Canon has announced a new member of its all-in-one printer family, the Pixma MG4150.
The printing/scanning/copying device is web-enabled, with integrated wi-fi and direct access to the cloud.
Owners will be able to take advantage of wireless mobile printing from their iOS, Android or other mobile device, and will also be able to print out images from online albums stored on the likes of the Canon iMAGE Gateway or Picasa Web Albums.
Wi-fi access is promised as quick and responsive, and furthermore Canon has included a range of time-saving print templates with the MG4150. These include the usual stationery, calendars, envelopes and so on.
Canon is also claiming this latest introduction to the Pixma range is green as well as lean (and possibly mean).
The printer has an Eco setting which monitors paper usage, an auto-duplex printing mode (facilitating printing on both sides of the page), and an auto-power off feature.
That’s all well and good, but what about performance figures? The Pixma all-in-one can handle up to 4800dpi, producing a “quality 10x15cm borderless photo” in its default mode in 44 seconds.
It’s rated at ISO speeds of 9.9ipm for black and white documents and 5.7ipm for printing colour material.
The unit is black with a high-gloss look and is designed to be compact, benefiting from a 6cm LCD display for easier operation.
Canon notes that: “A comprehensive suite of intuitive software for photo and document printing and scanning comes as standard. For example, for keen photographers, Auto Photo Fix II software uses Face Detection and Scene Analysis technology to remove common flaws for great looking prints every time.”
So what’s the price tag? £119, with the Pixma MG4150 being available from March.