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The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.

Canon's PIXMA iP2702 Inkjet Photo printer. Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Announces New Pixma Wireless Office All-In-One Printers And A Single Function Photo Printer

Julie Morgenstern, Organizing and Time Management Expert, Partners with Canon U.S.A.

Lake Success, N.Y., January 5, 2010 – Wouldn't it be great to be outside, sitting on the deck, watching the birds fly by while drafting a business proposal rather than be stuck at a desk, bound by printer wires? Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the latest additions to the PIXMA Wireless1 Office All-in-One (AIO) series, the perfect remedy to ensure the view is not obstructed by a window shade. With added features ranging from sleek, stylish designs to improved functionality, these new models would be a great addition to any home office or expanding business looking to upgrade their equipment.

In addition, Canon U.S.A. is partnering with renowned organization and time management expert, Julie Morgenstern, to offer advice and tips on effectively utilizing PIXMA AIO printers to help balance work and home schedule demands. The addition of these new products further builds Canon's commitment to providing quality and easy-to-use products which help improve overall workflow.

"Providing consumers with the necessary tools to help achieve the goals they have set out for their business is something Canon strives to do," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "We feel that these new PIXMA products will provide consumers with the means to complete their work in a quick and easy manner, while not sacrificing the professional quality they require."

The Canon PIXMA MX870, MX350 and MX340 Wireless1 Office AIO printers come equipped to handle roughly any assignment. With an innovative design and the ability to print images and documents from almost anywhere, the printers can be set up in almost any part of the home office or small business environment. From printing large presentations outlining new business objectives to creating professional quality images of a family vacation, the Canon PIXMA Wireless Office AIO printers answer the needs of business during the day while helping preserve the family's memorable moments at night.

Canon's PIXMA MX340 Wireless Office All-in-One printer. Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Canon's PIXMA MX340 Wireless Office All-in-One printer.
Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Developed to help increase overall work productivity, the PIXMA Wireless Office AIO products feature a new and improved operation panel enabling users to perform basic functions by simply pressing the Mode key. Users can easily select an operation to perform and navigate through menus and functions easier than ever before. A new addition to these printers is the Auto Document Fix feature which simultaneously helps deliver easy-to-view scan results for easy sharing and repurposing while sharpening and blackening document text to increase readability. When scanning documents, such as magazines or newspapers, Auto Document Fix removes the background and the show through from the other side of the page making it easier to view.

The Auto Photo Fix II feature can be found on all the new models launched today as well. This feature helps correct common photo errors, such as underexposed images, helping users get the most out of them. Whether looking to enhance photos from a sunny family reunion or a dark auditorium from a child's play, Auto Photo Fix II can assist with features such as Multi-Zone Exposure Correction, improvements in overall face detection, scene analysis, plus brightness and saturation correction. For Apple iPhone users, the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX for iPhone (iEPP) application is available for free on the App Store and compatible with the new Wireless AIO printers allowing images to be printed quickly and easily shared with friends and family.

Included on each PIXMA Wireless Office AIO printer is the ability to print up to four separate documents on the front side of one page of paper helping to improve organization and decrease consumption. This eco-conscious feature helps to reduce paper usage by limiting unnecessary printing while also improving business processes by helping to decrease the amount of time it takes to prepare large presentations. Further adding to paper reduction is the Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows only)2 software which helps make printing documents from the Web amazingly simple. The included Auto Clip feature lets users select a specific part of a Web page to print rather than having to print the whole page, thus helping to further conserve paper.

With the emergence of cyber technology, it is more important than ever for businesses to be able to protect their documents and information from being compromised. Each of the new Wireless Office AIO printers can help protect PDF's by restricting access to printing or editing files without the proper authorization to help keep those high-priority documents more secure.

Canon's PIXMA MX350 Wireless Office All-in-One printer. Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Canon's PIXMA MX350 Wireless Office All-in-One printer.
Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

For small business owners seeking a versatile, high-quality printer, the PIXMA MX870 Wireless1 Office AIO is more than qualified. The Advanced Media Handling capabilities with Auto Duplex copying, printing, incoming black and white fax documents and a two-way paper feed can help reduce paper usage and the amount of time to complete a project, making this printer a must-have for any business or home office. This high-quality and easy-to-use model utilizes five cost-effective individual ink tanks producing photo-lab quality images that can be shared with friends and family for years to come3. Using the ISO print speed standard, the printer will deliver output at approximately 9.4 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 6.1 ipm for color4. The 2.5-inch LCD Screen and Easy-Scroll Wheel allows for easy viewing of menus and images, further solidifying this printer's position as an office and home printing workhorse. The estimated selling price of the PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office AIO printer is $199.995.

In today's business world, utilizing products that can perform multiple tasks is a necessity. Featuring a new beautiful design, these new printers have helped set the standard for performance yet again. For a high-quality printer at an affordable price, businesses just starting out should look no further than the PIXMA MX350 and MX340 Wireless1 Office AIO printers. The MX350 is loaded with many features making printing an easy task to perform. In addition to outstanding print quality, the 2.5-inch LCD Screen, Easy-Scroll Wheel, PictBridge, memory card slots6 and Ethernet with Wi-Fi connection provide users with a wealth of benefits to further enhance their printing experience. With an estimated selling price of $149.995, the MX350 is the perfect addition to any home office or microbusiness.

For the first time on a Canon entry-level Office AIO printer, the PIXMA MX340 will not only feature an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) but wireless connectivity as well. The inclusion of these two features will make this four-in-one printer with fax and photo capabilities the first in its class to have these features as standard. With an estimated selling price of $99.995, the PIXMA MX340 is the ideal printer for the home office worker who is interested in a high-quality, fax ready, easy-to-use product at an affordable price.

PIXMA iP2702 Inkjet Photo Printer
For an entry-level single function printer, the PIXMA iP2702 offers a wide array of advanced features. Utilizing Auto Photo Fix II and Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows only), this new single function printer produces both photos and documents of tremendous quality. Additionally, a 4"x 6" borderless photo can be produced in approximately 55 seconds7, helping to ease the process of creating a keepsake photo album from a special event. In addition, the new matte black and polished finish further adds to the overall aesthetics of this printer making it a welcome addition to any home setting.

The estimated selling price of the Canon PIXMA iP2702 Inkjet Photo printer is $49.995.

Canon's PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office All-in-One printer. Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Canon's PIXMA MX870 Wireless Office All-in-One printer.
Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Canon U.S.A. Partners with Julie Morgenstern
One of the major complaints among workers is with their personal organization and Canon is helping to be a part of the solution. As the best selling author on home organization, time management, business productivity, and decluttering, Julie Morgenstern has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to streamline their business practices and enhance employee efficiency. As part of Morgenstern's new marketing partnership with Canon U.S.A., she will provide monthly tips and organizational advice designed to assist those in need of getting their priorities in order.

Additionally, Canon U.S.A. is holding a national home office makeover contest in which one lucky person, will receive a reorganization of their home office by Morgenstern and her team. For more information on the contest, please visit www.cusa.canon.com/homeoffice

"My passion is helping people get their schedules and environments in order," Morgenstern said. "For years, Canon has developed many products that have helped to transform the way people run their offices and conduct business. The incorporation of a Wireless AIO printer in the home office not only consolidates the need for multiple devices but also increases overall office flexibility along with production."

Generation Green
Canon's commitment to the environment and helping to make it more sustainable is an inherent part of the Company's Kyosei philosophy and is incorporated into new product offerings. From duplex printing to ENERGY STAR® compliance and significant changes to product packaging, the Generation Green initiative is designed to provide partner companies, enterprise customers and consumers a way to identify and learn about the various environmentally conscious product features and solutions select Canon printers offer. For more information on Generation Green, and the many eco-conscious aspects of select Canon inkjet and laser printers, please visit www.usa.canon.com/green.

Canon's PIXMA iP2702 Inkjet Photo printer. Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Canon's PIXMA iP2702 Inkjet Photo printer.
Photo provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all products. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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Availability, specifications and prices subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by the individual dealer and may vary.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

  1. Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11 b/g capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
  2. Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8 in Windows 7, Vista, or XP only. Not included on installation CD. Requires internet connection during installation.
  3. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for additional details.
  4. ISO/IEC 24734 defines the default print speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
  5. Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
  6. Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™ Memory Card, MultiMediaCard®, MMCplus Card, CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick® PRO™, Memory Stick® Duo™ and Memory Stick® PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: microSD™ Card, microSDHC™ Card, , xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), , xD-Picture Card® (Type H), miniSD Card, RS-MMC™, miniSDHC™ Card, MMCmobile Card, and Memory Stick Micro™.
  7. Print Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office

(First posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:28 EST)

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