Canon's New Pixma Printers Make It Easy to Print Those Sexy Smartphone Text Message Photos

Canon went and kicked out a couple of new wireless (802.11n certified) all-in-one photo printers, the Pixma MG8220 and MG6220. These versatile printers do more than print out TPS reports and family photos, they also let you scan and copy images, as well as send print commands over your wireless connection, even from your smartphone.

The top-end Pixma MG8220 can spit out a 4-inch x 6-inch borderless photo in as little as 20 seconds and is rated at 12.5 ipm for black-and-white documents, and 9.3 imp for color. It supports a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi, comes equipped with a 3.5-inch LCD screen, a two-way paper feed, and is the only current Canon Pixma model with a Film Adapter Unit. For those who can make do with a 3-inch LCD screen and don't need the Film Adapter Unit, the MG6220 boasts many of the same features as the MG8220.

Both printers were designed with mobile devices in mind and are supposed to work seamlessly with Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint mobile app for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets. Canon also upgraded the app to allow mobile printing of PDF documents, and if you scan documents on the MG6220or MG8220, you can have the images beamed to a compatible wireless device -- pretty nifty.

The MG8220 (MSRP $300) and MG6220 (MSRP $200) will ship in September. In the meantime, you can score some nice deals on last year's models. We've seen the MG6120 street for less than $100 shipped, and the MG8120 for under $200 shipped.

Canon U.S.A. Announces Two PIXMA Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers For High-Quality Printing From Almost Anywhere

Featuring Brilliant Image Quality and Software Upgrades to Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print 

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 23, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 All-in-Ones to the Company's line of Wireless Photo All-In-One models with the ability to print, copy and scan images and documents. These beautifully designed, affordable printers are compatible with many of the popular wireless devices on the market today for easy printing from almost anywhere. Additionally, consumers can unlock their creative printing side with the significant software upgrades to Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print.

As an industry leader in innovative printing, Canon has designed the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1 Photo AIO printers to print from nearly any screen whether on a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The Canon Easy-PhotoPrint mobile app, for use with compatible Android and Apple smartphones and tablets3, has also been upgraded allowing users to print pdfs directly from compatible wireless devices. Furthermore, users can scan documents on the printer to be sent directly to a compatible wireless device.

With the newly developed Canon PIXMA Cloud Link, printing images and documents is easier than ever. Exclusive to these two PIXMA printer models, is the ability to print select Google Docsand Gmail attachments from any accessible device, further adding to their wireless versatility. For registered users of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Picasa Web Albums, users can wirelessly access their photo albums directly through the printers without the use of a computer5 and all users will have access to exclusive printing templates including stationery, envelopes, memos, calendars and many others.

The PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1 Photo AIO printers are 802.11n Wi-Fi certified allowing for a faster network transfer rate. Wireless networks can be set up with the press of one button when using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). In addition, Canon offers its award-winning service and support online for all users looking to set up any of the new Wi-Fi products at, Here, customers have access to manuals and video tutorials to assist in setting up a Wi-Fi device.

"Technology is changing at such a rapid pace that manufacturers need to continually upgrade features to help ensure the needs of the consumer are being met," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "We feel the upgrades made for these two PIXMA All-in-One models provide consumers with a host of new features without forgoing our high-quality output."

With Canon's ChromaLife 100+ ink system, the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1 Photo AIO printers utilize six individual ink tanks to produce superb results in both color and black and white. The inclusion of the gray and photo black ink provides the photo enthusiast with the opportunity for a black and white photograph to be printed with high accuracy.

Unlock the Creative Side

For the Canon PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless Photo AIO models, Easy-PhotoPrint EX has been upgraded to help spark creativity when customizing and personalizing memorable images with new Fun-Filter Effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature and Toy Camera. In addition, there is an option to change the focus of the image to have it appear softer and blur specific aspects of the background, similar to an effect which was previously only capable when using an SLR camera. These printers can also print directly on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs for further personalization of media while creating fun photo projects at the same time.

Full HD Movie Print software has been enhanced as well to produce clearer images of frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras. Users can easily tell the story of videos from memorable events, frame by frame in a more unique way than before by merging multiple images into one final shot, capturing nearly every portion of the action. There is a new layout feature as well for printing up to 72 individual images on one sheet of paper.

Intelligent to the Touch

The PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1 Photo AIO printers come equipped with the Intelligent Touch System which helps improve not only ease-of-use but productivity. With back-lit touch sensitive buttons, the light-guidance system eliminates buttons not in use to help reduce opportunities for mistakes. The responsive capacitive touch technology, which picks up on electricity in the users' body when a finger glides across the touch surface, is designed to provide seamless navigation through menus and other desired commands.

Canon PIXMA MG8220 Wireless Photo AIO printer

Designed with the photo enthusiast in mind, the PIXMA MG8220 Wireless1 Photo AIO printer is ideal for the user not yet ready for a professional printer but who still values high-quality results. The PIXMA MG8220 can produce a 4" x 6" borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds utilizing a variety of fine art type papers. This new PIXMA photo printer will also deliver output at approximately 12.5 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for color. In addition the printer has a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. This printer is also the only current Canon PIXMA model with a Film Adapter Unit for easy converting of older slides and negatives to digital. For easy viewing of images and menu options, a 3.5-inch LCD has been included along with Advanced Media Handling options such as Auto Duplex copying, printing and a two-way paper feed, helping reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a project.

The PIXMA MG8220 will have an estimated selling price of $299.99.

Canon PIXMA MG6220 Wireless Photo AIO printer

The Canon PIXMA MG6220 Wireless1 Photo AIO printer is perfect for the user interested in high-quality results at a more affordable price. Featuring a 3.0-inch LCD screen and similar Advanced Media Handling options as the PIXMA MG6220 Wireless Photo AIO printer, this model can also produce a 4" x 6" borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds. Additionally the PIXMA MG6220 has a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. This new PIXMA printer delivers output at approximately 12.5 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for color.

The PIXMA MG6220 will have an estimated selling price of $199.99.