updated 09:25 am EDT, Fri September 10, 2004
11 new Canon products
Canon today launched 11 new inkjet and laser products under the PIXMA and imageCLASS brands, which are designed for the home and SOHO markets. Canon introduced five (PIXMA iP4000R, iP5000, iP6000D, and iP8500) single function photo printers, and three All-In-One photo printers (MP130-pictured at right, MP750, and MP780) as well as new imageCLASS laser printer-based multi-function devices. The products are expected to ship later this fall with prices that range from $100 to $1000. [links, more details added]
- Photo Printer is a five color, 4800 x 1200 dpi, photo printer with dual paper feed and two-sided printing capability. The iP4000R features wireless printing via 802.11g and prints at speeds up to 25 ppm in black-and-white and up to 17ppm in color, with 4x6 inch photos printed in as little as 36 seconds. In addition, the PIXMA iP4000R photo printer features Canon's unique five-color ContrastPLUS ink system, which incorporates a dye-based photo-grade black ink tank for photo printing as well as a pigment-based black ink tank for high-quality black text. It is expected to ship in September for $230.
- PIXMA iP5000 Photo Printer is a five color, 9600 x 2400 dpi photo printer with microscopic one picoliter droplet sizes for high-quality and detail using a 1,856 nozzle print head. The iP5000 printer also features two-sided printing, a dual paper path and up to 25 ppm b&w and up to 17 ppm color print speeds. The PIXMA iP5000 photo printer utilizes Canon's ContrastPLUS system. It will ship later this month for $200.
- PIXMA iP6000D Photo Printer is a six color, 4800x1200 dpi photo printer with dual paper feed and two-sided printing capability. The iP6000D features a large 2.5-inch LCD control panel screen for viewing, editing and printing directly from digital camera memory cards as well as the ability to print JPEG images from a cell phone with infrared capabilities. It offers new image search function provides to look for specific images based on the date they were photographed and a color balance function allows for easy adjustment of the color balance of the photo. It is expected to ship in September for $180.
- PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer is a ChromaPLUS eight color, 4800 x 2400 dpi photo printer with higher-resolution 6,144 nozzle print head for better speed and quality. The iP8500 printer can produce a 4 x 6 inch photograph in approximately 23 seconds and features both a dual paper path and two-sided printing. It will ship in October for $350.
- PIXMA MP130 Photo All-in-One is a print/copy/scan device that operates at speeds up to 18 ppm in b&w and up to 13 ppm in color. It features a built-in card reader that allows direct printing from select memory cards and USB 2.0 interface. It will ship in November for $100.
- PIXMA MP750 Photo All-in-One is a print/copy/scan device with a 35-page automatic document feeder, dual paper path and two-sided printing support. Using a five-color ink system, the MP750 unit has a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, and prints at speeds up to 25 ppm in b&w and up to 17 ppm in color. It is expected to ship next month for $250.
- PIXMA MP780 Photo All-in-One is a print/copy/fax/scan device with a 35-page automatic document feeder and Super G3 facsimile transmitting documents in color or b&w. The unit also features a dual paper path and two-sided printing and prints at speeds up to 25 ppm in b&w and up to 17 ppm in color. It will ship in October for $300.
All four new PIXMA models include a second front-feeding paper cassette that accommodates letter-sized media in addition to the standard auto sheet feeder located on top of the printer, which prints all sizes up to letter sized media. The dual-paper path allows the printer to be loaded with both plain paper and photo paper or different sized papers simultaneously, so both documents and photos can be printed without the need for stopping and changing paper. Users can switch easily between the two sources by simply clicking the paper feed selector located on the front of the printer.
Canon, who says it has held the number one U.S. market share position in color and black-and-white copier-based multifunction solutions for 21 of the past 22 years, has introduced a new line of imageCLASS laser printer-based multi-function devices that aggressively target the small/home office (SOHO) market.
- imageCLASS D860/D880 is a desktop monochrome digital copier-based MFP (print/copy/fax) with up to 18 cpm copy speed. The D880 model incorporates the added feature of a Super G3 facsimile function for high-speed document transmission. The D860 will be $600, while the D880 will be $700; both will be available later this month.
- imageCLASS MF3110 is a desktop 21 ppm laser printer-based MFP (print/copy/color scan). The single-function monochrome laser printer will ship in September for $250.
- Color imageCLASS MF8170c is the first sub-$1000 SOHO color laser printer-based MFP (print/copy/fax/scan) with up to 16 ppm b&w and 4 ppm color copy speeds. With built-in network capability and a USB 2.0 interface, the Color imageCLASS MF8170c also offers a 50-sheet auto document feeder, Super G3 facsimile, and 250-sheet paper cassette and 125-sheet multi-purpose tray. It will ship in September for $1000.