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Canon eyes East African market with new g series printers

Canon, the Japanese imaging and optical products manufacturer, this week introduced three new printers – the PIXMA G1400, PIXMA G2400 and PIXMA G3400 – to the East African market targeting Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea and Djibouti.

At a press event held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, last Wednesday Hendrik Verbrugghe, Director of Marketing Department, Canon Middle East, said that all the three models are capable of printing up to 7,000 color and 6,000 black pages from a single set of ink bottles.

Featuring Canon’s brand-new genuine Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS), each printer uses refillable ink tanks to offer volume printing that significantly reduces ongoing ink expenditure, Verbrugghee said.

“The demand for cost effective all-in-one office inkjet printers has significantly increased in the East African markets for offices where high yield printing is the norm, or home users who enjoy printing all their best photographs, these printers offer genuine value and low-cost printing, with an unrivalled page number output for ultimate productivity. We are happy to cater to this growing segment and take forward Canon’s vision of providing cutting-edge technology to business and home-office users,” Verbrugghe said.

The PIXMA G1400 is a single function printer, while the PIXMA G2400 and PIXMA G3400 are All-in-One printers offering print, scan and copy functionalities. Each printer incorporates a FINE print head system for high quality prints at fast speeds, as well as technology that stops air penetrating the ink feeding tubes, ensuring reliability and stability when printing in high volumes.

“For prints with high levels of detail the 2pl, 4800x1200dpi print engine offers smooth gradations and fine detail, perfect for intricate documents or high-quality photographs. Each model in the range also prints borderless 4 x 6” photos in as little as 60¹ seconds.

The new compact refillable ink tank models combine an aesthetic design and ease of use. The four high-yield, front facing ink tanks are immediately visible, making it simple and fast to check ink levels, while the uniquely designed ink bottles make topping up a quick and mess-free task.

For connected printing the PIXMA G3400 is Wi-Fi enabled and offers printing without wires from a PC as well as smartphones or tablets, with full compatibility with Canon’s new PRINT app. Another feature is cloud printing.

“Cloud printing lets you send documents and photos to print from anywhere in the world, and remotely print from popular services including Instagram, Google Drive, Facebook, Dropbox and Flickr,” Anup Kodakkal, product manager, said.

For creative photo printing the PIXMA G3400 is also compatible with Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint+. Accessible from tablets or a web browser, the software accesses your photos and lets you edit them before printing creative projects such as greeting cards or calendars.

The new printers all come with Canon’s My Image Garden software, which includes a range of applications including Creative Park, helping you print a variety of personalized creations including cards, crafts and even high-detail paper arts.

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