April 15, 2008 The new PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer from Canon promises a compact, high-resolution color printing solution for those on the go with the ability to cater for direct from camera, Bluetooth or in-car printing.
Designed to utilize minimal desk space or meet the needs of the mobile professional, the compact and lightweight PIXMA iP100 is the first ever mobile printer to have a minimum one picoliter droplet size according to Canon. Offering resolution of up to 9600 x 2400 dpi, the unit features two black inks, one a pigment-based black ink that delivers sharp text and another for printing rich photos. The overall size of the pigment black ink tank has been increased by 50%, reducing the risk of running out of ink during a last-minute project.
A Canon first in the mobile printer category will be the addition of Auto Image Fix technology. When using a laptop, this technology automatically analyzes and categorizes the scenes in photographs and optimizes print output for each individual scene in accordance with the scene type, such as Portrait, Scenery, Snapshot, etc.
Faster than previous models, the PIXMA iP100 prints at speeds of up to 20 pages-per-minute (ppm) for black and up to 14 ppm for color. The PictBridge port allows the option to print high-quality photographs from a compatible digital camera or DV camcorder without a computer. It also has the ability to print out borderless, photo-lab quality prints in 4-x 6 inch, 4-x 8 inch, 5-x 7 inch, 8-x 10 inch, and letter size and users can print using the standard USB 2.0 connection or wirelessly from either the built-in IrDA port, or from selected Bluetooth enabled cellular phones and computers (using the optional USD$49.99 Bluetooth Unit BU-30). Road Warriors can also purchase an Automobile Power Unit to power their PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer directly through a car power socket for USD$89.99. The printer itself will set you back USD$249.99.