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Canon's CP-100 dye-sublimation printer. Courtesy of Canon Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon announces new photo printer!
By Dave Etchells, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, February 22, 2002 - 10:00 EST)

CP-100 offers 300dpi postcard prints, direct printing from a wide range of PowerShot cameras...

Canon Inc. has today announced its new CP-100 postcard photo printer. Featuring a resolution of 300 x 300 dots per inch, and 256 levels per color printing (in yellow, magenta and cyan), the CP-100 is a dye-sublimation printer that can output postcard or credit-card sized prints. The unit offers direct connection to a good range of PowerShot digital cameras, and can make either borderless or bordered prints, as well as stickers. It can also run off AC power, an optional Lithium-Ion battery, or an optional car adapter - meaning that it'd make an ideal way to print photos for family and friends right after you take their picture! Pricing and availability information for the Canon Photo Printer CP-100 have not yet been announced, but full specs from Canon follow:

Canon Photo Printer CP-100
Canon's CP-100 dye sublimation printer. Courtesy of Canon Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Printer
Type: Direct printing (no computer required) to Canon PowerShot digital cameras
Print sizes:
  • Postcard size (5.8 x 3.9 inches / 148 x 100mm)
  • Credit card size (3.5 x 2.2 inches / 88 x 56.4mm)
Image Capture
Print media: Dedicated paper and Ink cassette, sold together (two sizes above)
  • Postcard sizeóstandard print paper
  • Credit card sizeóstandard print paper, full-size sticker, or 8 mini-stickers
Paper cassette: Holder for paper, in two sizes above
Printing
Method: Dye sublimation thermal printing, with protective overcoating
Print resolution: 300 x 300 dpi
Tones: 256 levels per color (yellow, magenta and cyan)
Approximate print speed:
  • Postcard sizeó81 seconds
  • Credit card sizeó40 seconds
Print options: Bordered or borderless (all three sizes); multiple stickers on card-size paper
Power supply
AC power: via Compact Power Adapter CA-CP100 (included; 100~240v AC)
Battery power:
  • Car Battery Adapter CBA-CP100 (optional; plugs into car cigarette lighter)
  • Battery Pack NB-CP1L(optional Lithium-Ion battery pack; requires Charger CG-CP100)
Interface
Cable DIF-100:
  • PowerShot G2* / G2 Black
  • PowerShot S110*
Cable DIF-200: PowerShot Digital ELPH S40*, S30*, S300*, A40, A30, A20*, A10*, A100
Printer driver for cameras: Built into above-mentioned Canon PowerShots
Printer driver for computers: TBA
Connection to computer: via Canon cable IFC-200PCU and IFC-300PCU (USB-compliant)
Dimensions
Size (W x D x H): 6.8 x 7 x 2.4 inches / 172 x 178 x 60mm (1/3 the size of printer CD-300)
Weight: 34.9 oz / 990g, excluding paper cassette and ink cassette
 

* May require camera firmware upgrade. All specifications above are based on Canon Inc.ís standard test method. Specs are preliminary, and subject to change without notice.

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