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Canon introduces new PIXMA printers and CanoScan scanners

Singapore, 19 August 2010 – Canon today introduces the new and improved range of PIXMA AIO (All-In-One)-series photo printers: the PIXMA MG6170 and MG8170. Both wireless photo printers showcase Canon’s unique Intelligent Touch System, offering unrivalled elegance and ease of use to consumers. Coupled with an improved printing speed, new HD Movie Printing and Flickr Integration Photo Print features, the new PIXMA range can do more than just turn heads with its design.

The printers have adopted a new Intelligent Touch System which has been specially designed for the PIXMA MG6170 and MG8170. The control interface is hidden by the piano black finish of the body. The controls come to life from within when the printers are powered on. Not only does this new interface look gorgeous, the capacitive touch-screen panel ensures that each command responses immediately without any lag. The integrated touch-based Scroll Wheel on both printers allows for easy navigation between menus.

The PIXMA Black Series features a 3.0-inch and 3.5-inch tilt LCD display respectively, which allows a clear display of image previews and printer operation information. In addition, both the printers’ LCD display screen flushes with the top panel when it the LCD screen is stowed away.

A Balance between Brains and Beauty
The PIXMA MG6170 and MG8170 wireless AIOs come with a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. Coupled with the use of 6-colour individual ink tanks and the ChromaLife100+ ink system on both the PIXMA printers, this provides more vibrant, longer-lasting photos and stunning black-and-white prints that resist fading. These factors contribute to printing photos that maintain the rich quality and high standards that are expected from a Canon PIXMA printer.

Going beyond just printing photographs, the PIXMA MG6170 and MG8170 boast a Full HD Movie Print feature that prints still images taken from HD video footages captured by a Canon digital camera. With this new feature, consumers can share not only still images but even video footages with friends and family.

A Multitude of Connectivity Options
Catering to the connected world that we live in, the PIXMA MG6170 and MG8170 comes with the standard memory card supports, infrared and the 802.11n wireless standard. Setting up the wireless network can be completed swiftly and easily by simply using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

To make printing accessible and hassle free, Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android Phone users can download the free Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (EPP) application and print images directly from your mobile device.

Pricing and availability
The new Canon PIXMA MG6170 and PIXMA MG8170 will be available from end September at all authorised Canon dealers. Prices are to be announced in late September.

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