Print on with Canon’s next-generation MegaTank printers – where quality meets quantity

A high-yield, high-quality solution for photo printer shops, small businesses and fans of printing photos at home.

Johannesburg, 20 Apr 2021
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Canon PIXMA MegaTank.
Canon PIXMA MegaTank.

Canon Europe announces the expansion of its refillable ink tank colour printer range, with two new printers designed for high-volume photo printing – the three-in-one PIXMA G640 and the single function PIXMA G540. With a FINE print head and set of six ChromaLife 100 dye-based inks, these models produce vivid, bold prints that any photo enthusiast would be proud of. Combined with the MegaTank ink bottles, which enable high-capacity printing, simple maintenance and enhanced media support, this is the ideal solution for photo printer shops that need to meet heavy print demands.

High-quality bold prints on any surface

Giving photo printing services a competitive advantage, the PIXMA G640 and G540 use six dye-based inks, including two new dedicated red and grey dyes for a wider colour range, creating deeper shaded areas and richer colours for vibrant photos with strong contrast. Both models use FINE print head technology for enhanced print quality, which reduces graininess and produces rich colours.

With reduced colour shift across different media types, from double-sided matte to conventional glossy and semi-gloss paper, users are guaranteed consistently high-quality prints on any surface. Photography enthusiasts who want to unleash their creativity can print borderless photos up to A4 and choose from a range of media types such as Canon’s magnetic photo paper for personalising fridge magnets or restickable photo paper for decorating walls.

High-volume photo printing

Designed to meet the high-volume printing demands of commercial photo printing shops, Canon’s latest inkjet printers feature MegaTank ink bottles, which deliver incredibly high page yields. One set of bottles can print around 3 800 4x6 photo prints, meaning fewer bottle refills, less downtime and reduced cost, so businesses can print on with confidence.[i] Coupled with the ability to print a 4x6 photo in under 47 seconds[ii] and a 100-sheet rear feed for uninterrupted printing these models increase productivity, an essential tool for businesses that are experiencing high footfall and need to meet demanding print requirements quickly.

Simple to use, easy to maintain

With useful additions such as the user-replaceable FINE print head[iii] and maintenance cartridge, the PIXMA G640 and G540 make it easy for users to manage the device themselves and reduce downtime. Saving time and effort, the MegaTank ink bottles also feature a fool-proof, key-type nozzle to avoid any errors and require minimal effort to refill.

Designed with efficiency in mind, these printers automatically save energy with the handy Auto Power On/Off, while the two line LCD display simplifies managing printer settings and jobs. The Canon PIXMA G640 and G540 offer WiFi connectivity so photography enthusiasts can wirelessly connect their computers, cameras and smart devices and print their favourite snaps directly via the Canon PRINT App, Mopria for Android or Apple AirPrint for a seamless printing experience.

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Key features PIXMA G640 and G540:

  • Easy refill and high yield MegaTank ink bottles – print 3 800i 4x6 photos from a single set of bottles.
  • Fast print speeds (47 seconds [ii] for 4x6 print).
  • Replaceable maintenance cartridge to significantly reduce downtime.
  • Compatible with a wide variety of media, including magnetic, restickable, iron on transfer, double-sided matte and photo paper.

[i] Page yield is the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 29103 chart and continuous printing simulation with the replacement after initial setup.

[ii] Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.

[iii] Availability dependent on region.

Editorial contacts
Canon South Africa Duschanka Hitzeroth (+27) 012 675 4900
PR Agency – Flume Monica Braganca van der Spuy or Boitumelo Mogano (+27) 087 701 5516 or
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