Canon’s new PIXMA inkjet printers promise a ‘revolution in printing’ – plus a smart new look – for home and office users.
: Canon’s new PIXMA inkjet printers promise a ‘revolution in printing’ – plus a smart new look – for home and office users.
Capable of printing a 10 x 15 cm borderless photo print in approximately 36 seconds, this model features Canon’s ContrastPLUS 5-colour individual tank ink system with a dedicated photo black tank for improved image contrast. It also has an automatic duplex unit for double-sided printing and a dual paper path, which consists of the regular auto sheet feeder plus a front-loading paper cassette, which allows easy switching between plain and photo paper. The iP3000 (RRP $249) has similar specifications to the iP4000 but uses four ink tanks and its printing speed is slightly slower. Both these models come with direct CD/DVD printing facilities.
The entry-level iP1000 model (RRP $89) features 5 picolitre FINE technology and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution. It can print borderless photos up to 12.7 x 17.8 cm in size and will produce a 10 x 15 cm photo print in 55 seconds.
The new PIXMA printers are all PictBridge and Bubble Jet Direct compatible and all are supplied with Canon’s comprehensive software suite and drivers for Windows and Mac PCs. They are due for release in September and October and details will be posted on the Canon website (www.canon.com.au) shortly before the release date.