Canon outs redesigned arsenal of printers and scanners for its PIXMA and CanoScan lines

Thinking about pulling the trigger on a new printer or scanner in the near future? You may want to sit tight for a bit. Canon has outed its newest grouping of the aforementioned peripherals with retooled frames and a smattering of other improvements. For those looking for an all-in-one solution, the PIXMA MG6320 and MG5420 carry the multi-function moniker and a snap-edge design that makes getting to those precious ink cartridges a breeze. The new exterior also relocates the paper handling to allow the unit to rest flush against a wall or the back of a shelf. What's the difference, you ask? Well, the MG6320 (pictured above) wields a 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD while the MG5420 houses a regular ol' 3-inch LCD. However, both feature a truckload wireless printing capabilities from both computers and mobile devices. No word on a ship date, but the pair will be priced at $200 and $150 when they make their debut in stores.

If a single-function unit is more your style, the PIXMA iP7220 might just do the trick. The wireless printer touts a Quiet Mode for less noisy operation and ramps up the output speeds to 15 images per minute (ipm) in black and white and ten in color. Details are scarce on an arrival here as well, but the peripheral will set you back $100 when it hits. Last but certainly not least, the CanoScan 9000F Mark II photo scanner is poised to handle that hefty cataloging project whether it consists of 35mm film, slides or other visual artifacts. The 9000F boasts a max DPI of 9,600 x 9,600 for film and 4,800 x 4,800 for other types of media alongside Auto Document Fix that insures scans are top-notch. Again, an exact sale date remains elusive, but the archival aid will ship for $200. All of the particulars on each of the four models awaits in the full PR just past the break.

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Canon PIXMA MG6320, PIXMA MG5420, PIXMA iP7220 and CanoScan 9000F Mark II

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NEW CANON PIXMA PRINTERS AND CANOSCAN SCANNER PROVIDE A HIGH-QUALITY EXPERIENCE WITH A SLEEK RE-DESIGN AND ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., December 4, 2012 – In a world where images are instantly shared, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three PIXMA printers and a CanoScan photo scanner to expand the creative solutions available to consumers for easily printing, archiving and sharing photos. The PIXMA MG6320 and MG5420 Wireless Photo All-In-One (AIO) and PIXMA iP7220 Wireless Photo printers represent a significant update to the PIXMA printer line with a stylish, space-friendly design that saves desk space and allows for storage in almost any location, giving users a high-quality experience along with exceptional results. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II photo scanner allows users to preserve those special moments and memories from the days of using film by scanning and archiving with the slide and negative adapter.

Innovative Design
The sleek, compact PIXMA Wireless Photo AIO printers feature a new snap-edge design that improves the overall look and feel of the machine while allowing for quick and easy access to the device's ink cartridges for easy replacement. Each Photo AIO printer, has a low-height body to reduce the space needed to open the scanner, and a new paper cassette on the MG6320 and MG5420, as well as on the iP7220, that allows the printers to sit flush against a wall to conveniently fit in a variety of spaces and home offices. Advanced media handling is also possible on the PIXMA MG6320 and MG5420 Wireless Photo AIO printers with dual front paper cassettes, the ability to choose auto duplexing to help reduce paper usage and direct disk print to help users quickly customize projects. The PIXMA MG6320 Photo AIO printer features a 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD and the Intelligent Touch System so only the necessary keys are illuminated allowing for an intuitive approach to overall usability. The CanoScan 9000F Mark II scanner has a well-designed and intuitive layout as well with seven EZ Buttons to scan, copy or create a PDF with the touch of a button.

"Many consumers today need a printer that is easily accessible, reliable and can produce high-quality prints for any project," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The improvements to the PIXMA printers and CanoScan Scanner will give end-users the equipment needed to help them produce the quality prints they are accustomed to."

Enhanced Connectivity
With built-in wireless and mobile printing on the PIXMA printers, images can be printed from virtually anywhere in the home. These new models can work in tandem with the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint mobile app, for use with compatible Android and Windows RT smartphones and tablets, as well as Apple iOS devices, providing easy printing of photos and PDFs of documents. The printers also support My Image Garden software from Canon, which helps users to organize, customize and share their images. For users of the PowerShot S110 digital camera and EOS 6D Digital SLR camera, images can be printed wirelessly from the camera to either of the new PIXMA AIO printer models via PictBridge (wireless LAN).

User-Friendly Operation
These new Canon PIXMA printers have been designed with the user in mind, making completing any printing job easy. Each machine has an Auto Power On mode that can be used to receive a printing task, even if the device is powered off at the time it is received. This Auto Power On mode is perfect for a busy home or small business office and helps make wireless printing easy. In addition, two-sided printing can also be set as the default for Copy, PDF file print and Template print, which can help to reduce overall paper consumption and cost.

PIXMA MG6320 and MG5420 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers
The Canon PIXMA MG6320 and MG5420 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers continue the Canon legacy of providing users with high-quality output incorporating individual dye-based color and pigment black ink tanks which are part of the ChromaLife100 + ink system. The PIXMA MG6320 AIO printer includes six color ink tanks, including gray, while the PIXMA MG5420 AIO printer includes five color ink tanks.

Each model can produce beautiful, borderless edge-to-edge 4 x 6-inch photos in approximately 21 seconds at a maximum color resolution of 9600x2400 dpi. Full HD Movie Print can also been used with both models to produce clear images of video frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras and VIXIA Camcorders.

The Canon PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Photo AIO Printer will have an estimated selling price of $199.99 and the Canon PIXMA MG5420 Wireless Photo AIO Printer will have an estimated selling price of $149.99.

PIXMA iP7220 Wireless Photo Printer
The Canon PIXMA iP7220 Wireless Photo Printer is an ideal choice for the consumer interested in a single-function printer delivering exceptional quality with the flexibility of a wireless connection. Building on the success of the iP4920 Inkjet Photo Printer, the iP7220 has faster output speeds of 15 images per minute (ipm) in black-and-white and 10 ipm in color and is capable of producing a 4 x 6-inch borderless photo in approximately 21 seconds. In addition, the printer has a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. For increased convenience, the printer has Quiet Mode which is ideal when working in a home or office environment.

The Canon PIXMA iP7220 Photo Printer will have an estimated selling price of $99.99.

CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner
The CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner provides consumers with an easy solution for all photo and document archiving needs. Capable of scanning a 35mm film strip with the film scanning guide and frame and Film Adapter Unit, precious photos from a family's history can be archived. The maximum optical resolution for the CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner is 9600 x 9600 dots-per-inch (dpi) for film and 4800 x 4800 dpi for all other media. Equipped with Auto Document Fix, this feature analyzes and corrects to help ensure text characters stand out and are sharp and clear; and helps pictures to maintain their color, tone and contrast.

The CanoScan 9000F Mark II Photo Scanner will have an estimated selling price of $199.99.