Now, let’s get back from the world of innovation technologies to printer maker releases.
The printer can produce 4×6 and 5×7 prints, as well as panoramic pictures as wide as 4×12 inches. The new model uses three-color Vivera dye-based ink cartridges that allow for maximum print resolution of 4800×1200 dpi. The A826 will be available in September 2007 for $249.
Canon Pixma MP145 features printing speeds of 20 ppm for monochrome and 15 ppm for color. Copying speed is virtually the same — 19 ppm for monochrome and 15 ppm for color copies. The printer’s scanner (as funny as it sounds) employs a CIS sensor that provides optical scanning resolution of up to 600 x 1200 dpi.
If you consider the design of the new Pixma MP145, you will notice that the model uses unusual for Canon inkjets color scheme. White case and black interface panel give this printer a look similar to that of Apple gadgets. By the way, the Pixma MP145 is compatible with Macintosh machines, take a note of that.
Indeed, printers are different from what I have seen before, speaking in terms of design. High-glossy black ‘grand-piano’ finish, previously common in Samsung’s MP3-players and TVs, gives the devices a very distinct look.
Meanwhile, unlike the design the technical characteristics are pretty common. Samsung ML-1630 feature 600 dpi, 16 ppm, 15 second wake-up time, 8MB cache and USB 2 connectors. The multifunction Samsung SCX-4500 needs Samsung toner cartridges, has functions of copier (same specifications as for printer) and scanner of 600 x 2,400 dpi maximum optical resolution.
No information on price is available yet, however I expect it to be somewhat above average for the sexy design. If you want to spice up the look of your working place, these printers are definitely worth spending some extra money on.