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Canon Announces AirPrint Support for PIXMA Printers

With a press release posted earlier today, Canon has announced initial support for Apple’s AirPrint technology in three PIXMA printers: the PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 and MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One will support iOS’ AirPrint with a firmware update. Canon has also announced that, going forward, AirPrint support will be enabled in most PIXMA printers.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced that the PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 and MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One inkjet photo printers will now support AirPrint1 wireless printing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages and other documents without the need to install device drivers, saving time and making for a seamless user experience.

AirPrint will be supported by the majority of Canon PIXMA inkjet printers launched from this point forward. AirPrint works with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (3rd generation and later) using iOS 4.2 or later.

Canon has launched a dedicated mini-site to better highlight the features of AirPrint and detail the necessary firmware update process. AirPrint was introduced back in November 2010 with iOS 4.2, allowing users to wirelessly print documents, photos and webpages from their iPhones and iPads. Apple had initially announced AirPrint would support any shared printer on OS X, but that feature was later removed from the public version of 10.6.5. AirPrint launched with third-party support from HP, which rolled out wireless printing support to 8 more devices earlier this summer.

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