updated 09:55 am EST, Mon October 30, 2006
Canon PIXMA MP960 ships
Canon has begun shipping its higher-end PIXMA MP960 all-in-one multi-function printer with a flatbed scanner and copying capability. The device features seven ink tanks to achieve quality rivaling that of photo labs, according to Canon, and the printer completes a best-quality 4 x 6-inch photo in about 35 seconds. The flatbed scanner achieves 4800 x 4800 dpi while minimizing light distortion, offering auto exposure correction as a copier to prevent the transparency effect when working with thin pages. Unifying all three roles is the previously introduced scroll wheel interface that controls the visual menu system on the MP960's built-in 3.5-inch LCD, according to Electronista. The PIXMA MP960 is shipping for $400.