Canon announced three affordable Photo All-In-One InkJet printers – the PIXMA MG4220 Wireless, PIXMA MG3220 Wireless and PIXMA MG2220. These printers replace last year's MG4120, MG3120, and MG2120 AIO printers. Printing specifications are the same as last year, but the new wireless models add support for Apple's AirPrint. Additionally, Canon added “My Image Garden” software and “Print Your Days” Facebook Application to help consumers organize and create photo projects.
Through the support of Wi-Fi connectivity, the Canon PIXMA MG4220 and PIXMA MG3220 Wireless AIO printers allow users to print from almost anywhere. The PIXMA MG4220 model provides access to the Canon PIXMA Cloud Link for easy printing of images and documents stored online. As part of this feature, the printer supports Google Cloud Print for printing from Gmail and Google Docs on a mobile device and from the Google Chrome browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome computers. For registered users of Picasa Web Albums, users can wirelessly access photo albums directly through both wireless printers without the use of a computer. All users will have access to exclusive printing templates including stationery, envelopes, memos, calendars and many others. In addition, both wireless models work in tandem with the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint mobile app, for use with compatible Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, providing easy printing of photos and PDFs of documents.
With “My Image Garden” software, photos stored on computers can be easily organized into three categories: Calendar, Event and People. With Calendar View, images can be sorted by the dates they were captured while with Event View, images captured at a special event can be easily stored in a separate folder and accessed to share with friends and family. For People View, once a person's likeness has been registered with the software, Image Assorting Technology and Face Recognition technology is utilized to automatically upload a specific person's image to their respective folder for easy access.
A noteworthy feature of the software is an Automatic Layout function, where multiple images can be selected and based on the priority given to each image, the appropriate layout is selected to create a beautiful keepsake image. There is also an Automatic Suggestion feature where photos stored on a computer are automatically created into various appealing collages and calendars to appear in a desktop slideshow to help bring awareness to those images that may have been forgotten and should be printed.
An additional feature of the software is My Art for customizing photos through various templates including collages, greeting cards, calendars, stickers, disc labels and paper crafts. “My Image Garden” also features Full HD Movie Print to produce clear images of frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras and VIXIA Camcorders, in addition to Fun Filter Effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature and Toy Camera for further image customization.
Canon developed the “Print Your Days” Facebook application where users can print one single photo or combine a maximum of five images into one collage from their Facebook photo albums. Designed with a simple and intuitive layout, users can select the paper size (A4, 8.5 x 11, 4 x 6, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10-inches), design the layout of images for the collage, add text boxes and utilize photo effects.
MG2220 (no wireless)
Each new printer uses the FastFront feature for easy changing of ink and paper from the front of the printer and can also produce beautiful, borderless edge-to-edge 4 x 6-inch photos in approximately 44 seconds at a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi. For the PIXMA MG4220 Wireless and PIXMA MG3220 Wireless printers, Auto Duplex printing has been included to help reduce overall paper usage costs.The Canon PIXMA MG4220 Wireless Photo AIO printer also has a 2.5-inch LCD screen for easy viewing of menus and images.
The PIXMA MG4220 and MG3220 Wireless All-In-One inkjet printers will support AirPrint wireless printing for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, email, web pages and documents without installing device drivers. AirPrint works with iPhone (3GS and later), iPad and iPod touch devices (3rd generation and later) and requires iOS 4.2 (or later).