Canon Releases New Pixma Printers

Posted by at 5:48 pm on July 7, 2009

Canon has announced the addition of two new Pixma Photo All-In-One (AIO) Printers along with one new Selphy Compact Photo Printer. The two new Pixma printers utilize Canon’s FINE print head technology, which has been recognized by consumers for its ability to deliver quality and performance simultaneously, whether printing images or business documents since its inception 10 years ago. Furthermore, with the overall ease-of-use, innovative design and affordability of these new printers, consumers will have many different options to choose from when deciding on how best to fulfill their printing needs.

The new and improved Auto Photo Fix II feature helps assure that images printed will be of superb quality while reproducing the vibrant colors that were first captured in the image. This technology resolves many common photo printing errors, such as underexposed images, through Multi-Zone Exposure Correction and improvements in overall face detection, scene analysis plus brightness and saturation correction. All of the new Pixma printers feature this technology along with Easy-WebPrint EX1 software which will make printing out documents from the web that much easier. The Auto Clip feature allows for consumers to select a specific part of a Web page that they would like to have printed rather than printing out the whole page which will help users conserve their ink supply.

“The addition of these new printers to the product line-up further demonstrates the Canon commitment to providing consumers with high-quality digital imaging solutions at an affordable price,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “The addition of new technologies such as Auto Photo Fix II will help to resolve issues consumers have had in the past with images, such as red eye removal, while improving the overall image quality at the same time.”

For the consumer who wants and needs to have a printer that can print, copy and scan, the new Canon Pixma Photo AIO Printers provide all this and more. The new Pixma MP560 Wireless2 Photo AIO Printer is the most compact Canon inkjet printer to have both wireless capabilities and built-in Auto Duplex Printing. This new AIO Printer, the successor to the popular Pixma MP620 Wireless Photo AIO Printer, also is the first Canon Pixma Printer to have the ability to print out pictures directly from a USB Flash Memory device3. With a new sleek design, the Pixma MP560 Photo AIO Printer features five individual ink tanks with the ChromaLife100+ ink system providing more vibrant and longer-lasting photos. The Pixma MP560 printer can print out a photo-lab quality borderless 4″x 6″ in approximately 39 seconds6. The 2.0-inch LCD screen and integrated Easy-Scroll Wheel allow for easy navigation through menus and viewing images. Under the new ISO print speed standard, the Pixma MP560 AIO Photo Printer will deliver output at approximately 9.2 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 6.0 ipm for color4. The estimated retail price of the Pixma MP560 Photo AIO Printer is $149.995.

The new Canon Pixma MP490 AIO Photo Printer offers high-quality at a very affordable price point. This printer utilizes the ChromaLife100+ four-color ink system and can print out a photo-lab quality borderless 4″ x 6″ photo in approximately 43 seconds6. FINE technology is unique in the inkjet printing world enabling the Pixma MP490 AIO Photo Printer to produce high quality prints without sacrificing speed. The Pixma MP490 Photo AIO Printer also boasts a 1.8-inch LCD screen and a self-opening output tray which helps to prevent any paper jams. The template printing feature has been enhanced to now include 11 different templates, which now include schedules and handwriting paper. Under the new ISO print speed standard, the Pixma MP490 Photo AIO Printer will create letter-sized documents at approximately 8.4 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 4.8 ipm for color4. The Pixma MP490 Photo AIO Printer will have an estimated retail price of $99.99

Also announced is the new Selphy CP790 Photo Printer. This new compact photo printer has been upgraded with a new stylish green color with a convenient storage basket, which not only houses the printer, but also stores accessories including paper, ink cartridge and the power cord.

The new Creative Options allow users to add their own creative touch to photos before cropping them on the 3.0-inch LCD screen. One of the new Creative Options is the Photo Diary Creative Print. This feature allows users to choose from six different layouts, six background colors, and 18 clip art stamps to personalize their photos. This truly portable printer features an optional battery and memory card slots7 allowing for printing on-the-go without the need of a computer.

The Selphy CP790 Compact Photo Printer produces images of a higher quality than the previous model due to enhancements to the Portrait Image Optimize feature. The Face Detection brightness correction and color cast correction have been vastly improved so that skin tones and faces will be produced with more natural and realistic colors. The Canon Selphy CP790 Compact Photo Printer prints a 4″x6″ photo in approximately 43 seconds,8 which is 10% faster than the previous model. The Canon Selphy CP790 Compact Photo Printer carries an estimated retail price of $179.99 with the optional NB-CP2L battery pack carrying an estimated retail price of $79.99.

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