Canon refreshes home office printer range
Four new all-in-one devices designed for high-productivity
Canon Middle East this week announced a refresh of its PIXMA MX printer range with the launch of four new all-in-one devices.
The PIXMA MX394, MX454, MX524 and MX924 replace the PIXMA MX374, MX434, MX514 and MX714/MX894 respectively. Designed for high-productivity and carrying software for home office environments, all the new printers feature print, copy, scan, fax and ADF functionality.
Featuring enhanced hardware, designed to improve productivity for home office users, the PIXMA MX924 comes with new double-front paper cassettes that hold up to 250 sheets of plain paper and up to 20 sheets of photo paper.
"Offering greater flexibility for users looking to print both photos and office documents, the new paper cassettes also help to support larger print jobs," Canon said.
Print speeds for the PIXMA MX924 have been increased compared to the previous model, with A4 documents being produced as fast as 10ipm in colour and 15ipm in mono, according to Canon.
Scanning and copying multi-page documents is achieved through a fully-integrated 30-sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) available on the PIXMA MX394, MX454 and MX524 printers, whilst the PIXMA MX924 features enhanced productivity through a 35-sheet ADF.
The PIXMA MX524 and MX924 printers are designed to help users to save paper and produce professional documents quickly with double-sided printing, through Canon's Auto 2-sided Print feature. These models also include a large colour display that provides direct access to cloud services while the Dual Function Panel is geared towards easier printing, copying, scanning and faxing directly from the printer.
Now available for all printers across Canon's PIXMA MX range are optional high-yield XL cartridges that, according to Canon, allow more documents to be printed for less without compromising on quality. Furthermore, the PIXMA MX924 is the first Canon printer to have an optional XXL pigment black ink tank, which enables users to print up to 1,000 pages of A4 documents without needing to replace the ink.
New to the PIXMA MX office range is Canon's My Image Garden software, which is designed for smooth navigation between printing and scanning functions.
"A one-stop platform that combines all software previously available for Canon PIXMA printers in a single, easy-to-use interface, My Image Garden provides features to assist the home user with office processes," Canon said.
This includes software to help streamline scanning functions, with Auto Scan, Photo Scan and Document Scan, as well as Stitch options. The new printers also come with the option to scan documents straight to cloud services such as DropBox and Evernote, and the ability to create PDF documents with passwords.
The PIXMA MX454, MX524 and MX924 come with a range of connectivity features including support for printing from smartphones and tablets through Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint app for Android, iOS and Windows RT. Built-in Wi-Fi allows the printers to be shared between multiple PCs around the home or small office. The MX524 and MX924 both support PIXMA Cloud Link, which includes Google Cloud Print support, enabling Google Docs or Gmail attachments (jpeg or PDF files) to be printed remotely via the Internet.
PIXMA Cloud Link also offers direct access to online photo albums and useful print templates, such as calendars and stationery. The PIXMA MX454, MX524 and MX924 all include a USB port, meaning that PDF and JPG scans and copies of faxes can be saved directly to a USB memory stick.