When you've caught the crafting bug, a PIXMA printer can be one of the most important tools in your arsenal. The machine is a workhorse for impromptu scrapbooking, lends a professional touch to even the most detailed photo projects and helps create masterpieces out of hundreds of materials - paper and non-paper alike. For crafters in the know, only the best all-in-one printer will suffice. Here are a few reasons Canon PIXMA printers are the smartest option.
1. It's Easy to Use
A front-loading mechanism makes PIXMA printers easier to handle, especially when crafting space is at a premium. Much of the functionality is automatic, too, like an output tray that opens on its own when you print or copy and a shut-down feature that helps conserve power when the device isn't in use. Setup's a breeze - whether you're trying to print from your computer or your mobile device - and a brightly lit, full-color display lets you easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. And once it's configured on your home wireless network, you can even connect the printer to the cloud and pull images and graphics from your online storage spaces.
2. High Quality Prints
Whether you're a photo crafting enthusiast or a newbie collage maker, the PIXMA printer produces high quality prints that really make your projects shine. Garner prints with a resolution as high as 9600 x 2400 dpi (and scan documents and photos with a maximum optical resolution of 2400 x 4800 dpi). Multiple ink cartridges mean you'll only need to replace the colors as they run out (instead of trashing a tri-color unit that's still half full of one or two colors). PIXMA Printers also produce vibrant colors and photos that look like they've been professionally printed. Plus, a variety of non-standard papers, from iron-on transfers to transparency film to freezer paper, run through the PIXMA printers with ease.
3. Wireless and Mobile
If you're like most crafters, your crafting station is overrun with scraps of paper, fabric, and glitter - and once you start a new project, there's room for little else. Canon PIXMA Printers are wireless, which means you can put them literally anywhere in the house and print to them over your home wireless network. They're also mobile friendly, which means they'll accept print commands not just from your laptop, but also from your tablet or smartphone. You don't even need the extra device, since you can use the printer's touchscreen to print directly from a flash drive, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox or Google Drive.
Crafting rarely stops at mere print production, but a PIXMA printer has no trouble keeping up. Scanning is as easy as the touch of a button, and you can scan to your computer, your favorite social network, or the cloud, in addition to creating hard copy documents and photos. And with Auto Scan Mode, the printer automatically detects what's being scanned and applies the appropriate scan settings.
Many crafters are paper junkies, which means it's essential that the printer handle everything from glossy to matte to cardstock printing with ease. The automatic tray is appropriate for most paper weights, but many PIXMA printers have rear manual feed trays that are better suited for heavier weights - they draw paper through the machine flat, so there's no risk of jamming or edges curling. PIXMA printers are also able to print double-sided as well as borderless, and on paper as small as 4x6 inches, so you won't need scissors to trim smaller prints.