Convenience and versatility are the focus of the four new printers Canon announced today. Taking advantage of all the ways that consumers connect to a printer (cloud, Wi-Fi, smartphones), the Pixma MG4220 Wireless, Pixma MG3220 Wireless, Pixma MG2220, and the Selphy CP900 compact photo printer all entertain new features that encourage creative projects and photo sharing.
The Pixma MG4220 is the most flexible of the newcomers and includes Canon's latest Cloud Link that lets you collect, organize, and print online photo albums from services like iMage Gateway and Google's Picasa.
Its Wi-Fi connection also means you can access remote printing from any device with an Internet connection by way of Google Cloud Print, and both the MG4220 and the MG3220 support Canon's free mobile app for iOS and Android.
Additionally, all three (including the budget-friendly MG2220 photo all-in-one) engage users with photo organization tools and project templates (My Image Garden), Canon's "Print Your Days" app that gives quick access to Facebook photo prints, and HD Movie Print that extracts high-definition snapshots out of compatible Canon video cameras.
Measuring just 7 inches by 5 inches, the unit is obviously much smaller than the average printer, and uses dye-sublimation ink technology to heat transfer images onto Canon's proprietary paper. The company also sells different media options, including greeting cards, postcards, and 2-by-3-inch credit cards.
The Canon Pixma MG4220 ($130), MG3220 ($80), MG2220 ($70), and Selphy CP900 ($100) are all available now on the Canon Web site.