In this interview, the Regional Sales Director (Middle East) at Canon, Somesh Adukia, shared insights on the essence of digital technology and cloud innovation on Canon G.series printers.
Why has Canon decided to introduce Pixma G Series printers to the Nigerian Market?
The demand for cost effective office printers have significantly increased in Nigeria for offices where high yield printing is the norm. There has also been a boom in demand for home users who enjoy printing all their best photographs. With the Canon Pixma Series, our customers in Nigeria get to enjoy efficient cost effective printing.
How do this new printers work?
The G1400 is a single function printer, while the PIXMA G2400 and PIXMA G3400 & G4400 are all-in-one printers offering print, scan and copy functionalities. We are in an age where internet connectivity drives our day to day personal and professional lives. The G series range are Wi-Fi enabled and offer printing without wires from a PC, as well as smartphones or tablets, with full compatibility with Canon?s new PRINT app.
This Cloud printing lets you send documents and photos to print from anywhere in the world, and remotely print from popular services including Instagram, Google Drive, Facebook, Dropbox and Flickr.
For truly creative photo printing the G series range are also compatible with Canon?s Easy-PhotoPrint+ and are accessible from tablets or a web browser, the software accesses your photos and lets you edit them before printing creative projects such as greeting cards or calendars.
Are there improved innovation on speed and capacity in the printers?
The printers have been designed to cater to customers? needs this is why each printer incorporates a durable FINE print head system for high quality prints at fast speeds, as well as technology that stops air penetrating the ink feeding tubes, ensuring reliability and stability when printing in high volumes.
For prints with high levels of detail the 2pl, 4800x1200dpi print engine offers smooth gradations and fine detail, perfect for intricate documents or high-quality photographs. Each model in the range also prints borderless 4 x 6? photos in as little as 60 seconds.
What makes Pixma G series different?
The new printers all come with Canon?s My Image Garden software, which includes a range of applications including Creative Park. An exclusive software created by Canon that helps you print a variety personalised creations including cards, crafts and even high-detail paper arts, ranging from amateur to artisan professional crafters.
Also the new compact refillable ink tank models combine an aesthetic design and ease of use. The four high-yields, front facing ink tanks are immediately visible, making it simple and fast to check ink levels, while the uniquely designed ink bottles make topping up a quick and mess-free task.
Are the printers available in Nigeria?
The printers are available at all Canon Authorized dealers including, prominent E-Commerce sites like Jumia, Konga and Yudala.
What keeps Canon in the Nigerian market?
Nigeria is one of the largest African markets in terms of potential and GDP, and we feel it is an untapped territory in terms of its potential and growth. It is also an important market due to largest population allowing it to be a key market for Canon.
It is an important hub in Industrial & Production Printing segment, and has a thriving film industry ? all of which Canon can support through our value added services. Our goal is to extend our services to the largest number of customers possible by being closer to them.
What plans do you have for after sales services?
Earlier this year Canon Central and North Africa partnered with three service centers in Nigeria namely Ensure Services, Kontakt and Technology Distribution (TD). These service stations offer total after-sales product repair services in eight locations across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The service centers will also support all B2C products including DSC, DSLR, professional video, OPP inkjet- and laser-printers, projectors and calculators.