Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Canon 08/22/2005 Press Release
Press Releases - August 22, 2005
Canon Launches Four New PIXMA Photo All-In-One Printers That Provide Customers With Variety Of Choices And Price Points
The latest Canon PIXMA models include the Canon PIXMA MP800 Photo All-In-One, Canon PIXMA MP500 Photo All-In-One, Canon PIXMA MP450 Photo All-In-One and Canon PIXMA MP170 Photo All-In-One.
"Along with being able to perform a variety of important tasks well including printing, copying and scanning documents and photos, we wanted every PIXMA Photo All- In-One printer to be able to do one essential thing – print great photos – and these latest four additions to the line are no exception," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. "Our new Photo All-In-One’s provide great options for the home office that can be shared with the entire family – kids included and take full advantage of the technological advances Canon has pioneered including the new Canon ChromaLife100 system that can help to better preserve photos and the Canon FINE print head system which Canon launched in 1999. With the Canon FINE print head system, customers can get borderless photo lab quality prints amazingly quickly."
The New ChromaLife100 System
All four new Canon PIXMA photo all-in-one printers use Canon’s breakthrough ChromaLife100 system, which produces prints on select genuine Canon photo papers that 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.
Unlike some competitors that only test for ozone degradation, Canon has tested the ChromaLife100 system against three types of gases to simulate realistic conditions – ozone, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide. Prints produced on Canon Photo Paper Pro with the other elements of the ChromaLife100 system had an up to ten-year gas fastness when exposed to open air. ChromaLife100 prints, when created on Canon Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy, had up to 30-yearlight fastness when displayed under glass.
Advanced Print Head Technology – A Canon Innovation
Launched globally by Canon in 1999, the Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (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 uses a ground-breaking high-performance multi-nozzle print head with up to 6,144 nozzles that ejects consistent and microscopic ink droplets. The results are high-resolution photos with greater detail and clarity in less time.
"Canon, long a leader in inkjet printing, was the first manufacturer with a fully- integrated photolithographic inkjet print head, and the first to offer products with the many benefits that this print head technology provides," said Charles LeCompte, president of Lyra Research, a market research firm.
Canon PIXMA MP800 Photo All-In-OneA premium photo all-in-one performer with a large 3.5-inch color LCD viewer, the new Canon PIXMA MP800 model delivers excellent print-copy-scan performance. Able to print up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi with microscopic droplets as small as one picoliter using FINE print head technology, this new all-in-one offers top-notch quality. Along with using the ChromaLife100 system for long lasting, beautiful photos, the PIXMA MP800 can print borderless 4x6 inch photos with photo lab quality in approximately 36 seconds with the default setting in the printer driver . It offers direct photo printing from select memory cards and PictBridge ready devices and quick printing, copying and scanning of photos and documents. Plus, like all the new PIXMA Photo All- In-Ones, this model offers duplex printing as a built-in feature, a market first for Canon. The PIXMA MP800 All-In-One can also scan 35mm negatives and slides (six negatives or four slides) with up to 19200 x 19200 dpi software enhanced resolution. Wireless printing to the PIXMA MP800 model is also possible from select devices with an optional Bluetooth adapter . In addition, it offers support for IrDA wireless printing as a standard from devices such as mobile phones. The Canon PIXMA MP800 all- in-one printer will carry an estimated selling price of .99 .
Canon PIXMA MP500 Photo All-In-OneThe Canon PIXMA MP500 model is an advanced all-in-one performer with a 2.5-inch color LCD viewer. It can print up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi2 images with microscopic droplets as small as one picoliter using FINE print head technology. Along with using the ChromaLife100 system, the PIXMA MP500 model can print borderless 4x6-inch photos with photo lab quality in approximately 51 seconds3. It offers built-in two-sided printing and has a second paper tray cassette for convenient paper selection. Direct photo printing is available from select memory cards8 and PictBridge ready devices. Wireless printing is also possible on the MP500 model from select devices with an optional Bluetooth adapter5. In addition, it offers support for IrDA wireless printing as a standard from devices such as mobile phones. This model will retail for an estimated selling price of .99 .
Canon PIXMA MP450 Photo All-In-OneOn the new Canon PIXMA MP450 Photo All-In-One, customers can print, copy, scan and directly print photos with the help of this model’s 1.9-inch color LCD viewer. The MP450 model can print up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi2 with microscopic droplets as small as two picoliters using the FINE cartridge system. Borderless 4x6-inch photo lab quality photos are possible on the MP450 Photo All-In-One in approximately 55 seconds3. Along with employing the ChromaLife100 system for long lasting, beautiful photos, the MP450 model offers direct photo printing from select memory cards and PictBridge ready devices. This photo all-in-one also prints, copies and scans documents quickly and easily and offers wireless printing from select devices with an optional Bluetooth adapter5. In addition, it offers support for IrDA wireless printing as a standard from devices such as mobile phones. It will sell for an estimated selling price of .99.
Canon PIXMA MP170 Photo All-In-OneWith the affordably priced PIXMA MP170 model, customers can get more done right at home thanks to this model’s printing, copying, scanning and direct photo printing performance. The MP170 photo all-in-one can print up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi with microscopic droplets as small as 2 picoliters using the FINE cartridge system. The ChromaLife100 system is also used on this machine which can print borderless 4x6-inch photos with photo lab quality in approximately 55 seconds3. Direct photo printing is possible from select memory cards and PictBridge ready devices and the model can copy photos and documents with its versatile copy functions. It can scan quickly and easily thanks to its USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection10 which is standard on all the new photo all-in-one models. The MP170 photo all-in-one will sell for an estimated price of .99.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2004, with global revenues of .3 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.