Canon USA Adds iPhone/iPad Mobile Printing App for Home and Office UsersNovember 27, 2012
The app is compatible with select Canon imageClass desktop laser printers and multifunction printers, including the recently launched MF4000 models. It is also compatible with Canon’s recently released next-generation imageRunner Advance C5200, 6200 and 8200 enterprise multifunction office systems. Additionally, the app supports most imageRunner and imageRunner Advance multifunction office systems as well as imageRunner LBP printers.
Users can print JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF and PDF files, photographs (stored in Photo Albums and taken with the device camera), Microsoft Office files (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx), iWork files (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) and web pages directly through the app’s interface.
“With today’s mobile workforce, being able to print on-the-go is becoming an increasingly valuable asset,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions, Canon USA. “The new Canon Mobile Printing app provides ease of use and places traditional print functionality at the fingertips of today’s mobile worker.”
The Canon Mobile Printing app features OpenIn compatibility to make the user’s printing experience seamless. OpenIn allows users to capitalize on the functionality of the mobile app while navigating through files located elsewhere, and it enables users to navigate to Canon Mobile Printing directly from the application they are in, giving customers more ways to access printing.
The app, which supports devices running iOS 5.1–6.0 and is available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, the new iPad, iPad 2 and the original iPad, can search for and identify Canon printers within a wireless (Wi-Fi) broadcast range—and automatically save these devices for future use. If the Canon printer cannot be found within a wireless broadcast range, users can manually enter the IP address of the Canon device to list it as one of their available print devices.
Also offered by the app are a variety of built-in printing options: users can tailor print range, paper size, color output and the number of copies directly from the app. Depending on the finishing features on the printer, documents can also be stapled directly from the menu, and users can instruct the app to feed paper automatically or via the device manual bypass.