Canon announced the launch of the PIXMA MG2140, a stylish and compact all-in-one printer ideal for students and families looking for a simple solution that’s easy to set-up and use.
“Designed to print documents, Web content and photos quickly and easily, the affordable PIXMA MG2140 combines exceptional value with signature Canon image quality, allowing consumers to use their printer efficiently, as often as they like,” says Abri Kriegler, product manager at Canon South Africa.
For users on a budget that don’t want to miss out on the latest innovations, the PIXMA MG2140 offers access to advanced PIXMA features, including Full HD Movie Print and Easy-WebPrint EX for intelligent Web printing.
The model uses Canon’s FINE cartridges which feature a new ink formula for improved colour reproduction on plain paper. For frequent users, ink cartridges now come in a high yield XL version offering savings over standard tanks.
With pigment black and dye based colour inks, the PIXMA MG2140 is ideal for both text documents and photo printing. FINE print head technology with a minimum 2pl droplet size, combined with maximum 4 800dpi print resolution, produces beautiful photo prints.
The stylish and streamlined PIXMA MG2140 is more compact than previous models thanks to the new FastFront design, which allows the paper and ink cartridges to be loaded from the front. As users no longer need to access the top or rear of the printer, the unit can be placed against a wall or on a shelf taking up less space.
To reduce power usage, the printer incorporates Quick Start so there is no need to wait for the printer to “warm up”; operation is almost instantaneous, perfect for those in a hurry.
The PIXMA MG2140 features Easy-WebPrint EX for printing Web pages exactly as required with no paper or ink waste. Ideal for students researching projects and assignments, the intuitive software means multiple Web pages can be combined and printed on one page using Auto Clip or the one click fit-to-page option, allowing for intelligent printing from the Web.
The new PIXMA MG2140 gives users the ability to do more than ever with their images. With Full HD Movie stills can be captured and printed from full HD video footage shot on Canon’s range of digital SLRs.
Users of the PIXMA MG2140 can also now apply creative effects to those images thanks to an upgrade to the functionality. Merge Frames means multiple images can be combined to give a sense of motion to the printed photos and Layout Print lets users select a small movie clip and use a comic-strip effect to print a storyboard.
The PIXMA MG2140 features simple-to-use Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, so that users can impress friends and family and get creative with some of their content – printing photos, calendars and albums.
Now updated with a Fun Filter Effect, the software also means artistic image effects can be applied to photos including Blur Background, Fish-eye, Soft Focus, Miniature and Toy Camera.
The PIXMA MG2140 is available in South Africa from October 2011, at an estimated retail value of R799.00.