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Designer looks, high street priced printers - PIXMA brings designer looks to entry-level photo printing with the launch of the PIXMA iP1800 and PIXMA iP2500.
Canon PIXMA iP1800
Canon brings a refreshing sense of style to entry-level printing with the launch of the PIXMA iP1800 and PIXMA iP2500. Combining high print speeds with photo lab quality output, the printers’ distinctive cube design – finished in deep gleam black – is styled to catch the imagination of design-conscious consumers on a budget.
“The distinctive design of the iP1800 and iP2500 allows PIXMA’s entry-level models to stand apart from the competition,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “Combining stylish design, media handling and print head technology, both new PIXMAs are perfect first home photo printers.”
The new PIXMA iP1800 and PIXMA iP2500 feature:
Stylish, eye-catching new designs
Affordable and fast photo lab quality printing with ChromaLife1001 for excellent print longevity. Advanced FINE2 Cartridge system, including pigment black ink for crisp, sharp text and high quality dye-based inks for photos Creative CD and Matte Photo Paper supplied (iP2500)
Designer home photo labs
Intuitive and easy-to-use, PIXMA makes home photo printing simple and fun. The iP1800 and iP2500 are coloured in deep gleam black with a reflective mirror finish; the iP2500 is offset by eye-catching sweeping silver arc-lines. Stylish yet robust, the new models make great additions to any household.
Outstanding photo lab quality at speed
Photo lab quality prints are ready in seconds. Employing Micro-Nozzles to fire ink droplets as small as 2pl onto the page, the maximum 4800x1200dpi resolution FINE print head delivers superior quality prints. Combining precision with speed, the iP1800 delivers a 10x15cm (4”x6”) borderless photograph in just 70 seconds. The new iP2500 produces a perfect photo print in just 55 seconds. Impressive document print speeds are also achieved: 20/16 ppm (mono/colour: iP1800) and 22/17 ppm (mono/colour: iP2500).
Both PIXMA entry-level models are supplied with a FINE colour cartridge and a separate black pigment ink cartridge. The combination ensures high quality printing for all types of output, including text and web documents, as well as photos. With the ChromaLife100 system, prints stored in an album last as long as 100 years.
In addition to Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint and Easy-LayoutPrint software,4 the new PIXMA iP2500 is supplied with an exclusive creative kit, comprising a CD-ROM and 30 sheets of Matte Photo Paper. The CD contains a range of creative projects for users to explore. For more creative print ideas, customers can visit www.canon-europe.com/pixma.
The PIXMA iP1800 and iP2500 are bundled with Canon image control software:
Easy-PhotoPrint – provides three easy steps to printing photos. Assisting with options such as media selection and scaling, it includes features such as Face Sharpening for out-of-focus face correction, Red Eye Correction and Digital Face Smoothing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Easy-LayoutPrint – helps users create and print photo albums, calendars, stickers and other basic layouts and is a new addition to the family of Canon easy software.
The iP1800 and iP2500 are compatible with Windows Vista (32bit/64bit)/XP/XP 64-bit Edition/2000 and Mac OS X v 10.2.8 to 10.4.
Canon’s competitive advantage in printer hardware technology is fully realised when genuine Canon photo grade media and inks are used. The diverse and growing range of Canon media is developed specifically to work in combination with Canon’s FINE inkjet print technology. Photo papers and media are available in a wide range of formats (including mini stickers), finishes (from matte to semi-gloss to super high gloss) and sizes: from credit card, 4”x6” and 5”x7”. Wide size (4”x7.1”) to 8”x10” and A4. Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use” (GP-501) is ideal as an affordable way of sharing digital photographs. The flagship Photo Paper Pro (PR-101) offers the highest grade professional results with ultimate durability. A double-sided photo paper (PP-101D 5”x7” and PP-101D A4) is also available together with a high quality Photo Album Kit (PAK-101).
FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
Canon's patented FINE semi-conductor manufacturing technique creates extraordinary print speeds for both photo and document printing by producing exceptionally long print heads with high nozzle count and density. These get more ink on the page in less time than is possible with traditional inkjet technology, delivering fast borderless photo prints.
FINE also achieves virtually grain free photo lab quality by delivering millions of microscopic droplets at a minimum size of 2pl each second with extremely high consistency and accuracy from approximately 10m diameter Micro-Nozzles.
For improved fade resistance, PIXMA supports Canon’s ChromaLife100: a system of genuine Canon dye-based inks, which deliver exceptionally broad colour gamut, and specialised photo paper designed to work together with FINE print heads. This technology triangle of nozzle design, ink and media produces prints that rival silver halide quality and longevity. Prints resist fading for 100 years when album-stored, 30 years when displayed under glass and 10 years when exposed to the effects of the air.
Availability and pricing
The PIXMA iP1800 will be available from March 2007 for £39.00 RRP inc. VAT / €59.00 RRP inc. VAT and the PIXMA iP2500 will be available from March 2007 for £49.00 RRP inc. VAT / €75.00 RRP inc. VAT.