Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Canon has released a firmware update for eleven Pixma printers. The new version adds a security option to the Remote UI menu to set an administrator password in order to protect your printer settings from being changed by unauthorised people. The company recommends that you install the update and set up a password if your printer is connected to a network. The affected models include the Pixma MG7120, MG6420, MG5520, MG5522, MG3520, MG3522, MX532, MX472, MX479, iX6820 and iP8720 (pictured).
Source: Canon U.S.A.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Canon today announced five models in the new Maxify series of wireless inkjet printers: the Maxify MB5320 Wireless Inkjet Small Office AIO printer ($399.99), the Maxify MB5020 Wireless Inkjet Small Office AIO printer($299.99), Maxify MB2320 Wireless Inkjet Home Office AIO printer ($199.99), Maxify MB2020 Wireless Inkjet Home Office AIO printer ($179.99, pictured) and Maxify iB4020 Wireless Inkjet Small Office printer ($149.99). Designed with small and home office users in mind, these Wi-Fi enabled printers offer enhanced features including high-quality, low cost per print, quick first print and cloud printing capabilities. Canon's Maxify Cloud Link feature enables documents and photos to be accessed and printed at any time from a compatible mobile device or tablet by connecting to several of the most popular online social platforms and services, such as Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Photobucket. Click through / read on for more information.
The Canon Pixma iP110 Wireless Mobile Printer, which was unveiled a month ago in Europe, is now available in the US. This printer builds on the features of its predecessor, the Canon Pixma iP100, with a 9600 x 2400 dpi maximum colour resolution, and fits easily onto a desk with limited space or into a carry-on bag. Also featured on this printer is Wireless PictBridge, a technology that allows digital camcorders and cameras to connect and then print directly without using a computer. With Access Point Mode, users can connect their compatible mobile device to the printer directly through Wi-Fi without a router. The Canon Pixma iP110 Wireless Mobile Printer has a one-picoliter droplet size for colour printing allowing business professionals to produce photo-quality prints. Available for an estimated selling price of $249.99, the Pixma iP110 Mobile Printer features the cloud-based Pixma Printing Solutions app, a user-friendly platform, allowing easy access to the cloud directly from compatible smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices.
Epson has announced that 13 of its latest mobile printers have gained Mopria-certified status. By becoming certified, Epson’s printers will work with the Mopria Print Service and the built-in Printing Framework in Android v4.4 or later. From today, Mopria-certified mobile devices will be able to automatically detect the following Epson Mopria-certified printers through their Wi-Fi connection, Expression Home XP-322, Expression Home XP-422, Expression Home XP-425, Expression Premium XP-520, Expression Premium XP-620, Expression Premium XP-625, Expression Premium XP-720, Expression Premium XP-820, Expression Photo XP-760, Expression Photo XP-860 (pictured), WorkForce WF-2630, WorkForce WF-2660 and WorkForce WF-2650.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Epson SureColor SC-P600 printer looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Epson SureColor SC-P600 printer.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The Epson Expression Photo XP-860 printer delivers ultra-powerful performance in an ultra-slim design. Ideal for families and photo enthusiasts, the Expression Photo XP-860 outputs stunning, professional-quality photos with smooth gradations and amazing skin tones – up to 8" x 10" borderless – with six-color Claria Photo HD Inks. It also comes equipped with Epson Connect for the ability to access, print and scan documents, photos, emails, and web pages from a tablet, smartphone or computer. The Epson Expression Photo XP-860 ($299.99) is now available via select photo and other specialty retailers.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Epson America has announced its next-generation of Expression Premium XP-820 ($199.99), XP-620 ($149.99) and XP-520 ($129.99) "Small-in-One" printers with exclusive MicroPiezo printing technology and Claria Premium inks. These all-in-one devices offer auto two-sided printing to save paper and easy to use creative tools such as a dedicated photo tray for printing lab-quality photos up to 8”x10” borderless. Designed as complete wireless solutions, the Expression Premium printers also feature built-in Wi-Fi as well as built-in memory card slots and USB slots for PC-free printing. “Consumers really do get it all with these new models – unbeatable photo quality, time-saving auto features and advanced mobile printing technology – complete with instant memory sharing via scan-to-Facebook,” said Carrie Brown, Group Product Manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America. “The new Expression Premium Small-in-Ones provide busy, multi-tasking families and photo enthusiasts with a versatile everyday home printing tool, packing a robust feature set into an ultra-powerful, ultra-slim design.” The flagship Expression XP-820 adds a 30-page Auto Document Feeder that supports auto two-sided color copying, scanning and faxing, specialty paper support through a rear paper feed, and a 4.3-inch touchscreen with gesture navigation that enables easy setup and operation. Other convenient features include CD/DVD printing, Ethernet for expanded connectivity, and a convenient retractable auto-extend paper output tray to capture paper when printing remotely.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Epson SureColor SC-P600 is Epson’s new top-of-the-range A3+ photo printer. Combining professional quality, high productivity and superior wireless connectivity in a relatively compact and affordable package, the Epson SureColor SC-P600 features the manufacturer's new nine-colour UltraChrome HD inkset for excellent quality prints. Designed for medium-volume production, the SureColor SC-P600 outputs an 11 x 14 inch print in 153 seconds. Twin paper paths enable A3+ printing on a wide variety of photo and fine art papers, canvas and thick media, while the machine’s roll-paper capability is perfect for high-impact panoramic images. The 2.7 inch, colour touch panel interface makes it simple to set up and manage, even without a PC, while the unit's Wi-Fi Direct, Epson Connect and Google Cloud Print support provide for excellent wireless connectivity. The SureColor SC-P600 printer will be shown for the first time in Europe at Photokina (Stand B11, Hall 2.2).
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Canon Pixma iP110 is a slim, single-function printer that produces quality prints, from clear crisp documents to vibrant photos, fast. Replacing the current Pixma iP100. the iP1110 comes with a range of new connectivity features, including Wi-Fi and cloud printing. Compatible with Google Cloud Print and Apple Air Print, the Canon Pixma iP110 supports Canon’s Pixma Printing Solutions app. The iP110 prints at up to 9600dpi resolution, with print speeds of 5.8ipm for colour and 9.0ipm for mono prints, and produces a 4x6 borderless photo in approximately 53 seconds. The printer will be available from October 2014 with an RRP of £279.99/€329.99.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Canon has added 3 new wireless AiO models to its Pixma range of inkjet printers. The top-of-the-line Canon Pixma MG7520 (£189.99/€229.99/$199.99, pictured) features advanced media handling with a dual front tray, direct disc printing and six individual ink tanks producing output at a maximum color resolution of 9600x2400dpi. Sporting a compact footprint, the printer has a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen with the Canon Intelligent Touch System for easy viewing and navigating of menus and images. New to this model is PIXMA Touch & Print (Active NFC), which allows users with compatible Android mobile devices that are registered with PPS to simply open the PPS app, touch the NFC Tag on the top of the printer while viewing the picture, and begin printing without the need for Wi-Fi. The Canon Pixma MG6620 (£139.99/€169.99/$149.99) features a Passive NFC version of PIXMA Touch & Print technology, with similar functionality as Active NFC except that both the mobile device and printer will have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order to print. The Pixma MG5620 (£99.99/€119.99/$99.99) utilises five individual ink tanks, four of which are colour and photo-dedicated while there is a separate pigment black ink dedicated to text. The 2.5-inch touchscreen allows easy access to printer functions including PIXMA Cloud Link and Google Cloud Print
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Canon today announced Canon Print Service, a mobile print offering that enables users to print from any Android version 4.4 enabled devices as well as select HP Slate devices to select Canon models. Canon Print Service works on top of Android’s recently announced printing framework and enables users to print their photographs and documents to Canon printing systems over a wireless network. “As the growth in mobility among individuals and businesses around the world expands exponentially, Canon U.S.A. continues to deliver to our customers the technology they need to remain productive and successful,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “With the release of Canon Print Service, we are demonstrating our commitment to existing Canon customers especially by offering them a valuable solution they didn’t have when they originally bought their product.”
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Canon UK has launched its summer cashback promotion giving you the chance to.get up to £100/€120 cashback on a range of selected Canon products across DSLRs, compact cameras, lenses, video cameras and printers. The offer runs from 15 May 2014 to 13 August 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Canon is also taking its cashback offer on the road this summer, visiting locations across the UK. To learn more, visit Canon UK’s Facebook page.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Technical Image Press Association has recognised two Epson products in the prestigious 2014 TIPA Awards. The winning Epson products this year were the Epson Expression Photo XP-950 (pictured), which was named “Best Photo Printer,” and the Epson EH-TW7200, which won the award for “Best Photo Projector.” Mark Reynolds, director of consumer sales, Epson UK, commented, “TIPA members are all experts in the field and therefore select products according to the strictest standards. The panel has a huge variety of choice so we are very proud to learn that Epson products have once again been selected for these much valued awards.”
Saturday, April 19, 2014
In our third Saturday Spotlight feature, we take a look at the Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer, which is trying to get us all printing again...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Los Angeles-based LifePrint has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the commercialisation of its new product, a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-enabled photo printer for smartphones. Measuring roughly 6.5" long x 4.5" wide x 1.5" thick and weighing in at approximately 1.5 lbs, the LifePrint wireless smartphone printer produces prints of standard 3"x4" size. "Beautifully designed and smaller than an iPad Mini, the LifePrint photo printer lets you instantly print photos from wherever you are - simply open the LifePrint app (iOS & Android), select a photo and hit print," the company says. "Take LifePrint with you to print on-the-go or send a photo directly to a friend’s LifePrint printer so they can instantly hold that special photo in their hands." Interested readers are encouraged to visit the project's Kickstarter page.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Canon UK has launched its Spring 2014 cashback promotion. Customers can claim up to £210 cashback on a range of Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and Pixma PRO printers. The offer runs from 1 March 2014 to 7 May 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Epson SureLab D7 Studio is a scalable and flexible commercial photo production microlab / self-service order terminal. Available from June 2014, the SureLab D7 Studio can produce premium quality prints, panoramics, folded displays and cards, on a wide range of media, including paper-based matte, glossy and lustre media, and in a range of sizes. The SureLab D7 Studio includes a self-service, touch screen order terminal and up to two printers. A further three extensions can be added, increasing the number of printers linked to the terminal, up to a total of eight. Featuring Micro Piezo printhead technology and UltraChrome D6-S ink, the Epson SureLab D7 Studio will make its UK debut at The Photography Show (Stand L50).
Epson has announced the SureLab D700, its first compact six-colour photo production printer, which offers a wide range of media and format options. The SureLab D700 uses Epson’s highly flexible inkjet technology to print multiple sizes (from 4inches up to A4 wide and from 3.5- 39 inches long) on a wide range of media including glossy, lustre and paper-based matte media. Martin Johns, market development manager, Epson UK, says: “After the successful introduction of the SureLab D3000 for high-volume photo production, the compact SureLab D700 for small to medium production runs or kiosk printing is a logical next step for Epson. It combines high quality, lots of flexibility, speed and impressive reliability with overall low cost of ownership in a very flexible mobile lab solution that can be used to print on-site at all sorts of events and for school photography with no compromise on print quality and media.” The SureLab D700 printer will be shown for the first time in the UK at The Photography Show (Stand L50).
Thursday, January 23, 2014
LumeJet and its new ultra-high-quality print technology will make its UK debut at IPEX 2014 (24th-29th March,ExCel, London, Hall S2, Stand F175). "The LumeJet technology has been designed from the ground up to exploit the proven, continuous tone quality of Silver Halide (AgX) media and its extended RGB colour gamut," the company says. "This produces vibrant, smooth and colour accurate images." The first to product to incorporate LumeJet’s inkless Digital Print Head technology is the LumeJet S200 printer (pictured), which takes 305 mm photographic roll paper for page sizes up to A3 landscape double-page spread, full bleed, including trim – ideal for lay flat books.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2013.
The Printer of the Year 2013 award goes to the Canon PIXMA PRO-100.
“If you do most of your printing on photo papers, particularly luster and gloss, and you shoot a lot of landscape/flower type photos, the Pro-100 is a clear winner.”
Congratulations to Canon and the PIXMA PRO-100!