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Canon adds Pixma MG7120 and MG5520 all-in-one printers

By dpreview staff on Aug 22, 2013 at 04:00 GMT

Canon has refreshed its all-in-one lineup with the launch of the Pixma MG7120 and 5520. Both are Wi-Fi capable and, with use of the Pixma Printing Solutions app, can print directly from a host of popular social networks and cloud storage services. Both are also compatible with Apple's AirPrint system. The faster, higher-resolution, 6-ink MG7120 includes a 3.5" touchscreen and the ability to print on CDs and DVDs - it costs around $199. The 5-ink MG5520 has a 2.5" screen and will cost around $149.


Press Release:

CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW CLOUD CONNECTIVITY APP: PIXMA PRINTING SOLUTIONS

Canon Pixma MG7120

New Canon PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printers Offer Robust Cloud Connectivity for Fast and Easy Access to Online Content

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two PIXMA Wireless1 Inkjet Photo All-In-One (AIO) printers, the PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520, featuring a new cloud-based PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) app2.  With this innovative and user-friendly platform, users can access the cloud directly from their compatible printer, mobile device or tablet and easily print and scan images and documents directly from several of the most popular online services such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, DropboxTM, Picasa Web AlbumsTM, Evernote®, Photobucket®, Canon iMAGE GATEWAY3, Creative Park Premium and Creative Park.

The Canon PPS app offers a unique way to interact with the cloud to unlock important images and documents that otherwise have been trapped on mobile devices and popular online services.  Free for users of compatible iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets, the app allows users to wirelessly print from a mobile device or tablet with wireless capability from almost anywhere. After registering with PIXMA Cloud Link, users can log into the cloud function of the app, and then can access their images and documents on the above-mentioned online services to print using intuitive menus determining paper type, size and whether to print bordered or borderless images. PPS enables users to print multiple document formats including Word, Excel, jpeg and pdf, without having the original software loaded on a device. For added functionality, users can access the PPS cloud platform through the menu selections on the PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 printer’s interface as well.

When using the cloud service of PPS, users with compatible iOS and Android-enabled devices can send and share images and documents to keep friends and family updated on their latest adventures. Now grandparents who live in San Francisco can receive images of their grandchild’s dance recital from New York directly on their home printer, so they can feel as if they were there in the crowd. Also, users can easily access and print documents and presentations to prepare for an important meeting the following day.

“As today’s lifestyle is increasingly mobile-focused, consumers are eager for easy-to-use tools that not only help make printing easier and more convenient – but will also provide more opportunities to express creativity and connect with loved ones,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “With the introduction of innovative platforms like PIXMA Printing Solutions, Canon looks to provide users with convenient connectivity and access to online content quickly and easily.”

The mobile version of the app also provides convenient access to the user interface of compatible printers, such as the ones announced today, to check ink model number information, online printer user manuals and other important printer information.

PPS not only allows for images and documents stored on compatible mobile devices2 to be easily printed, it also provides access to the scanner interface on a printer to scan directly to a compatible mobile device, as long as they are connected to the same network as the printer. Stored images can be printed directly from mobile devices as well, as long as they are connected to the same network as the printer. For added convenience, iOS users can upload commonly used documents into the PPS app through the iTunes application program to be printed when needed.

New Printer Offerings with Advanced Features

Canon Pixma MG5520

Combining the necessities of advanced home office capabilities with key benefits for photo-printing enthusiasts is the Canon MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO Printer. This new model features advanced media handling with a dual front tray, and direct disc printing, and a hybrid ink system of six individual ink tanks produces high-quality, vivid images and documents. This printer produces beautiful output at a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi4 and has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen with Canon’s Intelligent Touch System for easy viewing and navigating of menus and images. The PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO Printer produces stunning high-quality images along with clean and clear documents for the home or home office in addition to having a 2.5-inch LCD screen with a five-color hybrid ink system.

Expressing creativity with these printers is fun and easy with Wireless PictBridge5, technology that allows digital camcorders and cameras like the Canon PowerShot N digital camera to connect and print directly to photo printers without using a computer. Plus, with Access Print Mode, users can connect to the PIXMA MG7120 and PIXMA MG5520 printers through Wi-Fi direct functionality without needing to connect to a router. For additional creative capabilities, My Image Garden6 software automatically organizes photos and offers a variety of creative applications and filters that help users enhance the look and feel of their images. This solution also includes Full HD Movie Print7 – a tool that pulls still images from videos and locates the perfect moment captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras and VIXIA Camcorders.

With an intuitive Auto Power On/Off function built-in to both devices, print requests can be fulfilled while the device isn’t in use – so energy consumption can be reduced without compromising on ease and convenience. For added efficiency, these printers feature built-in Automatic Duplex printing that saves users time and resources with the ability to automatically print on both sides of the paper. Each printer also supports Google Cloud Print™8, allowing users with a Google Account to print from Gmail and Google Docs on a compatible mobile digital device and from the Google ChromeTM browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome computers.

The PIXMA MG7120 and PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO printers will have an estimated retail price of $199.99 and $149.999, respectively. Both printers are available in white or black, while the PIXMA MG7120 model is also available in red or brown on the Canon online store (shop.usa.canon.com).

For more information about Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions or the full line of Canon PIXMA printers, visit www.usa.canon.com/PPS.

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 the PIXMA Printing Solutions (“PPS”) app, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, and iPod touch 3rd generation or later devices running iOS 5.1 or later, and Android mobile devices running Android 2.3 or later. User must register printer with PPS and be a registered member of the compatible online Cloud service(s) user chooses to access through PPS and is subject to the terms and conditions of those services. Certain functions (scanning and printing locally stored photos/documents) require your device to be connected to the same working network with wireless 802.11 b/g/n capability as your printer. For users of compatible Apple mobile devices, document printing requires Apple AirPrint, which requires 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. Printing of locally stored documents from Android mobile digital devices available November 2013 or later.
3 One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY ONLINE PHOTO ALBUM.
4 Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
5 PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer is required.
6To 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).
7 "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 video resolution.
8 Requires an Internet connection and Google Account.
9 Estimated street prices are subject to change to at any time. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Comments

Total comments: 9
Azurael
By Azurael (8 months ago)

I don't think that people's assessment of Canon consumer printers here is quite fair. I went through an Epson R360, which had cheaper, bigger cartridges but which you had to purge and spend ages faffing about with to get to print properly if you'd left it more than about week, and the plain paper text quality was atrocious. Although the photo print quality (as all of these printers) was good, something is seriously wrong with Epson's dye formulation as all the prints I've made and displayed with it on Epson paper now have a lovely red cast... Next, I had a Kodak ESP 5250 which had pigment ink, solving the long term print durability and quality of text output, plus it was cheap to run but I got through 3 print heads in as many months. Finally, I bought my current MG6150 and it's been fantastic. Despite the dye ink, the prints have been okay so far, it costs a fair amount to run but I reckon it's worth it to have a printer that does everything properly.

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Azurael
By Azurael (8 months ago)

I didn't realise there was an edit button. Please disregard this post :P

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chrisdimitrak
By chrisdimitrak (8 months ago)

I 've bought 2 Canon printers till now.
The first one, Pixma IP5000 died after about 3 years, the second one a Pixma IP4600 died some days ago after 4 years with lighter use than the first. I 'm not going to give them money any more. The cost for the inks was much higher for the second one. Now I 've no printer and some cartridges from both of them.

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Andrew Wiggin
By Andrew Wiggin (8 months ago)

Does this Pixma all-in-one become none-in-one as soon as you run out of one cartridge as well, or have they changed that by now? Will it still scan without fresh ink cartridges?

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smatty
By smatty (8 months ago)

What about print quality, amount of cartridges, economy, speed, noise...?

Has innovation for those features stopped? Are the innovations now only that I can print snapshots directly from my facebook account?

This is going into the wrong direction...

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peevee1
By peevee1 (8 months ago)

What economy? They want to sell you new cartridges, all 6 of them, preferably after half a page, at the cost of a new printer.

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Joel Mar
By Joel Mar (8 months ago)

I agree. I have the MG8220. The ink cartridges get smaller with each new generation. A couple of photos and the ink is done.

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rixtel
By rixtel (8 months ago)

For me the same. 2 Weeks ago I bought the MG8250.
15 colourprints 10x15 cm later and four of the six cartridges are empty. Shame!!!

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lorenzo
By lorenzo (7 months ago)

rixtel--was that due to them being the small capacity, starter cartridges?

As I understood it, Canon now provides XL cartridges for many (most?) of its printers.

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