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MegaTank models from Canon offer low ownership costs for small businesses

MENA Newswire: Canon today announces the expansion of its MAXIFY range for those working at home, or in small businesses, with the MAXIFY GX3050 and MAXIFY GX4050. Built with collaboration, efficiency and productivity in mind, the expanded series is ideal for a reaching a wide range of needs within different workspaces – whether its hybrid working from home or running a small business.

MegaTank models from Canon offer low ownership costs for small businessesEquipped with MegaTank refillable ink tank technology, both models have low total cost of ownership and low cost per page. They are easy to maintain and easy to use – saving time to focus on other business matters. Downtime is kept to a minimum with high volume printing of up to 14,000 pages from a set of colour ink bottles – or up to 21,000 pages when used in the economy print mode – while large paper capacity of up to 350 sheets (250-sheet cassette and 100-sheet rear feed) and a user replaceable maintenance cartridge reduces the need to send the printer away for servicing.

With small business needs and home working at the heart, both the MAXIFY GX3050 and MAXIFY GX4050 feature fast copying and scanning alongside professional quality prints with the 4-colour pigment-based refillable ink tank system. Both models are housed in compact desktop design, the footprint is kept to a minimum, fitting easily into tight home office spaces.

When hybrid working between the home and office – or in a shared small business environment – high-speed printing means users don’t need to wait to print documents – both models deliver fast printing speeds of 18.0 ipm for black (mono) printing and 13.0 ipm for color.

Featuring 4-colour pigment ink, both models are ideal for high-quality business prints on a variety of media types. Canon exclusively developed pigment inks to print with crisp and easily readable black text, with highly visible colour text and graphics – alongside colour reproduction contrast improvements over previous MAXIFY GX models. The all-pigment inks also resist bleeding and blurring, so documents can be highlighted and shared with confidence that they’ll be smudge-free and professional looking.

The high-capacity cassette, equipped with a window, can store 250 sheets of plain paper as well as a 100 sheet rear tray, so there is no need to keep refilling. The printers also feature a flat rear paper tray, supporting a variety of media types and sizes, along with a rear flat tray for paperboard feeding – covering a wide range of business needs with a single printer.

Additionally, the new MAXIFY GX models support Chromebook, with direct printing and scanning from Chrome OS supported. The printers also include support for a wide range of operating systems, including Mac, Windows, iOS and Android support.

Both the MAXIFY GX3050 and MAXIFY GX4050 are easy to use and maintain thanks to improved hardware design, touchscreens (MAXIFY GX4050 only) and sleek interfaces. Refilling the printers is easier than before – with spring-loaded colour-coded ink caps, users can refill the tank with a gentle lift of the finger, all without spilling ink. What’s more, the user-replaceable maintenance cartridge is now positioned at the front for easy access and usability.

Offering smart connectivity, MAXIFY users can print, scan, copy and connect to the cloud all via the Canon PRINT app, benefitting from compatibility with existing software and technology platforms including AirPrint and Mopria. When connected to Wi-Fi, the printers determine the strength of the signal and security – when there are multiple access points, they will automatically connect to the one with the best security and data condition, ensuring smooth connections at all times. With various countermeasures – including WPA3-SAE, WPA3-EAP(AES) and TLS 1.3 encryption – MAXIFY GX3050 and MAXIFY GX4050 mitigate the risk of unauthorised access and data leakage through increased security.

Posters, POS and other paperboard prints that would have traditionally been outsourced can now be produced via the MAXIFY GX3050 and MAXIFY GX4050, reducing overall costs of promotional materials for small businesses. To support in-house business printing, both devices are now compatible with diverse media applications, including paperboard printing via the brand new rear flat tray. PosterArtist Web can be used to create attractive posters, with no professional design skills required – templates, auto-design and free stock photos help create attractive end-results. It is available via a web browser online, so editing can be done anytime, anywhere.

Today, alongside MAXIFY GX3050 and MAXIFY GX4050, Canon expands its MegaTank range further with the PIXMA MegaTank range – featuring four new fast, high-quality, refillable ink tank printers, ideal for families wanting to make savings on home printing.

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