LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 21, 2007 – High quality, ease of use and stylish design continue to be the cornerstones of the Canon PIXMA Photo Printer line-up, and the newest entries deliver on that strong reputation. The new PIXMA iP3300 and PIXMA iP1800 Photo Printers offer high-end features and new stylish designs while at an estimated selling price of $79.99 and $49.99, respectively. These prices put these printers into the very important value category while their sleek new designs set them head and shoulders above the competition.
“Consumers want to get the most for their money and we are introducing the iP3300 and iP1800 printers for just that reason, to deliver a high level of photo print quality at an affordable price,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These printers combine Canon’s ability to produce high-quality photos and documents, with a new stylish design, that together make for a winning combination for the consumer.”
Both printers feature Canon FINE (Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print head technology. Delivering microscopic ink droplets as small as 2 picoliters, at up to 4800×1200 dpi color resolution, it is obvious that these printers do not sacrifice quality for their value price points.
The PIXMA iP3300 Photo Printer
Featuring a clean, elegant, yet modern design, the PIXMA iP3300 Photo Printer offers consumers a stylish addition to the home, and a functional device to print photos, documents and more. The iP3300 Photo Printer utilizes Canon’s individual ink tank system and FINE print head technology that enables ink droplets to fire as small as 2 picoliters while delivering fast, borderless, photo lab quality photos up to 8.5 x 11 – inch. This printer offers consumers high-end functionality at a value price point, such as selectable dual paper paths, and a PictBridge port for printing from select digital cameras and camcorders. The iP3300 Photo Printer has received the Certified for Windows Vista logo, indicating that it has met Microsoft’s rigorous new standards for performance and functionality with Windows Vista.
The PIXMA iP1800 Photo Printer
With an attractive design and a price point to match, the sweeping lines and glossy black finish of this desktop dynamo are a welcome departure from the boring beige box typically found in the value class of printer products. Canon brings high-end features into this category with blazing speeds and microscopic ink droplets being placed as small as 2 picoliters. The PIXMA iP1800 Photo Printer can deliver photo-lab quality borderless 4×6 – inch photos in approximately 70 seconds. Unlike some leading competitors, the iP1800 Photo Printer will be a $49 printer capable of printing borderless photos from wallet size straight through letter size without purchasing any optional accessories. 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 up to 20 pages/minute (ppm) for monochrome, and up to 16 ppm for color.
With only two FINE ink cartridges for consumers to concern themselves with, ink management is fast and easy. Included with the iP1800 Photo Printer is a pigment-based black ink cartridge, allowing for improved text printing without relying on a composite black, plus increased highlighter stability on plain paper.