Canon has launched its new 2019 consumer and SMB printers and a new service called PrintNow that just may alleviate the need to own a Canon printer at all.
PrintNow by Canon Australia (website here) provides a simple to use smartphone app that lets you print to a Canon printer at a business near you. The app identifies the closest suitable Canon printer, queues your document/image, etc., handles billing and waits for you to turn up, print and collect. In other words, it is a cloud printing network.
Pricing is pretty reasonable given you don’t need to own or maintain
“We developed PrintNow for those people who don’t want to own a
printer at home but do still need to print their photos and documents at a
convenient location nearby.” says Jason McLean, Director – Canon Consumer
Imaging. “Building a network of printers that will literally be at your
fingertips takes that stress away.”
Canon new 2019 models
Canon has a truckload of models – most are not based on a year but what they do, e.g. A4/A3, Inkjet or Endurance, MFC features and duty cycle etc.
The PIXMA TS706 is an A4, five-colour (C, M, Y, BK, PGBJ) inkjet that is suitable for home or SOHO use as well as for creative media including square photo paper, magnetic, transfer, and restickable paper. And with everything, it supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. RRP is $169. A replacement set of five standard cartridges is $100, and XL and EXL ink is available.
The TS9565 is an A3, craft printer with five inks (C, M, Y, BK, PGBJ), borderless printing that is suitable for home or SOHO use as well as producing ‘craft’ quality output (45 patterns) for posters, photos, card stock, nail stickers and other creative mediums. It has ADF/glass scan, copy and print functions including a wide range of cloud print support. RRP is $369
Canon says this printer suits photography students, creatives
and creative businesses, influencers and families.
On the SMB/SOHO front
Two new Endurance Ink tank Printers – the G6060 and G6065 print up to 6000 pages mono and 7,700 pages colour with one set of ink (GI60 C, M, Y, PGBK). From what we can tell the difference is the G6065 is the same printer bundled with two extra black ink tanks. RRP is $559 and $599. A set of ink bottles is approx $105.
If you do a lot of printing the Ink Tank system is far more
economical getting print costs down to a few cents a page.
Workgroup inkjet multi-function
WG7650 series offer 50-80 pages a minute using page wide print heads. A set of replacement pigment inks is $686 (standard) or $966 (XL). Prices below reflect the main body and first paper cassette than optional finishing or paper handling features.