Canon has unveiled 5 new small office and home office (SOHO) inkjet printers. The Maxify range of printers has been designed to make wireless and smart device printing quicker and easier. The range includes 4 multi-function printers, the Maxify MB2040, the Maxify MB2340, the Maxify MB5040 and the Maxify MB5340, and one single function printer, the Maxify iB4040.
The Maxify multi-function printers (MB2040, MB2340, MB5040 and MB5340) all have scan, copy, print and fax capabilities and all of the printers in the range feature Canon’s Quick First Print which means you’ll get your first page out in about 7 seconds.
The Maxify MB5340 features Canon’s Single Pass two-sided scan technology that allows both sides of a document to be scanned at once, saving time in the process.
The printers are actually pretty quick when it comes to printing an entire document as well. The Maxify MB2040 has a print speed of 16 pages per minute (ppm) for black and white and 11 ppm for colour. The Maxify MB2340, Maxify MB5040, Maxify MB5340 and Maxify iB4040 all have a print speed 23 ppm for black and white and 15 ppm for colour.
According to Mark Robinson, market business developer at Canon UK & Ireland, the Maxify range will allow ‘SMBs [to] take the office with them like never before’. The printers are all able to print from anywhere and are Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print ready.
Through the Maxify Cloud Link app which is available for Apple and Android devices, the printers can scan to and print from a variety of cloud storage providers including Evernote, Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.
The Maxify MB2040, Maxify MB2340, Maxify MB5040 and Maxify MB5340 all have an automatic duplexing feature and a 50 page automatic document feeder for unattended scanning and copying. The Maxify MB2040 and Maxify MB5040 both come with a single paper tray capable of handling 250 sheets while the Maxify MB2340, Maxify MB5340 and iB4040 come with two 250 sheet paper trays.
All of the printers use Canon’s new Dual Resistant High Density (DRHD) pigment ink cartridges. The DHRD inks have been designed to be colour fast and friction and marker resistant, which makes them perfect for high quality documents that last.
The Maxify MB5040, MB5340 and iB4040 use the following high yield Canon ink cartridges:
- Canon PGI-2400XL black ink
- Canon PGI-2400XL cyan ink
- Canon PGI-2400XL magenta ink
- Canon PGI-2400XL yellow ink
The Maxify MB2040 and MB2340 use the following high yield Canon ink cartridges:*
- Canon PGI-1400XL black ink
- Canon PGI-1400XL cyan ink
- Canon PGI-1400XL magenta ink
- Canon PGI-1400XL yellow ink
The Maxify MB2040 and Maxify MB2340 have been designed for use in home offices and are ideal for those printing between 200 and 1000 pages a month. The Maxify MB5040, Maxify MB5340 and the Maxify iB4040 have been designed for small offices and is ideal for companies that print between 250 and 1500 pages a month.
The printers also come with various options to save on printer ink and paper. This includes password protection to access colour printing as well as a record of total volumes printed, scanned or faxed.
*UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated that the Maxify MB2040 and MB2340 used the PGI-2400XL range of inks.