Canon will update its PIXMA printer range in Q4 2012 with five new models: two designed for A3+ photo printing and three supporting A4 output.
The new PIXMA printers feature attractive body designs plus improved functionality. (Source: Canon.)
The PIXMA PRO-10 and PIXMA PRO-100 will replace the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II and PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II in Canon’s desktop A3+ range, offering improved colour reproduction and fast printing speeds in a body design that was inspired by EOS cameras. The PIXMA PRO 1 will remain at the top of Canon’s A3+ desktop range. Designed for professional and serious amateur photographers, the new printers include Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, enabling them to integrate seamlessly into photography workflows in both single- and multiple-user environments.
The new PIXMA PRO-10 and PIXMA PRO-100 printers, shown with an EOS professional camera that inspired their body design. (Source: Canon.)
The PIXMA PRO-10 runs with a ten colour ink system and uses the new Chroma Optimiser to enhance black density. It produces a colour gamut comparable to the top of the range PIXMA PRO-1. The PIXMA PRO-100 utilises a new eight-colour ChromaLife100+ dye ink system with three monochrome ink tanks, increasing the colour reproduction of both black and white and colour prints. The new dye inks provide smoother tonal graduation for improved print quality and improved colour reproduction in dark areas whilst producing vivid and vibrant prints, only achievable with dye ink.
Both models have a market-leading number of print nozzles to deliver ultimate accuracy. The PIXMA PRO-10 has 7860, the most in its category and four times more than its equivalent competitor; while the PIXMA PRO-100 has 6144 nozzles. Both printers come with Canon’s Optimum Image Generating (OIG) System, which utilises two major technologies. The first is a sophisticated mixing balance of inks determined from numerous ink combinations and advanced analysis to deliver rich and complex coloured prints. During this analysis, the OIG System carefully calculates the best results for each print mode and paper type used while looking at various image factors including colour reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, low graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and anti-metamerism. The second is the balancing of colour reproduction, tonal gradations, and uniform glossiness.
In response to requests from photographers across the globe, Canon has introduced a new PRO Mode for both models. This new colour mode requires no calibration and can create photo prints by correctly reflecting the image characteristics as seen on the screen. It adjusts the colour gamut and other characteristics so the printed output colour will match the image seen on screen.
New software and tools are included and these printers provide out-of-the-box support for a large range of ICC profiles covering Canon paper and popular third-party papers. The new software includes Print Studio Pro, which plugs into third-party imaging editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom as well as Colour Management Tool Pro,a free tool available to download from the support menu on the Canon website. This application supports colour calibration and ICC profile creation with i1Pro without UV cutoff, with UV cutoff and Color Munki Photo and Color Munki Design.
The new PIXMA PRO-10 and PRO-100 will go on sale in Australia at the end of October 2012 with pricing set at dealer discretion. For further details, visit the Canon website via: www.canon.com.au.
The three new A4 printers comprise two high end All-in-Ones (the PIXMA MG6360 and PIXMA MG5460) and a single function printer (the PIXMA iP7260). Designed to deliver fast, high quality prints in a compact, low height and sleek design, these new models will suit users who want creative software and connectivity plus high output speeds.
Canon’s new PIXMA A4 printers. (Source: Canon.)
Output resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi is shared across all three models, which also feature new High Yield individual ink tanks. Auto double-sided printing is available on the PIXMA iP7260.
All models include software that enables users to do more with their images, including filter effects and red eye reduction. The also provide Canon’s exclusive My Image Garden advanced software for organising, creating and sharing images. New PIXMA Advanced owners who use genuine ink across their entire ink set will also be granted VIP access to Creative Park Premium, offering hundreds of printable downloads.
The new printers come with improved connectivity options, including Wireless Pictbridge, PIXMA Cloud link, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections. A Canon EPP app supports Apple AirPrint and mobile printing from and scanning to Android or Apple smart-phones.
With PIXMA Cloud link and Google Cloud Print, users can access their files and print from out of the home or office, wherever there is an internet connection and with Wireless LAN users can share prints among PCs and smart-phones from virtually anywhere in the home without the need for cables.
The iP7260 will be available from November 2012 and the MG6360 and MG5460 will be available from December 2012 with pricing set at dealer discretion. For further details, visit the Canon website via: www.canon.com.au.