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Canon PIXMA pro9500 and pro9000 Mark II upgrades imminent?

Canon PIXMA pro9500 and pro9000 Mark II upgrades imminent?

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.

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Sony touchscreen photo printer patent with wireless image transfer

Sony touchscreen photo printer patent with wireless image transfer

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."

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Brother introduces two new green printers

Brother introduces two new green printers

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.

Tomy Xiao camera with built-in printer available in US

Tomy Xiao camera with built-in printer available in US

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.

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Sharp Aquos HN-PP150 digital photo printer & player

Sharp Aquos HN-PP150 digital photo printer & player

Sharp Japan have announced the Aquos HN-PP150, a photo printer that can also be used to display images on a TV via its HDMI output.  Images can be loaded onto the PP150 either via a memory card (with SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro cards all supported), via USB 2.0 or by transferring them via InfraRed.  It can also be used to browse internet photo galleries.

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Keian Japan to release all-in-one digital photo frame printer

Keian Japan to release all-in-one digital photo frame printer

Everyday a new digital picture frame is released. Some are better than others, no doubt, but not all of them try to pack a printer into them. Keian Japan is doing just that with their P71-A2-JP digital photo frame, which features an integrated printer.

This 7-inch digital photo frame has a 480 x 234 resolution. It also supports MS and SD, including SDHC up to 32GB. It can play MP3 audio files to go along with your photo presentations and has a USB host for added convenience. But the really interesting part about this digital frame is that is has a printer built in. It saves photos from a memory card once they are selected from the viewing screen.

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MCor Matrix 3D printer uses regular paper

MCor Matrix 3D printer uses regular paper

Why is it that whenever I hear about anything with the word "3D" in the title, the child in me perks up? Regardless of the reason, there's no doubt that the Matrix 3D Printer from MCor is pretty cool not just because it pops out prototypes on the fly. It also renders 3D objects out of regular paper. Yes, that A4 stuff!

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Don’t look now, but your printer is spying on you

Don’t look now, but your printer is spying on you

There's no reason to panic, but this is a little unnerving. The EFF has found that all printers produce teeny tiny yellow dots on each and every piece of paper that passes through them. But what they can't figure out is why.

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Objet Alaris 30 Desktop 3D Printer creates prototypes on the fly

Objet Alaris 30 Desktop 3D Printer creates prototypes on the fly

3D printers have been around for quite some time, but they're just now getting streamlined enough to fit in an office space. That's what makes the Alaris 30 Desktop 3D printer from Objet stand out.

 
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Canon Selphy ES3 & ES30 portable digital photo printers

Canon Selphy ES3 & ES30 portable digital photo printers

Canon has announced two new portable digital photo printers in their Selphy range, the ES3 and the cheaper ES30.  Each has a built-in 15-in-1 memory card reader, are PictBridge compatible, use integrated ink & paper cartridges and have an LCD preview screen: 3.5-inches with wide-angle viewing on the ES3, 3-inches on the ES30.  The ES3 also gains 1GB of onboard storage, to allow regularly accessed images to be kept on the printer itself.

Epson Artisan 800 and 700 All-in-One Printers are fancy

Epson Artisan 800 and 700 All-in-One Printers are fancy

If you're in the market for a new printer, the Epson Artisan 700 and 800 are two fantastic choices that take the all-in-one printer to a new level of sophistication. With a black finish that practically makes them look as good as furniture, these printers are stand outs.

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Polaroid point-and-shoot coming in 2009; no shaking required

Polaroid point-and-shoot coming in 2009; no shaking required

Fans of the Polaroid camera were greatly dismayed when it was discontinued. Even though the picture quality was lackluster, there was just something about the instant gratification of a photo appearing as soon as you took the picture. But it looks like Polaroid has heard all of your cries and will be releasing a digital camera with a built-in PoGo Bluetooth printer.

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