Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Canon's Green Printers

Canon’s latest offering in the home printer market has taken a green printer with the use Auto-Duplex ADF, which allows double-sided printing, thus halving paper consumption.

The Pixma MX860 also allows double-sided copying and scanning of documents, eliminating the need to manually turn over pages and re-feed the document. It also has individual ink tanks, which allow users to replace just the colour that runs out.

For the first time, a PIXMA Office All-In-One printer has built-in Wireless/Ethernet connectivity, which allows users to print and scan easily from anywhere in the house. An added benefit is that users don't need a computer to print; simply insert a memory card and print directly using the huge 2.5-inch TFT LCD screen to view images and navigate controls. For added convenience, users can also scan documents and save them as JPEG and PDF data directly to a memory card or USB flash memory.

The unit prints at 8.4 ipm in black and 5.6 ipm in colour, and copies at 6.8 ipm in black and 3 ipm in colour. In addition, the built-in fax can store up to 250 pages of data, which means there won't be any time wasted following up lost documents should the fax run out of paper.

Also released at the same time are the PIXMA MX330 and MX320, which have the same efficient and convenient quality features, however the MX330 can view photos or documents before printing thanks to a built-in 1.8-inch LCD screen.

The PIXMA MX330 and PIXMA MX320 print at 7.5 ipm in black and 4.5 ipm in colour, and copy at 5.5 ipm in black and 2.2 ipm in colour. In addition, high-quality, long-lasting documents and photos are ensured due to Canon's Chromalife 100+ ink and paper system.

The PIXMA MX330 and PIXMA MX320 also have a built-in memory in the fax, allowing up to 50 document pages to be stored should the ink or paper run out.

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