Canon Pixma MP160, MP180, MP460 and MP510
Canon announces four new PIXMA Photo All-in-Ones. The Canon MP160, Canon MP180, Canon MP460 and Canon MP510 will be available from September 2006, priced at: £59.00 inc. VAT/ €85.18 inc. VAT, £79.00 inc. VAT/ €114.06 inc. VAT, £99.00 inc VAT/ €142.94 inc. VAT and £119.00 inc. VAT/ €171.81 inc. VAT respectively.
Canon UK Press Release
Canon is launching four new PIXMA Photo All-in-Ones, the MP160, MP180, MP460 and MP510, which combine superior PIXMA quality photo printing with advanced copying and scanner functions. By offering users a choice of features, from the entry-level PictBridge-ready MP160 to the MP510, which features a 1.9” (4.7cm) colour LCD screen and Single Ink technology at a new low price, the PIXMA range offers a Photo All-in-One to suit every budget. “PIXMA Photo All-in-Ones bring photo lab quality and versatility into the home, helping users to realise their creative ideas,” said Alessandro Stanzani, CCI Country Director Canon UK. “By making Photo All-in-Ones even more affordable, these four new PIXMAs will bring the benefits of core Canon technologies, including our latest imaging, media handling and print head systems, to a wider home audience.”
New MP160, MP180, MP460 and MP510 Photo All-in-Ones feature:
- High quality copying, incorporating ‘Dual Colour Gamut Processing Technology’ for accurate colour reproduction
- Affordable, high speed photo lab quality printing for the home, with advanced FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print head technology, for beautiful photos that last as long as 100 years with ChromaLife1001
- Direct printing on all models via PictBridge, with Card Direct (MP180, MP460 and MP510) and additional IrDA and optional Bluetooth (MP460 and MP510) also available
- Easy-to-use 1.9” (4.7cm) colour LCD screen for previewing images and navigating menus (MP460 and MP510)
- Single Ink printing at a new low price (MP510) or convenient FINE Cartridge (MP160, MP180, MP460)
For copying photographs and documents the evolution of ‘Dual Colour Gamut Processing Technology’ results in more accurate reproduction of colours. Gradation remains good throughout even the most colourful images because two types of colour space rendering are used. The Photo All-in-One identically reproduces those colours that fall within its printable colour gamut; meanwhile, colours outside it are scaled into the range for best possible results.
Copy speeds are consistently high: MP160, MP180 and MP460 achieve speeds of up to 22 copies per minute (cpm) for mono pages and 17 cpm for colour; MP510 delivers 25 cpm mono and 17 cpm colour.
Scanner resolution is available at either 600x1200dpi (MP160) or 1200x2400dpi with Auto Intensity (AE) copy function available on all models except MP160.
Outstanding photo lab quality at speed
With Canon’s FINE print head delivering up to 4800 x1200dpi resolution, employing micro-nozzles creating ink droplets as small as 2pl, superb photo lab quality photographs are ready in seconds. MP160, MP180 and MP460 take just 52 seconds to produce a borderless 10x15cm (4”x6”) print; whereas the higher specification MP510 requires only 47 seconds.5 Similarly impressive text document print speeds make these PIXMAs great all-rounders.
Versatile Canon imaging software comes supplied.
Versatile direct printing
Every PIXMA Photo All-in-One features direct printing from cameras that support PictBridge. In addition, these new models (excluding MP160) feature a Card Direct slot that is compatible with all popular digital camera and camcorder memory cards, providing additional direct photo printing options. They also offer a Photo Index Sheet function while the MP460 and MP510 provide wireless IrDA and optional Bluetooth printing (with the Bluetooth Unit BU-20), ideal for printing images captured on a mobile phone.
Advanced features for MP460 and MP510
While MP160 and MP180 are Canon’s entry-level Photo All-in-Ones, appealing to bargain hunters and first time buyers, more advanced features are available with the MP460 and MP510, which also represent great value for money.
Both printers feature a 1.9” (4.7cm) colour LCD screen, allowing images to be previewed and menus to be navigated more easily. In addition, MP510 features twin paper trays for 2-way paper feeding: both photo and plain paper can be loaded at the same time, to avoid inconvenient paper changes when alternating between photo and document printing.
Single Inks at new low price
The PIXMA MP510 Photo All-in-One provides users with the advantages of Canon’s Single Ink system at a new low price. Using separate transparent ink tanks minimises ink wastage, since each colour tank can be replaced individually. An integrated Smart LED on each tank warns when ink is running low and indicates when it is completely empty.
Pricing and availability
The PIXMA MP160, MP180, MP460 and MP510 will be available from September 2006, priced at: £59.00 inc. VAT/ €85.18 inc. VAT, £79.00 inc. VAT/ €114.06 inc. VAT, £99.00 inc VAT/ €142.94 inc. VAT and £119.00 inc. VAT/ €171.81 inc. VAT respectively.
MP160, MP180, MP460 and MP510 are bundled with Canon image control software:
- MP Navigator 3.0 – helps users achieve more with their All-in-One. Version 3.0 has been further developed and offers advanced users greater
control and creativity or simple one-click operation for quick tasks. The
re-designed UI provides a simple yet intuitive interface to the wide range of creative functions and capabilities.
- Easy-PhotoPrint – provides three easy steps to printing photos. Assisting with options such as media selection and scaling, it includes features like Face Sharpener for out-of-focus face correction, Red Eye Correction and Digital Face Smoothing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Easy-WebPrint (Windows only) – sits on the Explorer toolbar and takes the frustration out of web page printing, saving time, ink and paper by correctly scaling output to prevent the right-hand side of web pages being cut off.
• ScanSoft OmniPage SE – Optical Character Recognition application that converts scanned text into characters for editing or storage as a searchable text file.
• ArcSoft Photo Studio – image-editing program featuring automatic colour and tone enhancement, cloning, animated 3D text and over 40 special effects.
MP160, MP180, MP460 and MP510 are compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and Mac OS X v 10.2.8 to 10.4.
Canon’s competitive advantage in printer hardware technology is fully realised when genuine Canon photo grade media and inks are used. The diverse and growing range of Canon media is developed specifically to work in combination with Canon’s FINE print technology. Photo papers and media are available in a wide range of formats (including mini stickers), finishes (from matte to semi-gloss to super high gloss) and sizes: from credit card and a new 10x18cm Wide size (4”x7.1”) to 8”x10” (20x25cm) and A4. Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use” (GP 501) is ideal as an affordable way of sharing digital photographs. The flagship Photo Paper Pro (PR-101) offers the highest grade professional results with ultimate durability. A double-sided photo paper (PP-101D 13x18cm (5”x7”) and PP-101D A4) is also available together with a high quality Photo Album Kit (PAK-101).
Canon’s patented FINE semi-conductor manufacturing technique is used to create print heads with exceptionally high nozzle count and nozzle density. This enables Canon printers to achieve market-leading print speeds and photo quality for photo and document printing. These print heads get more ink on the page in less time than is possible with traditional inkjet technology, delivering fast borderless photo prints.
FINE print heads can also achieve grain free photo lab quality by delivering millions of microscopic droplets at a minimum size of 2pl each second with extremely high consistency and accuracy from approximately 10 ?m diameter Micro-Nozzles.
For improved fade resistance, PIXMA Photo All-in-Ones support Canon’s 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. The 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.
Auto Intensity (AE) Copy
The AE copy function pre-scans documents placed on the glass and analyses them to determine the correct image processing parameter for optimum copying. The main correction functions are:
- Cleans backgrounds and emphasises characters in text documents
- Prevents show-through of images/text from the back side of the sheet
- Provides optimised contrast for the image to be printed
1 See Technologies Explained.
2 Copy speed (cpm) based on Canon standard pattern in fast mode setting using plain paper. Copy speed may vary depending on document complexity, copy mode, page coverage, type of paper used and the number of copies selected.
3 See Technologies Explained.
4 See specifications
5 Borderless 10x15cm photo lab quality print speed based on Standard driver setting using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy media.
6 See Additional Information.
7 Compatible card formats include: CompactFlash ®, Microdrive, Smart Media ®, Memory Stick ®, Memory Stick Pro ™, SD Memory Card ® and MultiMediaCard ™ (V3.31); and using recommended adapter not supplied: xD-PictureCard ™, Memory Stick Duo ™, Memory Stick PRO Duo ™, RS-MMC ™ (V3.31) and miniSD ™.
8 All figures are estimates based on accelerated tests and are not guaranteed. 100 year figure applies to PR-101, PP-101, SG-101/SG-201, GP-401, GP-501 media, images stored behind plastic cover sheet. 30 year figure applies to PR-101 and PP-101 media, 10 year figure to PR-101 only. Lightfastness and gasfastness figures assume a typical indoor environment avoiding direct sunlight. For more information about ChromaLife100 please visit http://www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100