Canon USA Brings Revolutionary Print Technology To Market With Newest Pixmas Office All-In-One Printer

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 3, 2008 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in professional business and consumer imaging equipment, proudly announces the newest addition to its PIXMA printer lineup, the PIXMA MX7600 Office All-In-One (AIO) printer with the professional quality pigment-based LUCIA ink system for homes and small offices. Along with its multi-function capabilities, the PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO printer has the ability to produce crisp graphics and text on plain paper with the incorporation of the new Pigment Reaction (PgR) technology. This new technology allows consumers to print superb quality color documents or presentations on plain paper at a small office or even from the comfort of home.Designed for the small business user who has trusted Canon laser products for business success, the inkjet PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO completes a stellar small office lineup with its color and text capabilities. Consumers can achieve both superb photo print quality and print durability on plain paper with Canon PgR technology. With the use of a new clear ink working in tandem with five LUCIA pigment inks when printing from the cassette on plain paper, users can say good-bye to oversaturated and wrinkled documents. The clear ink (PGI-9 Clear) initially covers the print surface enabling the pigment ink to bond with the clear ink to produce outstanding graphics, text and photo images. Considering that a majority of small business printing is done on plain copy paper, PgR technology can bring savings to small businesses with low-volume color requirements for printing, by consolidating all printing tasks in a single unit, enabling the printing of high-quality materials on low-cost plain paper. The curling, ink bleeding and printing through the paper sometimes associated with color inkjet printing on plain paper is dramatically reduced so that end-results are sharp, professional, business documents time and time again.

"Canon prides itself on being able to provide the business user with products that satisfy all of their imaging needs," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "The introduction of PgR technology in the PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO further demonstrates Canon's commitment to providing innovative products that can increase productivity, and provide the business user with superb image quality without leaving home or the office."

The Office Powerhouse:

The versatile PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO is the ideal addition to any small business environment looking for a total solution in color printing, copying, scanning, faxing and networking. Designed with a stylish and sleek exterior, Canon PIXMA AIO printers not only save space and reduce power consumption, but add to the overall look of an office as well. For the real estate agent who needs to print out the latest floor plan and property photos or the restaurant owner looking to distribute an updated color menu with images, the Canon PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO produces professional-quality documents on plain paper. This Office AIO printer also comes equipped with an automatic document feeder (ADF) and Advanced Media Handling with Auto Duplex printing and two-way paper feeding. The ADF allows for both sides of a letter-sized document to be copied/scanned automatically while Auto Duplex printing of two-sided letter-sized documents can be copied/scanned without having to manually turn over pages or re-feed the document. Thanks to the effects of PgR technology, double-sided documents not only look professional but feel professional as well. This unit can also scan and print at the same time, which can dramatically decrease the time needed to complete a project. When copying a multi-page document, the PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO will scan the first page and start printing it while the scanner is scanning and then printing each successive page.

For the business owner who wants the ability to share printing and scanning with multiple users, the PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO has a 10 Base T/100 Base-TX Ethernet port built-in for multiple users to network to one printer. At the same time, with today's small business looking for more secure technologies, the MP Navigator EX software that accompanies this new PIXMA Office AIO, offers PDF security that can limit access and restrict printing of PDF files by adding passwords. The Quick Start feature found on some previous PIXMA printers is also included on this model, so consumers can get the job started in a matter of seconds. Canon even designed the unit's Super G3 color fax1 with speed and ease-of-use in mind. It includes features that allow users to receive up to 250 incoming pages in memory2, one-touch speed dialing (eight numbers) and a coded speed dial function that can store up to 100 locations. The ability to print out 28-ppm black and 23-ppm color3, means that even with the quality benefits of PgR technology, this model remains a productivity-driven office powerhouse.

A True Photo Lab

Utilizing the same LUCIA pigment-based ink found in Canon's award-winning wide-format printers and PIXMA Pro9500 photo printer, the PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO provides high-quality, long-lasting photographs with exceptional color. The FINE printhead technology uses 3,584 nozzles ejecting microscopic droplets as small as two picoliters to produce photos with a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi.4 The Auto Image Fix feature works directly from a connected digital camera or compatible memory card for seamless optimization of prints without being connected to a computer. The 1.8" LCD screen allows the user to preview images before printing. The Canon PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO even features direct printing from select memory cards5 and PictBridge-ready devices, while the CIS scanner allows for high-quality, high-speed scans.

Generation Green

Canon's commitment to the environment and helping to make it more sustainable is an inherent part of the Company's kyosei philosophy and subsequent product offerings. From duplex printing to Energy Star® compliance and significant changes to product packaging, the Generation Green initiative is designed to provide partner companies, enterprise customers and consumers a way to identify and learn about the various environmentally-friendly product features and solutions Canon printers offer. For more information on Generation Green, and the many eco-friendly aspects of Canon inkjet and laser printers, please visit

The new PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO has an estimated retail price of $399.996.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007†, with global revenues of $39.3 billion, is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting

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1 The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 33.6 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.

2 Page count is based on ITU-T No.1 chart or Canon FAX Standard Chart

3 Photo print speeds are based on the default mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. PPM print speeds are based on thr highest speed printer driver mode using black and white and color text patterns.

4 Resolutions may vary based on printer driver settings. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.

5 Compatible memory cards include SD Memory Card, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash Card, Microdrive, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD Card, RS-MMC, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, microSD Card and xD-Picture Card.

6 Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are set by individual dealers.

† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008