
copying/scanning of letter-sized documents, without the need to
manually turn over pages and re-feed the document. When copying, this
printer has the ability to scan and print at the same time.
For the first time, a PIXMA Office AIO printer, the PIXMA MX860, will
have Wireless LAN (802.11b/g)1 capabilities and an Ethernet network
connection built-in for printing and scanning with multiple personal
computers. In conjunction with Canon’s Generation Green initiative,
both of these new Office AIO printers will have the Quick Start
feature. The LCD changes from the start-up screen to the initial
stand-by mode in a few seconds after pressing the power key, enabling
input on the buttons to start operation.
The Canon PIXMA MX860 and PIXMA MX330 Office AIO printers feature the
advanced copy function so tasks such as erasing the frame created
around a small scan, can be made right from the AIO printer control
panel. The Auto Scan Mode2 automatically recognizes the type of
document being worked on so it can be scanned and saved in the right
format. In addition, scanned JPEG and PDF data can be saved directly
to a memory card or a USB flash drive when attached to either of
Canon has equipped each unit with color Super G34 fax capabilities.
It includes features that allow users to receive up to 250 incoming
pages in memory5 on the PIXMA MX860 Office AIO printer and 50 pages
of incoming data in memory5 on the PIXMA MX330 Office AIO printers.
There will be new security features on both Office AIO printers to
help protect important documents. One feature is designed to prevent
users from misdialing while faxing by asking for a confirmation of
the fax number originally entered before the fax is sent. If these
two numbers do not match, the fax will not go through. Another
security feature is the ability to create PDF files with password
protection which will restrict access to printing or editing files
without the proper authority.
Each printer comes equipped with the ChromaLife100+ ink system, which
provides more vibrant and longer-lasting photos, according to Yuichi
Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging
Group, Canon U.S.A. To further enhance the home office photo
experience, the hybrid system, which is made up of dye and pigment
ink, “delivers vivid, beautiful photos on photo paper and sharp,
crisp text on plain paper,” he adds. The Auto Photo Fix feature
detects the type of photo being printed and is able to help correct
red-eye problems, enhance facial tones and optimize brightness and
contrast while improving color saturation to provide better looking
photo output without manual photo editing.
The PIXMA MX860 Office AIO printer comes with a 2.5-inch TFT Color
screen, a five-color individual ink tank system, a resolution of up
to 9600 x 2400 color dpi (dots per inch) and ink droplet sizes as low
as one picoliter. The PIXMA MX330 features a 1.8-inch TFT Color
screen, four-color ink cartridge system with a maximum color
resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi and a minimum two-picoliter droplet
The estimated selling prices for the PIXMA MX860 and PIXMA MX330
Office All-In-One Printers are $199.99 and $109.99, respectively.