In a new twist, Canon resisted the urge to hit the hungry masses with their latest technology at CES 2012, and instead, waited for the calmer waters of February to announce their new lineup of Pixma Office All-in-One devices.
Canon introduced three new AIOs – the Canon PIXMA MX512, Pixma MX432 and Pixma MX372 – that all take a page from the budget friendly Pixma Photo AIOs released in October 2011. You’ll find the new easy loading Fast Front system with the two cartridge ChromaLife 100 ink system located in the front of the printer as opposed to the inside of the machine as well as front loading paper trays.
These new models will be replacing the Pixma MX420, Pixma MX410 and Pixma MX360 announced at CES 2011 and have the familiar black glossy design that we’ve seen on all of the newer Pixma models. Furthermore, the Pixma MX512 and MX432 will support a new AirPrint feature, allowing for wireless printing from iOS devices without the need to install a driver.
The Pixma MX512 offers 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity, a Dual Function panel for easier menu navigation and a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200. It offers auto duplexing and print speeds of about 9.7 ipm black and white and 5.5 in color.
The Pixma MX432 also features Wi-Fi connectivity and, like the MX512 and MX372, can produce a 4 x 6-inch borderless photo in about 45 seconds. It offers print speeds similar to the MX512’s: 9.7 ipm black and white and 5.5 color.
The Pixma MX372 is not Wi-Fi compatible, but along with its MX432 and MX512 siblings offers Full HD Movie print. This function allows users to print stills from captured HD video. The MX372 offers print speeds of 8.7 ipm black and white, 5.5 ipm color.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon PIXMA MX512 will cost $149.99, and the MX432 and MX372 will cost $99.99 and $79.99 respectively.