Canon recently announced the launch of two new web-connected All-in-One inkjet printers to lead the refreshed PIXMA home range. The PIXMA MG5540 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.
Web-connected printers with cloud and remote access
Both 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 PicasaTM, FlickrTM, DropBoxTM, EvernoteTM and social networking sites including FacebookTM and TwitterTM. 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 both 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 iOSTM devices using Apple’s AirPrintTM feature and the new models also support Google Cloud PrintTM. 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 and the 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.
The PIXMA MG7140 allows easy photo printing direct from a memory card. It also features Wi-Fi PictBridge capability, which enables easy photo printing direct from Wi-Fi PictBridge-enabled cameras without the need for any cables. Both 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.
Advanced printing capabilities for the home
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.
The PIXMA MG5540 uses five individual ink tanks for fast, high-quality printing and has print times of approximately ISO ESAT 12.2 ipm for black and white documents and ISO ESAT 8.7 ipm for colour documents.
The 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.
Both the PIXMA MG5540 and MG7140 also have optional XL cartridges that allow users to print more for less cost.
Both 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.
The PIXMA MG7140 and MG5540 will be available in South Africa from end September 2013.
PIXMA MG5540– key features:
• High-quality Wi-Fi All-in-One for home
• Cloud printing direct from the screen
• Control printer from a smartphone or tablet
• Superior prints with 5 Single Inks
• XL ink options
• 6.2cm colour display
• AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support
• My Image Garden
PIXMA MG7140 – key features:
• Premium 6-ink Photo Wi-Fi All-in-One; stylish design
• Enhanced PIXMA Cloud Link
• Mobile printing; Apple AirPrint support
• Intuitive 8.8cm touch screen
• XL ink options
• Fast superior printing
• Auto 2-sided and Direct Disc printing
• My Image Garden
About Canon South Africa
Canon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Europe, came into being on January 4, 2000. Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Canon Europe invested in South Africa with a view to growing and expanding its market share in the country.
Further information about Canon South Africa is available at: www.canon.co.za