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Canon U.S.A. has introduced two new photo printers, the PIXMA MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One and the PIXMA iP4920 Photo Inkjet Printer models. Both printers feature upgrades to Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print software.
An incentive for those who have registered with the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY service or Picasa Web Albums is PIXMA Cloud Link, which provides the ability to print, directly through the PIXMA MG5320 printer without the use of a computer, photos from photo albums stored in those services, says Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technology and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Users of PIXMA Cloud Link will also have access to exclusive templates including stationary, envelopes, memos, calendars and many others. In addition, the PIXMA MG5320 printer is 802.11n Wi-Fi certified allowing for a network transfer rate. Wireless networks can be set up with the press of one button when using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Canon U.S.A. offers its service and support online for all of its consumers looking to set up any of the new Wi-Fi products at http://www.usa.canon.com/wirelesshelp . Here customers have access to manuals and video tutorials to assist in setting up a Wi-Fi device.
The Canon EPP mobile app, for use with compatible Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, will be upgraded in August to have documents scanned on the printer to then be sent directly to a compatible device. Users can also print PDFs of documents that were created with the App directly from compatible devices whereas in the past only photos were able to be printed.
Since its inception, the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX software has provided users with a way to get the most out of prints by creating albums, calendars and stickers from almost any image. The latest version adds Fun Filter Effects similar to scene modes found on the latest Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras.
Images can be customized with Fish-Eye, Miniature and Toy Camera effects to make them even more memorable while being a conversation piece at the same time. In addition, there is an option to change the focus of the image to have it appear softer and the ability to blur specific aspects of the background, an effect previously only captured with a SLR. Adding to the versatility of these Canon PIXMA printers is the ability to print directly on to CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray.
Full HD Movie Print, which is available on both new PIXMA printers, has been enhanced to produce clearer images of frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras. One new aspect is the ability to merge multiple images into one final shot so users will be able to capture nearly every portion of a golfer’s swing or a baby’s first steps. In addition, a new layout feature allows printing up to 72 individual images on one sheet of paper.
The US$149.99 Canon PIXMA MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer is designed for For the consumer interested in a multifunction printer. This printer features five individual ink tanks that are part of the ChromaLife100 + ink system and help to produce a 4 x 6-inch borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds. In addition the printer has a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi.
This new PIXMA office machine will deliver output at approximately 12.5 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for color. The Advanced Media Handling options such as Auto Duplex printing which helps conserve your paper supply and a two-way paper feed that can help reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a project. The size of the LCD screen has been increased to three inches.
The $99 Canon PIXMA iP4920 Inkjet Photo Printer utilizes the ChromaLife100 + ink system with five individual ink tanks. The printer is capable of producing a 4 x 6 -inch borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds. This new PIXMA machine delivers output at approximately 12.5 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for color. In addition, the printer has a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi and is capable of Auto Duplex printing to help conserve paper.