News Photokina 2010 - Canon USA unveils its new SELPHY compact photo printer, the Canon SELPHY CP800, designed to make photo-lab quality printing at home quick and easy. Replacing the SELPHY CP780, the photo printer offers a number of improvements, boasting a slimmer and stylish design, more features and improved usability. The new Canon photo printer is ideal for those looking for a convenient printer that delivers quality photos. Available in sleek black or white colour variations, prints produced by the Canon photo printer can be made into personal photo albums for families to treasure. It provides an attractive option for small businesses who want to offer on-the-spot ID Photos or instant printing services.
Samsung Electronics America announces the expansion of its mono-laser multifunction printer lineup. The Samsung SCX-4828FN is a versatile, four-in-one product that combines print, copy, scan and fax features in a compact footprint. This multi-purpose device can facilitate increased productivity and is ideal for office workgroup environments. The Samsung SCX-4828FN printer has a base unit MSRP of $499.99 and can be purchased through Samsung’s authorized channel partners.
Although not officially presented at the Photokina 2006 I was demonstrated a new Fujifilm MP-300 mobile printer. The Fujifilm MP300 printer is a compact portable printer you can take with you anywhere, making it easy for you to print out photos from your digital camera or camera phone. It is PictBridge compatible so you will be able to connect your digital camera or mobile phone via the USB cable to the Fujifilm MP-300. More interesting is the support of high-speed infrared communication. You can send images at high speed directly to the Fujifilm MP-300 from a digital camera or camera phone that supports the high-speed infrared communications standard. Such a digital camera is the new Fujifilm FinePix F31fd which supports high-speed infrared communication.
At the professional corner of the HP booth HP showed their solution for the professional photographer; the HP Designjet Z3100 photo printer. According to the spokesman of HP the company has listened to what professional photographers really want with these large format printers. The new HP Z3100 printer features a 12 ink solution, including 4 black inks for the highest possible quality. The 12 inks have been engineered to meet the needs of the most demanding professional photographers. Thanks to the HP Gloss Enhancer the HP Designjet Z3100 photo printer delivers excellent gloss uniformity across the whole tonal range, eliminating bronzing and enabling true black-and-white printing performed with 4 black inks to avoid metamerism.
Another interesting HP printer model is the HP Photosmart A717 compact photo printer. The market for home printing is booming and have become a major product group for printer manufacturers to jump in. HP's Photosmart A717 is designed for people who want to convenience edit and print instant-drying, full size 13x18 cm photos, without a PC. An interesting features is the internal memory of 4GB which enables the user to store and view his images. The 2.5-inch LCD display on top of the HP A717 printer is convenient enough to let you edit or view your images. Or just connect the HP Photosmart A717 to a TV and enjoy the slide show.
At the Photokina 2006 HP showcased an impressive number of printer solutions. Among them the new HP Photosmart Pro B8350 Photo printer. The HP Pro B8350 is designed for photographers and hobbyists who want to be able to print long-lasting, professional-quality photos as large as A3+, using a desktop printer that is affordable and also ideal for fast everyday printing.