Canon refreshes home office printer range

Canon refreshes home office printer range

Apr 29, 2013

Canon has announced a refresh of its PIXMA MX printer range, with the launch of four new all-in-one devices (AIO). The PIXMA MX394, MX454, MX524 and MX924 replace the PIXMA MX374, MX434, MX514 and MX714/MX894 respectively.

Offering high-productivity and sophisticated software for home office environments, all the new printers feature print, copy, scan, fax and automatic document feeder (ADF) functionality.

Featuring enhanced hardware, designed to improve productivity for home office users, the PIXMA MX924 comes with new double front paper cassettes that hold up to 250 sheets of plain paper and up to 20 sheets of photo paper. Offering greater flexibility for users looking to print both photos and office documents, the new paper cassettes also help to support larger print jobs.

Print speeds for the PIXMA MX924 have been increased compared to the previous model, with A4 documents being produced as fast as 10ipm (inches per minute) in colour and 15ipm in mono.

Scanning and copying multi-page documents is quick and easy with a fully-integrated 30-sheet ADF available on the PIXMA MX394, MX454 and MX524 printers, whilst the PIXMA MX924 features an even more productive 35-sheet ADF.

The PIXMA MX524 and MX924 printers help users to save paper and to produce professional-looking documents quickly with double-sided printing, through Canon’s Auto two-sided print. These models also feature a large colour display which provides direct access to cloud services, while the Dual Function Panel makes it easy to print, copy, scan and fax directly from the printer.

Now available for all printers across Canon’s PIXMA MX range are optional high yield XL cartridges that allow more documents to be printed for less, without compromising on quality.

Furthermore, the PIXMA MX924 is the first Canon printer to have an optional XXL pigment black ink tank, which enables users to print up to 1 000 pages of A4 documents without needing to replace the ink.

New to the PIXMA MX office range is Canon’s My Image Garden software, which ensures effortless navigation between printing and scanning functions. A one-stop platform that combines all software previously available for Canon PIXMA printers in a single, easy-to-use interface, My Image Garden provides features to assist the home user with office processes.

This includes software to help streamline scanning functions, with Auto Scan, Photo Scan and Document Scan, as well as Stitch options. The new printers also come with the option to scan documents straight to cloud services such as DropBox and Evernote, and the ability to create PDF documents with passwords for enhanced document security.

The PIXMA MX454, MX524 and MX924 come with a range of connectivity features including support for printing from smartphones and tablets through Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint app for Android, iOS and Windows RT. Built-in WiFi allows the printers to be easily shared between multiple PCs around the home or small office.

The MX524 and MX924 both support PIXMA Cloud Link, which includes Google Cloud Print support, enabling Google Docs or Gmail attachments (jpeg or PDF files) to be printed remotely via the Internet.

PIXMA Cloud Link also offers direct access to online photo albums and useful print templates, such as calendars and stationery. The PIXMA MX454, MX524 and MX924 all include a USB port, meaning that PDF and JPG scans and copies of faxes can be saved directly to a USB memory stick.

The PIXMA MX394, MX454, MX524 and MX924 are available in South Africa from May 2013.


PIXMA MX394 – key features:

*    Office AIO with 30-page ADF;

*    Print more with XL cartridges;

*    Fast mono and colour prints;

*    A4 copy speed of approximately 23 seconds;

*    Create PDFs quickly;

*    Extract text from PDF and JPEG files;

*    Scan to the cloud; and

*    Easy-Web Print EX.


PIXMA MX454 – key features:

*    Office AIO with WiFi;

*    Print more with XL cartridges;

*    30-page ADF;

*    Print from, and scan to, smartphone/tablets;

*    Apple AirPrint support;

*    Direct scan to USB memory stick;

*    Create PDFs quickly;

*    Scan to the cloud; and

*    Intelligent Web printing.


PIXMA MX524 – key features:

*    Office AIO with WiFi/Ethernet;

*    30-page ADF and automatic two-sided printing;

*    Print more with XL cartridges;

*    6,2cm TFT display;

*    Google Cloud Print support;

*    Print from, and scan to, smartphone/tablets;

*    Apple AirPrint support; and

*    Scan to cloud.


PIXMA MX924 – key features:

*    Powerful office AIO;

*    35-page two-sided ADF;

*    Superior prints with five single inks;

*    XL and XXL ink options;

*    250-sheet paper tray;

*    Print from, and scan to, smartphone/tablets;

*    Apple AirPrint support;

*    7,5cm TFT display;

*    Google Cloud print;

*    Two-sided printing; and

*    Direct disc print.