Pre-PMA 2008: Alongside its camera releases Canon has also announced new PIXMA all-in-one devices. First up is the MX7600, showcasing a new ink technology - PgR (Pigment Reaction). This pre-treats the media with a clear layer ahead of the ink, effectively turning plain paper into coated and offering many benefits in terms of durability and quality - clever stuff. The MX850 is more conventional in terms of print technology but features such as automatic duplexing of both scanned sources and printed output make it a useful tool to have around your SoHo (Small or Home Office).

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Press Release (MX7600):

PIXMA office All-In-One brings revolutionary print technology to market

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 24 January, 2008: Canon today announces a revolution in home and small to medium office printing with the launch of PIXMA MX7600, the first All-In-One inkjet printer to use the revolutionary PgR ink technology. Thanks to PgR, PIXMA MX7600 produces high quality prints on plain paper with laser-like text, sharp, vibrant graphics and stunning photos to add a professional touch to your most important prints.

The PIXMA MX7600 brings increased versatility to users; with a single unit they can now service their everyday printing needs, as well as producing laser quality marketing materials. PIXMA MX7600 features high speed copying, scanning and fax capabilities, together with superior quality document printing, and photo lab quality prints.

“With the announcement of PIXMA MX7600, Canon brings a revolutionary and highly competitive product to the marketplace,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “With its enhanced printing quality, this premium All-In-One opens up new possibilities for inkjet printing in the small and home office arena. PIXMA MX7600 allows users to consolidate their printing capabilities in a single multi-purpose unit, as well as offering expanded printing capabilities with photo and presentation printing.”

PgR – a revolution in Inkjet
With Canon’s unique Pigment Reaction (PgR) technology, presentation-quality text, graphics and photographs can now be printed on plain paper, without the dangers of ‘show-through,’ print curling, bleeding, scuffing or the images washing off with moisture. PgR brings savings to small businesses or workgroups with low-volume colour printing requirements: it consolidates all printing tasks – as well as copy, scan and fax functions – in a single unit; and it enables the printing of high quality materials on low-cost plain paper.

PgR works by coating the paper with clear ink as it travels towards the print head. Canon Lucia pigment inks bond to the clear ink – improving saturation, brightness and ink fixation. The curling, ink bleeding, and ‘show-through’ sometimes associated with colour inkjet printing is all-but eliminated by the chemical bonding of the inks, resulting in high-contrast, moisture and highlighter-resistant prints.

PIXMA MX7600 uses the PGI-9 (C, M, Y & PBk) Lucia cartridges used by the PIXMA Pro9500, together with two PIXMA MX7600-specific inks – PGI-9 Clear for the pre-coating and PGI-7BK as a high capacity, high intensity black for document printing. Compared to traditional pigment inks, Lucia inks offer improved colour density, image stability and durability.

Inkjet Productivity Centre
PIXMA MX7600 is the consummate office multifunctional inkjet device – versatile, responsive and swift. With a Quick Start time of approx. 5 seconds from the moment the Power key is pressed, the unit is ready to print, copy, scan or fax in moments. Quick print (28ppm Mono/23ppm Colour) and copy (28 cpm Mono/ 23 cpm Colour) times are complemented by two paper feeders, which minimise the time spent loading or changing media, plus auto duplexing for print, copy and scan. PIXMA MX7600 has built-in Ethernet networking capability, enabling remote printing and scanning from any machine on the network. The 33.6kbps Super G3 fax modem keeps waiting time and transmission costs to the absolute minimum.

Exceptional quality
The PIXMA MX7600 offers exceptional quality in all of its functions. When printing, the FINE print heads achieve subtle colour gradations and superior quality documents in seconds. Canon’s copier heritage shines through with Dual Colour Gamut Processing Technology – a technology that gives exceptionally faithful colour reproduction, whether copying documents or photos.

Not only is the PIXMA MX7600 the office All-In-One of choice, but as befits its PIXMA heritage, is also a fully-featured Photo All-In-One. Compatible with a range of high-quality Canon media including Canon photo papers, the PIXMA MX7600 produces photo-lab quality borderless prints in 43 seconds, Auto Image Fix can improve the quality of photographs where necessary by using face detection and scene analysis to optimise areas such as face tone and brightness, colour fogging and over/under exposure. Photographs can be transferred directly to the printer from cameras and similar devices, either with PIXMA MX7600’s memory card slots (compatible with most popular formats) or via PictBridge.

PIXMA excellence
As a revolutionary new member of the PIXMA All-In-One range, the PIXMA MX7600 features superior Canon image quality together with impressive functionality. Designed for SMEs and departments which demand high-quality and efficiency, the PIXMA MX7600 takes advantage of PIXMA’s brand new PgR technology, that combines with Canon’s FINE print heads, Lucia inks and genuine Canon media for prints copies of outstanding quality.

PIXMA MX7600 features:

  • The revolutionary Pigment Reaction (PgR) technology for presentation quality graphics, documents and photo prints on plain paper
  • High speed Auto Duplex 35 page Auto Document Feeder (ADF) for scan and copy
  • Auto Duplex Print & Copy as standard
  • Quick Start – unit ready for use in approx. 5 seconds after power up
  • High speed printing: at up to 28ppm Mono/23ppm Colour and photo-lab quality borderless 10x15cm photo prints in 43 seconds in Standard mode
  • High speed copy at up to 28 cpm Mono/ 23 cpm Colour
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Super G3 High Speed fax with 8 one-touch dials, 100 coded speed dials, 107 group dials and storage capacity for 250 incoming pages
  • Photo-lab quality with FINE print head producing min 2pl ink droplets at max 4800x1200 dpi
  • Auto Image Fix for optimal photo correction

Press Release (MX850):

Enhanced functionality for SoHo market with PIXMA MX850

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 24 January, 2008: Canon today announces the PIXMA MX850, an Office All-In-One with print, copy, scan and fax capability. Replacing the MP830, the PIXMA MX850 maintains the high quality 1pl 9600dpi FINE print engine specification, while adding additional SoHo (Small office, Home office) functionality. With auto duplex scan and copy, Ethernet connectivity, and a high speed ADF loadable up to 35 sheets, PIXMA MX850 offers small businesses enhanced efficiency and ease-of-use.

Several new features have been added to the PIXMA MX850: Quick Start enables users to start a copy approximately 5 seconds after power up. Auto Image Fix improves the quality of photographs using face detection and scene analysis to optimise areas such as face tone and brightness, colour fogging and over/under exposure. Photographs can be transferred directly to the printer from cameras and similar devices, either using the memory card slots (compatible with most popular formats) or via Bluetooth (with an optional adaptor) or PictBridge.¹

“The PIXMA MX850 offers exceptional performance for small and home offices,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “Its print quality and speed suit SoHo environments, while its premium photo printing engine offers the additional versatility of photo lab quality printing.”

The PIXMA MX850 features:

  • Super G3 High Speed fax with 8 one-touch dials, 100 coded speed dials, 107 group dials and storage capacity for 250 incoming pages
  • Photo lab quality with FINE print head producing min 1pl ink droplets up to max 9600x2400dpi
  • Auto duplex scan and copy, high speed 35 page Auto Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Auto duplex print/copy, 2 way paper feeding and CD/DVD print
  • High speed printing at up to 31ppm Mono/24ppm Colour; photo lab quality borderless 10x15cm photo prints available in 21 seconds (Standard mode)
  • 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution scanner.
  • High speed copy, up to 31 cpm Mono/ 24 cpm colour
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Single Ink system with ContrastPLUS
  • Auto Image Fix for optimal photo correction
  • Quick Start – unit ready to start copying in approx. 5 seconds after power up

Professional All-In-One productivity
A 35 page duplex ADF is added to the PIXMA MX850 for time-saving convenience when batch scanning/copying and faxing . The integrated duplex unit makes it possible to automatically print and copy on both sides of paper, while two-way paper feeding enables the printer to be loaded with plain and letter headed paper simultaneously.

High quality scanning and copying
For fast, superior quality scans, the PIXMA MX850 incorporates a CIS scanner with 4800 x 9600 dpi resolution and 48/24 bit (in/out) scanning depth for accurate colour reproduction. It offers Push-scan, to send scans to computers over the network, and scan to PDF functions, along with a range of photograph correction features, including Fading correction, Grain correction and Backlight correction.

The PIXMA MX850 takes advantage of Canon’s Dual Colour Gamut Processing Technology for faithful reproduction of colours and text in scanned/photocopied documents and photos. In addition, Auto Intensity (AE)³ copy technology ensures optimal exposure is achieved when copying.

Faxing and networking
The PIXMA MX850’s high-speed Super G3 Fax can be used as a standalone fax or to send faxes out directly from your PC. Capable of transmitting mono or colour documents at a rate of 33.6kbps, the fax also has the capacity to be programmed with up to 100 coded speed dials.
With built in Ethernet (wired LAN) capability, the PIXMA MX850 supports medium-sized and growing businesses, allowing multiple users to share the productive fax, print and scan functions over a local network.

PIXMA excellence
As a member of the PIXMA All-In-One range, the PIXMA MX850 features superior Canon image quality together with impressive functionality. By employing the PIXMA technology triangle of FINE print heads, Canon high-quality print media and genuine Canon Single Inks, the PIXMA MX850 consistently produces exceptional quality, long-lasting prints.

Canon PIXMA MX7600 / MX850 specifications

 
PIXMA MX7600
Print resolution Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi1
Print engine InkJet 6-ink with minimum 2 pl Micro-Nozzles, FINE Print Head and PgR Clear Ink
Print speed • Photo Lab quality speed (6x4"/10x15cm): Approx. 43 seconds (Standard)
• Color print speed: Text & Graphics: Up to 28ppm (Max.), 11ppm (Standard)2
• Mono print speed: Up to 23ppm (Max.), 10ppm (Standard)2
Ink cartridge type Single Ink Technology - 6 seperate ink tanks (PGI-9PBK, PGI-7 BK, PGI-9 Y, PGI-9 M, PGI-9 C, PGI-9 Clear)
Media type Plain paper, PP-101/PP-201, SG-201, MP-101, FA-PR1, Envelope, SW-201
Media input • Rear Tray: Max. 20 sheets (MP-101, SG-201)
• Front Cassette: Max 150 sheets (plain)
Media size • Sheet Feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)
• Cassette: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Media weight • Rear Tray: Plain Paper 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 273 g/m²
• Cassette: 64 to 105 g/m²
Borderless printing Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card sizes)
Interface • Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge compliant digital cameras & camcorders
• CompactFlash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD Memory Card, MultiMedia Card, MultiMedia Card Plus, and SDHC Memory Card. xD-PictureCard3, xD-PictureCard Type M3, xD-PictureCard Type H3, Memory Stick Duo3, Memory Stick PRO Duo3, Memory Stick Micro3, RS-MMC3, miniSD Card3, microSD Card3, miniSDHC Card3, microSDHC Card3
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Ethernet: IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3(10BASE-T), 10/100Mbps (auto switchable).
Supported operating system • Windows Vista / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4
• Mac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
 
PIXMA MX850
Print resolution Up to 9600 x 2400 dpi1
Print engine InkJet 5-ink with minimum 1 pl ink droplets, FINE print head and ContrastPLUS
Print speed • Photo Lab quality speed (6x4"/10x15cm): Approx. 21 seconds (Standard)
• Color print speed: Text & Graphics: Up to 24ppm (Max.), 11.7ppm (Standard)2
• Mono print speed: Up to 31ppm (Max.), 14.9ppm (Standard)2
Ink cartridge type Single Ink technology - 5 separate ink tanks (PGI-5BK, CLI-8BK, CLI-8C, CLI-8M, CLI-8Y)
Media type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro (PR-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101/PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (PP-101D), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-101/SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101), Super White Paper (SW-201)
Media input • Sheet Feeder: Max. 150 sheets
• Cassette: Max. 150 sheets
• DVD/CD Tray: 1 printable DVD or CD
Media size • Sheet Feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)
• Cassette: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Media weight • Rear Tray: Plain Paper 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 273 g/m²
• Cassette: 64 to 105 g/m²
Borderless printing Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card sizes)
Interface • Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge compliant digital cameras & camcorders
• CompactFlash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD Memory Card, MultiMedia Card, MultiMedia Card Plus, and SDHC Memory Card. xD-PictureCard3, xD-PictureCard Type M3, xD-PictureCard Type H3, Memory Stick Duo3, Memory Stick PRO Duo3, Memory Stick Micro3, RS-MMC3, miniSD Card3, microSD Card3, miniSDHC Card3, microSDHC Card3
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Ethernet: IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3(10BASE-T), 10/100Mbps (auto switchable).
• Bluetooth V2.0 (optional)
Supported operating system • Windows Vista / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4
• Mac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5

1) Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inch
2) PPM print speed is based on the highest speed mode setting using Canon standard patterns on plain paper. Photo print speed is based on the default setting using "ISO/JIS-SCID N2" on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II. Print speed measured as soon as first page begines to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
3) Using recommended adapter – available separately