Canon has added two new photo printers to its Pixma range - the IP3600 and the IP 4600.
Both are colour inkjet printers and can print on media from 10x15cm up to A4 size. They boast maximum resolutions of 9,600x2,400dpi.
The two new Pixma models come with two paper trays and are PictBridge-compatible. This means photos can be sent straight from a camera to the printer, with no need to copy images to a PC first. Canon supplies PhotoPrint EX software for basic editing and red-eye removal.
The Canon IP3600 and IP4600 use a ChromaLife100+ printing system. This combines 1 picolitre printheads with five separate dye-based inks. The thinking is that by only having to replace one depleted ink at a time, running costs can be kept to a minimum.
The Canon Pixma IP3600 has a mono print speed of 26ppm (pages per minute), a colour print speed of 17ppm and can reproduce 10x15cm colour photos in 41 seconds. The IP4600, which can also print in duplex mode, offers mono print speeds of 26ppm, colour print speeds of 21ppm and can produce borderless 10x15cm photos within 20 seconds.
The PIXMA iP3600 is priced at £69.99 while the PIXMA iP4600 costs £89.99. Both will be available in the UK from October.