The PIXMA Print Plan is initially available to anyone who owns one of four PIXMA printers – the Canon PIXMA TS7450i Series, the PIXMA TS5350i Series, the PIXMA TS3550i Series and the PIXMA TR4750i Series. They're affordable too, so there's no big up-front cost, and each is designed to meet the needs of varying home printing requirements.
The PIXMA TS7450i Series is perfect for the home office. It's a 3-in-1 multi-function printer that features scanning and copying, via an intuitive interface based around a 3.7cm OLED display screen. It also includes a 35-page auto document feeder for multi-page scanning and copying, while its auto duplex facility can save money on paper with double-sided printing. The PIXMA TS5350i Series offers the same fast print speeds of 13 ipm (impressions per minute) for mono and 6.8 ipm for colour, and runs on the same cartridges, but in a sleeker design that omits an auto document feeder – so it's ideal for tucking away in a smaller space. Both printers can deliver full-sized A4 borderless photo prints.
The PIXMA TS3550i Series is easy to set up and perfect for those who want a printer that is simple to use, yet still comes with smart features – such as printing from your smartphone. It has a built-in scanner and a 3.8cm LCD screen for easy adjustment of print settings and for scanning and standalone copying. Borderless photo prints are available in sizes of up to 13x18cm, including 10x15cm and 13x13cm. Document print speeds are 7.7 ipm for mono and 4 ipm for colour. The PIXMA TR4750i Series features the same ink cartridges as the PIXMA TS3550i Series but has faster 8.8/4.4 ipm print speeds, adds a 20-page auto document feeder, standalone fax facility and full A4 borderless photo printing.
All of these PIXMA printers come complete with setup cartridges, so you won't have to wait around – you can start printing right away. You can then sign up to a subscription plan if and when you want to. The options are always open, putting you in full control and ensuring that you're not tied into anything that isn't working for you.
"If and when you sign up to one of the subscription plans, you'll be sent a set of cartridges right away," explains Suhaib. "They have a different chipset to regular cartridges you'd buy off the shelf, linking them to your subscription plan and automatically monitoring your ink levels. The cartridges that you're sent can therefore only be used with the printer you've set up on your subscription plan. However, if you cancel your subscription at any time, you can simply go back to using regular cartridges."