Canon rolls out next generation photo printers


Canon is a household name when it coems to printers, and this time round we have a couple of those on parade for the masses – the PIXMAP MP480 and the PIXMA MP190. Both of these will fall under the all-in-one fold, featuring printing, scanning and copying functionality as well as interesting and practical features such as a new Auto Scan Mode that detects the type of document being scanned – Photo, Post Card, Business Card, Magazine, Newspaper, Document – and is smart enough to crop and save files to PDF or JPEG format based on image type automatically. That surely takes out a whole lot of guesswork, and you don’t have to tear your hair out in frustration as you try to teach your aged dad or mom on the finer points in scanning along with the plethora of settings most scanning software comes with.

The MP480 and MP190 will both utilize Canon’s two-cartridge, four-color FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology that boasts a minimum two-picoliter droplet size and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi color resolution. Not only that, Canon’s very own ChromaLife 100 and 100+ dye ink systems, when used in tandem with Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), will result in long-lasting lab-quality prints with enhanced fade resistance that is touted to last way longer that you’ll ever be around – like 300 years, dude! Not only that, both printers can be used to print custom wraparound photo hardcovers while the Photo Album 3″x 3″ Pocket Size is suitable for printing small pocket-sized albums that hold up to a dozen different photos.

The MP480 will retail for $99.99, while the MP190 is less expensive at $69.99 to help out the budget-conscious market. You can choose to throw in the BU-30 Bluetooth adapter with the former for another $49.99 to get on with the wireless printing program in your home/office.

Source: Gizmag

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