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Canon release iP4300 upgrade - Europe’s bestselling inkjet printer just got better.
Canon today updates its range of Pixma photo printers with the introduction of the iP4500 and iP3500. Replacing the iP4300 - Europe’s bestselling inkjet printer – the iP4500 employs 1pl droplets for a class-leading resolution of up to 9600 x 2400dpi. A photo lab quality 10 x 15cm print takes just 21 seconds, 58 percent faster than its predecessor. The mid-range iP3500 succeeds the iP3300, achieving a photo print speed of 47 seconds. Featuring stylish new designs with a black mirror finish, the two models also introduce new software that enhances image quality during the printing process.
“The iP4500 and iP3500 signal the ongoing evolution of Pixma,” explained Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “By raising performance without raising prices, Canon continues to drive the market for affordable, lab quality home photo printing.”
The iP4500 and iP3500 feature:
- Fine print heads with 1pl droplets and 96001 x 2400dpi resolution (iP4500) or 2pl droplets and 48001 x 1200dpi resolution (iP3500)
- Single Ink tanks for minimal ink wastage
- High quality photo prints in 21 seconds (iP4500) or 47 seconds (iP3500)
- Canon’s ChromaLife100 system for prints that last up to 100 years
- Advanced media handling – two paper trays, CD/DVD printing, auto-duplex
- PictBridge support for PC-less photo printing
- Easy-PhotoPrint EX software for printing photos, calendars, albums and more
- Superior prints at exceptional speeds
Photo quality prints are delivered at higher speeds than before thanks to advances in Canon’s Fine technology. The iP4500 achieves a range-leading speed of just 21 seconds for a 10 x 15cm borderless photograph. With a maximum resolution of 96001 x 2400dpi, it delivers 1pl droplets for ultimate photo lab quality. The iP3500 has a print resolution of 48001 x 1200dpi, employing ink droplets as small as 2pl to deliver smooth, virtually grain-free results.
To minimise wastage, both models use Canon’s individually replaceable Single Inks. Cyan, magenta and yellow dye inks are used for photos, while a separate black pigment ink ensures crisp, sharp text when printing documents. The iP4500 employs a five ink ContrastPLUS system, adding an extra black dye ink for superior contrast in photos. All dye inks support ChromaLife100 when used with Genuine Canon photo paper, ensuring print longevity of up to 100 years for photos stored in an album.
Versatile print options
The iP4500 and iP3500 incorporate a range of features to extend printing options and creative possibilities. The iP3500 supports two-way paper feeding, allowing the user to switch between photo and document print jobs without having to switch paper. The iP4500 adds further convenience with auto-duplex functionality and comes supplied with a DVD/CD tray for printing directly onto compatible discs. PictBridge support on both models enables direct printing of images from compatible digital cameras and camcorders.
Automatic photo correction
Further enhancing print quality, the supplied Easy-PhotoPrint EX software introduces Auto Image Fix – a newly developed feature that automatically corrects common photo flaws prior to printing. The system analyses images using Face Detection and Scene Analysis, then optimises settings such as contrast, tone and saturation. Auto Image Fix is particularly effective at correcting problems with backlit faces or underexposed shots – automatically boosting face tones and brightness for accurate, natural-looking results.
The iP4500 and iP3500 will be available from September 2007 priced at £59.00 and £79.00 inclusive of VAT. For more information on Canon products, please visit their website.