PMA 2001: Canon today announce their CP-10 direct connect photo printer, this neat dye-sub printer can be directly connected to Canon's new range of digital cameras (announcements above) for instant prints at 300dpi of up to 86 x 54 mm (3.4 x 2.1 in.) in size.This printer is also being bundled with the new Powershot A10 as the CPK-A10 Kit (see below).


Canon launches its first directly connected dedicated card photo printer to deliver high quality credit card sized photographs that look and feel like a traditional print.

The Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 is a new photographic printer that will definitely change the way people view digital photography. Now it is possible to produce high quality credit card sized photographs in seconds, by directly connecting one of Canon's latest digital cameras to a printer the size and weight of a hard-backed novel.

Printing is simplicity itself, load the credit-card sized media, and connect the cable to the camera. Switch on the camera and the print menu makes it simple to choose the prints and then in under 1 minute a perfect full colour print is delivered, completely dry, ready to be passed around family or friends. It really is as simple as that.

Colours are rich and vibrant, detail is pin sharp and best of all the Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 offers instant results. No more waiting for laboratory prints to be developed, no more expensive films and no more expensive re-print charges.

The photograph is finished with a hardwearing scratch and fade resistant overcoat that protects for years to come, ensuring the prints outlast the memories. The Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 can also deliver the same incredible quality prints with a white border that look just like old-fashioned photographs.

For the ultimate in fun and sharing the CP-10 Card Photo Printer can even make sticker prints; 8 mini stickers from one image - simply brilliant.

Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 is housed in a cool, smoke blue translucent casing that lets you watch as your print develops in front of you. The printer builds up a full colour, highly detailed image by merging three separate colour layers: yellow, magenta and cyan; which are combined to give incredibly accurate quality and colour depth to the finished print.

The Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 connects simply and quickly to any "Direct Print" mode Canon digital camera1 including the new Digital IXUS 300, the PowerShot A10 and the PowerShot A20.

1 Printing from a PC is under development and will be available within this year with an additional cable and software

Canon CP-10 Specifications

Printing System Dye-sublimation thermal transfer printing system (Full Colour with over coating)
Resoluton 300 x 300 dpi
Gradation 256 levels per colour (24 bit colour depth)
Colours Yellow, Magenta, Cyan + Clear Surface Protection Layer
Paper Proprietary, Standard Format Paper
Proprietary, Adhesive-Backed Paper (sticker paper)
Feed System Auto feed from paper cassette
Paper Eject Auto paper eject above the paper cassette
Print Modes Standard print (bordered or borderless - selectable from the camera)
Multiple print (with sticker paper, producing 8 prints on one piece of paper of the same image - selectable from the camera)
Print Method Camera controlled: Direct Print Menu
DPOF Menu (No Index Print)
Print size
Standard Prints Borderless 86 x 54 mm (3.4 x 2.1 in)
Bordered 66.6 x 50 mm (2.6 x 2.0 in)
Multiple Prints Multiple (8) 22 x 17.3 mm (0.9 x 0.7 in)
Print Speed
Standard Prints Borderless Approx. 58 sec
Bordered Approx. 56 sec
Multiple Prints Multiple (8) Approx. 53 sec
Interface Canon Camera Interface
Printer Display LED
Steady Green Light Power on
Blinking Green Light Printing
Red Light Error
Compatible Cameras PowerShot A10, PowerShot A20, Digital IXUS 300
Operating Env. 5 to 40°C at 80% RH
Power Supply 100 to 240 VAC (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption 50 W or less (idle power consumption 4 W or less)
Dimensions 108 x 125 x 47 mm (4.3 x 4.9 x 1.9 in)
Weight 510 g (1.12 lb)
Price US$299


When the worlds leading camera manufacturer announces that it has developed a new way to create instant photographs, then the whole world has to sit up and take notice. When that solution incorporates a sparkling new fully featured Canon digital camera and a dynamic new easy-to-use Canon Card Photo Printer then it comes as no surprise when everyone wants one; So when are you getting yours?

Combining the Canon PowerShot A10 digital camera and the Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 into a low cost full colour, digital photography kit; the "Canon Digital Camera Photo Print Kit CPK?A10". Everyone can now capture their most important moments and share them instantly with their friends and family without needing a computer to handle the printing process.

The PowerShot A10 is so simple to use and delivers stunning, high detail images straight from the box. Just turn it on and start to take pictures. Simply link the PowerShot A10 directly to the amazing CP?10 and you'll be enjoying full colour credit card sized prints in less than 60 seconds. Nothing could be easier.

The PowerShot A10 digital camera and the lightweight and easily transportable Card Photo Printer CP-10 are a perfectly matched and balanced combination. The pin sharp images captured by the PowerShot A10 digital camera are turned in to vibrant coloured photo prints by the Card Photo Printer CP-10. Prints are finished with a scratch and fade resistant coating that protects your precious photos as they are passed between friends and family.

The unique advantage of the new Canon 'photo kit' is the handy size of the prints it produces. Large enough to see every detail and small enough to carry in a purse or wallet you can now keep those special memories with you wherever you are. Photos can also be printed with a white border just like those old fashioned prints your grandparents had.

For the ultimate in fun and sharing, the Card Photo Printer CP-10 can print stickers! Eight mini prints from one image, simply brilliant. Multiple images are great for producing your own club ID cards, giving to school friends or just sticking in all those places where you want your pictures seen.

The CPK-A10 digital photography kit includes the PowerShot A10 digital camera with software and drivers and a Card Photo Printer CP-10 with consumables and manuals.