Canon printers are all about innovative technology and top quality
results. They provide a range of units from affordable home use models
through to machines designed for corporate use. Their home printers are
designed primarily for users who want to print digital images.
Canon, like many other printer manufacturers, is based in Japan.
Founded in 1937, the company started out producing early low-tech
cameras. They were innovators in the field of printers when personal
computers first became a reality, manufacturing the engine that drove
printers built by Apple and Hewlett Packard.
Benefits of Canon Models
The only real limits to Canon’s range is that their consumer models are
very image-focused, so if you simply want a cheap printer for printing
text documents at home, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
Of course, this is a big benefit in itself if you want to use the
printer for visual projects. If you’re a heavy digital camera user or
your work involves a lot of graphic design, there’s likely to be a
Canon model that will ideally suit everything you need to achieve on a
day to day basis.
Types of Canon Printers
The Canon range of printers consists of four distinct types. These are
each suited to the needs of different users, and each type includes a
range of models at various prices and including different functions.
The PIXMA models are designed with home
use in mind – in particular,
for creative image-based printing. Extra attention is paid to the style
and aesthetics on these models. In terms of function, they’ve been
created to put emphasis on home user activities like printing family
photos or creative works, such as making greeting cards. Even these
consumer-use products live up to a very high standard of quality. PIXMA
printers are handy for other projects such as creating your own
t-shirts, scrapbooking or printing CD covers.
The Selphy range of printers is focused
on people who want to print
high quality photographs from a digital camera. With a Selphy unit, you
don’t have to pay a camera shop to create professional looking prints
of your photos.
The Laser Shot models are the lower end
of Canon’s business range.
Laser Shot printers are visually simple in design – the focus is on the
results they produce. Laser Shot’s should, in theory, produce
consistently high quality work day in and day out. That said, Canon
offers various different models depending on how often a printer is
needed and the range of tasks – don’t expect a lower-end model to
perform consistently well if you push it beyond what it’s designed for.
imageCLASS is the crème de la crème of
Canon printing devices, designed
with corporate outfits in mind. These multifunction printers allow you
to save money by combining tasks into one machine, such as faxing and
scanning as well as printing.
Popular Models Of Canon Printers
Of course, even with the wide range Canon offers, certain models will
always rise to popularity due to positive consumer reviews.
Canon Pixma MP560
Offers "greener" 2-sided printing in a compact printer with wireless
Photo Printer Review
The i950 photo printer is a slightly outdated model but is still
capable of producing photos of a respectable quality.