Canon USA (http://www.usa.canon.com) has announced three new Pixma printers — the MG4120 Wireless Photo All-In-One, MG3120 Wireless Photo All-In-One and the MG2120 Photo All-In-One (AIO) printers.
These new models offer users the opportunity to print high-quality images to share with friends and family, according to Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. The new MG4120 is also compatible with the Pixma Cloud Link for printing of photos and templates directly through the printer without the use of a computer on the 2.4-inch color LCD screen.
With the new FastFront system, the ink storage and paper tray are located in the front of the machine, allowing access for users to load ink or paper. All three printers feature the ChromaLife 100 ink system, which utilizes a two cartridge system, one black and one color.
Auto Duplex printing is also available for the first time in this class on both the MG4120 and MG3120 printer. This purportedly helps to reduce paper usage by up to 50%.
Full HD Movie Print software has been enhanced as well to produce clearer images of frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras. Users can tell the story of videos from memorable events, frame by frame in a more unique way than before by merging multiple images into one final shot, capturing nearly every portion of the action, according to Ishizuka.
Consumers can explore their photographic creativity when customizing images with the recently enhanced Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, he adds. This updated software from Canon allows users to artistically alter images to create new looks using Fun-Filter Effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Soft Focus and Blur Background.
With the capabilities of mobile and wireless devices continuously advancing, the Pixma MG4120 and MG3120 Wireless Photo AIO printers can print from nearly any computer or mobile device. Compatible Apple and Android smart phones and tablets enjoy enhanced accessibility through the updated Easy-PhotoPrint mobile app6. Users can now scan documents on the printer to be sent directly to a compatible mobile device. These PDF’s can now be printed on a compatible Pixma printer for on-the-go access.
The Pixma MG4120 and MG3120 Wireless Photo AIO printers are 802.11n Wi-Fi certified, allowing for a fast network transfer rate. Setting up either printer to a wireless network can be done with the press of one button when using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
The Pixma MG4120 Wireless Photo AIO printer supports the new Pixma Cloud Link, which allows registered users of Canon iMage Gateway or Google’s Picasa Web Albums to wirelessly access their photo albums stored in those services directly on the printer without the use of a computer. Additionally, users of the MG4120 will also have access to exclusive printing templates including stationery, envelopes, memos, calendars.
The Pixma MG4120 Wireless Photo AIO, MG3120 Wireless Photo AIO and the MG2120 Photo AIO each deliver a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi). The Pixma MG4120 Wireless Photo AIO printer can output at approximately 9.9 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 5.7 ipm for color. The Pixma MG3120 Wireless Photo AIO printer delivers output at approximately 9.2 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 5.0 ipm for color. The Pixma MG2120 Photo AIO printer provides output at approximately 8.4 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 4.8 ipm for color8 All three printers can produce a 4 x 6-inch borderless10 photo in approximately 44 seconds.
The Pixma MG4120 Wireless, MG3120 Wireless and MG2120 Photo All-in-One Printers will have an estimated selling price of US$129.99, $79.99 and $69.99 respectively.