Canon has announced a "revolution" in home and small office printing with the launch of PIXMA MX7600, the first All-In-One inkjet printer to use the PgR ink technology.

Thanks to PgR, Canon claims that the PIXMA MX7600 produces high quality prints on plain paper with laser-like text, sharp, vibrant graphics and stunning photos to add a professional touch.

The PIXMA MX7600 offers copying, scanning and fax capabilities, together with document printing, and photo lab quality prints.

The PgR (Pigment Reaction) technology works by coating the paper with clear ink as it travels towards the print head, means that presentation-quality text, graphics and photographs can now be printed on plain paper, without the dangers of show-through, print curling, bleeding, scuffing or the images washing off with moisture.

The MX7600 claims print and copy times of 28ppm mono/23ppm colour, photo-lab quality borderless prints in 43 seconds, it offers built-in Ethernet networking capability, and a 33.6kbps Super G3 fax modem

Also announced today is the PIXMA MX850, an office all-in-one with print, copy, scan and fax capability. Replacing the MP830, the PIXMA MX850 maintains the 9600dpi FINE1 print engine specification, while adding additional SoHo (Small office, Home office) functionality.

Other features include auto duplex scan and copy, Ethernet connectivity, and a high speed ADF loadable up to 35 sheets.

The PIXMA MX7600 will be available from April 2008 priced at £329.00 479 euros. The Canon PIXMA MX850 will be available from March 2008 priced at £249.00/349 euros.