Canon’s refreshed Pixma photo inkjets use new inks, print directly from Instagram

Canon is refreshing its Pixma MG-series photo/home inkjet printers with seven new models. These all-in-one (multifunction or MFP) devices have Wi-Fi built-in for wireless printing, and can handle both photo and document print jobs. For prints, these printers use new inks that Canon says offer deeper blacks and more vivid reds. Design wise, the printers retain a similar look and feel to previous models.

Besides wireless printing via a Wi-Fi network, the MFPs let you print remotely via the Pixma Cloud Link service, as well as directly from smartphones and tablets via Canon’s new Print Inkjet/Selphy app. One of the app’s new features include direct printing from an Instagram feed. The printers also support document printing from SlideShare and document scanning into Microsoft OneNote, as well as printing from and scanning images to social networks and cloud-based services, such as Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, Flickr, Google Drive, and more. The flagship model, the MG7720, includes Pixma Touch & Print for direct printing from select Android devices, without needing to use the Canon app; for iOS devices, the printers support Apple’s AirPrint.

The MFPs’ drivers are also 30-percent faster to install, offer auto two-sided printing, and support Canon’s Full HD Movie Print for printing photos off videos taken with select Canon cameras and camcorders.

The printers are (edited descriptions from Canon):

Pixma MG7720

The Pixma MG7720 printer comes equipped with the Intelligent Touch System user interface and a 3.5-inch touchscreen to easily navigate through various menus. This model also features six individual ink tanks to produce photo lab quality photos at home and professional looking documents. The printer will be available in black, white, gold, and red, and has an estimated retail price of $200.

Pixma MG6800 series

The Pixma MG6800 printer series features an easy-to-use, 3.0-inch TFT touch screen for easy navigation and a five-color individual ink set. It is also equipped with a dual-purpose paper tray for plain paper in addition to photo paper where a beautiful 4 x 6 inch borderless photo can be printed in approximately 41 seconds. The MG6820 printer will be available in white and black while the MG6821 is available in black/silver and the MG6822 is available in white/silver. Each model has an estimated retail price of $150.

Pixma MG5700 series

The Pixma MG5700 printer series includes the same five individual ink tank system as the MG6800 series printer models where four of the inks are designed for use when printing a color document or image in addition to a dedicated ink tank for printing black and white text documents. These models are also capable of automatically printing a two-sided document to conserve paper. The MG5720 printer will be available in white and black, while the MG5721 is available in black/silver and the MG5722 is available in white/silver. Each model has an estimated retail price of $100.

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