Canon's new compacts

Canon has released two new compact photo printers, the CP-220 and CP-330, which Canon hopes add ease-of-use, flexibility and style to direct photo printing.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  April 4, 2004

Canon's new compact photo printers CP-220 and CP-330 allow consumers to print pictures quickly, easily and directly from a digital camera, virtually anywhere. The printers print color prints in three different paper sizes from a computer via USB or by direct camera-to-printer connection. These sizes include 4" x 8" for personalised greeting cards or invitations; 4" x 6" postcard size or credit-card size pictures. "We launched our next generation of compact card photo printers so that people can print their photos whenever and wherever they want," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon. "The new and enhanced features in our compact photo printer series make photo printing a more simple and enjoyable experience for everyone, and will likely encourage consumers to print more often." The printers allow users to create crisp, vibrant postcard-sized color prints in approximately 85 seconds. The prints are also water and fade resistant prints and last as long as traditional film prints. With its rechargeable battery pack, the Compact Photo Printer CP-330 becomes a compact mobile printer. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack delivers up to 90 minutes of use when fully charged. The CP-220 unit is also portable and uses AC power to print at home or on the go. To notify users of the status of a print job, the CP-330 model sports multi-colored indicators - cyan, magenta, yellow - that illuminate in sequence as the print is being processed. Indicator lights on the CP-220 unit are only available in blue. The new 4" x 8" wide paper size allows consumers to create and print personalised greeting cards for nearly any occasion. Both printers come equipped with drivers and application software that include a wide variety of templates and clip art for users to personalise their greetings, holiday cards, birth announcements, party invitations, and many other projects. The new 4" x 8" paper is available in 24-sheet packs together with an ink ribbon cartridge, so no additional supplies are necessary. The 4" x 8" paper tray is supplied with the CP-330 model and offered as an optional accessory for the CP-220 unit.

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