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Two new Canon Dye-Sub printers

May 2, 2003 at 06:00 GMT

08:00 CET: Canon has today announced two new Canon 'Card Photo Printers', the CP-200 and CP-300. Both printers are based on dye-sublimation technology and both can be connected directly to any Canon digital camera which supports Canon's own 'Direct Print' system. Both cameras have 300 dpi engines for printing and can print at the standard 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 in) sizes as well as other smaller sizes. A full 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 in) print takes approximately 85 seconds. The CP-200 is powered by an AC adapter, the CP-300 by a dedicated Lithium-Ion battery or AC adapter. There is also an optional car battery adapter for either.

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Canon Card Photo Printer CP 200 - Direct printing for digital cameras

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, May 2 2003. Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, releases today the tiny Card Photo Printer CP 200, the latest and smallest ever addition to its 'Direct Print' range. By plugging a Canon digital camera straight into the printer, the Card Photo Printer CP 200 produces lab-quality colour prints with no PC required.

"This tiny mini-lab is part of a hot new area of digital photography", explains Hiroshi Komatsuzaki, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "Our direct printer market has grown by over 200% in the last 12 months and we only expect that to accelerate as more and more digital camera users look for a simple means of printing their favourite shots".

Ultra compact, always ready

The Card Photo Printer CP 200 is 40% smaller and 17% lighter than previous Canon models. The petite design makes it small enough to be kept in a drawer, yet stylish enough to look right at home in the living room. To expand printing possibilities, an optional car battery adapter CBA-CP100 is available.

Connect, Select, Print

To print a photo, the camera is directly connected to the Card Photo Printer CP 200 with the cameras' standard USB cable. A simple menu on the camera allows print size, type and quantity to be selected. Within approximately 85 seconds of hitting 'print', the process for a superb postcard size print, is complete.

Regular photo feel

Canon uses dye-sublimation technology to reproduce photo-grade tones. The Card Photo Printer CP 200 builds up full colour images by merging three separate colour layers; yellow, magenta and cyan. A durable, high-gloss finish is added with a final protective layer, resulting in prints that have the same look-and-feel and fade-resistant durability as traditional silver-halide photographs.

Print choices

The Card Photo Printer CP 200 offers a choice of borderless print sizes: the enduring and popular 10x15 cm, optional L size, optional card size and optional mini-stickers. Personal postcards are now possible within 2 minutes of taking a photo, with pre-printing of postcard ruling on standard 10x15cm media.

Compatibility

The Card Photo Printer CP 200 works with all of Canon's direct-print compatible range of digital cameras. For those wishing to print from their computer, Windows and Macintosh drivers come as standard. For future compatibility the Card Photo Printer CP-200 is designed to be ready for PictBridge.

Canon CP 200 Brief Specifications

Printing system Dye-sublimation thermal transfer
Resolution 300 x 300 dpi
Gradation 256 levels per color (24 bit color depth)
Colors Yellow, Magenta, Cyan + Clear Surface Protection Layer
Paper Proprietary Standard 10x15cm Paper
Propriety L size Paper (requires optional cassette)
Proprietary Standard Card Size Paper
Proprietary Adhesive-Backed Label Paper
Proprietary Adhesive-Backed Sticker Paper
Print Modes Standard print (bordered / borderless)
Multiple print (requires sticker paper, producing 8 prints on one piece of paper of the same image)
Print Method
(direct from camera)
1) Canon Direct Print
2) Designed ready for PictBridge
Print from computer Yes, requires standard USB cable, Driver software included on CD
Power DC 24 V (AC adapter supplied)
Car battery adapter optional
Dimensions 170.0 (w) x 54.8(H) x 119.0(D) mm
Weight 820g (Excluding the paper cassette and ink cassette)

Canon Card Photo Printer CP 300 - Direct photo printing on the move

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, May 2 2003. Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, releases today the tiny battery-powered Card Photo Printer CP 300, the latest compact addition to its 'Direct Print' range. By plugging a Canon digital camera straight into the printer, Card Photo Printer CP 300 (powered from the supplied battery or the mains) produces photo-lab quality color prints with no PC required.

"This mobile mini-lab is part of a hot new area of digital photography", explains Hiroshi Komatsuzaki, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "Our direct printer market has grown by over 200% in the last 12 months and we only expect that to accelerate as more and more digital camera users look for a simple means of printing their favourite shots".

Full mobility

40% smaller and 13% lighter than previous Canon models, Canon's smallest ever battery-powered direct printer offers ultimate portability with its petite design. The Card Photo Printer CP 300 is small enough to be kept in a drawer, yet stylish enough to look right at home in the living room. An optional car battery adapter CBA-CP100 powers the printer and recharges the printer battery.

Connect, Select, Print

When powered on, a cool blue LED brings the cover of the stylish casing to life. To print a photo, the camera is directly connected to the Card Photo Printer CP 300 with the camera's standard USB cable. A simple menu on the camera allows print size, type and quantity to be selected. Within approximately 85 seconds of hitting 'print', the process for a superb postcard size print, is complete.

Traditional photo feel

Canon uses dye-sublimation technology to reproduce photo-grade tones. The Card Photo Printer CP 300 builds up full colour images by merging three separate colour layers; yellow, magenta and cyan. A durable, high-gloss finish is added with a final protective layer, resulting in prints that have the same look-and-feel and fade-resistant durability as traditional silver halide photographs.

Print choices

The Card Photo Printer CP 300 offers a choice of borderless print sizes: the enduring and popular 10x15 cm, optional L size, card size and mini-stickers. Personal postcards are now possible within 2 minutes of taking a photo, with pre-printing of postcard ruling on standard 10x15cm media.

Compatibility

The Card Photo Printer CP 300 works with all of Canon's direct-print compatible range of digital cameras. For those wishing to print from their computer, Windows and Macintosh drivers come as standard. For future compatibility the Card Photo Printer CP-300 is designed to be ready for PictBridge .

Canon CP 200 Brief Specifications

Printing system Dye-sublimation thermal transfer
Resolution 300 x 300 dpi
Gradation 256 levels per color (24 bit color depth)
Colors Yellow, Magenta, Cyan + Clear Surface Protection Layer
Paper Proprietary Standard 10x15cm Paper
Propriety L size Paper (requires optional cassette)
Proprietary Standard Card Size Paper
Proprietary Adhesive-Backed Label Paper
Proprietary Adhesive-Backed Sticker Paper
Print Modes Standard print (bordered / borderless)
Multiple print (requires sticker paper, producing 8 prints on one piece of paper of the same image)
Print Method
(direct from camera)
1) Canon Direct Print
2) Designed ready for PictBridge
Print from computer Yes, requires standard USB cable, Driver software included on CD
Power DC 24 V (AC adapter supplied)
DC 22.2V rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack
Car battery adapter optional
Dimensions 170.0 (w) x 55.0(H) x 123.0(D) mm
Weight 860g (Excluding the paper cassette and ink cassette)