|[August 19, 2014]
Canon U.S.A. Expands Cloud-Connected Printer Line with Three PIXMA All-In-One Printer Models
MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced
today the addition of three PIXMA Wireless1 Inkjet Photo
All-In-One (AIO) printers - the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620
printers - that make wireless, cloud-connected printing easy. Each model
works easily with the PIXMA Printing Solutions2 (PPS)
application and the new mobile-friendly Canon Easy-PhotoPrint+3 web
application, which provide easy solutions for cloud-connected printing
as well as for the editing and personalization of treasured photos.
A convenient feature included with these models, PPS provides direct
access to the cloud from compatible printers, mobile devices and
tablets. Users can easily print and scan images and documents from
several of the most popular online social platforms and services, such
as Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, Photobucket®, Dropbox®, Evernote®,
Creative Park and Creative Park Premium along with the newly supported
Google (News - Alert) DriveTM and Microsoft® OneDrive™. With PPS, users can
also check ink model number information, online printer user manuals and
other important printer information.
Enhancing the cloud capabilities of the new printer lineup is
Easy-PhotoPrint+. This free web-based application provides users with
access to photos from their local drive or social platforms to create a
large variety of editing options on different mediums, including photo
prints, collages, calendars, cards, layouts and stickers. With
Easy-PhotoPrint+, accessible on mobile devices and computers (PC and
Mac), projects can be started and saved on one device, and completed on
another device at a later time.
Helping the end user increase their productivity through wireless
capabilities, other key functions of the new printers include the
updated PIXMA Cloud Link4, for sharing scanned documents and
photos easily by scanning data directly to email, or attaching scanned
data to a draft email in their webmail account. Additionally, PictBridge5
(Wireless LAN) functionality allows select Canon digital cameras to
connect directly to the printer - eliminating the need of a computer.
With Access Point Mode, users can also connect their compatible mobile
device to their PIXMA printers directly through Wi-Fi® without needing
to be connected to a router.
"With the introduction of these three PIXMA printers, Canon aims to
provide high-quality output and cloud-connectivity features that are
important for the day-to-day convenience of our customers," said Yuichi
Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Ideal for the home or
home-office use, the new PIXMA lineup of printers offer users an array
of built-in features and connectivity options to fit any price-point or
New PIXMA Touch & Print Capabilities
With all the photo-printing benefits photography enthusiasts yearn for,
the Canon PIXMA MG7520 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO printer features
advanced media handling with a dual front tray, direct disc printing and
six individual ink tanks producing output at a maximum color resolution
of 9600 x 2400 dpi6. Sporting a compact footprint, the
printer has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen with the Canon Intelligent Touch
System for easy viewing and navigating of menus and images. New to this
model is PIXMA Touch & Print7 (Active NFC), which allows
users with compatible Android (News - Alert) TM mobile evices that are
registered with PPS to simply open the PPS app, touch the NFC Tag on the
top of the printer while viewing the picture, and begin printing without
the need for Wi-Fi. The PIXMA MG7520 printer is available in burnt
orange, black, and white with a mirror finish, and will have an
estimated retail price of $199.998.
The Canon PIXMA MG6620 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO printer features a
Passive NFC version of PIXMA Touch & Print technology,
with similar functionality as Active NFC except that both the mobile
device and printer will have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network
in order to print. The printer also features a three-inch LCD
touchscreen and produces stunning, high-quality images along with sharp
documents for the home or home office thanks to a five-color hybrid ink
system. Available in black, white and burnt orange with a matte finish,
the PIXMA MG6620 printer will have an estimated retail price of $149.998.
The PIXMA MG5620 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO printer utilizes five
individual ink tanks, four of which are color and photo-dedicated while
there is a separate pigment black ink dedicated to text. The 2.5-inch
touchscreen allows easy access to printer functions including PIXMA
Cloud Link and Google Cloud Print9. It is available in black
and white with a matte finish, and has a retail price of $99.998.
For more information about these printers, and a detailed listing of all
product features, please visit www.usa.canon.com/PIXMA.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in
2013��and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in
2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award
for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories
for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three
years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer
service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A.
is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured
LEED®�Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction,
operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep
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Corporation and is used under a license. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark
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Availability and specifications of all products are subject to change
1 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless
802.11 b/g/n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain
and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
2 Requires an Internet connection and the PIXMA Printing
Solutions ("PPS") app, available for free on the App Store and at Google
Play™. Compatible with iPad®, iPhone® 3GS or later, and iPod touch® 3rd
generation or later devices running iOS 5.1 or later, and Android™
mobile devices running Android 2.3.3 or later. User must register
printer with PPS and be a registered member of the compatible online
Cloud service(s) user chooses to access through PPS and is subject to
the terms and conditions of those services. Certain functions (scanning
and printing locally stored photos/documents) require your device to be
connected to the same working network with wireless 802.11 b/g/n
capability as your printer. For users of compatible Apple mobile
devices, document printing requires Apple AirPrint, which requires an
AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS
device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort™
Base station, or Time Capsule® is not supported.
3 Works edited by using this application cannot be displayed,
edited, or printed without this application. Compatible with Android
device of seven inches or more using Chrome (latest version compatible
with your current version of Android OS), iOS Devices of seven inches or
more using Safari 5.1 or later, Windows PC (excluding RT) using Internet
Explorer 10 or later of Microsoft Modern UI version, Microsoft Internet
Explorer 9 or later, Mozilla Firefox 31 or later, or Google Chrome
version 36 or later, and with Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later using Safari 5.1
4 PIXMA Cloud Link Requires an Internet connection.
5�PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer is required.
6 Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color
ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at
7 Requires an AndroidTM mobile device with NFC
hardware running Android 2.3 or later, and the PIXMA Printing Solutions
("PPS") app, available for free at Google Play. PPS app must be open to
use PIXMA Touch & Print.
8 Prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices
are set by individual dealers and may vary.
9�Requires an Internet connection and Google Account
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