New “basket-style” photo printer blends style with convenience for all ages
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announces two new additions to its line of compact photo printers: the radical SELPHY CP770 (below) and the exciting ultra-compact CP760 (above) Photo Printers. These sensibly sized photo printers tout a fresh, unique design which simplifies printing for all users and makes it easier to print photos instantly, almost anywhere. Whether it’s baby’s first steps in the nursery or grandma and grandpa’s summer road trip, these compact photo printers can provide the whole family with instant memories almost anywhere -all without having to use a computer or camera to download images. These new printers are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to experience the joy of printing photos.
The Canon SELPHY CP770 compact photo printer (above) is the cute carry-it-all solution for those looking for a small photo printer for the home or on-the-go. The SELPHY CP770 photo printer comes bundled in a basket-style storage bucket, which not only houses the printer, but also stores coordinating accessories including paper, ink cartridge and power cord. The unique design is the first of its kind and allows consumers to tote the printer virtually anywhere they need to go: summer camp, birthday parties, wedding showers, or a scrapbooking get-together.
Canon’s new design innovations were created with a focus on improving mobility and usability based on the printers’ broad range of uses, including printing photos for family albums, school art projects and scrapbooks. Each printer has larger buttons arranged in a “makes-sense” layout, designed for simplicity and easier navigation through menus. The number of buttons on each printer has been reduced from 12 buttons on previous models, down to nine for more simple functionality.
“Canon wants to keep photography fun for the whole family by making it easier for children and adults to print out instant memories and share them with everyone,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “The fun design and ease of use helps make these printers the perfect gift for anyone who wants a new and convenient way to display and share their photographs.”
Canon SELPHY CP770 Compact Photo Printer
The inviting “basket” design and fun colors make this printer appealing for moms, kids, grandparents or anyone who wants access to a photo printer for their entire memory portfolio. At first glance, many might not think of the SELPHY CP770 as a photo printer because its appearance is such a natural fit for a child’s playroom or family living room. An on-the-spot photo printer makes a great gift for friends and family, too.
The printer is equipped with a 2.5″ High-Definition LCD monitor to preview images before printing. The monitor itself has also been angled so that it can be easily viewed, even when sitting at a table that the printer is resting on. The SELPHY CP770 compact photo printer is available in a friendly apricot and crisp white color. The optional Canon NB-CP2 battery pack, makes it easier than ever to print photos while on the road or camping. The NB-CP2 battery pack can provide hours of printing power before each recharge and has a suggested retail price of $79.99(1).
This printer makes it easier than ever to print out priceless shots taken from a mobile phone or other handheld device(2) (3). The CP770 compact photo printer supports the new, must-have “IrSimple” feature(4) — a high-speed infrared wireless communications standard allowing consumers to wirelessly print snapshots from their mobile phones, PDAs or other digital devices. The printer accepts a wireless infrared signal to transmit photo data from mobile phones and other devices that support this standard.
Canon SELPHY CP760 Compact Photo Printer
Easy to use, the new Canon SELPHY CP760 compact photo printer helps turn digital images into photography with a compact simple to use design to print great 4×6 inch photographs and make the most out of a digital camera. Now the whole family can crowd around the printer and easily see images on the new 2.5 inch, Thin Film Transistor (TFT) control screen which can be clearly viewed from various angles. The easy-to-view screen also lets users quickly navigate through menus and neatly preview images before printing. The addition of simplified card slots lets users plug in memory cards or print straight from the camera with a USB cord.
Portrait Image Optimize & Face Detection Without A Computer
New Portrait Image Optimize technology from Canon allows users to correct and improve their image quality all without a computer. When “red-eye” occurs in photos, the CP770 and CP760 printers can automatically determine the position of the red-eye and change the pupils back to a natural color for printing. The CP770 and CP760 printers can lighten or darken individual areas of an image, making it possible to create a photograph where the face and background are well balanced. These functions will also identify a subject’s face inside an image, and correct to the ideal brightness and coloring for “brilliant” images.
New and Improved Photo Lamination
Both the CP770 and CP760 photo printers feature new overcoat technology to help reduce blurring, and fingerprint smudges. After the yellow, magenta and cyan colors have printed, a special overcoat layer is applied to the image through a proprietary lamination process. Not only does the lamination help to reduce bleeding and blurring of printed photo, it also helps to reduce the risk of water and fingerprint smudges, as well as fading that can be caused by ultraviolet light, gas and other such environmental factors.
Canon BU-30 Bluetooth Adaptor
Making it even more convenient to print images is the optional Canon BU-30 Bluetooth adaptor. Available for both the SELPHY CP770 and CP760 photo printers for a suggested retail price of $49.99(1), the BU-30 adaptor allows images to be sent from Bluetooth enabled devices directly to the SELPHY model to be printed(2).
The SELPHY CP770 and CP760 compact photo printers carry an estimated retail price of $149.99 and $99.99(1), respectively.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007+, with global revenues of $39.3 billion, is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.”
(+)IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008
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(1) Pricing subject to chance at any time. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
(2) Requires mobile phone equipped with Pictbridge technology and a USB cable
(3) Bluetooth v2.0 with optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.
(4) Requires mobile phone or other device with IrDA port support for IrMC version 1.1 protocol , with phone positioned no more than 7.9 inches from printer.