Friday, January 8, 2016
We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2015.
The Printer of the Year 2015 award goes to the Epson SureColor SC-P600.
“The Epson SureColor SC-P600 has plenty to offer the photographer in quality terms and will no doubt satisfy the most demanding user.”
Congratulations to Epson and the SureColor SC-P600!
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The new Canon Selphy CP1200 wireless compact photo printer features an optional direct-attachable battery, Wi-Fi button, and the ability to print 54 photos per charge. With card-size printing options, users can create pass cases, messages, decorated albums, and more with the option of adding white or black borders to the layout. Users also have the ability to print postage stamp size sheets, featuring eight thumbnails or a combination of images. Features such as borderless printing and image optimisation can be used through adjustment on the printer itself or via a compatible mobile device. The estimated selling price of the AirPrint compatible Canon Selphy CP1200 printer is £129.99/€149.99/$105.99.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Epson today announced that they are P-Series printers including the 24-inch SureColor P6000 and SureColor P7000 and 44-inch SureColor P8000 and SureColor P9000. Equipped with Epson’s latest PrecisionCore TFP printhead and newly-developed UltraChrome archival ink technology, the new SureColor P-Series printers are designed for professional photographic applications. Available now for purchase through authorised Epson Professional Imaging SureColor P-Series resellers, the Epson SureColor P-Series printers are currently on display at PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Center in NYC.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is a new professional grade photo printer designed for art schools, graphic artists, designers and professional photographers. Boasting an advanced 12-ink pigment based system, as well as a new 1.28” print head and processing engine, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 produces outstanding quality prints up to A2 in approximately just six minutes.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 will be available from the end of October with an MSRP of $1299.99. This will be the first in a new series of professional grade printers from Canon.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Canon are offering up to £75 on selected products in the United Kingdom. The cashback promotion runs from 14th October 2015 to 13th January 2016 for eligible products purchased from selected UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Eligible products include seven SLRs, twelve lenses, two flash units, half a dozen compact cameras, six camcorders and four printers (click through / scroll down for the full list). Registering with Canon to claim cashback on any of these products will give you the chance to win a luxury trip to St. Moritz in Switzerland.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Epson today announced the Epson SureColor P400 13-inch photo printer. Designed for photography enthusiasts, advanced amateur photographers and creative hobbyists, the SureColor P400 combines an advanced MicroPiezo AMC printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome HG2 pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhoto HD imaging technology to produce consistent output with smooth gradations and exhibition-quality prints. The SureColor P400 also offers a comprehensive set of connectivity options including USB 2.0, wireless 802.11n, WiFi Direct and 100 Mbit Ethernet. The printer will be demonstrated for the first time in North America at PhotoPlus Expo, taking place from 22 –24 October at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, and is available now through authorised resellers for $599.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Polaroid Snap is a 10-megapixel instant digital camera now available to pre-order on Photojojo.com. A throwback to Polaroids of old, the new Snap prints out photos onto 2"x3" ZINK paper thanks to an integrated printer using Zero Ink Printing technology, while saving a digital copy unto a microSD card. Thanks to its quick print abilities, consumers can shoot new images even while the Polaroid Snap is printing. The camera also features a photo booth mode, which takes six quick pictures in 10 seconds. Available in white and black, the Polaroid Snap instant camera can be yours for $99.99.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Epson have unveiled their wireless PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab delivering borderless 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos that are smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant, and last up to 200 years. Featuring a 2.7-inch LCD screen and easy-to-use button formatting for intuitive set up and navigation – all without a PC – the "personal photo lab" offers a range of photo editing and custom printing options including Auto Photo Correction, removing red eye, printing classic borders or borderless, as well as the ability to print in black-and-white, color or sepia. The PictureMate PM-400 is now available for $249.99.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Epson today announced the 24-inch SureColor P6000 and P7000, plus the 44-inch SureColor P8000 and P9000 printers. The SC-P7000 and SC-P9000 are available in a Commercial Edition featuring an all-new Violet ink for expanded color gamut delivering output matching 99-percent of the PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated. In addition, the printers are configurable with an optional Epson SpectroProofer UVS in-line spectrophotometer designed to provide automated colour management and verification-related tasks for a range of proofing applications. The SC-P6000/P8000 leverage the eight-colour UltraChrome HD ink and the SC-P7000/P9000 use the 10-colour UltraChrome HDX ink. Both professional ink sets deliver improved black density: the new Black ink is 1.5 times denser than previous ink formulation, providing significant improvements to overall contract ratio and optical clarity, the company says. The Epson SureColor P-Series will be available in October 2015.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Epson have announced a new, Wi-FI enabled A3+ professional photo printer. Combining a seven-colour UltraChrome HiGloss 2 ink-set and advanced connectivity features in one affordable package, the Epson SC-P400 boasts the smallest ink droplet size of any A3+ photo printer on the market today. For users who desire prints with a museum-quality appearance, the SC-P400 includes a fine art paper path that is extremely easy to use as it has a rear-loading tray. Printing on roll media is optimised with two roll paper holders that allow accurate printing on two-inch core media. If users require thicker photos, rigid media of up to 1.3mm are also supported. The SC-P400 will be available to buy from 1st November 2015.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. The offer runs until 31st October 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or ROI retailers. Eligible products include the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (pictured), EOS 750D and EOS 760D digital SLR cameras, the EOS M3 compact system camera, the PowerShot G7 X, SX60 and SX710 compacts, and the PIXMA MG7550, PIXMA MG6650 and SELPHY CP910 printers. Customers purchasing one of these products will also receive a free Gilbert Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Replica Ball.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Canon Pixma MG7750 is a compact all-in-one printer with Wi-Fi and NFC functionality. Offering print, copy and scan functionality, the Canon Pixma MG7750 features Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support and a 8.8cm colour display; and comes with Canon's Pixma Cloud Link Scan and Remote Print feature, which allows users to scan a document or photo with one printer and print from another in a different location through the cloud. Thanks to the six individual ink cartridges, the MG7750 produces high resolution images up to 9600dpi with smooth gradations, even in monochrome prints. The new printer supports optional XL cartridges, which allow users to print more for less. THe new Canon Pixma MG7750 will be available from October 2015 with an SRP of £169.99/€239.99.
The Canon Pixma MG6850 is a compact all-in-one printer with Wi-Fi connectivity. Capable of printing, copying and scanning, it offers Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support and a 7.5cm colour display; and comes with Canon's Pixma Cloud Link Scan and Remote Print feature, which allows users to scan a document or photo with one printer and print from another in a different location through the cloud. The new printer supports optional XL cartridges, which allow users to print more for less. The Canon Pixma MG6850 will be available from October 2015 with an SRP of £129.99/€179.99.
The Canon Pixma MG5750 is a compact all-in-one device combining enhanced cloud and Wi-Fi functions with new high quality printing technology. Offering print, copy and scan functionality, the Canon Pixma MG5750 features Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support and a 6.2cm colour display; and comes with Canon's Pixma Cloud Link Scan and Remote Print feature, which allows users to scan a document or photo with one printer and print from another in a different location through the cloud. The new printer supports optional XL cartridges, which allow users to print more for less. The Canon Pixma MG5750 will be available from October 2015 with an SRP of £99.99 / €139.99.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Under its new EcoTank brand, Epson have launched five all-in-one printers featuring large ink reservoirs that come loaded and ready for up to two years of prints without replacing the ink. The WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One ($1,199), the WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank All-in-One ($429) and the WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One ($499) are targeted at small and medium enterprises, whereas the Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One ($399) and the Expression ET-2500 EcoTank All-in-One ($379) are aimed at home users. The ET-2550 (pictured) features a 1.44” colour LCD screen, PC-free photo printing with a built-in memory card slot and Wi-Fi Direct technology.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Canon today revealed a new All-in-One inkjet printer, the wireless Canon Pixma MG3650. The new multifunction device, which replaces the MG3550, is designed to handle a wide range of wireless scanning, copying and printing tasks. Using the new Canon PRINT app, the Canon Pixma MG3650 allows you to print directly from Instagram and Slideshare, as well as upload scanned photos to Microsoft OneNote. The model also supports direct printing from a wide range of social and cloud services including Facebook, Flickr, Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive. Users can also attach scanned files to emails and send them directly from the MG3650. The device will be available from September 2015 with an SRP of £69.99/€84.99.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Canon today announced the Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One device for high-quality photo and document printing. Featuring an improved wireless printing experience for compatible smartphone and tablet users through the updated Canon PRINT application, users can easily print from and scan images and documents to several of the most popular online social platforms and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket, Dropbox, Evernote, Creative Park and Creative Park Premium, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. New features include the ability to print images directly from Instagram so those special moments can live beyond the digital feed. Available now in three colours -- white, black or red -- for an estimated retail price of $79.99, the Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One device comes complete with Canon's My Image Garden and Full HD Movie Print applications to help users produce clear images of frames from videos captured on select Canon EOS Digital SLRs, PowerShot Digital Cameras, and VIXIA Camcorders.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Lasersoft has announced a new, paid upgrade for its SilverFast software, which incorporates a printer calibration tool. The ICC printer calibration utilises a flatbed scanner, whose colours are first adjusted with SilverFast’s patented auto IT8 calibration method, as a measuring device for profiling the printer. Users simply print a test chart using their printer and scan this chart with their IT8 calibrated scanner. SilverFast then calculates an ICC profile for their printer and the paper and ink combination. Those who already have SilverFast 8.5 for their scanner can purchase the upgrade for $99.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Canon have launched a cashback promotion in the UK and Ireland. The offer enables photographers to claim up to £50/€60 cashback on a variety of products including three dSLRs, the EOS M3 compact system camera, four EF-S and four EF lenses, two flash units, five compact cameras, five camcorders and four printers. The promotion runs until 19th August 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Polaroid Zip, one of the smallest and lightest portable printers ever made, is now available worldwide. Connecting wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet, the Polaroid Zip mobile printer allows users to instantly print 2x3-inch colour photos from virtually any image on their Apple or Android device. Approximately the size of a smartphone, the Polaroid Zip weighs just 186g (.41lbs) and can be taken anywhere. The device measures 2.91” x 4.72”, just less than one inch thick and boasts a striking high-gloss finish augmented by the iconic Polaroid logo. Despite its wealth of features, the only physical control is a power button which has been seamlessly integrated into the unit’s simple design. The Polaroid Zip mobile printer features a free app for iOS and Android and connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC. The Polaroid Zip is currently available for $129.99 in the US at Photojojo.com and online at B&H Photo, and internationally on Amazon.