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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.

Canon printer for creative learning

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.

The Perfect Printer for Photography Students

Drawing on five individual inks, the Canon PIXMA TS6360a 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 TS6360a Series can be used wirelessly and works seamlessly with the Canon Print 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.

The Perfect Printer for Independent Business Owners

Equipped with Canon's new mega-sized tanks, the Canon MAXIFY Megatank GX7060 users can print, scan, copy, and connect to the cloud via the Canon PRINT app and benefit from compatibility with existing software and technology platforms including AirPrint and Mopria.

Equipped with Canon's new mega-sized tanks, the MAXIFY GX7060 MegaTank boasts printing yields of up to 6,000 B&W A4 prints and up to 14,000 colour prints per set of ink bottles, reducing the need to think about replacing your printer's ink as frequently. In addition to delivering high-quality documents, the MAXIFY GX7060 MegaTank offers compatibility with a wide range of media types and sizes. Create personalised letterheads, brochures, windowed envelopes, and banners up to 1.2m in length.

4. Creative Families Looking for New Ways to Share and Create

Social media is a fantastic way to share your most loved images, however being able to print and share physical copies of these memories can have an everlasting impression. Create meaningful gifts, like scrapbooks or recipe books, and share all of your favourite places, moments, or recipes that will last for generations.

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The Perfect Printer for Creative Prints

The SELPHY Square QX10 is a portable and compact printer that produces beautifully bright and clear square photo prints, reproducing colours faithfully and expressing black tones well. The 1:1 square shaped photo paper also has an option to peel the back for a sticky surface, perfect for scrapbooking and printing on the go. You can also get creative with filters, stickers, and frames on your prints. Simply download the free SELPHY Photo Layout 2.0 app, connect your phone to your printer via Wi-Fi and follow the instructions.

Just like the larger Canon SELPHY CP1300, the SELPHY Square QX10 uses a Dye-Sublimation printing method, meaning you will get long lasting prints that will stand the test of time, along with water and dust resistance.

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-200, PIXMA PRO-300 and imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 are incredible 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-300 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.