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22nd August 2005
Canon announces two photolab multifunctionals, the PIXMA MP150 and PIXMA MP170
2008: Canon announces two photolab multifunctionals, the PIXMA MP150 and PIXMA MP170

Introduction
Release Issued by Canon:

Canon boosts performance in home PIXMA multifunctionals

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 22 August 2005: Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, today announces the launch of two photolab multifunctionals, the PIXMA MP150 and PIXMA MP170. Replacing the popular PIXMA MP110 and PIXMA MP130, these models offer designer styling, high-speed and superb quality photo printing, plus scanning and colour copying in a single compact unit.

With 2 picolitre droplet 4800 x 1200 dpi performance from FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print heads, both models produce photolab quality prints direct from PictBridge compatible digital still and digital video cameras. With its built in card slot, the MP170 also offers direct photo printing from all popular memory cards.

These 3-In-One Scan-Copy-Print multifunctionals also feature:
 fast 10 x 15cm photolab quality borderless photo prints in approx. 55 seconds
 long life fade-resistant photo prints with Canon's ChromaLife100 system
 fast copying: 22cpm mono and 17cpm colour
 full colour 1200 x 2400 dpi high resolution flatbed scanner
"These PIXMA multifunctionals represent the convergence of many of Canon's core technology competencies," said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "They offer remarkable speed, quality, functionality and performance for this price point,"

A FINE personal photolab
Canon's patented FINE semi-conductor manufacturing technique has been used to create print heads with exceptionally high nozzle density and 10m Micro-Nozzle diameters, delivering ink droplets with unrivalled speed, reliability, consistency and accuracy. With increases to the number of Micro Nozzles and print head lengths, the multifunctionals now deliver millions of 2 picolitre1 ink droplets each second to produce a 10 x 15cm photo print in approx. 55 seconds - 36% faster than the models they replace. Both can print borderless photos up to A4 size. Virtually grain free, the print quality is comparable to that of traditional silver halide prints. FINE also delivers super fast, high quality document printing.

Stand-alone photo printing
Photo Index Sheets (automatically generated tick-the-box memory card summary pages) simplify photo and media selection when printing straight from memory card. Images can also be enhanced without resorting to the PC: face brightener enhances images by compensating for backlight conditions and red eye correction automatically detects and corrects red eyes caused by flash reflection.

Quality that lasts
For improved fade resistance, the printers support Canon's new ChromaLife100: a system of genuine Canon dye-based inks, which deliver exceptionally broad colour gamut, and specialised 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 .

Fast, borderless copying
The increase in Micro-Nozzle numbers responsible for the high print speeds also translates directly to fast 22cpm mono and 17cpm colour copy speeds. Both multifunctionals include fit-to-page copying, while the MP170 also offers AE (Automatic Exposure) copying - documents are pre-scanned to identify and optimise results for various text, photo and background zones appearing on each page of the original.

Borderless copies and prints are possible in A4, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm and credit card size formats.

Powerful scanning
Canon's own scanner technology features in both models, providing high quality scans at 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution. An advanced Z-lid improves scan and copy quality of thick books and magazines by applying even pressure across the entire document.

For optimum results, multiple areas in a single file can be selected and scanned with different settings. A range of image correction features are included in each device, including fading correction, reduction of dust and scratches, grain correction, unsharp mask and descreen, which reduces moir effect.

Multi Scan saves time by scanning up to 10 photos in a single pass and saving them as separate files, automatically deskewing to correct tilted images. Also aiding workflow is the scanning direct to PDF (Portable Document Format) option, which creates PDFs from originals without the use of conversion software. Pages are easily ordered and can be readily added to PDF files previously created with MP Navigator. Featuring automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition), text is embedded into the PDF file for convenient searching.

Software
Both multifunctionals come with a comprehensive software suite:
MP Navigator 2.0 helps users get immediate optimum results with minimum fuss. Users simply select the required process and desired output. Version 2.0 features: improved PDF functionality; improved zoom window for scanned images; additional buttons and controls for greater usability; and options to scan from colour magazines or film.
Easy-PhotoPrint provides three easy steps to printing photos, assisting with media selection, scaling and photo effects.
Easy-WebPrint (Windows only) sits on the Internet Explorer toolbar to simplify web page printing.
ScanSoft OmniPage SE a powerful Optical Character Recognition application that scans text for conversion into recognisable text characters/data for editing. Saves time and increases productivity by quickly turning PDF files and stacks of paper into word processing and spreadsheet documents.
Arcsoft PhotoStudio an image-editing program featuring automatic colour and tone enhancement, cloning, animated 3D text and over 40 special effects.

The multifunctionals are compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, and Mac OSX v10.2.4 or later.

www.canon.co.uk

Specifications


PIXMA Printers Specifications Chart PIXMA MP150 PIXMA MP170
Available Functions Print, Scan, Copy, Camera direct printing Print, Scan, Copy, Camera and Memory Card direct printing
PRINTER FUNCTIONS
Print Resolution Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi 1 Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi 1
Printing Engine InkJet 4-ink with 2 pl Micro-Nozzles & FINE Cartridge InkJet 4-ink with 2 pl Micro-Nozzles & FINE Cartridge
Photo Print Speed Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 55 seconds, A4: Up to 72 seconds (Max.) Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 55 seconds, A4: Up to 72 seconds (Max.)
Mono Print Speed Up to 22ppm (Max.), 13.4 ppm (Std) Up to 22ppm (Max.), 13.4 ppm (Std)
Colour Print Speed Text & Graphics: Up to 17ppm (Max.), 7.8 ppm (Std), A4 Full Page: Approx. 35 seconds (Std) Text & Graphics: Up to 17ppm (Max.), 7.8 ppm (Std), A4 Full Page: Approx. 35 seconds (Std)
Media Type See Media Compatibility Worksheet See Media Compatibility Worksheet
Media Weight Sheet feeder: 64 to 105 g/m2 and supported Canon special media up to 273 g/m2 Sheet feeder: 64 to 105 g/m2 and supported Canon special media up to 273 g/m2
Media Input Sheet feeder: Approx 150 sheets Sheet feeder: Approx 150 sheets
DVD/CD Printing n/a n/a
Media Size Sheet feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm) Sheet feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)
Borderless Printing Available using Photo Paper Pro (A4 & 10 x 15cm), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (A4, 10 x 15cm, & 13 x 18cm), Photo Paper Plus Semi Gloss (A4 & 10 x 15cm), Glossy Photo Paper (A4, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card), Matte Photo Paper (A4, & 10 x 15cm), Photo Paper Plus Doubled Sided (A4 & 13 x 18cm) Available using Photo Paper Pro (A4 & 10 x 15cm), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (A4, 10 x 15cm, & 13 x 18cm), Photo Paper Plus Semi Gloss (A4 & 10 x 15cm), Glossy Photo Paper (A4, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card), Matte Photo Paper (A4, & 10 x 15cm), Photo Paper Plus Doubled Sided (A4 & 13 x 18cm)
Two Sided Printing Available by manual operation only using Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or plain paper in A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm sizes Available by manual operation only using Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or plain paper in A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm sizes
Ink Cartridge Configuration FINE Cartridge – PG-40 & CL-41 (Optional high yield PG-50 & CL-51) FINE Cartridge – PG-40 & CL-41 (Optional high yield PG-50 & CL-51)
Black Ink Tank Life PG-40: 195 pages at 5 % coverage 2 PG-40: 760 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5) 3 PG-40: 195 pages at 5 % coverage 2 PG-40: 760 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5) 3
Colour Ink Tank Life CL-41: 155 pages at 5 % coverage 2 CL-41: 190 pages (Printing ISO/JISSCID N5) 3 CL-41: 155 pages at 5 % coverage 2 CL-41: 190 pages (Printing ISO/JISSCID N5) 3
Camera Interface & Connectivity Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge & Bubble Jet Direct compliant digital cameras & camcorders Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge & Bubble Jet Direct compliant digital cameras & camcorders
Card Direct Printing n/a CompactFlash (Type I and II), Micro Drive, Smart Media, SD, Multi Media Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Magicgate Memory Stick. Via adapter: MiniSD, xD-PictureCard, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Magicgate Memory Stick Duo
SCANNER FUNCTIONS
Scanner Type Flatbed CIS colour scanner Flatbed CIS colour scanner
Scanner Resolution Optical Up to 1200 x 2400dpi Up to 1200 x 2400dpi
Digital Up to 19200 x 19200dpiUp to 19200 x 19200dpi
Colour Scanning Depth 48 / 24 bit (RGB each 16 / 8 bit) 48 / 24 bit (RGB each 16 / 8 bit)
Half-tone/Greyscale Gradation 16 / 8 bit 16 / 8 bit
Compatibility TWAIN / WIA (Windows XP only) TWAIN / WIA (Windows XP only)
Other Scanner Features Multi-Crop Scan, Scan to PDF, Descreen, Unsharp mask, Photograph corrections (Fading correction, Grain correction, Reduce dust and scratches) Multi-Crop Scan, Scan to PDF, Descreen, Unsharp mask, Photograph corrections (Fading correction, Grain correction, Reduce dust and scratches)
COPIER FUNCTIONS
Copy Speed Mono Up to 22cpmUp to 22cpm
Colour Up to 17cpmUp to 17cpm
Multiple Copy 1 to 9 copies 1 to 99 copies
Zoom n/a 25 – 400% in 1% increments and preset ratios
Other Copy Features Borderless copy, Fit to page copy AE (Automatic Exposure) copy, Borderless copy, Image repeat copy, Intensity adjustment copy, Preset ratio, Fit to page copy, Sticker copy
PC INTERFACE AND
Interface Type PC/MAC USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 4 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 4
Mobile Phone n/an/a
Supported OS Windows XP/2000/ME/98 and Mac OS X (10.2.4 or later) Windows XP/2000/ME/98 and Mac OS X (10.2.4 or later)
Software Included MP Navigator, Easy-WebPrint (Windows only), Easy-PhotoPrint, ScanSoft OmniPage SE (OCR software), ArcSoft PhotoStudio MP Navigator, Easy-WebPrint (Windows only), Easy-PhotoPrint, ScanSoft OmniPage SE (OCR software), ArcSoft PhotoStudio
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions Without Trays (W x D x H) 443 x 381 x 181mm 433 x 381 x 181mm
Weight 5.4kg 5.6kg
Power Source AC 100-240V 50/60HzAC 100-240V 50/60Hz
ConsumptionApprox. 2W (standby), approx. 13W (printing)Approx. 2W (standby), approx. 13W (printing)


Footnotes
1 Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inchInk droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inch
2 Print volume figures may vary with the content of the document and the print mode. Black calculation based on an average of four printers run continuously until ink out printing 1500 characters per page, normal text, in default mode on plain paper using Windows XP and Word 2003. Print volume figures may vary with the content of the document and the print mode. Black calculation based on an average of four printers run continuously until ink out printing 1500 characters per page, normal text, in default mode on plain paper using Windows XP and Word 2003.
3 Print volume figures may vary with the content of the document and the print mode. Colour calculation based on an average of four printers run continuously until ink out printing the ISO/JIS-SCID N5 pattern in default mode on plain paper using Windows XP and Photoshop 7.0 Print volume figures may vary with the content of the document and the print mode. Colour calculation based on an average of four printers run continuously until ink out printing the ISO/JIS-SCID N5 pattern in default mode on plain paper using Windows XP and Photoshop 7.0
4 USB operation can only be guaranteed on a PC with pre-installed Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98. USB 2.0 Hi- Speed performance requires Windows Service Pack 1, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, or Mac OS.X version 10.2.7 or later with pre-installed USB 2.0 port USB operation can only be guaranteed on a PC with pre-installed Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98. USB 2.0 Hi- Speed performance requires Windows Service Pack 1, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, or Mac OS.X version 10.2.7 or later with pre-installed USB 2.0 port


Common footnotes for all products
10x15cm borderless photo speed based on default mode driver setting using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy paper.
Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
Copy speed may vary depending on document complexity, copy mode, page coverage, type of paper used and the number of copies.
All specifications subject to change without notice. Print speeds may vary with computer system specifications and content of document printed. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
 
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