Pre-PMA 2008: The PIXMA ip2600 replaces both the ip1800 and ip2500 at the entry-level end of Canon's printer range and offers 4-ink A4 printing at 4800 x 1200 dpi with class-leading 2pl (picolitre) droplet size for finer detail and color gradation. ChromaLife100 dye-based ink formulation promises longer life prints too, with Canon claiming up to 100 years of fade-free enjoyment if the prints are stored in a suitable album. The ip2600 will be available from February for around $49.99.

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Great value with exceptional style: the PIXMA iP2600 photo printer

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 24 January, 2008: Canon continues to open up high-quality home photo printing to a wider group of users with the launch of the PIXMA iP2600. This new entry-level printer replaces both the PIXMA iP1800 and PIXMA iP2500 and is targeted at users looking for great value, high quality photo printing. Producing a 10x15cm borderless photo in just 55 seconds, the PIXMA iP2600 produces photo lab quality 4800x1200 dpi prints. The integrated print head FINE cartridge produces 2pl ink droplets for the finest imaging in the PIXMA iP2600’s class.

Re-styled for 2008 with a lower profile and output tray, the PIXMA iP2600 delivers great design with value. The printer ships with Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, allowing users to print images simply. Auto Image Fix – included in the package – uses face detection and scene analysis to fine-tune colour, contrast and brightness settings.

“In the entry-level photo printing market, print quality is key,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “Not only does the design of the PIXMA iP2600 communicate its quality, its high resolution photo-printing gives users exceptional looking prints for a great value package.”

The new PIXMA iP2600:

  • Stylish new low profile design with output tray
  • 4800 x 1200 dpi photo lab printing, FINE cartridges and 2pl ‘Micro Nozzles’
  • Photo lab quality 10x15cm borderless photo prints in 55 secs
  • High speed document printing: 22ppm mono/17ppm colour
  • Photos that last as long as 100 years with ChromaLife1001

Designer home photo lab
The PIXMA iP2600 is finished in piano black with silver accents. The design exudes a tangible sense of quality that is normally associated with more expensive printers.

Exceptional speed
A photo lab quality print is available in seconds. Employing Micro-Nozzles to eject ink droplets as small as 2pl onto the page, the maximum 4800x1200dpi FINE print head delivers amazing image clarity. Combining precision with speed, the PIXMA iP2600 delivers a single 10x15cm (4”x6”) borderless photograph in approximately 55 seconds. Prints last as long as 100 years when stored in an album, thanks to the

ChromaLife100 system.
Document print speeds are 22 ppm (mono) and 17 ppm (colour). The FINE Cartridge system employs a separate black pigment ink to render deeper blacks for stronger text printing.

PIXMA excellence
As a new member of the PIXMA range, the PIXMA iP2600 features superior Canon image quality together with impressive ease-of-use. A superb value home photo printer, the PIXMA iP2600 utilises Canon’s FINE cartridges and genuine Canon print-media for exceptional photo and document printing quality.
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Canon PIXMA ip2600 specifications

Print resolution Up to 48001 x 1200 dpi
Print engine InkJet 4-ink with minimum 2 pl Micro-Nozzles and FINE Cartridge
Print speed • Photo Lab quality speed (6x4"/10x15cm): Approx. 55 seconds (Standard)
• Color print speed: Text & Graphics: Up to 17ppm (Max.), 7.8ppm (Standard)2
• Mono print speed: Up to 22ppm (Max.), 13.3ppm (Standard)2
Ink cartridge type FINE Cartridge - PG-37, CL-38 (Optional - PG-40, CL-41)
Media type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro (PR-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (PP-101D), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-101/SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101), Super White Paper (SW-201)
Media input Sheet Feeder: Max. 100 sheets
Media size Sheet Feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm (Wide), 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)
Media weight Sheet Feeder: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 273 g/m²
Borderless printing Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card sizes)3
Interface USB
Supported operating system • Windows Vista™ / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4
• Mac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5

1)Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inch.
PPM print speed is based on the highest speed mode setting using Canon standard patterns on plain paper. Photo print speed is based on the default setting using "ISO/JIS-SCID N2"on 4x6"Photo Paper Plus Glossy II. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc. and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
3)Supported paper types for borderless printing: Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Plus Glossy, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Glossy Photo Paper, Matte Photo Paper.