In order to cater to the needs of professional photographers, business and home users that have turned to work remotely due to COVID-19 lockdown in India, Canon has introduced its new line-up of photo printers in the country. The new launches include PIXMA G570, PIXMA G670, imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and PIXMA PRO-200. Out of the four printers two PIXMA G series 6-colour ink tank printers offer high quality, enhanced photo longevity and low-cost printing for photo studios, businesses, homes and creative work. Whereas imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and PIXMA PRO-200 are capable of creating professional photos and exhibition-ready prints up to A3+ sizes.
Canon PIXMA G570, PIXMA G670 features and price
Both the PIXMA G570, PIXMA G670 are low-cost printers. These devices are similar in specs however the latter one comes with two additional features apart from printing, which is scanning and copying. Both can deliver 3,800 sheets of 4×6-inch prints and feature a 6 colour all dye ink tank system. These printers come with the new Red and Grey Ink in addition to Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
In terms of longevity, the photos are said to resist for up to 100 years under storage conditions. The Canon printers can load up to 30 sheets of photo paper and have support for wireless and mobile printing via the free Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY mobile app. These apps allow printing scanning images via mobile devices, as well as controlling printer settings and receiving device alerts. Whereas the PIXMA Cloud Link service allows users to connect their printers to social networks and cloud storage for remote printing and scanning.
In addition to this, the Canon PosterArtist Lite allows both professionals and home users to effortlessly create posters from a wide selection of 1,300 templates, photos and clipart. This software works on Windows operating system. Over that, the PIXMA G570 and PIXMA G670 also offer a hands-free experience via Smart Speakers and are compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon for voice-activated printing.
The price of the PIXMA G670 printer is set at Rs 24,801 and the PIXMA G570 can be purchased at Rs 18,789 in the country.
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and PIXMA PRO-200 features and pricing
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is equipped with the LUCIA PRO pigment ink system and Crystal-fidelity digital image processing workflow that helps in retaining the highest image quality. It has a Canon’s L-COA processor to handle large image data and calculates the optimal ink droplet at fast speed, enabling high quality and high-speed printing. Whereas the Optimum Image Generating (OIG) System analyses and chooses the best ink mixture for accurate colour representation in print. Additionally, this printer offers 4,800×1,200 dpi print resolution with a 10-colour dye ink system.
On the other hand, Canon PIXMA PRO-200 offers high-quality printing with a unique 8-colour dye ink system to deliver 4,800×1,200 dpi print resolution. It also equips the Optimum Image Generating (OIG) System. Moreover, both the printers come with the capability to handle thicker papers easily with a manual feed tray for straighter path feeding.
The printers also support printing of panoramic photos and custom border margins and also integrates the Canon Professional Print & Layout software that enables a professional screen-to-print workflow for precise layout control and soft-proofing. This allows users to customise media in both the driver and printer for the optimum print result. There is a media configuration tool on both Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and PIXMA PRO-200 for simplified media management for Canon and third-party media.
As for the pricing, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 will be available at Rs 59,621 whereas PIXMA PRO-200 will come with a price tag of Rs 41,401.
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