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The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.

PRESS RELEASE: Two New Photo All-in-one Printers From Canon U.s.a. Sport A Sleeker Design And Enhanced Performance


New Printers Incorporate Stellar Printing, Scanning And Copying Functionality Into Two New Elegant Easy-to-Use Designs; Suitable for A Multitude of Environments

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 11, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has today introduced two new multifunction models, the PIXMA MP480 and PIXMA MP190 Photo All-In-One (AIO) printers, designed for simple operation and maximum performance, while also providing new automatic features for enhanced scanning, copying and photo printing. These two Canon models are ideal for any print locale, from homes and businesses to college campuses.

"With each generation of All-In-One printers, Canon sets the bar higher with convenient operation, speed and image quality. These new models exemplify why Canon is the imaging expert in our industry," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "In times when families are looking for the best value, having an All-In-One device helps everyone do a little bit more, right from home."

CANON PIXMA MP480 PHOTO ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER Equipped with a 1.8-inch TFT color LCD display and easily navigated control panel, the PIXMA MP480 Photo All-In-One combines elegant design with easy operation. Canon has included Auto Photo Fix and Auto Scan Mode, reducing the steps necessary to print a beautiful photo or capture a great scan. Auto Photo Fix, with Easy-PhotoPrint EX software, automatically detects the type of photo being printed - portrait or scenery - and helps to correct red eye, facial tones, brightness, contrast and color saturation to provide better looking photo output without manual photo editing. The PIXMA MP480 AIO provides another convenient feature, Auto Scan Mode, which, detects the type of document being scanned - Photo, Post Card, Business Card, Magazine, Newspaper, Document - and automatically crops and saves files to PDF or JPEG format, based on image type. These automatic software features add one more level of convenience that is sure to be a hit with the less tech-savvy consumer.

The MP480 is capable of text print speeds of up to 20 pages-per-minute (ppm) in black and up to 16 ppm in color, and delivers outstanding 4 x 6 inch borderless lab-quality prints in approximately 45-seconds.1 The MP480 Photo All-In-One will also feature an optional Bluetooth wireless connection for sending images to the printer.2 The estimated selling price for the PIXMA MP480 Photo All-In-One is $99.99,3 and the BU-30 Bluetooth adapter has an estimated selling price of $49.99.3

CANON PIXMA MP190 PHOTO ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER Aimed at the more economically minded consumer, the PIXMA MP190 Photo All-In-One features a maximum of 4800 x 1200 dpi color resolution4, and a minimum two-picoliter droplet size to deliver outstanding photo quality. Text printing speeds are up to 19 ppm for black and up to 15 ppm for color1, providing users with high speed to go along with high quality. The printer also delivers 4 x 6 inch borderless photo quality prints in approximately 70-seconds.1 Additional features include the Advanced Z-Lid expansion top allowing users to place bulkier books or small 3-D objects for scanning on the platen glass and holds them down for a more clear copy or scan. The estimated selling price for the Canon MP190 Photo All-In-One is $69.99.3

Canon's New Photo Album 3"x 3" Pocket Size Perfect for showing off pictures of the family, the wallet-sized photo has been transformed with the new Photo Album 3"x 3" Pocket Size. The ultimate stocking stuffer or personalized party favor, the small pocket-sized album holds 12 different photos, as well as a custom wraparound photo hardcover. The hardcover wrapping can be customized and printed using your own images for a truly unique photo album experience. The albums print out on legal-sized perforated sheets which can then be folded and assembled into the 3 x 3-inch album in just minutes. Twelve pictures help tell the complete story of the family vacation, or give grandparents a great pocket-sized brag book.

Canon FINE Technology and ChromaLife100+ System The PIXMA MP480 and MP190 Photo All-In-One printers utilize Canon's two-cartridge, four-color FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology with a minimum two-picoliter droplet size and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi color resolution.4 While the PIXMA MP190 Photo All-In-One supports Canon's ChromaLife 100 system, the new PIXMA MP480 Photo All-In-One supports the new ChromaLife 100+ dye ink, when used with genuine Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201) and FINE print technology to produce beautiful long-lasting lab-quality prints with enhanced fade resistance for up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.5

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, ranked 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." To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.

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† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice.

1 PPM print speeds are based on the highest speed printer driver mode using black and white and color text patterns. Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details. 2 Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth technology v2.0 and optional 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. 3 Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary. 4 Resolution may vary based on printer driver settings. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum. 5 Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for additional details.


(First posted on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 10:20 EDT)

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