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Canon PIXMA iP6600D printer
IFA 2005 - Digital Imaging & Digital Music - Posted by Mark Peters.
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Canon PIXMA iP6600D printer : Canon announces the addition of a new high-speed photo direct printer to the Canon PIXMA line-up: the PIXMA iP6600D. The stylish printer features cutting edge FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print head technology for fast, superb quality photo prints. With a host of in-built photo enhancement features, the PIXMA iP6600D can print direct from a range of sources: popular memory cards, PictBridge compliant digital cameras or mobile phones using a built in IrDA port or optional Bluetooth adaptor. The personal photolab features high speed direct prints, Exceptional 6 ink photo quality, LCD displays to aid printing without PC and long lasting photos. "This new range of photo direct Canon PIXMA printers confirms Canon's commitment to driving the rapidly developing personal photo printing market," said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "The print quality, connectivity and speed advantage of these printers will secure the PIXMA brand's success." New FINE Cartridges for the Canon PIXMA iP6600D printer have a significantly lower profile than previous PIXMA generation technology, paving the way for the new low profile design. Additionally, the iP6600D uses Canon's new Single Ink system, with built-in LEDs, and features dual paper trays, an integrated duplex unit and DVD/CD printing.
Direct printing is supported with a range of built-in image enhancement features, so photographs can be improved without resorting to the PC. Red-eye Correction automatically detects and corrects red eyes caused by flash reflection, while the Face brightener can distinguish and increase the brightness of faces when they are in shadow. Prints of low-resolution images, such as those taken on a camera phone, are optimised with the Image Optimiser function, softening jagged outlines and reducing JPEG block noises. Wireless printing from Bluetooth compatible camera phones is available with the optional new super compact BU-20 Bluetooth adapter, which plugs into the printers' PictBridge port. Canon's patented FINE semi-conductor manufacturing technique creates extraordinary print speeds by producing exceptionally long print heads with exceptionally high nozzle numbers and density. These get more ink on the page in less time than is possible with traditional ink jet technology, delivering fast borderless photo prints up to A4 size.
Canon PIXMA IP6600D printer
Canon iP6600D printer : For improved fade resistance, each printer supports Canon's new 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. Continuing the PIXMA tradition of sophisticated design, the new PIXMA photo direct models are furnished with a style and finish suitable for the home environment. For ease of use, operation panels and LCD displays are located in the centre of the printers. The large colour LCD (8.9cm: iP6600D / 6.3cm: iP6220) can be used to preview images and page layouts, create printable DVD/CDs and preview image trimming or cropping. The Canon iP6600D incorporates Canon's Advanced Media Handling system, with dual paper trays, so the printer can be loaded with plain paper and photo media simultaneously, as well as auto duplex printing and integrated DVD/CD printing. The Canon PIXMA iP6600D individual ink tanks ensure that only those inks which run out need to be replaced. They feature LEDs that only light up when the tanks are installed correctly. Users can monitor ink levels during stand-alone use as the LEDs flash slowly to warn when the tank runs low, and more rapidly to indicate when the cartridge is empty.
Canon photo paper & software : 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, including the new affordable Glossy Photo Paper Everyday Use (Canon GP-501), is developed specifically to work in combination with Canon's FINE ink jet print technology. Photo papers and media are available in a wide range of sizes (from credit card to A4), formats (including mini stickers) and finishes (from matt to semi-gloss to super-high gloss). They include double-sided photo paper (Canon PP-101D 13x18cm and Canon PP-101D A4) and the flagship Photo Paper Pro (Canon PR-101) for the highest grade, ultimate durability professional results. As well as working direct with input devices such as digital cameras, memory cards and camera phones, all printers work seamlessly with PC and Macintosh computers. A comprehensive suite of photolab software includes Easy-PhotoPrint for simplifying photo prints, Easy-WebPrint, PhotoRecord for creating albums, CD-LabelPrint and Easy-Print Toolbox to keep all applications together in a single menu bar. The new Canon PIXMA iP6600D printer is compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, and Mac OS X v10.2.1 or later.
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