January 24, 2008 – Aimed at the user looking to produce high-quality output from vacation photos to school projects, the new PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., features photo-lab-quality printing, fast output speeds and a stylish design to capture the attention and satisfy the needs of consumers. Continuing to build on its single function printer line, Canon delivers increased printing speeds, adds Auto Image Fix technology and a sleek design.
“The PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer delivers exceptional photo print quality and speed at an affordable price,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Whether you’re printing family photos or directions from a Web site, this new model presents a stylish addition to the home office for a wide variety of users.”
The PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer features Canon FINE (Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print head technology. Delivering microscopic ink droplets as small as two picoliters, at up to 4800×1200 dpi color resolution, this printer does not sacrifice quality at its affordable price point.
Another beneficial technology on this printer is Auto Image Fix, a feature that automatically analyzes and categorizes the scenes in photographs and optimizes print output for each individual scene in accordance with the scene type, such as Portrait, Scenery, Snapshot, etc. Now consumers can enjoy one of the great benefits of a high-end Canon PIXMA Photo All-in-One printer at an entry-level price.
The PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer
With an attractive piano black design with rounded edges, many technology features and a value price point, this desktop printer departs from the traditional to stand out among its competition in this class. Canon brings high-end features into this category with blazing speeds and microscopic ink droplets being placed as small as two picoliters. The Canon PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer can deliver photo-lab-quality borderless 4” x 6” photos in approximately 55 seconds. The PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer is an easy-to-use model capable of printing borderless photos from wallet size straight through letter size. Unlike many previous sub-$50 printers, the iP2600 Photo Printer even includes a paper output tray to neatly hold all printed photos and documents. As an attractive addition to the home office or a student’s desktop, printing from 1,472 nozzles helps to ensure speedy printing of documents, presentations and Web pages at speeds up to 22 pages/minute (ppm) for monochrome, and up to 17 ppm for color.
With only two FINE cartridges for consumers to concern themselves with, ink management is fast and easy. Included with the four-color PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer is a pigment-based black ink cartridge and a tri-color dye based cartridge, allowing for improved sharp text printing with pigment black ink, plus vibrant photo quality.
The PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer employs the Canon ChromaLife100 system for long-lasting photo prints. When using the FINE print head, select genuine Canon photo papers, and select genuine Canon dye inks, prints can resist fading for up to 100 years when stored in an archival quality photo album. The 100-year-lifespan rivals that of many traditional film-based photos, long considered by consumers to be the benchmark for image permanence. Prints produced on Canon Photo Paper Pro with ChromaLife100 have up to a ten-year gas fastness when exposed to open air. ChromaLife100 prints, when created using Canon Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy, have up to a 30-year light fastness when displayed under glass.
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
The new Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II offers vivid color with a high-quality finish to consumers who are looking for a professional look in their prints at a reasonable price. As a five-star paper with an average cost as low as $0.10 per sheet, this paper has the look and feel of high-quality photo paper fresh from the printer. During the printing process, the dye is fixed to the surface of the paper producing a deeper black and a clearer overall photographic finish. The color reproduction is stabilized faster than ever before enabling consumers to enjoy their memories right away.
The new PIXMA iP2600 printer has an estimated retail price of $49.99.
Canon’s commitment to the environment and helping to make it more sustainable is an inherent part of the Company’s kyosei philosophy and subsequent product offerings. From Energy Star® compliance, to duplex printing and significant changes to product packaging, the Generation Green initiative is designed to provide partner companies, enterprise customers and consumers a way to identify and learn about the various environmentally friendly product features and solutions Canon printers offer. For more information on Generation Green, and the many eco-friendly aspects of Canon inkjet and laser printers, please visit www.usa.canon.com/green.
Canon Creative Park
Looking to extend creativity beyond just photos and documents? Consumers can now try Canon’s Creative Park Web site at www.canon.com/c-park. The site offers free 3-D paper craft projects, scrapbooking templates and embellishments, novel greeting cards, educational materials and the opportunity to learn more about digital photography.
SOURCE Canon U.S.A., Inc.