Ilse Jurriën : August 20th 2007 - 07:04 CET
Canon Pixma MP520
Canon Pixma MP520 All-in-One printer : Canon USA has combined breakthrough printing, scanning and copying technologies with quality, speed and ease-of-use features, putting them all into one sleek and sophisticated package to deliver a new photo All-in-One printer; the Canon Pixma MP520. These quality rich features have been designed in the most elegant package to fit into modern home or office decors, while even saving space in a dorm room. New and returning Canon printing, scanning and copy technologies provide users with a home photo lab that produces outstanding image quality, while also being easy to use. The estimated selling price of the Canon Pixma MP520 Photo AIO printer is $149.99. |
|Canon Pixma MP520 All-in-One printer|
Auto Image Fix, Advanced Copy Technology, Easy-Scroll Wheel, Quick Start, and two-way paper feeding are just some of the new and existing technologies incorporated into the new Canon Pixma MP520 All-in-One photo printers, helping to increase output quality while making the printers easier to use. Aimed at photo enthusiasts and hobbyists, as well as families printing pictures and homework assignments, the Canon Pixma MP520 photo All-in-One printer will join Canon’s single function printers and office AIO printers to deliver exceptional, long-lasting images.
Canon Pixma MP520 photo All-in-One printer
“Our objectives are to provide high-quality printers with technology and features that will help consumers get the most from their printing experiences,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Built on exclusive Canon technology, the new Canon Pixma MP520 printer will make a great addition to anyone’s personal photo lab, as well as delivering the quality output demanded by home office users.”
Canon Pixma MP520 printer - Canon Quick Start
Waiting a long time for start-up will be a thing of the past thanks to the Canon Quick Start feature that allows the user to start using the All-in-One in a matter of seconds. Now users can press the power button and watch their printer start up almost immediately, without a long delay between pressing the power button and actually seeing the user interface on the screen. The new Canon Pixma photo printer make sure that the entire photo printing process, from editing to printing, is easier with Auto Image Fix, a feature that automatically analyzes and categorizes the scenes in photographs and optimizes each individual scene in accordance with the scene type, such as Portrait, Scenery, Snapshot, etc. In these latest models, Auto Image Fix works directly from a connected digital camera or through compatible memory cards, which translates into a seamless process for the user without even connecting to a computer.
Canon Pixma MP520 photo printer - Features & Price
Aimed at the back-to-school market, the Canon Pixma MP520 Photo AIO Printer includes many of the same technology and ease-of-use features as the Canon MP970 and Canon MP610 printers, which were also introduced today. Ease-of-use features like Easy-Scroll Wheel and dual paper paths and technology such as Auto Image Fix will be big hits with this segment because the quality remains exceptional, while still being very user friendly. Color resolution is a maximum of 4800 x 1200 color dpi and four individual ink tanks also help keep this printer in the value category for any college student or parent. The estimated selling price of the Pixma MP520 Photo AIO printer is $149.99.
Canon Pixma MP520 printer - Easy-Scroll wheel
The Easy-Scroll Wheel user interface will be very familiar to consumers who have popular portable digital music players, helping them quickly understand the operations that this wheel controls, including editing, copying, printing and scanning options. What’s more, Canon has improved the “HOME” and “NAVI” buttons on these devices’ operational panels. When consumers push the NAVI button, it not only displays the machine’s on-screen guide, but it even navigates the user to the function they desire. The HOME button allows users to return to the main menu, regardless of where they are in the sub-menus, assuring users that home is always just a click away. By improving the Easy-Scroll Wheel, HOME and NAVI buttons, Canon has been able to simplify the printing process, and reduce the number of total buttons by approximately half, making operation much easier.
Canon Pixma MP520 All-in-One - ChromaLife100 System
The Canon Pixma MP520 Photo All-In-One printer employs the Canon ChromaLife100 system, including FINE print head technology, for long-lasting photo prints. When using select genuine Canon photo papers and inks, prints can resist fading for up to 100 years when stored in an archival quality photo album. The 100-year-lifespan rivals that of many traditional film-based photos, long considered by consumers to be the benchmark for image permanence. Prints produced on Canon Photo Paper Pro with ChromaLife100 have up to a ten-year gas fastness when exposed to open air. ChromaLife100 prints, when created using Canon Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy, have up to a 30-year light fastness when displayed under glass.
Canon Pixma MP520 - Creative Park & Easy-PhotoPrint EX software
More than ever, consumers are diving into digital scrapbooking, photo albums, calendars and crafting projects. Canon’s Creative Park Web site offers 3-D paper craft projects, scrapbooking templates, novel greeting cards, educational materials, and the opportunity to learn more about digital photography. Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX photo printing software is included with the Canon Pixma MP520 and makes printing multiple size prints on a variety of Canon papers a snap. Other features such as cropping, increasing saturation and correcting red eye are also included to allow the user to make corrections to images without having to use additional software. With the newly updated Easy-LayoutPrint application, consumers can even produce beautiful photo calendars, albums, and stickers, with little to no hassle.
Other introduced Canon printers:
• Canon Pixma iP4500
• Canon Pixma iP3500
• Canon Pixma MP970
• Canon Pixma MP610
• Canon Pixma MP520
• Canon Pixma MX700
• Canon Pixma MX310
• Canon Pixma MX300
• Canon Pixma mini320
About Canon USA
Canon USA, Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2006 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company, Canon Inc, is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2006, with global revenues of $34.9 billion.