Canon PIXMA MG8220, MG6220

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Canon’s PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 All-in-One printers print, copy and scan images and documents. They are compatible with many of the popular wireless devices on the market today for easy printing from almost anywhere. Additionally, they can be software upgraded to Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print.

The MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless Photo AIO printers will print from nearly any screen whether on a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The Canon Easy-PhotoPrint mobile app, for use with compatible Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, has also been upgraded allowing users to print pdfs directly from compatible wireless devices. Users can scan documents on the printer to be sent directly to a compatible wireless device.

Exclusive to these two models is the ability to print select Google Docs and Gmail attachments from any accessible device. For registered users of Picasa Web Albums, users can wirelessly access their photo albums directly through the printers without the use of a computer and all users will have access to exclusive printing templates including stationery, envelopes, memos, calendars, etc.

The MG8220 and MG6220 are 802.11n Wi-Fi certified. Wireless networks can be set up with the press of one button when using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

With Canon’s ChromaLife 100+ ink system, the MG8220 and MG6220 utilize six individual ink tanks – including grey and photo black – to produce prints in both colour and black & white.


Easy-PhotoPrint EX has been upgraded with new Fun-Filter Effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature and Toy Camera. In addition, there is an option to change the focus of the image to have it appear softer and blur specific aspects of the background. These printers can also print directly on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.

Full HD Movie Print software has been enhanced to produce clearer images of frames from videos captured on compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras. There is a new layout feature as well for printing up to 72 individual images on one sheet of paper.

The printers come equipped with the Intelligent Touch System which helps improve not only ease-of-use but productivity. With back-lit touch sensitive buttons, the light-guidance system eliminates buttons not in use to help reduce opportunities for mistakes. The responsive capacitive touch technology, which picks up on electricity in the users’ body when a finger glides across the touch surface, is designed to provide seamless navigation through menus and other desired commands.

Designed with the photo enthusiast in mind, the MG8220 is ideal for the user not yet ready for a professional printer but who still values high-quality results, says Canon. The MG8220 can produce a 4 x 6-inch borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds utilizing a variety of fine art type papers. This new printer will also deliver output at approximately 12.5 ipm for black & white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for colour. In addition, the printer has a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. This printer is also the only current Canon PIXMA model with a Film Adapter Unit for easy converting of older slides and negatives to digital. For easy viewing of images and menu options, an 8.9-cm (3.5-inch) LCD has been included along with Advanced Media Handling options such as Auto Duplex copying, printing and a two-way paper feed.

The PIXMA MG8220 will have an estimated selling price of $349.99.

The MG6220 is said to be perfect for the user interested in high-quality results at a more affordable price. Featuring a 7.6-cm (3.0-inch) LCD screen and similar Advanced Media Handling options as the MG6220, this model can also produce a 4 x 6 borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds. It has a maximum colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi and delivers output at approximately 12.5 ipm for black & white documents and approximately 9.3 ipm for colour.

The PIXMA MG6220 will have an estimated selling price of $229.99.


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