Four new A4 photo printers will join Canon’s line-up next month under the ‘Pixma’ brand name.


: Four new A4 photo printers will join Canon’s line-up next month under the ‘Pixma’ brand name.
Top of the range is the Pixma iP8500 (RRP $599), which delivers professional quality output and features a ChromaPLUS eight-colour ink set. Next in line is the Pixma iP6000D (RRP $499), which uses six separate ink tanks and has card slots for direct printing from all popular memory cards. The Pixma iP5000 (RRP $349) has a ContrastPLUS five-colour ink set with separate ink cartridges and is suitable for both photo and document printing. The Pixma iP4000R (RRP $449) is a wireless-enabled version of the existing iP4000 model, which incorporates fast wireless (IEEE802.11g) printing and Ethernet connectivity.


The iP8500, iP6000 and iP4000R models feature 2-picolitre FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology and deliver up to 4800 x 2400 dpi printing resolution. The iP5000 offers 1-piclitres FINE technology and has a top output resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. All four printers can handle a range of paper sizes from 10 x 15 snapshot prints to A4 size and borderless printing is supported. All models have a built-in auto duplex unit for double-sided paper printing. A key feature of the new models is their dual paper path, which allows paper to be loaded from the standard sheet feeder or front-mounted paper cassette. This means two different types and/or sizes of paper can be loaded simultaneously. The space-saving body design of the new models also allows them to be placed on shelves or against walls and their PictBridge compatibility lets users make prints directly from connected digital cameras or camcorders.
The new Pixma printers are due to ship in early October. For full product details, go to or phone Canon’s information line on 1800 021 167.