Canon has added two new printers to its PIXMA all-in-one range however the company has refused to let SmartHouse staff ask any questions. They are also refusing to give journalists a retail price because of “retail pricing sensitivity”.
Canon PR executives who are anal over the early release of any information on their products believe that printers are still an important part of the IT food chain despite most mass retailers treating them as a commodity that is today purchased when consumers want to upgrade their printer or when a printer has stopped working.
The big new feature from Canon is an Intelligent Touch System that incorporates a LED display screen that lights up when you want to print and then turns itself off.
Canon Australia’s Brand Manager, Beryl Thomas claims that the compact PIXMA all-in-one printers allow users to produce calendars, t-shirt transfers, photos and CD/DVDs.
Canon is also trying to jump onto the Full HD Movie bandwagon with an option that allows users to print out Full HD prints.
The two printers are Wi-Fi certified and have a 9600 x 2400 dpi. The company claims that it can create a 4 x 6 inch borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds.
What is not highlighted is the high cost of Canon inks when printing this type of image.
Film and Slide Scanning, another unique feature on the MG8150, let users print from negative and positive films (35mm film or slides). Both the MG8150 and MG6150 contain a 6-colour Individual Ink System including pure grey ink, which reduces graininess, to produce true-to-life photo quality and stunning black and white prints that resist fading.
In addition, both the PIXMA MG8150 and MG6150 feature direct CD/DVD printing.
The MG6150 and the MG8150 will be available from October 2010 through Canon dealers nationally.