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Canon introduces two all-in-one Pixma printers

By dpreview staff on Jul 24, 2013 at 09:07 GMT

Canon has introduced two Pixma printers, the  MG2420 All-in-One and MG3520 Wireless Photo. The Pixma MG3520 supports printing via WiFi networks as well as Apple's AirPrint feature, allowing direct printing from many iOS devices. It also offers auto duplexing and Canon's FastFront ink and paper loading. Both models provide Full HD Movie Print with compatible Canon cameras and ship with My Image Garden photo organization and sharing software. 

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NEW PIXMA ALL-IN-ONE PRINTERS FROM CANON U.S.A. PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY OUTPUT TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY

Canon Pixma MG3520

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2013: Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced two printers, the PIXMA MG3520 Wireless1 Photo and the PIXMA MG2420 All-In-One (AIO) printers, both featuring excellent image quality for crisp and stunningly vivid prints to inspire creativity. These easy-to-use models are ideal for the user looking for superb quality and functionality at an affordable price.

The wireless-enabled Canon PIXMA MG3520 printer allows users to easily and conveniently print memories from almost anywhere.1 In addition, the PIXMA MG3520 printer offers an Auto Power On/Off function, so even if the printer was not previously in use, print requests can be quickly fulfilled. For added efficiency, the unit’s built-in Automatic Duplex printing feature can  save time and resources with the ability to automatically print on both sides of the paper. The MG3520 also uses the FastFront feature for easy changing of ink and paper from the front of the printer. The sleek and affordable PIXMA MG2420 printer is also an ideal accompaniment to any home-office environment with improved print, copy and scan features compared with previous models.

“With outstanding functionality and versatility, the new PIXMA printers are intuitive, high-quality devices that inspire us to share more with loved ones, and tackle a variety of at-home tasks – such as building an efficient office space, accomplishing do-it-yourself projects, preserving memories through scrapbooks and more,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. 

Convenient Connectivity and Sharing Capabilities
With built-in wireless technology, the Canon PIXMA MG3520 printer can print or scan documents, photos and more from virtually anywhere in the home. The printer supports Google Cloud Print™2 for printing from Gmail and Google Docs on a mobile device and from the Google Chrome browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome computers.

Inspire Creativity
The PIXMA MG3520 and PIXMA MG2420 printers produce high-quality output that is crisp, clear and vibrant. With the Canon FINE Cartridge system, output will shine with brilliant color and detailed gradation expression. Both new PIXMA AIO printer models also come with My Image Garden3 software to offer a variety of features designed to inspire and enhance creativity while empowering the sharing of images. One function of the software allows photos stored on computers to be easily organized into three categories: Calendar, Event and People. With Calendar view, images can be sorted by the dates they were captured while with Event view, images captured at a special event can be easily stored in a separate folder and accessed to share with friends and family. For People view, once a person's likeness has been registered with the software, Image Assorting technology and Face Recognition technology is utilized to automatically upload all images of a specific person to their respective folder for easy access.

My Image Garden also features Full HD Movie Print4 software to help users produce clear images of frames from videos captured on compatible Canon HD EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras along with HD VIXIA Camcorders. In addition, Fun Filter Effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature and Toy Camera can be applied for further image customization.

Compact and Refined Design
Compact with a refined, family-friendly design and attractive matte finish, the PIXMA MG3520 Wireless Photo AIO Printer is available in black, red or a mirror-finished white, while the PIXMA MG2420 AIO printer is available in white. The printers will have an estimated retail price of $79.995 and $69.995, respectively.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Availability and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. 

1 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11 b/g/n capability.  Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.

2 Requires an Internet connection and Google Account.

3 To install using Windows® OS, .NET Framework 4 is required. Compatible still image formats are PDF (created using Canon PDF Creator only), JPEG (Exif), TIFF, and PNG. Compatible video formats are MOV (from select Canon digital cameras only) and MP4 (from select Canon digital camcorders only).

4 "Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" and "MP4" movie files created by select Canon EOS, PowerShot and Vixia digital cameras and camcorders. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later for "MOV" files, or Canon ImageBrowser EX 1.0 or later for "MOV" or "MP4" files.Print quality is determined by video resolution.  Function does not upscale resolution.

5 Prices are estimated retail prices and are subject to change at any time without notice.  Actual process are set by individual dealers and may vary.

CANON U.S.A. ADDS APPLE AIRPRINT COMPATIBILITY TO NEWEST PIXMA WIRELESS ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER

Delivers Convenient, Full-Quality Mobile Printing from Apple Devices

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its newest PIXMA Wireless All-in-One Printer, the MG3520, is equipped with AirPrint* wireless printing. This built-in feature enhances ease-of-use by allowing users to print wirelessly from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Ideal for a variety of at-home tasks, AirPrint provides consumers with the convenience to wirelessly print photos, email messages, documents and more without the need to download software or install additional device drivers.

AirPrint is available on the iPad (all models), iPhone (3GS and later), and iPod touch devices (3rd generation and later) and requires iOS 4.2 (or later).

*AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPad Mini, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base Station, or Time Capsule is not supported.

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Comments

Total comments: 16
arry_girl
By arry_girl (9 months ago)

I have an earlier version of a Canon Pixma (MG6120) & it puts my Epson Artisan to shame. But the thing that kills me, is for the price of about 2 all color ink refills, you pay the same as for a new printer. I wish they'd make printers that last longer instead of filling up our landfills. :-/

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graybalanced
By graybalanced (9 months ago)

I almost (...almost...) don't mind that printers are priced low and ink priced high. That means what I pay is tied to how much I print.

That's actually better than paying a ton more for the printer whether I use it a lot or not.

The question of whether ink is overpriced is another issue. How much profit do Canon, Epson, HP actually make on the total package?

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powP0Wpow
By powP0Wpow (9 months ago)

Ink costs more than oil. They make an insane profit. Also, some printers are made to waste the ink that is collected inside the printer. Its a scam. Thats why some companies replace some printers for free.

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Marty4650
By Marty4650 (9 months ago)

Caviar is actually cheaper than printer ink.

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Gediminas 8
By Gediminas 8 (9 months ago)

Another drug-like (as in "get a cheap printer with a first dose of ink for free and become dependent on overpriced ink ") product...

1 upvote
doctorbza
By doctorbza (9 months ago)

Printers use ink, company desires profit. News at eleven.

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xfoto
By xfoto (9 months ago)

Let me guess! Guzzles ink that costs 20$/cartridge

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (9 months ago)

There are pretty good Canon generics now. I think that is half the reason for the semi-annual lineup re-releases. New ink tanks to keep the Chinese factories 2-3 months behind.

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Andrew Wiggin
By Andrew Wiggin (9 months ago)

But does it still refuse to scan once a single ink cartridge is emptied?
After a horrendous experience with a PIXMA where the all-in-one turns into a none-in-one, once a *single* ink cartridge ran out- never again a Canon printer.
So, really what I'm asking is weather Canons money grabbing exploiting policy stopped manifesting itself so abusively in this product.

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David Fell
By David Fell (9 months ago)

*whether*

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nekrosoft13
By nekrosoft13 (9 months ago)

you have no yellow ink, you can't print black and white....

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FRANCISQUAN
By FRANCISQUAN (9 months ago)

Andrew Wiggins......

My Pixma MG 5250 all-in-one has just scanned a beautiful 10x8 photograph with two empty cartridges so I don't know where you picked up that little piece of gossip..................

Most impressed with this good looking and simple to use machine.

I had problems getting it to scan wirelessly but an e-mail to Canon brought an immediate response and the link to appropriate drivers.

....... MG5200 series MP Driver Ver. 1.05 (Windows 8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)

All in all a happy bunny, now if only I could get my OH to stop printing masses of irrelevant adverts with her online shopping, I'd be sorted :))

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dora4141
By dora4141 (4 months ago)

Canon PIXMA MG2420 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printers Driver for Microsoft Windows
http://www.software-driver.com/canon-printer/canon-pixma-mg2420-photo-all-in-one-inkjet-printers-driver-for-windows/

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MrTaikitso
By MrTaikitso (9 months ago)

About 6 weeks ago, I bought a Canon PIXMA MG4250, having been very happy with the design and reliability of previous Canon printers and scanners.

Although slightly more fragile in build than the previous one we owned (and their other higher end models), the 4250 is excellent. Have it connected wirelessly to my Mac and it works every time. Pretty fast too. Further, the user interface on the colour LCD is intuitive, making setup easy.

I cannot get over how much more convenient it is to have a wireless printer. If you're clever, you can print to it from anywhere in the world, as long as the WiFi signal where the printer is located is active. Ideal if you want to turn a printer into a form of fax, such as to send 'emails' to a relative who doesn't have a computer!

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Karroly
By Karroly (9 months ago)

"Ideal if you want to turn a printer into a form of fax, such as to send 'emails' to a relative who doesn't have a computer!"
I suppose the e-mail recipient has to suscribe to an internet access provider for that purpose. Doing so to just receive e-mails in a paper form does not seem to me economically and ecologically efficient...

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Joesiv
By Joesiv (9 months ago)

Yeah I've been pretty happy with my MG4250, I think that's the one I have. I use it for general use, but also to print on CD/DVD's, a fantastic feature. I wonder if these new ones have that feature.

It's incredible what they offer for the price honestly. Sure it's the razer blade business model, but it's still neat how much you get for the money. I got mine for $50 on boxing week.

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