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Canon launches Pixma MX892 wireless all-in-one with AirPrint

By dpreview staff on Mar 6, 2012 at 17:50 GMT

Canon has announces the Pixma MX892 wireless all-in-one printer, its flagship office printer. The MX892 can print documents using Pixma Cloud Link or Google Cloud Print for remote printing (including from Picasa Web Albums in the second instance). It can produce a 4x6" photo print in 20 seconds and can output color at 9.3 ipm. It can also scan at 2400 x 4800 dpi. The MX 892 is also compatible with Apple's AirPrint to allow direct printing from iOS devices.


Press Release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces New Home Office Printer Powerhouse, The PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office All-In-One

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 6, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PIXMA MX892 Wireless1 Office All-In-One (AIO) printer as the flagship model in the award-winning family of Canon PIXMA office printers. Designed with the home office user in mind, this print, copy, scan and fax machine has a variety of connectivity options for easy printing of documents and images from the cloud and other compatible portable devices. The addition of this new model to the Canon PIXMA Office AIO printer lineup helps continue the tradition of providing users with high-quality results and versatility to help increase productivity.

Canon has designed the PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO printer to help home-office users easily access and print materials through utilities such as Google Cloud Print2 and PIXMA Cloud Link. Google Cloud Print will enable Gmail messages, file attachments and select Google Docs to be sent to the printer for printing from any computer, tablet, or smart phone. For those registered with Google's PicasaWeb Albums3, there is PIXMA Cloud Link so users can print photos directly from their online albums. The printer also provides direct access to a wide range of printable templates, such as stationary and calendars, so photographers can get creative with their images.

Adding to the printer's connectivity options is the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (EPP) mobile app, for use with compatible Apple and Android smart phones and tablets, where documents can be scanned on the printer and sent to the device. Users can also print PDFs of documents that were created with the app directly from these devices4. The Canon PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO printer will also have 802.11n wireless capability allowing for a high-speed network transfer rate and easy sharing on a network. Setting up a wireless network for multiple users to quickly share information can be accomplished with the press of one button when using Wireless Protected Setup (WPS). An Ethernet port has also been included as an alternative when wireless is not available, allowing for a hard line connection for easy sharing with multiple users as well. Canon U.S.A. offers its award-winning service and support online for all of its users looking to set up any of the new wireless products at www.usa.canon.com/wirelesshelp. Here, customers have access to video tutorials and manuals to assist in setting up a wireless printer.

"With users increasingly utilizing the cloud to store important documents and images, it is imperative to provide an easy way for these materials to be printed easily when they are needed ," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The variety of connectivity options supported by the PIXMA MX892 Office All-in-One printer allows the flexibility to do just that, and provides the users with the comfort of knowing that the end result will be high-quality."

Productivity at its Best

The Canon PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO printer utilizes the ChromaLife 100+ system5 with five individual ink tanks producing superb quality for presentations and memorable images at a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi6. When the latest task includes creating a family photo album, the printer allows you to easily view images on the 3-inch LCD screen and can generate a 4" x 6" borderless photo7 in approximately 20 seconds8. The scanner capabilities feature an incredible resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi to help ensure the duplicate copy will be equivalent to the original. Further adding to the functionality of the machine, is the capacity to provide print output at approximately 12.5 images per minute (ipm) for black-and-white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for color9.

A major concern for home office users is being able to scan oversized documents to be distributed at important meetings. With the Canon exposed user interface, scanning or copying of large sized documents can be accomplished without interfering with any buttons needed to perform a task. Further adding to productivity is the Dual Function Panel, which makes navigating through menus and functions a very smooth process. When switching between the fax function and either print, copy or scan functions, the keypad will switch from the standard numbers to a directional keypad thus making the printer look sleek, clean and easy to use.

The Canon PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO printer comes with additional features which can help increase productivity and conserve paper usage. With Advanced Media Handling capabilities such as a 35 sheet Duplex Auto Document Feeder that allows for quick two-sided copying and scanning in addition to Auto Duplex printing, users can perform other tasks while the printer handles the bulk of the workload. The printer also has two paper feeds which can hold a maximum of 150 sheets of plain paper each, helping ensure paper will not run out unexpectedly while working. With the two paper feeds, there is the option to load one tray with standard paper and the other with specialty paper so the user will not have to re-load when changing types of print jobs and save time.

Let Creativity Shine Through

For those interested in customizing photos, Easy-PhotoPrint EX software is available for this feature-packed printer with a variety of fun filter effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Soft Focus and Blur Background. Full HD Movie Print10 software has also been included, producing clear images of frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras. An added bonus is exclusive printable content through CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM11. The content on this website includes family projects such as Eric Carle greeting cards and photo frames as well as calendars to keep track of important business meetings and appointments.

The Canon PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO printer will have an estimated selling price of $199.9912.

Footnotes

1 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or 802.11n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
2
Service available from end of April 2012.
3
Subject to the Terms and Conditions of use of Picasa Web Albums, depending on the service the consumer is using.
4
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app for free in the Android Market. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3Gs,4 and 4S; iPod touch; iPad and iPad 2: and Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later.
5
Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100 for additional details.
6
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 at minimum.
7
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
8
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II. Print speed is measured as soon as the first page begins to feed into the printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
9
ISO/IEC 24734 define the default print speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
10
Full HD Movie Print allows printing from HD or Full HD "MOV" movie files created by Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Print quality is determined by video resolution. Function does not upscale video resolution. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
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To access CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM from a qualifying printer, all of the software and the full set of Genuine Canon Inks that came with the printer must be properly installed.
12
Prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Comments

Total comments: 3
Portola
By Portola (Mar 7, 2012)

In spite of the dpreview headline, I don't see anything about AirPrint in the text of the announcement.

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Davero
By Davero (Mar 6, 2012)

what good is a printer any time you print if water touch the letter smears all over.... Pigment or laser is what is good ......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Lawn Lends
By Lawn Lends (Mar 10, 2012)

Try a coating like Krylon 1311. PITA but its only like $8 a bottle. By the way, laser print usually cracks when paper is folded, though I guess there may be new technology there for color laser printers.

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