Press Release: Canon PIXMA iP2200 printer

Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, continues its commitment to providing affordable high quality entry-level photo printers with the release of the Canon PIXMA iP2200, featuring 4800 x 1200dpi, and 2 picolitre droplet size. Maintaining PIXMA’s reputation combining smart design with cutting edge FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print head technology, these slim-line models produce a borderless photolab quality 10 x 25cm photo print in approx. 70 and 55 seconds respectively, significantly faster than the printers’ predecessors. For long lasting fade-resistant prints, the iP1600 and iP2200 feature the new ChromaLife100 system.

ChromaLife 100 - Resist fading
When used in conjunction with Canon media, ChromaLife100 produces prints that resist fading for 100 years when stored in an album. Prints exposed unframed to the effects of the air resist fading for 10 years if printed on Photo Paper Pro (Canon PR-101). “In the growing photo print market, people are placing increasing importance on speed and print quality,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “The ability to achieve speed and quality simultaneously is the key competitive advantage of Canon’s FINE technology.”

Canon FINE technology - Faster print time
Canon's patented FINE semi-conductor manufacturing technique creates print heads with exceptionally high nozzle density and 10 m diameter Micro-Nozzles. Through advances in FINE technology, the Canon iP2200 printer has been given a 50% longer colour print head with 50% more nozzles than their predecessors, getting more ink onto the page in less time to deliver fast, borderless photos up to A4 size. FINE also achieves photolab quality by delivering millions of microscopic droplets each second with unrivalled consistency and accuracy. FINE also ensures super fast, high quality document printing.

Canon iP2200 printer - Renowned PIXMA design
New FINE Cartridges have a significantly reduced profile compared to previous generation technology, paving the way for the new low-profile design. The Canon PIXMA iP2200 is a four-ink printers, using the CL-41 and PG-40 FINE Cartridges. The iP2200 can also hold the CL-51 and PG-50 high yield cartridges, allowing a significant increase in document production for even greater economy. Canon continues the tradition of unique PIXMA design with these new standard models. The new slim-line design is stylish and unobtrusive, making the printer perfect for home use. The incline design also permits quick and easy access to the interior of the printer for fast, simple cartridge replacement.

Canon - Support of ChromaLife 100
For improved fade resistance, the printer supports Canon’s new ChromaLife100: a system of genuine Canon dye-based inks, which deliver exceptionally broad colour gamut, and specialized 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.

Canon photo paper - Perfect with FINE printing
Canon’s competitive advantage in printer hardware technology is fully realised when 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 13 x 18cm and Canon PP-101D A4) and the flagship Photo Paper Pro (Canon PR-101) for the highest grade, ultimate durability professional results.

Canon PIXMA iP2200 - Easy PhotoPrint and Easy WebPrint
Easy-PhotoPrint provides three easy steps to printing photos. Assisting with options such as media selection and scaling, it includes features such as Face Sharpening for out-of-focus face correction, Red Eye Correction and Digital Face Smoothing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Easy-WebPrint (Windows only) sits on the Explorer toolbar and takes the frustration out of web page printing, saving time, ink and paper by correctly scaling output to prevent the common problem of having the right-hand side of web pages cut off.

Canon iP2200 - PhotoRecord and Easy-Print Toolbox
PhotoRecord (Windows only) guides users through printing a personalised photo album, including assistance with printing on Canon's new double-sided media and scaling to fit different paper sizes. Easy-Print Toolbox (Windows only) Always-at-the-ready desktop menu bar used to instantly launch common applications such as PhotoRecord and Easy-PhotoPrint. The Canon PIXMA iP2200 is compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS X v10.2.1 or later.

Posted: Mon - August 22, 2005 at 08:51 AM