Press Release: New PIXMA MP950 Photo All-in-One from Canon Offers the Quality and Convenience of a Photo Kiosk for the Home

Sept. 27, 2005--PIXMA MP950 Model Features 7-Color Ink System Producing up to 9600 X 2400 Color DPI, 3.6-Inch LCD Display, the Ability to Scan up to 12 Negatives or 8 Slides, and Wireless Printing

Photo enthusiasts and scrapbookers can now have all their imaging needs met at home thanks to the new Canon MP950 Photo All-In-One which prints, copies and scans personal photos and documents with the speed and ease of a photo kiosk - yet is small enough to fit on a desktop.
Along with the convenience of being able to print their latest images, scan their favorite slides or output text with one home office device, users won't have to sacrifice quality with the new MP950 model which uses a seven-color ink system offering up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi(1) for sharp detail and clarity. Photographers and scrapbookers will also love this new All-In-One's 3.6-inch LCD TFT (thin film transistor) display which lets the user see the images they'll be printing without having to connect to a computer, along with its ability to scan up to 12 negatives and eight slides and directly print photos from select memory cards(2) and PictBridge ready devices.
Wireless printing to the PIXMA MP950 model is also possible from select devices with an optional Bluetooth adapter(3). In addition, it offers support for IrDA wireless printing as a standard from devices such as mobile phones(4).
"With the ability to do so many imaging tasks well, this is truly the high-end all-in-one photo kiosk that photographers have been asking for," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. "The high-quality multi-function features of the MP950 Photo All-In-One are also great for scrapbooking enthusiasts wanting to catalogue those special moments in life - past, present and future."
Amazing Resolution, Color and Detail
To achieve up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi(1), the MP950 model uses Canon FINE technology with a next-generation 3,584-nozzle print head that ejects precise, consistent droplets as small as one picoliter. The advanced seven-color ink system includes six dye-based inks and a pigment-based black ink that produces truer, more life-like photos and laser-quality text. This PIXMA Photo All-In-One also offers great speed, with a photo-lab quality borderless photo taking approximately 46 seconds to print with the default setting in the printer driver(5).
A Great View with 3.6-Inch Color LCD Display
To access the extra-large 3.6-inch LCD color TFT (thin film transistor) display, all users need to do is insert a compatible memory card(2) into one of the built-in card slots and then select the images on the screen. Images can then be automatically enhanced on the LCD Viewer for red eye, sharpness and brightness values or they can be fine tuned by using the control panel. Images can also be printed directly on the MP950 model from PictBridge ready devices.
The ChromaLife100 & FINE Systems
The MP950 model takes advantage of such Canon breakthroughs as the new Canon ChromaLife100 System for long lasting photos and Canon's pioneering Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) print head system for impressive speed and photo quality. The ChromaLife100 system produces prints on select genuine Canon photo papers that resist fading for up to 100 years when stored in an archival quality photo album(6). The FINE print head system uses a ground-breaking high-performance multi-nozzle print head that ejects consistent and microscopic ink droplets. The results are high-resolution photos with greater detail and clarity and better longevity in less time.
Copying & Scanning Features
The AE (Auto Exposure) Copy feature on the MP950 model automatically optimizes reproduction quality based on the type of original that's being duplicated. The convenient Photo/Film buttons lets the user make reprints of photos and 35mm film without using a computer. When scanning on this model, high performance CCD technology can produce spectacular 3200-dpi scans, with vibrant 48-bit color depth. Even better for photographers and scrapbookers alike, the MP950 model allows for scanning of up to 12 frames of 35mm film (negatives or positives), or up to eight mounted slides. For convenience, two paper trays let the user keep photo paper stored in one tray and plain paper in the other so they're always ready to print either photos or documents. The MP950 model can also print two-sided documents automatically to help save on paper costs, and even create two-sided photos using Canon Photo Paper Plus Double Sided in 5 x 7 and 8.5 x 11 inch sizes.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon PIXMA MP950 Photo All-In-One will be available in late October and will carry an estimated selling price of $449.99(7).
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
(1) Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
(2) CF (Type I and II), MicroDrive, Smart Media, SD, Multi Media Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro. Via adapter (purchased separately): MiniSD, xD-PictureCard, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo.
(3) Bluetooth version 1.2 with optional Canon Bluetooth unit BU-20. Bluetooth operation depends on the devices and software versions used. Operating distance is approximately 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance
(4) JPEG files 3MB or smaller only. Requires mobile phone with IrDA port and support for IrMC version 1.1 protocol, with phone positioned no more than 7.9 inches from printer.
(5) Photo print speeds are based on the default mode driver setting using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy paper. Print speeds will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage.
(6) Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity, and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors. See WWW.USA.CANON.COM/CHROMALIFE100 for additional details.
(7) Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

Posted: Tue - September 27, 2005 at 10:22 AM