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5 Types of People Who Need a Printer

Whether you’re embarking on a new creative career, starting your own business or raising a family, having access to Canon printing power in your home or workplace is a fantastic way to boost productivity and unleash your true creative potential.

Find out if you're one of the five types of people who benefit most from having access to their own printer – and find the perfect model for you.

1. Parents Who Want to Make Learning More Creative

Your children’s creativity knows no limits and having direct access to a home printer will allow them to grow, learn and express themselves freely. Whether it be working on important homework assignments for school or exploring new creative interests over the weekend, they’ll soon have all sorts of wonderful things to print out and pin up in your home.

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The Perfect Printer for Families with Small Children

The Canon PIXMA Home TS9565 is a compact A3-capable printer with an A4-scanner and copier. Its large 10.8cm touchscreen is bright and intuitive, making it extremely quick to set up and navigate – your kids will be teaching you how to use it in no time! As well as a wide range of quality paper stock to choose from, you can also experiment with a selection of creative printing options. Use Canon’s magnetic and re-stickable photo paper to show off your little one’s latest masterpieces in your home, or encourage them to unleash their inner designer with the fun Nail Sticker Creator app (available for both iOS and Android).

You can also create your own wrapping paper and scrapbook pages directly from the touchscreen, with a choice of 45 vibrant patterns. Canon’s free online Creative Park service is another fun feature, with tons of templates to help create and print everything from personalised cards and decorations to face masks, paper dolls and model spaceships.

2. Photography Students in Search of Their Own Style

Whether you’re a passionate enthusiast or a full-time photography student, being able to review your work in a tangible format is a sure-fire way to develop your skills. Get feedback on your latest prints from teachers and fellow photographers, or give them as gifts to your friends and loved ones.

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The Perfect Printer for Photography Students

Drawing on six individual inks, the Canon PIXMA TS8260 Series prints high-quality borderless images at up to A4 size. This allows you to get up close and personal with your work and learn something new from each and every print.

The PIXMA TS8260 Series can be used wirelessly and works seamlessly with the Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY app (available for iOS and Android), meaning you can print directly from your smartphone or tablet.

3. Independent Business Owners Looking for Complete Creative Freedom

Give your home office a touch of professionalism or empower your staff with quick and efficient Canon printing. Having convenient access to your own printer will allow you to conceptualise and execute creative marketing campaigns and craft your own promotional material in the comfort of your own workspace. Save time, cut costs, and streamline your communications.

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The Perfect Printer for Independent Business Owners

The sleek and stylish Canon PIXMA Home TS9560 Series can print large documents up to A3 in size, making it ideal for sharing important ideas and information with your clients and colleagues. This compact but powerful printer will also enable you to create professional-looking booklets directly from its intuitive 10.8cm touchscreen. The Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) makes it quick and easy to copy and scan a document of up to 20 pages in one go (A4, Letter or Legal size), without having to scan each page individually.

The PIXMA Home TS9560 Series is integrated into a smart office setup and compatible with Amazon Alexa*. Print checklists and other documents simply by giving voice commands such as “Alexa, start Canon Printer” to your Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. You can also use voice commands to check your printer’s remaining ink levels.

4. Creative Influencers Looking for New Ways to Share and Connect

Social media is a fantastic way to share your creations, but being able to print and share physical copies of your work can help you connect with your audience in a whole new way. Give prints as gifts to your most loyal followers or share them with fellow influencers at your next networking event and make more meaningful connections.

Canon printer for creative influencers
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The Perfect Printer for Creative Influencers

The SELPHY CP1300 is a portable and compact printer that will fit neatly in your travel bag. It works wirelessly and allows you to print directly from your smartphone or Wi-Fi enabled camera. Take it with you on your next trip and print beautiful images up to 102x152mm (4x6 inches) while you’re still on location. Or snap a few selfies with your new influencer friends to hand out as fun “business cards”.

5. Fine Art Photographers Looking for Complete Creative Control

Printing your work is the final stage of the creative process and is every bit as important as the time you spend editing your images. Whether you’re printing your photographs for exhibition or to sell to customers, having the power of pro quality printing in your own home or studio will give you complete creative control. There’s no better way to ensure that your images are displayed precisely as you want.

Image of print out by Kirk Richards
Image credit: Kirk Richards

Perfect Printer for Fine Art Photographers

The PIXMA PRO-100S, PIXMA PRO-10S and imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 are award-winning A2 printers designed to work perfectly with premium quality fine art papers and canvases. They use dedicated monochrome inks, giving you uncompromising colour precision and those rich, high-density blacks that you expect to see on gallery walls. An added benefit of using the PRO-10S and Pro-1000 printers is that they use pigment-based inks, ensuring your prints retain their true colours for many decades to come. This is the most reliable choice for pros who want to exhibit their work in the best possible way.

Discover our full range of printers and see which one is right for you here.

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