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Canon Offers New Pixma Printer, All-In-One

Lake Success, N.Y. — In addition to new digital cameras and a new SLR, Canon added a new printer and all-in-one to its Pixma lineup today.

The Pixma iP2600 offers 4,800 by 1,200 dpi printing with two picoliter ink droplets. It features auto image fix, which analyzes a digital image and optimizes print output according to the scene, Canon said.

The printer can produce 4-inch by 6-inch photos in 55 seconds, and monochrome pages at 22 ppm. Color pages are printed at 17 ppm. It uses one black pigment ink cartridge and one dye-based color cartridge.

The printer will retail for $49.99.

In the all-in-one category, Canon announced the Pixma MX850 Office, which offers printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities. It can produce a 4- by 6-inch print in 21 seconds in default mode thanks to second row of print nozzles in the print head, Canon said.

The all-in-one features a 2.5-inch LCD display, an Ethernet port, an automatic document feeder (ADF) that can copy or scan both sides of a document automatically, and an auto duplexing feature for two-sided copying/scanning or printing of letter-sized documents.

The MX850 uses five individual color ink tanks and prints at 9,600 by 2,400 dpi with one picoliter ink droplets.

The unit is also capable of simultaneous scanning and printing and can receive up to 250 pages of incoming faxes to internal memory. For faxes, the MX850 features one-touch speed dialing for up to eight numbers and a 100 name/number speed-dial memory.

The MX850 will retail for $279.