Canon Unveils New Printers with New Connectivity Features That Make Printing from Mobile Devices Easier Than Ever


    SELANGOR, 25 OCTOBER 2017 – Canon's latest PIXMA all-in-one printers inject style and elegance to modern homes and home offices with breathtaking new colours and connectivity features. The new Canon PIXMA TS9170 showcases a first-ever two-tone, champagne gold and black design, while the PIXMA TS8170 series adds more than a touch of style with wraparound black, red, white options.

    With mobile devices that support Bluetooth 4.0 technology, users can stay always-connected to their printers, receiving useful alerts such as low-ink notifications even before printing begins. Beyond the obvious good looks, the new Message in Print app i reinvents the way we remember favourite moments of friends and family, by embedding hidden messages inside photos for unexpected surprises.

    Andrew Koh, President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. said that throughout the 30 years Canon has been in Malaysia, the brand has strived to enrich the lives of customers and increase productivity through their offerings of imaging solutions.

    "Canon is proud to be Malaysia's leading brand for inkjet printers for the last 21 consecutive years. It really is a testament to the dedication we have towards our products, our customers and the imaging industry. While we are grateful for the support Malaysians have given us over the years, we are committed to the pursuit of excellence in providing quality innovations and products as technologies continue to evolve," he said.

    Jeffrey Kung, Head of Consumer Imaging and Information Division of Canon Marketing Malaysia, explained that the four new printers Canon is introducing build upon the brand's already popular PIXMA family of printers.

    "The new printers are easy to use, efficient, and look elegant, while maintaining the high print quality that Canon is known for. In addition to printing work documents, we recognise that printers continue to play an important role in capturing moments that matter. Producing high quality photo prints is still an integral part of the photography process. Despite the rise of the digital and social media era, we are still seeing people who appreciate a hard copy of their photos in their hands, and we're proud to give our customers the ability to create that on their own," said Kung.

    Kung added that the new PIXMA printers deliver enhanced connectivity with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) which makes it easier for customers to stay updated on the status and condition of their printer. "With the elegant colour variants available, they also double as a trendy and stylish piece to introduce into your home, especially the PIXMA TS9170," he said.

    Launching the new printer models: Mr Andrew Koh, President and CEO, Canon Marketing Malaysia (2nd from right) with the Consumer Imaging and Information (CII) Team: Mr. Jeffrey Kung, Head, CII Division (2nd from left); Ms. Sandy Lee, Senior Marketing Manager, CII (right) and Ms. Michelle Lee (left), Asst. Marketing Manager, CII

    The new PIXMA printers are:
    PIXMA TS9170 Photo All-in-One: Compact and elegant, the flagship Wi-Fi enabled printer's champagne gold lid and classy black chassis is designed for the always-connected, style-savvy consumer. Users can print and scan photos and documents directly from a mobile device i, and enjoy a variety of Creative Filter options on the large 5" touch-screen display mounted on a tilt panel, when printing photos from a memory card.

    PIXMA TS8170 Photo All-in-One: The modern home or office interior comes alive in the presence of this advanced all-in-one printer, available in stylish black, dynamic red and minimalist white. Alongside wireless connectivity, the printer also features an adjustable tilt panel that houses the 4.3" touch-screen LCD, making it perfect for consumers who want a versatile printer without compromising on speed and productivity.

    PIXMA TS5170 Photo All-in-One: This space-saving all-rounder delivers style and functionality at an affordable price. A 2.5" LCD on an adjustable tilt panel makes it easy to operate and view menu options, while automatic duplex engine and 2-way paper feeding ensures ease-of operation, whether it is the printing of high quality photos, school projects, or just scanning documents.

    PIXMA TR8570 Office All-In-One: Designed with convenience in mind, consumers can now enjoy one-touch access to frequently used settings on the 4.3" touch-screen LCD panel. The ability to print wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet also saves users time so they can take their documents from the printout tray, and head out quickly for that urgent meeting.

    Beautiful Photos and Presentations to Be Proud Of
    New Ink System with Photo Blue
    Canon's new ink system delivers breath-taking colour reproduction with an expanded colour gamut. Glossy photo prints are good enough not merely for sharing, but for adding life and colour walls and work spaces. Thanks to the new Photo Blue ink in the 6-ink systems for the TS9170 and TS8170, photos also show minimal grain. Ink cartridges are available in standard and XL capacities, so for the TR8570 Office All-In-One printer, small businesses can enjoy lower costs during printing with the larger ink capacities.

    Stay Always-Connected and Receive Status Alerts
    With Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, also commonly known as Bluetooth 4.0, users can interact with their printers on a level that was never possible before. With BLE, it is now possible to stay always-connected to PIXMA printers via the Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY app ii. Users can enjoy easy wireless printer setup, and receive status alerts such as low-ink notifications or when there is no paper in the tray - simply by being within Bluetooth discoverable range of the printer.

    Load Paper in Different Directions
    The ability to load paper to be printed in two directions (rear tray and cassette tray) allows users to switch easily between two different paper types, such as plain paper and glossy photo paper. Those that do need to print a large number of documents can even fill both trays with A4 plain paper for a combined paper capacity of up to 200 sheets iii.

    Automatic Two-Sided Printing
    The automatic two-sided printing iv function saves consumers both time and money by automatically printing on both sides of paper without the need to reverse a previously printed stack. The PIXMA TR8570 also features a time-saving Automatic Document Feeder that can load up to 20-sheets of document originals for scanning or copying.

    Document Removal Reminder
    The frequently forgetful will find the Document Removal Reminder function incredibly helpful. When a document is left on the scanner glass after a scan or copy, a notification on the LCD panel together with an audio alert prompts the user to remove their original document left on the scanner platen.

    Make Copies of ID Cards or Name Cards Easily
    The ID Card Copying function allows double-sided ID cards to be scanned onto a single printout - while retaining the original card size.

    Message in Print App Changes the Way We See Printed Photos Forever
    Imagine a birthday greeting that pops out from a photo of a child blowing out birthday candles, or a photo postcard of a concert jumping to a video of the actual performance. The new Message in Print app i makes these all possible. The app allows the creation of personalised messages with animations, or links to web videos that can be embedded in any photo. All that is needed is to view the photo via the app to unlock the surprise!

    Pricing and Availability
    The PIXMA TS9170, TS8170, TR8570 are available now at all Canon Image Square outlets and Canon Official Store on Lazada ( http://www.lazada.com.my/canon-official-store-), and authorised dealers nationwide, while the TS5170 is exclusively available on the Canon Official Store on Lazada. For more product info, visit www.canon.com.my, or follow the official Facebook page at www.fb.com/CanonMalaysia.

    Model number Retail Price
    PIXMA TS9170 RM 1,037
    PIXMA TS8170 RM 840
    PIXMA TR8570 RM 999
    PIXMA TS5170 RM 537 (exclusively available at the Canon Official Store on Lazada)

    PIXMA TS9170
    Premium Wireless Photo All-In-One with Large 5.0" LCD Display and Creative Filters
    Available in Champagne Gold
    Product Dimensions (WxDxH) 372 x 324 x 140mm (approx.)
    Document ISO Print Speed (A4) Approx. 15.0ipm (B&W) / 10.0ipm (colour)
    Photo Print Speed (4R, borderless) Approx. 17sec
    Key Features • Compact design with self-extending output tray
    • 5.0" Full touch-screen LCD display
    • Message in Print app
    • Auto 2-sided printing
    • Supports front and rear tray feeding
    • Direct wireless connection
    • Direct disc printing
    • Memory card slot

    PIXMA TS8170
    High Performance Photo All-In-One Printer with Large 4.3" Touch-Screen and Auto Duplex Printing
    Available in Stylish Black, Dynamic Red and Minimalist White
    Product Dimensions (WxDxH) 372 x 324 x 139mm (approx.)
    Document ISO Print Speed (A4) Approx. 15.0ipm (B&W) / 10.0ipm (colour)
    Photo Print Speed (4R, borderless) Approx. 17sec
    Key Features • Compact design with self-extending output tray
    • Message in Print app
    • Direct wireless connection
    • Support front and rear tray feeding
    • Memory card slot

    PIXMA TS5170
    Advanced Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer with 2.5" LCD Screen and Auto Duplex Printing
    Available in Stylish Black
    Product Dimensions (WxDxH) 425 x 315 x 147mm (approx.)
    Document ISO Print Speed (A4) Approx. 13.0ipm (B&W) / 6.8ipm (colour)
    Photo Print Speed (4R, borderless) Approx. 43sec
    Key Features • Compact design
    • Message in Print app
    • Direct wireless connection
    • Support front and rear tray feeding

    PIXMA TR8570
    Advanced Wireless Office All-In-One with 4.3" Touch-Screen, Auto Duplex Printing and Fax
    Available in Stylish Black
    Product Dimensions (WxDxH) 438 x 351 x 190mm (approx.)
    Document ISO Print Speed (A4) Approx. 15.0ipm (B&W) / 10.0ipm (colour)
    Photo Print Speed (4R, borderless) Approx. 37sec
    Key Features • Compact design
    • 20-sheet Automatic Document Feeder
    • Message in Print app
    • Direct wireless connection
    • Support front and rear tray feeding

    Caring for the Environment
    Canon products are manufactured to the highest environmental standards that include Energy Star certification for energy efficiency and compliance with the EU's RoHS for hazardous materials. Recycled plastic is used extensively and printers launched this year will conserve even more packaging materials with a streamlined packaging relative to last year's models. In daily use, the Quick Start feature conserves electricity, while Auto Duplex printing and the ability to condense multiple pages on a single sheet reduce paper use significantly. At every stage from factory to home or office, Canon's printers are designed to have minimal impact on the environment.

    i Message in Print app is free for download on the Apple App Store (available on November 2017), and is supported only for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
    ii Requires Canon Print INKJET/Selphy app download. For printer compatibility and system requirements, see http://www.canon-asia.com/mobileprinting/mobile_canon_print_inkjet.php.
    iii Applicable to TS9170, TS8170, TS5170 and TR8570.
    iv Duplex printing must be selected under printing preferences. Does not require manual reinsertion of pages to print on the second side.

    About Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
    Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was established since 1987 to deliver products and services support to Malaysian users directly and through its nationwide of channel partners. Growing from strength to strength, Canon Marketing Malaysia will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary in 2017.

    The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is ranked first among Japanese companies and consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of U.S. patents over the last 12 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

    More information is available at www.canon.com.my.