This isn’t the kind of news that I would normally get excited about, but this is a first for Canon and maybe even for anyone making standard home printers. Today Canon announced the G-Series MegaTank Printers, a set of printers that features a prominent front-facing refillable ink tank system instead of the traditional cartridges. The ink canisters are easy to see and make it easy to not only see how much ink is left, but also eliminates a huge waste issue currently experienced with cartridge systems.
There are four printers in the new G-Series tankless system:
PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Single Function Printer
PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer
PIXMA MegaTank G3200 Wireless All-In-One Printer
PIXMA G4200 MegaTank Wireless All-In-One Printer
Each of the PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers feature a front-facing, built-in refillable ink tank system that makes it easy for users to monitor ink levels and refill when needed. Paired with the ink bottle’s spill-resistant tops, the system is designed to provide seamless and clean usability at home and in the office.
This new hybrid integrated system of replenishing ink is cost-effective and offers higher page yield than the prior generation of PIXMA printers. The black ink provides up to 6,000 pages per bottle and the total color ink combination provides up to 7,000 pages.
The PIXMA G-series printers’ easy-to-use refillable ink bottles offer substantial ink capacity with 135 ml in the black bottle and 70 ml in each color ink bottle. Another value-added feature for the new PIXMA G-series printers is the initial quick installation set-up timeframe (for ink installation only) which is approximately six minutes.
Also of note, these printers can print borderless images, which is a nice add when printing photos at home or at work.
The PIXMA G-series printers are available today with the PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Single Function Printer available for $ 249.99, the PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $ 269.99, the PIXMA G3200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $ 299.99 and the PIXMA G4200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $ 399.99.