Canon U.S.A. Inc.
on Monday introduced the new Pixma iP1600 Photo Printer and Pixma iP4200 photo printer. The new inkjet photo printers cost US$49.99 and $129.99 respectively. System requirement scall for Mac OS X v10.2.1 or later.
Both new printers use Canon’s new ChromaLife100 inks — the inks resist fading for up to 100 years when printed on Canon paper and stored in an archival-quality photo album, according to the companies. The new printing inks have been tested against ozone, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide to simulate realistic conditions. Both printers also support PictBridge, a technology that allows printers to output content from digital cameras without requiring the photos to be uploaded to a Mac or PC first.
The iP4200 touts 9600 x 2400 dot per inch (DPI) resolution and produces borderless 4×6-inch photos in 51 seconds. It uses a five individual ink tanks, including a dye-based black ink that produces sharper contrast. The iP4200 can print up to 29 pages per minute (PPM) in black and white or 20PPM in color. The iP4200 supports USB 2.0 and can print on 4×6, 5×7, letter, legal, credit card and US #10 envelope sizes.
The iP1600 supports up to 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution and uses a four-color ink cartridge system — black is in one cartridge, color is in a separate cartridge. It can output 19PPM in black and white or 16PPM in color. A single 4×6-inch borderless color photo takes about 70 seconds to output. The iP1600 supports USB 1.1 and can print on 4×6, 5×7, letter, legal, credit card and US #10 envelope sizes.