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Canon introduces Pixma MG8250 & MG6250 all-in-one printers

By dpreview staff on Aug 23, 2011 at 08:46 GMT

Canon has introduced the PIXMA MG8250 and MG6250 all-in-one printers for photographic printing. The MG6250 builds on the specifications of the co-released MG5350 by offering 6-ink printing with a 9.3ipm color printing (12.5ipm mono). Scanning resolution jumps to 4800x4800dpi and an Ethernet connection is added. Over and above this, the MG8250 gains a 4800x9600dpi film-scanning option and an 8.8cm (3.5") touch-panel LCD screen. Both include an Easy-PhotoPrint plug-in for controlling printing from Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements or Canon Digital Photo Professional software. They also share the PIXMA Cloud Link and Easy-PhotoPrint App compatibility of the less expensive models.

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Premium printing for serious photographers: PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250


Canon PIXMA MG6250

London, UK, 23rd August 2011 – Canon has today announced the launch of two new Premium All-In-One printers, ideal for passionate photographers. With a range of advanced features, the PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250 offer photolab-quality printing at impressive speeds, along with a range of innovative software, to help get the best out of photos.

With sleek designs and enhanced connectivity, including access to the new PIXMA Cloud Link and printing enabled from mobile devices, the new printers are intelligent and easy-to-use, while still achieving the necessary image quality. The flagship of the new range, the PIXMA MG8250, also incorporates a stylish EOS-inspired design with a matte black finish.

Easy operation

The PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250 are operated via Canon's unique Intelligent Touch System providing easy-to-follow operation with a light guided touch panel. The interface lights up to assist navigation and shows the user which functions are currently available. The inclusion of Quick Operation on both models means a large selection of features can be accessed quickly and easily. Users of the PIXMA MG8250 can also make use of a 35mm film scanner which is integrated into the top cover of the model, easily producing professional quality prints straight from 35mm negatives and mounted slides, at up to 4800 x 9600 dpi.

Effortlessly beautiful prints
To deliver premium quality, the new models feature Canon's FINE print head with minimum 1pl droplet and up to 9600dpi print resolution. A 6-ink system in both the PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250 includes a Pigment Black and individual Dye Black, Magenta, Cyan, Yellow and Grey ink tanks which produce grain free, smooth colour photos. The additional grey ink also ensures professional quality monochrome prints and the models can produce a 10x15cm borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds.

Enhanced connectivity
The PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250 bring advanced connectivity, allowing access to internet content directly from the printer. The PIXMA Cloud Link means users can print photos directly from their online albums using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY1 and Google's Picasa. The printers also give direct access to a wide range of printable templates, such as stationary and calendars, so photographers can get creative with their images.

Users can also print on the go from their mobile device using Google Cloud Print2 and the new Canon Easy-PhotoPrint App (for iOS and Android devices) allows photo printing and scanning directly to the mobile device.

Sophisticated software and technologies
To enable photographers to do more with their images, an innovative range of software and technologies have been added to the PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250, including Full HD Movie Print and Easy-PhotoPrint EX – which have now been updated to allow even more creativity.

Full HD Movie Print means treasured moments can be captured and printed as stills from full HD video footage captured on Canon's range of Digital SLRs or Canon Digital Still Cameras. Creative effects can now be applied to these images, including Merge Frames, where multiple frames can be combined to give a sense of motion to the printed photos. Layout Print also lets users select a small movie clip and use a comic- strip effect to print a storyboard, making a great birthday or Christmas gift.

Easy-PhotoPrint EX software lets users unleash their creative side on their favourite images by offering templates, and creative effects for printing photos, calendars and albums. It now also comes with Fun Filter Effect, which allows users to select photos and apply fun and artistic image effects, including Blur Background, Fish-eye, Soft Focus, Miniature and Toy Camera.

The PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250 also include Easy-PhotoPrint Pro, plug-in software that works with Adobe Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements®, Adobe Lightroom® and Canon Digital Photo Professional, for editing and printing photos efficiently with all print settings shown on one screen.

Users of the PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250 can access CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM when using Canon genuine inks. This brings exclusive photos and illustrations from internationally recognised photographers and artists, which can be used to create greetings cards, calendars and other types of paper crafts.

Availability
The PIXMA MG6250 and PIXMA MG8250 are available across Europe from September 2011.

PIXMA MG6250 – key features:

  • High-performance wireless All-In-One with 7.5cm TFT display
  • Intelligent Touch System
  • 6 single ink tanks, up to 9600 dpi, minimum 1pl droplets
  • Superior quality colour and greyscale printing
  • Fast document print speed of approximately 12.5ipm mono and 9.3ipm colour (ISO ESAT), 10x15cm borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds
  • Print from anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Advanced media handling: Auto Duplex, 2 way paper feed and Direct Disc Print
  • Print photos from your HD movies with Full HD Movie Print
  • PIXMA Cloud Link: access and print content directly from the internet
  • Access to CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM when used with genuine inks

PIXMA MG8250 – key features:

  • Premium wireless All-In-One with 8.8cm TFT display
  • Intelligent Touch System
  • 6 single ink tanks, up to 9600dpi and minimum 1pl droplets
  • Ultimate quality colour and greyscale printing
  • CCD scanner with 35mm film scanning
  • Fast document print speed of approximate 12.5ipm mono and 9.3ipm colour
    (ISO ESAT), 10x15cm borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds
  • Advanced media handling: Auto Duplex, 2 way paper feed and Direct Disc Print
  • PIXMA Cloud Link: access and print content directly from the internet
  • Print photos from your HD movies with Full HD Movie Print
  • Access to CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM when used with genuine inks

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Comments

Total comments: 8
dannybgoode
By dannybgoode (Oct 17, 2011)

I've been looking at the differences between the 6150 and the 6250 and couldn't see anything significant. Particularly as the 6150 is now only £99. Most importantly the print engine is the same.

I went to John Lewis (department store for those not in the UK) to pick one up so imagine my joy when I saw they were doing the 8150 for £99. Even better, the only one they had in Sheffield was the display one so picked up an 8150 with 12 month warranty, all the inks etc for £75.

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fmian
By fmian (Aug 24, 2011)

Why do they insist on making these printers out of glossy shiny plastic? The last time I purchased one, opened the pack and peeled away the clear plastic protection, the entire thing became an electro statically charged dust magnet.
Impossible to remove dust from the scan bed when it statically jumps back.

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The Scurvy Dog of PR
By The Scurvy Dog of PR (Aug 23, 2011)

Scanning 35mm is not as important as being able to scan medium format rollfilm. Most of us use dedicated scanners for 35mm. Is medium format an option?

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Jerodequin
By Jerodequin (Aug 23, 2011)

So what is really the differences between these two - one has a larger LCD screen? What is it about the 8250 that means it produces ultimate quality vs. superior quality claimed for the 6250? They both seem to have the same dpi etc...

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wlad
By wlad (Aug 25, 2011)

the 8250 comes with a 35mm film adapter, the 6250 does not.
I also compared the specs between 8250 and 8150, and the only difference I found, was in bundled software.
And the new 8250 "consumes" slightly more ink.

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Fotogroup
By Fotogroup (Aug 28, 2011)

Any idea what the exact ink consumption will be like? Does anyone know of a site that compares ink consumption rates between Canon and Epson?

My MP990 uses so much more ink than my previous Canon Printer ip550, that I went back to using the older one for most everything. Canon is becoming like Congress, "Send us more money fr the same results".

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Thebighutch
By Thebighutch (Dec 12, 2011)

Brought the 8250 this weekend, the Grey ink gets used up like it has a leak!!! sorry for non tech answer but i was truly shocked by how quick it used the grey ink.

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Ross the Fidller
By Ross the Fidller (Mar 16, 2012)

The grey ink disappeared in a hurry for me too (in the MG6250), but granted, the first photos I printed (8 X A4 colour) were too dark & I had to print them again with different settings, so that chewed through the grey in the dark photos. The cartridges are smaller than the 8 series (for MP810 etc.), but at least they're cheaper (or can be obtained cheaper).

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