PMA 2002: 09:00 EST: Canon has today announced its new Direct Card Photo Printer CP-100. The CP-100 takes the concept of the CP-10 to the next logical level and offers full sized 4 x 6 in dye-sub printing direct from a connected compatible camera (or from a computer using a separate kit). The CP-100 is compatible with all the new PowerShot cameras announced today and older PowerShot cameras via a soon to be announced firmware update.

Press release (Canon Europe):

Digital Photo's in an instant with Canon's new Direct Card Photo Printer CP-100

Amstelveen 22 February 2002 - Canon today announces the latest addition to its 'Direct Print' range. The Card Photo Printer CP-100 connects directly to Canon's range of digital cameras for effortless high quality photos.

"Direct print will really gain momentum this year with Canon's range of supporting cameras and printers.' says Mr. Komatsuzaki, Executive Vice President, Canon Consumer Imaging. 'Simply connect the digital camera to a direct printer for high quality photos without the need for a PC.'

Expanding the 'Direct Print' printer line-up, the CP-100 offers print size flexibility including 10x15 cm (actual size 100x148mm, 4x6 inches), credit card size and stickers. 10x15 cm is the most popular size for traditional photo's allowing these digital prints to be stored in a traditional photo album.

The CP-100 uses dye-sublimation technology that can re-create photos with millions of colours. The printer builds up a full colour image by merging three separate colour layers; yellow, magenta and cyan, and then applies a protective layer that adds the durability of a traditional print. The CP-100 assures superb true photo quality prints that look and feel like a traditional silver halide print.

Digital photos don't come easier or faster, just 3 easy steps is all it takes to print a high quality image. Simply connect the Canon digital camera to the printer by means of a dedicated cable; Select the image from the automatic menu; Press print and watch as a high quality print is developed in just over 80 seconds.

With its cool translucent blue and metallic styling, the CP-100 is the ultimate imaging accessory for Canon digital camera owners. Canon continuously delivers incredible performance in small packages and the new direct printer CP-100 is no exception, providing true mobility and the ability to print superb quality images anywhere.

Should AC power be unavailable, the optional rechargeable battery pack and in car power kit ensures the continued enjoyment of making prints on the move. An optional PC/Mac Computer connection kit will be available from autumn 2002 for those wanting to experience the same high quality prints from images stored on a PC.

CP-100 is compatible with Canon's latest digital cameras, PowerShot A100, A30, A40, G2 Black, A10*, A20*, S30*, S40*, G2*, IXUS v*, IXUS 300*

* firmware download may be required from available Q2 2002

Canon CP-100 specifications

Printing System Dye-sublimation thermal transfer printing system
(Full Colour with over coating)
Resolution 300 x 300 dpi
Gradation 256 levels per colour (24 bit colour depth)
Paper Proprietary Standard 10x15cm*1 Paper, Postcard Size 4x6inches
Propriety L size Paper (requires optional cassette)
Proprietary Standard Card Size Paper
Proprietary Adhesive-Backed Label Paper
Proprietary Adhesive-Backed Sticker Paper
Feeding System Auto feed from paper cassette
Paper Eject Auto paper eject above the paper cassette
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 the camera:
From the computer:

Direct Print Menu, DPOF Menu (No Index Print)
Requires optional interface cable and printer driver
Print size
Standard 10x15cm Prints Borderless: 148 x 100mm
Bordered: 121.9 x 91.4mm
Standard L size prints Borderless: 119 x 89mm
Bordered: 105.3 x 79.2mm
Standard Card Size Prints / Label paper Borderless: 86 x 54mm
Bordered: 66.7 x 50mm
Multiple Prints (Sticker paper) Multiple x 8: 22 x 17.3mm
Print Speeds
Standard 10x15cm Prints Borderless: approx. 81 sec
Bordered: approx. 81 sec
Standard L size prints Borderless: approx. 68 sec
Bordered: approx. 68 sec
Standard Card Size Prints / Label paper Borderless: approx. 40 sec
Bordered: approx. 40sec
Multiple Prints (Sticker paper) Multiple x 8: approx. 40 sec
Data Transfer USB compliant (1.1)
Interface connection Dedicated USB cable
Operating Environment 5 to 40°C, 20 to 80% RH
Power Supply AC Power Supply - DC 24 V
Battery Pack (Optional) - DC 22.2 V Lithium-Ion
Car battery adapter - DC 24 V
Power Consumption 50 W or less (Idle: 4 W or less)
Dimensions 172 x 178 x 60 mm (6.8 x 7.0 x 2.4 in)
Weight (exc. paper) 970 g (2.1 lb)

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