Canon U.S.A. (http://www.usa.canon.com) has announced the addition of three Pixma Office printers to the lineup: the MX512 Wireless1 All-In-One (AIO), MX432 Wireless1 AIO and the MX372 AIO.
Available for both new wireless models is the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint mobile app, for use with compatible Apple and Android smart phones and tablets, allowing documents to be scanned on the printer and sent directly to a compatible device. Users can print PDFs of documents that were created with the app directly from compatible devices, whereas in the past only photos could be printed.
With 802.11n Wi-Fi capability, the Pixma MX512 and MX432 Wireless Office AIO Printer models are capable of a high-speed network transfer rate. Setting up a wireless network can be accomplished with the press of one button when using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
Canon has developed the FastFront system and an exposed user interface included on all three new printers. Located on the front of the printer, the FastFront system allows users to open the front panel of the printer to access both the ink and paper for replacement.
Each printer utilizes the two-cartridge ChromaLife 100 ink system — one black cartridge and one color cartridge. With the exposed user interface, the user can scan or copy important documents without having to worry about the document blocking the control panel and buttons required to perform the task, according to Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Full HD Movie Print software has been included on all three models, allowing users to produce clear images of frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras. With Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, consumers can use a variety of filter effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Soft Focus and Blur Background.
The Canon Pixma MX512 Wireless, MX432 Wireless and MX372 Office AIO printers deliver output whether on plain or photo paper at a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi6. For the first time in a Canon printer at the US$149.997 price point, the Pixma MX512 Office AIO printer will feature a Dual Function Panel for navigation through menus, an Ethernet port for increased connectivity and Auto Duplex printing to help conserve paper usage. This new model also features a 2.5-inch TFT screen for viewing of menus and images while producing output at approximately 9.7 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 5.5 ipm for color.
The Pixma MX432 Wireless Office AIO printer delivers output at approximately 9.7 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 5.5 ipm for color. The Pixma MX372 Office AIO printer provides output at approximately 8.7 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 5.0 ipm for color.
All three printers can produce a 4 x 6-inch, borderless photo in approximately 46 seconds. The Pixma MX432 Wireless and MX372 Office AIO printers have an estimated selling price of $99.997 and $79.997.