Once upon a time, I had a real job where I had to do horrible things like really work and wear pants to the office. Among the horrible things I had to do was schlep down to the local copy store when the boss wanted some large format document printed.
Canonintroduced three new photo printers today that sport quite a few new features that you'll likely be interested in. First up is the PIXMA MP560, which is an all-in-one inkjet that sports duplex printing, photo correction and Wi-Fi.
A printer’s incorporated digital frame isn’t new to us, Smartparts unveiled the first one back in CES 2009 with a 8-inch SVGA panel that provided an instant 4x6 photo printout with a click on a button. That was a 4:3 aspect panel, now you can have a 16:9 LCD from Amex Digital with similar feature.
Wasabi printer? Dell’s marketing has came out with a product with name that makes absolutely no sense, we can only guess it’s catchy. Dell’s Wasabi PZ310 has nothing to do the Japanese culinary plant or even color likes one. It’s an ultra mobile pocketed sized printer, weights in a mere 7 ounces, and designed specially for on-the-go photo printing and sharing.
A press release consists of number of printers and upgrades to company’s professional series Pixma inkjet printer was reported at Canon’s Hk site. The new PIXMA pro9500 and Pro9000 dubbed “Mark II”, are assuming successors to the long overdue Mark I series, especially the latter.
Technicality, we don’t see any major improvements from the spec sheet. Both units are getting the same 10 colors Lucia pigment ink plus a 3-Ink monochrome system and 8 colors dye ink the 9500 and 9000 respectively. If anything new, they are now supported CS4.
Sony are attempting to patent a digital photo printer the top-surface of which is a touchscreen display, and which could wirelessly access photos from a digital camera placed on top of it. The patent, entitled "Image forming device, having an ejection tray, and a display is mounted to a cover", details a printer with a form-factor more similar to that of a flatbed scanner and, similar to how the Microsoft Surface multitouch table can access photos from a compatible device placed on top of it, is capable of displaying content from any device " is placed on or immediately over the display."
Brother has long been a trusted brand in printing technology and their latest printers continue that tradition. In fact, the HL-4040CDN and the MFC-9450CDN all-in-one printer models are actually much greener than previous models and help you save energy and resources.
Both printers use an automatic duplex printing feature. This makes it so the amount of paper you use is lessened and it allows you to print on both sides of paper. The models do differ, however. the HL-4040CDN features a max print quality of 2400 x 600dpi, 21ppm print speeds and more. You can get this model this month for about $400.
The MFC-9450CDN model on the other hand, features a 21 ppm print speed, a copy speed of 17 ppm and a max print resolution of 2400 x 600. It also has an Ethernet port and USB 2.0 ports. This model will ship in January for about $650.
The Tomy Xiao digital camera with built-in Zink printer has gone on sale in the US, courtesy of importers AudioCubes. Resembling a Flip Mino with its upright stance, the Xiao has a 5-megapixel sensor and can instantly spit out 2 x 3-inch sticky-backed prints.