It's a new year and a new phase in life. I bet most of us are either going back to school/universities or work. You know, having to queue up to get my notes and assignments printed in University is something I won’t forget. Those are the days in Sunway University, where most Sunway students would understand pain to wait in the library or computerlab to get stuff printed. Thinking back, it would have been useful if my dad fixed his printer. Now, it’s amazing how affordable, wifi connected and user friendly a printer can be in the market.
Last month, I attended Canon #BeautyWithInk blogger event to understand and try out the newest Canon PIXMA G Series & MG Series inkjet printers. I was very impressed with the functions and pricing of the printers. Today, we not only print documents, but we also need to get some documents scanned and maybe even get pictures printed for convenient sake.
I remember back in the day, if your house had a photo printer, your family is considered of a higher tier in society but its great now that most printers now come in 3 in 1 function (printer, scanner & photocopier). The new inkjet printers are Canon PIXMA G Series - G1000, G2000 and G3000 and the PIXMA Photo All-In-One (AIO) MG Series – MG3670, MG5770 and MG7770.
PIXMA G series is a new range in Canon which helps to maximize ink efficiency without compromising on the quality, as well as being eco friendly with Canon Refillable Ink Tank System technology. With this latest refillable ink tank system, the cost of ink replacement is lower at only RM 30 per bottle and there's no reason to buy third party compatible ink refill or cartridges, which may damage your printer instead. What's amazing about the PIXMA G series ink bottle is the design which includes a screw-down cap that prevents unwanted leakages. No more dreading ink placement moments as now it would be smooth ink flow during refills without causing any mess or splatters.
PIXMA G1000 is a single function printer which is print up to A4 size. It's mainly suitable for students to print their assignments and projects. Price: RM 499 inclusive GST
PIXMA G2000 is a multi-function printer for print, scan and copy up to A4 size. Most suitable for home office that required to submit scanned documents. Price: RM 599 inclusive GST.
PIXMA G3000 is my favourite advance printer of the G series. It's a multi-function and wireless printer that allows instant connection for mobile phones, tablets and laptops through Wi-Fi. It's convenient that with a click of a button on your phone or other devices, you can get your documents and photos printed without needing to transfer files or finding the wire to connect to the printer. Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app is needed for this. Once downloaded you can connect to any Wi-Fi enabled Canon inkjet printers.
Note the Wi-Fi Button on G3000
You can also print photos and documents directly from PIXMA/MAXIFY Cloud Link and Google Cloud Print. You are able to print borderless photos of up to A4 sizes while a 4R borderless photo can be produced in 60 seconds. This printer is suitable for home office or small office with multiple users or those who on the go and can send the document to print via Wi-Fi. Price: RM 799 inclusive GST.
In a nutshell, the inkjet printer PIXMA G Series is affordable with quality printing, sleek in black and user-friendly with ink bottles that are spill resistant and also convenient that it has see through ink tanks for refill notification.
Canon PIXMA MG Series | Picture Credit: Sunshine Kelly
Moving onto the Canon PIXMA MG Series - MG3670 (Red), MG5770 (Black) and MG7770 (Available in Gold, Black & Red), which not only print and scan documents but also print photos. I love the modern stylish design with the variety of vibrant colour selection. Also the best function of the MG Series is that they are all come with WIFI connection, which makes it convenient and fast to print your pictures from your mobile devices.
PIXMA MG5770 prints 4R photo at print speed 41 seconds. Equipped with NFC and wireless PictBridge functions and has 2.5” Color LCD at the front of the printer. Priced at RM 406 inclusive GST.
PIXMA MG7770 prints 4R photo at print speed 21 seconds. Equipped with NFC and wireless PictBridge functions and has 3.5” Touch Screen Colour LCD with Intelligent Touch System at the front of the printer. Also have Direct Disc Print and Memory Card Slot for convenient printing. Priced at RM 841 inclusive GST.
Printing via wifi transfer is the future. It’s fast and hassle free which is possible with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app which performs a dual role of printer setup and registration. I got the app and my picture printed in less than 5 minutes. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for free.
These 3 new MG Series have built-in Auto Power ON feature, which helps printer to turn on when a print command is sent from a device and will automatically switch off during an inactive period. Connection to the printer can be from Wi-Fi, USB or Memory Card Slot (Only for MG7770). The warranty period are 1+2 year in-house for MG3670 and 1+2 year on-site for both MG5770 and MG7770.
No doubt MG Series would be the recommended printer, if you want a multifunction printer to help print and scan your documents, along with getting good quality photos. As for fast and user-friendly, hands down MG7770 would win. I take a lot of pictures and there are time I just want to print them after shooting, so imagine my happiness when I saw that MG7770 has a memory card slot. The best part is you can choose and edit your picture on MG7770 printer.
Canon, delighting us always with continuous innovations, which is no wonder Canon is the No.1 Inkjet Printer Brand in Malaysia for 20 consecutive years. Currently Canon’s main service centre Headquarters is in Peremba Square along with other 7 branches and 98 Canon authorized service providers nationwide. Plaza Low Yat is Canon Customer Care Center latest addition that specializes in camera and printer servicing.
To help connect Canon users with updates or more information on Canon products, Canon’s Social Hub platform www.printtolife.canon.com.my is introduced. With this site, users can engage with Canon content marketing and social media along with receiving articles, reviews, tutorials and videos of the products. For more information about the latest printers, please visit Canon Malaysia Website and Facebook Page.
Have a great day ahead!