Canon have announce three new lower end photo printers. The first two, the PIXMA MP470 and PIXMA MP210 are low cost photo printers with copying and scanning ability, making them ideal for a small office or a dorm room. The MP470 has a built in LCD. slots for memory cards and provision for an optional Bluetooth adapter. It's priced at $99.99. Both printers use Canon's Chromalife inks which are good for prints with a 100 year life when stored in an achival quality photo album.
The third new printer is the SELPHY CP740, a small, portable printer for 4x6 prints (though it can print up to 4x8"). It has a built in LCD screen, rechargable battery and card reader and will sell for under $100. Unlike many earlier Canon portable printers, the CP740 is an ink jet printer rather than a dye sublimation printer.
Here are the Canon press releases on these printers:
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 2, 2007 Designed with style and packed with performance, the Canon PIXMA MP470 and MP210 Photo All-In-One (AIO) printers announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., deliver new ease-of-use and printing technology, boast approximately 46-second 4" x 6" borderless photo printing speeds,1 and offer functionality in a stylish, compact package. Perfect for the dorm room or home office, both models provide printing, scanning and copying features and require the same amount of desktop space that many single function printers occupy.
Adding to the current line of cutting-edge Canon All-In-One Printers, both the PIXMA MP470 and PIXMA MP210 Photo AIOs will be the first products to utilize the new "AutoImage Fix" and "Quick Start" features. AutoImage Fix includes a function that automatically analyzes and categorizes the scenes in photographs to ensure that each individual scene is optimized in accordance with the scene types such as Portrait, Scenery, Snapshot etc.- These latest AIO's make sure that the entire photo printing process from editing to printing is easier.
Waiting a long time for start-up will be a thing of the past thanks to the Canon Quick Start feature that allows the user to start using the AIO in a matter of seconds. Now users can press the power button and watch their AIO fire up almost immediately, without long delays between pressing the power button and actually seeing the user interface on the screen. Running late for class and needing to make one more copy will not be an issue with either of these new printers. Just hit the power button and you will be ready to operate in no time.
"All-In-One Printers have been on the rise for more than a year," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "Having a small machine that can copy, print and scan for student projects, photo albums, home scrap-booking or crafting is very desirable. Canon's aim with these printers is to raise the bar for performance, design and ease-of-use, while still maintaining a value price point."
Consumers interested in printing beautiful photos will enjoy the 1.8" flip-up LCD panel, as well as the two-cartridge, four-color printing system. With a minimum two-picoliter droplet size and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi color resolution2 and text print speeds of up to 22 ppm in black and up to 17 ppm in color1, this printer will continue to strengthen Canon's reputation for building high quality and fast multifunction printers. The LCD panel is especially helpful for users printing directly from compatible memory cards3 because it allows them to view and choose the pictures to print right on the screen. The MP470 Photo All-In-One will also feature direct photo printing capabilities, a high-speed USB 2.0 connection, memory card slots, PictBridge connection and an optional Bluetooth wireless connection.4 The estimated selling price for the PIXMA MP470 Photo All-In-One is $99.995, and the BU-20 Bluetooth adapter has an estimated selling price of $49.99.5
Aimed at the college student and home photo printing customer, the PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One features a maximum of 4800 x 1200 dpi color resolution2, and a minimum two-picoliter droplet size to deliver outstanding photo quality. Text printing speeds are up to 22 pages per minute (ppm) for black and up to 17 ppm for color1, providing users with high speed to go along with high quality. Additional features include the Advanced Z-Lid expansion top to help scan bulkier items and high-speed USB 2.0 and PictBridge connections. The Advanced Z-Lid expansion top allows the user to place large notebooks or materials for scanning on the platen glass and holds them down for a more clear copy or scan. The estimated selling price for the Canon MP210 Photo All-In-One is $79.99.5
ChromaLife 100 System
The PIXMA MP470 and MP210 Photo All-In-One printers use the Canon's ChromaLife100 system, along with FINE print head technology for long-lasting photo prints. When using select genuine Canon photo papers, prints can resist fading for up to 100 years when stored in an archival quality photo album. The 100-year-lifespan rivals that of many traditional film-based photos, long considered by consumers to be the benchmark for image permanence. Prints produced on Canon Photo Paper Pro with ChromaLife100 have up to a ten-year gas fastness when exposed to open air. ChromaLife100 prints when created using Canon Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy, have up to a 30-year light fastness when displayed under glass.6
Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE)
Launched globally by Canon in 1999, the Canon FINE advanced print head technology is one of the keys to the impressive speed and high photo quality in PIXMA photo all-in-one printers. FINE technology uses a ground-breaking high-performance multi-nozzle print engine that ejects consistent and microscopic ink droplets. The results are high-resolution photos with great detail and clarity in less time.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 2, 2007 Scrapbookers and digital photographers have a new reason to celebrate: Canon U.S.A., Inc. has just announced an addition to their compact photo printer line-up that prints superb digital images that can last for years to come.
Designed to make printing images a breeze, the SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer features a two-inch color LCD display, red-eye correction and multiple direct printing options that can enable anyone to make amazing prints without a computer.
"This printer is ideal for anyone who hopes to produce long-lasting memories with no hassle," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "Especially with the popularity of scrapbooks, crafting, and even personalized postcards printed while on vacation, the SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer can make great quality prints and postcards. And, at an estimated selling price just under $1001, it's an affordable way to make memories that last."
A Personal Photo Lab
The SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer exemplifies Canon's commitment to making user-friendly products. The two-inch color LCD screen enables consumers to view their images and select only their favorite images to print. Say hello to reducing red-eye with the Canon's red-eye correction technology. Improving those evil-eyed shots is a snap as the SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer automatically detects and helps to correct red-eye problems. Photos of people are therefore enhanced before users hit "print." In addition to being compact and light-weight, the SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer prints borderless, full-photo lab quality, 4"x6" image in approximately 58 seconds2.
A Scrapbooker's Delight
The SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer is perfect for consumers who prefer the ease of printing their pictures from home, and it is ideal for scrapbookers who want the flexibility of printing as they create. With the SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo printer, Canon makes it easier for crafters to tote their own printer to cropping parties and scrapbooking events. Consumers can create their scrapbook page layout or project templates, and then print exactly the images they need on the spot. It is as simple as inserting a compatible memory card3 into the printer, selecting the image to print and letting the SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer do the rest. When used with compatible genuine Canon high quality paper and ink5, the SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer produces images that resist fading for up to 100 years4 when placed in an archival photo album, so photos can be enjoyed for generations.
The SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer will be available this fall for an estimated selling price of $99.991.