Canon announces nine new printers for back to school shoppers

There's still a month left before the kids head back to school, but Canon is already gearing up for fall with this morning's announcement of nine new printers designed to increase productivity in the office and at home.

There's still a month left before the kids head back to school, but Canon is already gearing up for fall with this morning's announcement of nine new printers designed to increase productivity in the office and at home.

On the laser printing side, Canon has three new ImageClass color laser printers--the MF8380Cdw ($599) and MF8080Cw ($449) multifunctions both feature 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity by way of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) with print, copy, scan, and fax functionality and the ImageClass LBP7660Cdn ($499) can print color as well as black pages up to 21 pages per minute.

Canon ImageClass MF3010

Among the new monochrome all-in-one laser printers announced today, students and home-office shoppers should focus on the ImageClass MF3010, a desktop printer, scanner, and copier with a chassis not much larger than a laptop at 14.7 inches wide, 10.9 inches deep, and 10 inches tall.

Its simple setup procedure, single toner cartridge, and LED-based control panel strengthen its appeal for users with limited work space. The ImageClass MF3010 will go on sale in the beginning of August for $149, the lowest price point for a Canon laser MFP to date.

Moving on to the consumer side, Canon also announced two new Pixma photo printers, the Pixma MG5320 Wireless Photo All-in-One and the Pixma iP4920 photo inkjet.

Canon Pixma MG5320 Wireless Photo All-in-One

The MG5320 is Canon's new workhorse inkjet designed for office professionals and students with a heavy workload. The device features five separate ink tanks to save you money on purchasing new consumables, and Canon promises it can output a color 4-by-6-inch photo in approximately 20 seconds.

Automatic duplex printing cuts back on paper waste, and the size of the LCD screen has been increased to 3 inches for better visibility. The printer is also one of the newest products to get Canon HD Full Movie Print, a feature Canon showed us last year that lets you isolate still pictures from compatible Canon HD cameras. The MG5320 will sell for $150 when it goes on sale this fall.

The popularity and lowered cost of multifunction printers means we don't see as many single-function photo printers, but Canon knows that some consumers just want an output device for light-duty snapshot prints. The new Pixma iP4920 does that with five individual ink tanks for Canon's ChromaLife 100+ cartridges. An autoduplexer in the back can flip a sheet of paper for double-sided printing, and it'll sell for $100 this fall.

 

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