Canon PIXMA MX 340 was announced in February 2010. A new stylish multifunctional machine, designed for small and home offices, incorporates functions of printer, scanner, copier, and fax, and features high speed of printing and copying. It provides Wi-Fi connectivity, a fully integrated automatic document feeding, and Canon FINE technology, which makes this all-in-one ink-jet printing device an ideal solution for printing documents, web pages and photos.

Wi-Fi connectivity means that multiple PCs have access to one printer, and users can print and scan wirelessly from virtually any point at home or in office. Super G3 fax machine sends one page of A4 document in just three seconds. The PIXMA MX340 can store faxes in the internal memory and then on the USB-drive. This function is very helpful in case if the printer runs out of ink or paper. The MX 340 supports the Canon ISO performance standards for an accurate determining print and copy speeds, which helps users to compare different printing models when selecting a device without favor.

The PIXMA MX 340 printer delivers an excellent print quality and speed: an average productivity measurement is approximately 8.4/4.8 images per minute in accord with ISO/IEC 24734 standard. Compared to other models scanning speed in PIXMA MX340 has also increased approximately 50%. The device is equipped with a fully integrated automatic feeder, which lets you quickly scan and copy documents, and send/receive faxes.

The PIXMA MX 340 features an advanced Quick Start technology, providing almost immediate start of the machine after turning the power on. The initial screen is displayed within a few seconds, and you can immediately start working without waiting for the printer to “warm up”.

A new improved user interface is provided in the MX 340. The upgraded control panel is easy and user-friendly, and all buttons are grouped by functions.

With the help of ScanSoft Omnipage program paper originals can be easily converted into electronic documents of most popular formats. Through the use of character recognition feature, the necessary documents can be easily searched by keywords, and a new function allows you to create Compact PDF files, size of which can be 90% less than in the previous versions, making them easier to be used and sent by e-mail.

A new Auto Document Fix feature allows you to get exceptional, easy to read scanning results by means of automatic analyzing and correcting of various sections of the document. This technology produces highly accurate separation of text and images through color analysis and determination of changes in the color intensity. These data are then used for correction of certain zones. The correction involves selecting of characters and removal of the text background, point smoothing and adjustment of the image contrast and tone. In addition the PIXMA MX340 offers automatic two-sided printing, which can be selected manually.

The PIXMA MX340 features advanced software solutions including Easy-WebPrint EX for printing web pages, as well as MP Navigator EX for scanning and editing documents and photos.

As the PIXMA MX340 is designed for office and home use, it is optimized for printing both documents and photos. This is achieved thanks to FINE technology, developed by Canon. The PIXMA MX340 prints with a resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi with a minimum drop size of 2 pl.

The MX 340 supports ChromaLife 100+ system in combination with Canon FINE technology, Canon photo papers and Canon inks for getting great long-lasting photos. The novelty also enables you to print without the necessity to turn on your computer. It is easy and convenient to print images directly from devices compatible with PictBridge, iPhone, and Bluetooth (for this you need to buy BU-30 adapter Bluetooth).

Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering, FINE, is a unique process, introduced by the Canon Company for manufacturing of high-precision print heads with the use of nanotechnology. Canon print heads are created via photolithographic processes with the use of semiconductor deposition system. All sections form an integral structure, ensuring dimensional accuracy, exclusive arrangement of nozzles, and placement of the heater. Ink ejection openings are also formed by photolithography, due to what it is possible to achieve precision of their shapes and sizes. Consequently, the desired amount of microscopic ink droplets is achieved, and the paper is accurately placed.

Auto Scan Mode is designed for high-quality scanning with optimized settings by pressing only one button. Automatic scanning involves recognition of the type of source material, whether it is a text document or a picture, after which before scanning starts, optimization of the resolution, cropping and image processing follow. Scanned images are saved in JPEG, and documents, newspapers or magazines are in PDF.

Auto Photo Fix II feature enables to analyze and edit digital photos using the multi-zone correction and ensuring high quality printing of photos even if they are underexposed. As for portraits, this system detects faces and makes adjustment of tone and brightness of the skin. Landscape contrast and color saturation are also optimized.

Considering all the advantages listed, it should be noted, that the PIXMA MX340 wireless all-in-one device is actually a versatile solution which can help you to increase productivity in your home or small office.