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Canon’s new Maxify GX5070 arrives in Singapore as a “print-only” printer

By Ken Wong - on 11 May 2022, 3:07pm

Canon’s new Maxify GX5070 arrives in Singapore as a “print-only” printer

The Maxify GX5070 has a two-line LCD panel for options. Image source: Canon.

Canon has expanded its Maxify GX range of ink efficient, ink tank printers with the launch of the GX5070 in Singapore today.  

It represents something of an anachronism being that it is a print-only printer. Most printers targeting SMBs these days tend to be more AIO-based with the ability to print, scan, copy, and sometimes fax. Indeed, the others in the GX series, the GX6070 and GX7070 are AIOs and correspondingly more expensive.

Beyond its fast print speeds, one nice feature of the GX5070 even though it isn’t an AIO, is that it is still capable of doing auto two-sided printing. And since it uses pigment inks, there is little chance of smudging or of any of the print colours running.

Canon envisages the GX5070 being used in SMBs looking for high-volume, low-cost printing, like a clinic where only prescriptions, receipts, and medical certificates need to be printed, said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations at Canon Singapore.

To support its high-volume printing, the GX5070 comes with high-volume ink bottles that print up to 14,000 pages in colour or 6,000 pages in grayscale. There is even an economy print mode that can stretch this out to 21,000 and 9,000 pages in colour and grayscale, respectively.

The GX5070 has a 350-sheet capacity, small footprint, and a user-replaceable maintenance cartridge so the owner can do the maintenance themselves without the printer needing any downtime.  

We asked Teoh if Canon would consider offering customers a subscription service similar to HP’s Instant Ink service that was launched earlier this year and he said that customers could easily find the replacement inks and papers needed through Canon’s online channels, but Canon was studying the market and how the HP programme did before making a decision.


Pricing and availability

The ink tanks have unique tops so you can't fill them with the wrong colour.

The Canon Maxify GX5070 is available now for S$599 from authorised Canon retailers.


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