(16th October 2013) – Those looking to heighten their photo printing experience will be delighted with Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Canon)’s latest top-of-the-range PIXMA Photo All-in-One (AIO) printers – the MG7170, MG6470 and MG5570. Sleek and ultra-stylish to behold, these printers are the epitome of user-friendliness, and are equipped with new and improved features that will more than meet the needs of home users as well as smart device users.
Advanced and Creative Feature
The PIXMA MG7170, MG6470 and MG5570 allow users access to the latest PIXMA Cloud Link, Canon’s proprietary integrated cloud printing facility. Ideal for those who store large volumes of images online, users are able to print the photos they desire directly from various social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter; photo sharing sites such as Picasa, Photobucket and Flicker; and cloud storage services including Evernote and Dropbox. They do not even need to use the PC as they can conveniently view, select and print by using the printers’ LCD screen.
When it comes to expanded connectivity features, these PIXMA AIO printers most certainly lead the way. Ideal for the wireless era, all three printer models have in-built Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing users to print from anywhere in their homes as long as they are within coverage.
Meanwhile, Canon has introduced a new Access Point Mode function that is specifically designed to support ad-hoc wireless printing between wireless digital capture devices and the PIXMA printers. Bypassing the wireless router altogether, users can simply connect their cameras or mobile devices directly to the printer. This innovative solution even allows a visiting friend to make use of the printer without the need for the owner’s home network security passphrase.
On top of that, owners of wireless digital cameras that support DPS or Wireless PictBridge can also send their photos wirelessly to the MG7170 and MG6470 models via the local wireless network. This makes printing easier and more convenient as it eliminates the need for PCs or awkward connecting cables from camera to printer.
A new PIXMA Printing Solutions app is also available for iOS and Android OS users. Through the app, users can access the PIXMA Cloud Link facility, send print jobs to the printers straight from their mobile devices, as well as transfer data back to their devices. Not only will this help users to conserve paper; this feature also allows for greater flexibility and mobility for those who are constantly on-the-go. Users can also easily access the online manual, check their ink status as well as perform routine printer maintenance such as printhead cleaning via the app!
The sleek low-style and compact design of the PIXMA photo printers allows users to place them in small workplaces, thus maximising space in the home. Instead of being purely utilitarian, these printers have also been designed to accentuate the home’s interior. The flagship MG7170 comes in bold colours of black, brown and red, while the stylish MG6470 and MG5570 models are available in timeless black and white colours.
Quality and Fast Printing Technology
Using Canon’s Full–photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) technology, these printers are equipped with microscopic nozzles that deliver tiny drops of ink, rendering stunning prints. The MG7170 is able to generate prints with a resolution of up to 9600 x 2400dpi with minimum 1pl ink droplets, while the MG6470 and MG5570 can produce outputs of up to 4800 x 1200dpi with minimum 2pl ink droplets.
All three models utilise a Hybrid Ink system which optimise the use of both pigment black and colour dye ink for high quality prints. The quality of output is enhanced further by Canon’s ChromaLife100+ technology that helps preserve the lifespan of photos and documents by protecting them against light, gases and humidity. Photos can last up to 300 years when stored in a photo album.
Excellent quality prints can be generated very quickly as well. The MG7170 can print up to 10 images per minute (ipm) in colour and takes just 21 seconds to produce a 4 x 6” borderless photo. Meanwhile, the MG6470 and MG5570 are able to print a borderless photo of the same size in 44 seconds.
Efficient and User-friendly
With the Auto Power ON function, the printers will be automatically switched on as soon as a print job is sent, and will switch off automatically when it has been left idle for a period of time. Besides that, all three PIXMA models also support double-sided printing and the use of XL-sized cartridges. These features combined greatly help to save power and resources, which will translate into substantial cost savings for users in turn.
Featuring the latest upgrade to Canon’s Intelligent Touch System, all three PIXMA Photo AIO models come equipped with a high-sensitivity touch-operated control panel and LCD display. With this system, only the keys specific to the current operation will be illuminated, making printing and scanning a breeze.
As with other PIXMA AIO printers, the MG7170, MG6470 and MG5570 also come with My Image Garden Software where users are able to create new content such as collages, calendars and stationeries from old photos. Images that have been stored on the computer can also be organised according to different categories by using the software.
In addition, these printers also give users the privilege to download a variety of artwork, templates and fonts from the Creative Park Premium online solutions to add more fun to the creations. Children will most certainly be excited with the latest classic additions including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Paddington Bear artworks.
The PIXMA MG7170, MG6470 (both available in October) and MG5570 (available in November) will be available at Canon authorised outlets from RM368 onwards.