Canon adds to Pixma printer all-in-one range

Canon has introduced two new multifunction models, the PIXMA MP480 and PIXMA MP190 Photo All-In-One printers.

Designed for simple operation, these machines offer new automatic features for scanning, copying and photo printing.

First up is the Pixma MP480 which is equipped with a 1.8-inch TFT color LCD display and easily navigated control panel.

Canon has included auto photo fix and auto scan mode.

Photo fix automatically detects the type of photo being printed - portrait or scenery - and helps to correct red eye, facial tones, brightness, contrast and color saturation.

Auto scan mode detects the type of document being scanned - photo, post card, business card, magazine, newspaper, or document - and automatically crops and saves files to PDF or JPEG format, based on image type.

The MP480 is capable of text print speeds of up to 20 pages-per-minute (ppm) in black and up to 16 ppm in colour, and delivers 4x6 inch borderless lab-quality prints in 45s.

There is also an optional Bluetooth tool.

The MP480 Photo All-In-One is $99.99 and the BU-30 Bluetooth adapter is $49.99.

Next up is the MP190, which is cheaper than the MP480 at $69.99.

It delivers a maximum of 4800x1200 dpi colour resolution, and a minimum two-picolitre droplet size.

Text printing speeds are up to 19 ppm for black and up to 15 ppm for colour.

The printer also delivers 4x6 inch borderless prints in approximately 70s.

Additional features include the Advanced Z-Lid expansion top allowing users to place bulkier books or small 3-D objects for scanning on the platen glass and holds them down for a more clear copy or scan.