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Kodak EasyShare 350 Photo Printer

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 28th, September 2006

Kodak announced the Kodak Easy Share Photo Printer 350 - an affordable, innovative, and easy-to-use printing solution ideal for camera-equipped mobile phones. Using state-of-the-art Bluetooth wireless technology, the Photo Printer 350 can wirelessly print 4x6-inch photos directly from Bluetooth technology-enabled devices. Additionally, the Photo Printer 350 works with any PictBridge-enabled digital camera or camera phone and can quickly print pictures from personal computers using USB 2.0. The Kodak 350 printer integrates Bluetooth wireless technology into a home snapshot photo printer, removing any need for accessories.

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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8000

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Canon USA, a provider of office imaging systems, inkjet technology and digital photography equipment, today unveiled the new 12-color imagePROGRAF iPF8000 pigment ink large format printer. Designed to produce stunning color for professional quality giclee prints and photographs, the iPF8000 utilizes Canon’s proprietary LUCIA pigment inks to print borderless images up to 42-inches wide, with a maximum paper width of 44-inches at amazing production speeds with outstanding archival image quality. The iPF8000 debuts at SGIA 2006 Las Vegas. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8000 printer will be available through authorized Canon USA dealers in October 2006 with a suggested retail price of $5,995.

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HP Designjet Z photo printer serie

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

HP today announced it is changing the way graphics professionals create large-format images with the unveiling of the HP Designjet Z Photo Printer Series. Continuing to expand its professional printing portfolio, HP is leveraging its pigment ink technologies developed for the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 to create the first large-format printers employing HP’s Scalable Printing Technology. The HP Designjet Z Photo Printer Series is designed to deliver intuitive, dependable and repeatable color accuracy for 24- and 44-inch museum-quality prints with 200 years’ photo permanence.

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Canon PC170 portable copier

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 26th, September 2006

For the traveling business professional, Canon USA introduced the new Canon PC170. The portable device serves as a easily transported personal copier providing high-quality black-and-white duplicates in a lightweight compact design. “For the user on the go, the PC170 provides an easily transported copying solution,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “On a desk, in a trade show booth, or on a tabletop, the PC 170 delivers quality copy output whenever and wherever our customers want.” Weighing in at less than 19 pounds, the Canon PC170 folds into a sleek, compact shape resembling a briefcase complete with handle for easy carrying.

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Fujifilm Frontier 500 and 590 minilab

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 25th, September 2006

Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. introduces at photokina a trio of new products developed to meet the increasingly diversifying needs of the retail photofinishing business. Since the initial launch of the Digital Minilab Frontier series in May 2000, the Frontier name has become synonymous with high-quality, high-speed print processing. Now, the Digital Minilab Frontier lineup is extended with the introduction of the new entry-level Frontier 500 and the top-of-the-line Frontier 590. Also of interest to photofinishers, new Fujifilm Easy Operation Software (FE Software) is a suite of applications conceived to enhance performance and operability of Digital Minilab Frontier systems.

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Canon PIXMA MP960

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 14th, September 2006

In any lineup, there can only be one flagship model. Canon's new PIXMA MP960 Photo All-In-One (AIO) is a premium device that provides all the features needed for an exceptional photo experience in the home. As the only seven-color photo all-in-one on the market using the ChromaLife100 system, discerning consumers can now produce long-lasting vivid photo lab quality prints. Because Canon's focuses on developing easy-to-use and elegantly designed products, the PIXMA MP960 Photo AIO also features the revolutionary Easy-Scroll Wheel user interface to complement the bright 3.5-inch high-definition TFT screen. For the photo enthusiast who wants the best equipment for a variety of uses, from reprinting photos to scanning slides and negatives.

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Olivetti Ink Jet Printers

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 9th, September 2006

Olivetti, operator in the information & commu-nication technology sector, is to attend IFA (Berlin, September 1-6 2006), the most important event for consumer electronics in the world, with around 1,200 stands and more than 245,000 visitors in 2005. Featuring multifunctionality and portability - based on Olivetti proprietary ink jet technology - and with ease of use and sleek design: the ANY_WAY plus, the SIMPLE_WAY and the portable photo printer MY_WAY plus will all be available for consumers to experience at IFA. Through this new range of ink jet printers, Olivetti gives users the opportunity to print perfect images, even on wireless mode, thanks to Bluetooth & Wi-Fi features.

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Epson Stylus CX5000 All-in-One

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 29th, August 2006

Whether printing or copying client-ready documents, enlarging photos for reprints, or restoring color to old photos that have faded over the years, Epson’s new “More-in-One" product offers more unique features than any other all-in-ones priced less than $150. The new Epson Stylus CX5000, priced at $99.99 (estimated street price), provides versatile office and home printing solutions that can be used for everyday printing and a wide range of color and photo projects. The Epson Stylus CX5000 is designed to be the most value-packed more-in-one on the market for less than $100, delivering brilliant photos, professional presentations and high-quality everyday documents.

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The market for printers faces a lot of competition. For those consumers who love to printer there are several print solutions available. The home and small office printers are popular but expensive in printing bulks of prints. Online print services and print kiosks in and outside retail channels offer also a perfect solution to get a print instantly or days later by mail. The print prices for online printing are very low and the ease-of-use of the - free - editing, photo book, and print software makes is very accessible for the average consumer. The Photokina show in Germany will showcase the latest developments in printers and print services. We will not forget about the large format printers, but also report on the compact home printers for 4-6” prints. Today’s amateur photographer with a cell phone, compact camera or DSLR / system camera, will not automatically print, but he will store the picture and share it via other channels with friends and family. Will the Photokina 2010 show learn us about new print solutions?

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