Canon announced the launch of a powerful, premium quality A3 inkjet printer

Published October 28th, 2009 - 09:54 GMT

 Canon Middle East today announced the launch of a powerful, premium quality A3 inkjet printer, the PIXMA iX7000, a printer perfectly designed to satisfy the needs of SOHO’s and SMEs. 

The PIXMA iX7000 includes Canon’s patented PgR (Pigment Reaction) technology, which enables business users to create commercial quality, eye-catching documents on plain paper – handy for posters, leaflets and other promotional materials.

Photo lab quality printing with LUCIA Ink

Canon’s PgR technology uses six cartridges - five of which are LUCIA pigment-based coloured inks plus a clear ink - that produce incredibly sharp, laser-quality prints with high colour intensity, minimal colour bleed and print-through. PgR also ensures that documents are long-lasting, smudge-resistant and water-fast, making them suitable for any kind of business use.  LUCIA inks are housed in individual tanks to help reduce business costs.

PgR is teamed with Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology – which offers grain-free printing thanks at resolutions of up to 4800 dpi with a 2pl droplet size. Canon has also become one of the first printer manufacturers to embrace ISO/IEC 24734 print speed standard, which enables users to compare printer speeds between different models and manufacturers using industry standards. The PIXMA iX7000 is capable of producing approximately 10.2ipm (images per minute) in mono and approximately 8.1ipm in colour using the ISO/IEC 24734 speed measurement test.

Flexible print options

Whether users plan to use the PIXMA iX7000 in a SOHO, SME or local workgroup environment, they’ll be pleased to hear that the printer also offers plenty of flexibility with a 3-way paper feed. This includes a large capacity lower cassette that’s cable of holding up to 250 sheets of plain paper up to A3 in size, with a 10-sheet plain paper tray for manual feeds. At the rear is a 20-sheet tray for holding photo paper, plus an auto duplex unit that enables users to print automatically on both sides of plain paper sheets, also up to A3 in size. The PIXMA iX7000 is also compatible with a wide range of paper sizes, including A5, B5, A4, B4 as well as A3, making it perfect for use with any kind of business document.

Simple, but smart solutions for business

To make the PIXMA iX7000 even easier to use, it comes with a complete software bundle which includes new improved features such as Auto Photo Fix II and the downloadable Easy-WebPrint EX.

Easy-WebPrint EX is an application that makes it simple to select key sections of a website page, before ‘clipping’ them to a single document and then printed. Smart features include the ability to make automatic or manual web page selections, or to clip multiple selections from within and across different website pages. A Fit-To-Page option automatically resizes clip collections so they fit neatly onto a single page – saving users precious paper and ink. Easy-WebPrint EX is available as a download from

Also available for download are Solution Templates – a wide range of Canon-designed business templates for letterheads and other documents that help give users’ printed activities a polished, professional feel.

Auto Photo Fix II is an enhanced version of the image correction application that made its debut in Canon’s 2008 PIXMA range. Auto Photo Fix II now delivers even better results with under-exposed images by dividing them up into multi-zones and then using advanced algorithms to calculate the exact amount of image correction required. The result is beautiful-looking, photo-lab quality prints.

The PIXMA iX7000 also includes Easy-PhotoPrint Pro, a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional that makes it easy to apply various styles to users photos. These include full-page borderless, index and Adobe RGB mode.

The inclusion of hi-speed USB and Ethernet ports makes the The PIXMA iX7000 simple to integrate into a SOHO or small workgroup environment.


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