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3rd Feb 2009 – Canon has announced two new multifunction printers deisgned for small office users: the Pixma MX860 and the Pixma MX330. The $200 MX860 is an upgrade to the popular MX850 that adds wireless networking, while the $100 MX330 can produce a borderless 4 by 6 photo print in around 41 seconds.
The MX860 replaces the MX850, which we reviewed here, and adds support for 802.11 b/g wireless networks, allowing for wireless printing, scanning and faxing. It also includes a duplex sheet feeder for two-sided scanning and copying at an optical resolution of 2400 dpi. It also supports Canon’s new ChromaLife 100 ink system, which they claim uses hybrid dye and pigment inks, will produce photo prints that can last up to 100 years. The size of the screen is also increased, up to 2.5 inches. The MX860 will have a list price of $199.99.
The MX330 has a smaller feature set than the MX860: it does not include fax capabilities. It also does not include the ChromaLife 100 ink system, but Canon claims that it can produce a 4 by 6 photo print in around 45 seconds. The scanner resolution is also reduced, down to 1200 dpi. The MX330 will have a list price of $109.99.
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