Canon Inc. has launched a new inkjet printer in the Pixus series, which allows users to take printouts of data stored on smartphones. The multi-functional A4 format IJ printer is available in five models—Pixus MG7730, MG7730F, MG6930, MG5730 and MG3630. An app— Canon Print Inkjet—is installed on the printers through which smartphone images or web pages are easily printed. Documents can be also copied and scanned without any hassles from the smartphone.
Except the MG3630, all the printers are a hybrid type using pigment type black ink for text printing along with colour inks with wider gradations for black and magenta. MG7730 utilises 6 hybrid dye-type colour inks. The GM7730F, also known as the ‘Pixus Atelier’ has been developed for women by a team comprising of women. The model will be made available in beige colour. Approximately, 50,000 units will be offered.
IDC has estimated that the worldwide shipments of inkjet printers in 2015 will be 64.82 million units and 5.21 million units on domestic market. Canon has also released a new A4 colour laser printer—the MF726Cdw— in the Satera Series at a street price of 79,800 yen. It comes with functions for copier, printer and scanner. It is also compatible with NFC, which allows printing images by just holding the device to the printer. An app necessary for this must be installed on the smartphones. The company plans on selling 16,500 units on a monthly basis combining three models.