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.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Canon SELPHY CP1000 is a new compact photo printer that allows you to print lab-quality photos at home and on the move. With an elegant, compact design, the Canon SELPHY CP1000 has a 2.7" tilting screen and an optional battery pack accessory. With the ability to control the heat applied to the ink ribbon on the print head, the Canon SELPHY CP1000 offers four print finishes without ever having to use a different paper or media type. The SELPHY CP1000 also allows for ID Photo Printing at 43 pre-set sizes with the ability to print two different ID image sizes on one sheet. The Canon SELPHY CP1000 will be available from early July for £89.99/€109.99.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Epson SureColor P800 is a full 17-inch wide borderless printer with unique Epson MicroPiezo AMCTM printhead technology. Key highlights include an all-new Epson UltraChrome HD eight-colour ink set, an advanced Black-and-White print mode for professional-level neutral or toned black-and-white prints and the ability to print on fine art and roll papers and create panoramas over 10 feet long (requires a separately sold roll paper adapter). Connectivity options include Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi as well as Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint support. The SureColor P800 will be available for purchase in June for $1,295.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines recently convened for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. Among the winners are the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (Best Digital SLR Expert), the Fujifilm X100T (Best Premium Camera), the Fujifilm X30 (Best Expert Compact Camera), the Leica T (Best Design), the Lytro Illum (Best Imaging Innovation), the Nikon Coolpix P610 (Best Superzoom Camera), the Nikon D5500 (Best Digital SLR Entry Level), the Nikon D810 (Best Digital SLR Professional), the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark ll (Best CSC Expert), the Panasonic LX100 (Best Photo/Video Camera Expert), the Panasonic FT6 (Best Rugged Camera), the Panasonic GM5 (Best CSC Advanced), the Pentax 645Z (Best Medium Format Camera), the Pentax K-2 (Best Digital SLR Advanced), the Ricoh WG-M1 (Best ActionCam, pictured), the Samsung NX1 (Best CSC Professional), the Sony A5100 (Best CSC Entry Level) and the Sony A7S (Best Photo/Video Camera Professional).
Friday, March 6, 2015
At The Photography Show (21st-24th March 2015, Stand D81, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham) Epson is demonstrating its latest photo printers and scanners. Visitors will see Epson’s new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ photo printer, Perfection V850 Pro (pictured) and Perfection V800 Photo film and photo flatbed scanners, as well as the company's first compact six-colour photo production printer, the SureLab D700. “The Photography Show is the perfect opportunity for Epson to demonstrate its range of highly-reliable, easy-to-use, high-quality photo printers and flatbed scanners,” says Nick White, business manager for ProGraphics at Epson UK. “Whether you’re a professional or amateur photographer or you’re involved in the imaging industry, Epson has something for you.”
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Canon UK and Irelad today launched its spring promotion allowing customers to claim up to £100/€120 cashback on selected products. These include three dSLR cameras, seven lenses, two flashes, three compact cameras, two digital camcorders and four printers. Those that purchase two products in Canon’s cashback offer can also claim a free hdbook photo book worth £99/€120. The offer runs from 5th March 2015 to 6th May 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Canon has unveiled a collection of new models in its acclaimed PowerShot, IXUS and PIXMA PRO product ranges - the PowerShot SX410 IS, IXUS 275 HS (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS), PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S.
The compact PowerShot SX410 IS combines an incredible 40x optical zoom and 80x ZoomPlus technology in a small-scale body. The PowerShot SX410 IS will be available from March 2015 with an RSP of £249.99 / €299.99. In the USA the PowerShot SX410 IS camera is scheduled to be available in March 2015 in red or black for an estimated retail price of $279.99.
The Canon IXUS 275 HS' 12x optical zoom is teamed with Canon’s HS System and 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The IXUS 275 HS will be available from May 2015 with an RSP of £189.99 / €299.99. In the USA the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera is scheduled to be available in April 2015 in black and silver for an estimated retail price of $209.99.
The new PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S replace Canon’s existing PRO-100 and PRO-10 printers respectively. The PIXMA Pro-100S will be available from February 2015 with an RSP of £499.99/€599.99. The PIXMA Pro-10S will be available from February 2015 with an RSP of £699.99/€829.99.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Today at Imaging USA 2015, DNP Imagingcomm America introduced its new DS80DX dye-sublimation duplex printer for professional photographers and photo retailers. At 16.4 inches tall by 12.7 inches wide by 19.7 inches deep, the printer has dual paper supplies that allow for easy duplex and simplex printing. The duplex printing function is sheet-fed with a dedicated media tray for double-sided prints, such as photobooks and calendars. The simplex printing function yields 4”x8”, 5”x8”, 6”x8”, 8”x10” and 8”x12” photo prints. The DNP DS80DX Duplex Printer also comes bundled with DNP’s proprietary Mini Photobook software for instantly creating compact-sized 4”x4”, 4”x8”, and 6”x8” photobooks. The software can also create a Super Panorama 4”x16” photobook, printed across two 4”x8” spreads. Once the software is installed on a compatible operating system (Windows XP, 7 and 8), images can be quickly loaded into the program from a media card, USB drive or other storage device.
Monday, January 26, 2015
DNP today introduced its new flagship DS620A dye-sublimation photo printer for the event photography and photo retail markets. As the latest addition to the company’s DS Series printers, the DS620A is billed as the world’s most compact professional-grade photo printer, capable of outputting up to 400 prints per hour. At 10.8-inches wide by 14.4-inches deep by 6.7-inches high, the DS620A is 14 percent lighter than its predecessor. The printer’s design also features improved aesthetics with a new white color scheme and rounded corners. The DS620A is capable of producing 2”x6”(2-up) photo strips, 2”x6”(4-up) photo strips, 3.5"x5”(2x), 4”x6”, 4”x6”(2x), 5”x7”, and 6”x8” prints as well as new 5”x5” and 6”x6” square prints in a newly improved gloss or matte finish. A new standby mode lowers costs and increases profitability by making the most efficient use of energy (<0.5W). The printer also provides advanced status information from the driver, enabling users at any time to check remaining media, media format, printer status, printer life counter, color control data, firmware version and serial number. For more information, visit the website below.
Monday, January 5, 2015
The new Polaroid Zip mobile printer pairs wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet and 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 mobile printer 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 mobile printer will be available this spring and retail for $129.99.
Polaroid is now shipping the Polaroid Socialmatic instant digital camera, which will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show starting tomorrow. Designed by Socialmatic and manufactured by Polaroid licensee C&A Licensing, the Polaroid Socialmatic utilises the Android operating system, providing a familiar, easy to use interface and access to numerous creative capabilities and apps. Consumers can use either the 14-megapixel front or 2-megapixel rear camera to capture photos, which can then be viewed on the 4.5” touchscreen LCD. ZERO Ink printing technology by ZINK Imaging allows users to print their favourite pictures on ZINK Paper, an advanced composite material embedded with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals and with a protective polymer overcoat. The 2X3 inch sticker-backed photo prints in just under a minute so consumers can instantly share physical photos with their friends and family. The Polaroid Socialmatic instant digital camera is available for $299.99 at Amazon and Photojojo.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Epson Expression Photo XP-55 is a new photo printer which uses the manufacturer's six-colour Claria Photo HD inkset. The addition of Wi-Fi and mobile printing with Epson Connect make sharing your creations quick and easy. The XP-55 is also Wireless PictBridge-ready, so you can print straight from compatible cameras. You also benefit from dual paper trays - one for A4 and one for photo paper, and a speciality media feed for thicker card - and CD/DVD printing capability. The recommended retail price is £139.99.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Canon UK has just launched its winter cashback offer, which enables you to receive up to £80 cashback on a selected range of Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and printers. The offer runs from 29st October 2014 to 21st January 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Click through / scroll down for a list of all eligible cameras, lenses, printers and accessories.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Epson today announced the Epson SureColor P600 13-inch photo printer. Designed for creative professionals, fine artists and advanced amateur and pro photographers, the SureColor P600 combines an advanced MicroPiezo AMC printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhoto HD imaging technology to produce exhibition-quality black-and-white prints with "never before seen" pigment black density and "stunningly vivid" colour prints. The Epson SureColor P600 also offers new ease-of use features and capabilities, such as a 3.5-inch tilting colour LCD and a variety of connectivity options including USB, Wireless n, Wi-Fi Direct and Ethernet. Currently on display at PhotoPlus Expo, the new printer will be available for purchase in Q1 2015 through authorised resellers for $799.
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.