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Canon's PIXMA MP760 photo all-in-one device. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One announced
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 08:10 EST)

Canon Inc. continues its Photo Marketing Show 2005 announcements today after a brief pause, with the introduction of the PIXMA MP760 - an all-in-one device featuring a photo printer, scanner, and memory card reader.

The Canon PIXMA MP760, scheduled to go on sale this March at a price of $299.99, features USB 2.0 High-Speed connectivity and compatibility with both Windows / MacOS. The printer section offers 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) for black, and 1200 x 4800 dpi for color documents, with droplet sizes of two and five picoliters in color. A 4" x 6" borderless photo is said to take 36 seconds to print, while documents are printed at 17 pages per minute (ppm) in color, and 25 ppm in black and white.

The flatbed scanner in the MP760 uses a 2400 dpi CCD with a step resolution of 4800 dpi, scans an area up to 8.5" x 11.7", and has a 48-bit internal color depth. In concert with the printer, it can be used to make copies at 25 - 400% enlargement, and features Auto Magnification, Borderless, 2 on 1, Discoloration Correction, Duplex, Fit to Page, and Image Repeat features.

Finally, the Photo Connect section offers direct printing from PictBridge cameras, and built-in slots for CompactFlash Type-I / II (including Microdrive), Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro / MagicGate Memory Stick, and Secure Digital / MultiMediaCard. Other formats can be read with an optional adapter; namely xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Duo Pro, MagicGate Memory Stick Due, and miniSD card.

Canon PIXMA MP760
Canon's PIXMA MP760 photo all-in-one device. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Print
Print Speed (up to)
Black: 25 ppm (approximately 2.4 seconds per page)
Color: 17 ppm (approximately 3.5 seconds per page)
4" x 6" borderless photo: approximately 36 seconds
Number of Nozzles
Black: 320
Color: 512 x 2 (C, M); 256 x 2 (Y, Bk)
Total: 1,856
Picoliter Size (Color) 2 and 5
Print Resolution (up to) Black: 600 x 600 dpi; Color: 4800 x 1200 dpi
Paper Sizes Letter, Legal, Credit Card (2.13" x 3.39"), 4" x 6", 5" x 7", U.S. #10 envelopes
Copy
Copy Speed (up to)
Black: 25 cpm (approximately 2.4 seconds per page)
Color: 17 cpm (approximately 3.5 seconds per page)
Copy Resolution (up to) Black: 600 x 600 dpi; Color: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Reduction / Enlargement 25% - 400%
Copy Features Auto Magnification, Borderless, 2 on 1, Discoloration Correction, Duplex, Fit to Page, Image Repeat
Scan
Scanning Element Charged-Coupled Device (CCD)
Maximum Resolution
Optical 2400 x 4800 dpi
Interpolated 9600 x 9600 dpi
Scanning Mode 48-bit internal
Document Size Print: 8.5" x 11.7" maximum
Photo Connect
Direct Connect Direct Print Port (cable not included)
Memory Card Support CompactFlash®, Micro Drive,® SmartMedia,® Memory Stick,® Memory Stick Pro,™ MagicGate™ Memory Stick, SD Card™ and MultiMediaCard.™ The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: xD-Picture Card,™ Memory Stick Duo,™ Memory Stick Duo Pro,™ MagicGate™ Memory Stick Duo and miniSD Card.
General
Standard Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (cable not included)
Software (Windows / Mac) CD-ROM including MP Driver, MP Navigator, Setup Software and User’s Guide, Electronic Photo Application Guide, Electronic User’s Guide, e-registration, ScanSoft® Omnipage® SE,9 ArcSoft® PhotoStudio® (Mac only), Easy-PhotoPrint 3.0, and Easy-WebPrint (Windows only, requires Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 5.5, version 6.0 recommended)
OS Compatibility Windows XP, Windows Me / 98 / 2000, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 / SP2 Mac OS X version 10.2.4 to 10.3.x
Warranty Toll-free technical phone support plus 1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange program.
 

Original Source Press Release:

CANON DELIVERS A MULTIFUNCTION PHOTO CENTER IN THE NEW PIXMA MP760 PHOTO ALL-IN-ONE

New Canon PIXMA MP760 Photo All-In-One Features Direct Photo Printing From 35mm Slides and Negatives, Digital Media Cards and PictBridge Digital Cameras.

LAKE SUCCESS, NY., Feb. 17, 2005 – Canon’s new PIXMA MP760 Photo-All-in-One, which will be on display at PMA 2005, February 20 – 23 (Canon Booth #3503), in Orlando, Fla., allows consumers to print directly from slides and negatives, includes card slots for direct digital photo printing and features a color LCD screen for viewing images. In addition to great prints, users can also scan and make copies with the MP760 unit raising the bar for photo print quality from a multi-function device.

The newest addition to Canon’s PIXMA line of Photo All-in-One printers, the PIXMA MP760 model boasts speed, dynamic handling of various media types, and outstanding image quality whether users are scanning, copying or printing photos. The built-in film and negative scanner and Contrast PLUS five-color ink tank system emphasize that this is the optimal MFP for the photo enthusiast who wishes to copy, print or archive heirloom photos or print the latest digital masterpiece.

“More and more the marketplace is demanding photo centric All-in-One’s over purely productivity oriented products,” said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE CAJ). “With the ability to go directly from slides or negatives to lab-quality photo prints without a PC, the new PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One is Canon’s ultimate multi-function photo center.”

The scanning portion of the PIXMA MP760 model includes an integrated film adapter unit (FAU) that will allow the user to scan a 35mm slide or negative at up to 2400 x 4800 dpi. With the included film holders, users can batch scan up to six negative frames or four mounted slides. Advanced driver software helps to identify and remove defects caused by dust and scratches on the surface of originals. For crisp results, the new model also has an auto image adjust feature to help correct faded documents and faded film. The direct print feature on the new model also enables users to scan their slides or negatives and go straight to print without ever having to use a computer, making the PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One a true home photo lab for both digital and analog camera users.

Simple Photo Printing
In addition to printing directly from slides and negatives, users can print their photos directly from compatible media cards* using one of the MP760 model’s built-in card slots. The MP760 MFP can produce Photo Index Sheets direct a memory card to simplify photo and media selection. Users select photos for printing by filling in the box adjacent to the image thumbnails printed on the Index Sheets, which are then scanned back into the device. For added convenience, the PIXMA MP760 model features PictBridge technology for direct photo printing from PictBridge compatible digital cameras and camcorders.

The large built-in color 2.5” LCD screen supports easy preview, selection and editing before printing from memory cards and film scans. The new PIXMA MP760 model comes with one power source, easy installation, and a stylish and space saving design. To prevent accidental paper jams, the front output tray opens automatically when copying or printing commences.

Copy, Print and Scan with Speed and Flexibility
The PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One model can easily copy photographs or documents. With the MP760 model, users can create borderless copies of photos or documents in credit card, 4"x6", 5"x7" and letter sizes. There is also the ability to scan paper documents that can be stored electronically as PDF files with the 'Scan-to-PDF' function from within the driver.

A built-in duplex unit in the new MP760 model provides double sided printing and copying — saving both time and paper. Also featured are dual paper paths, including an auto sheet feeder and a front-loading cassette paper tray, which enables users to switch from plain paper to special photo paper at the touch of a button on the machine.

With print speeds of up to 25 pages-per-minute (ppm) in black** and up to 17 ppm in color**, the PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One provides fast performance for home and office settings. Borderless 4"x6" photos can be printed in as little as 36-seconds**.

Intuitive LCD Screen
The PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One features a large 2.5 inch color LCD screen which displays valuable information on standard copying features in addition to ink tank levels, 2-sided printing mode as well as thumbnail images from digital memory cards and 35mm slide or negatives during direct photo printing.

Canon Ink System
The PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One utilizes Canon's unique five-color ContrastPLUS ink system, which, in addition to the high-speed text and graphics pigment-based black ink tank, incorporates a dye-based photo-grade black ink tank for photo printing, helping to deliver excellent image contrast and overall sharpness, particularly when used on photo paper. To help reduce waste, each ink color is stored in a transparent, individually replaceable tank. As a result, users replace only the ink that runs out, not an entire tri-color cartridge containing unused ink.

FINE Print Head
All of the Canon PIXMA Photo All-in-Ones feature exclusive Canon FINE high-performance print heads. FINE technology (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) delivers sub-micron level precision during the printing process. FINE print heads are the only consumer-oriented print heads to achieve an actual 1,200 dpi nozzle pitch and are manufactured without machining or assembly.

The FINE print head found in the Canon PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One is an adaptation of Canon’s own silicon chip manufacturing technology, used to create print heads with the tolerance and precision close to that of integrated circuits. The PIXMA MP760 Photo All-In-One has 1856 total nozzles which are capable of ejecting millions of ink droplets as small as two picoliters each second, the smallest ink droplet size in its class. This unique method produces detailed images with outstanding resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi***. FINE print heads provide greater accuracy for virtually grain-free prints.

Software
The PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One includes the following software†:

  • MP Navigator (Windows®/Mac®) helps users get immediate optimum results with minimum fuss. Users select the required process (e.g. scan, print image from PC), then select the desired output; e.g. photo print, PC copy, OCR, attach to email, printing or save as a file or PDF.
  • Easy-PhotoPrint (Windows/Mac) assists with options such as media selection, size and scaling to make borderless printing of JPEG files easy. It includes features such as Face Sharpening for out-of-focus face correction, Red Eye Correction, Digital Face Smoothing to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and Blemish Remover.
  • Easy-WebPrint†† (Windows) sits on the Internet Explorer toolbar and helps take the frustration out of web page printing by correctly scaling output to prevent the common problem of having the right-hand side of web pages cut off.
  • ScanSoft® OmniPage® SE (Windows/Mac) - Optical Character Recognition application that converts scanned text into characters for editing or storage as searchable text file.
  • Arcsoft Photostudio (Windows/Mac) - Image-editing program featuring automatic color and tone enhancement, cloning, animated 3D text and over 40 special effects.

The new Canon PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One will be available in March for an estimated selling price of $299.99‡.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2004, with global revenues of $33.3 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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Specifications subject to change without notice.
* CF (Type I and II), MicroDrive, Smart Media, SD, Multi Media Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro. Via adapter (purchased separately): MiniSD, xD-PictureCard, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo.
** PPM print speed based on highest speed printer driver setting. Photo print speed based on maximum print speed using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy. Print speeds will vary depending on system configuration, software, document complexity, print mode and page coverage.
*** Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting.

† System requirements vary by application.
†† Easy-WebPrint is compatible with Windows® XP and Windows 2000/Me/98 only. Easy-WebPrint requires Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 5.5, version 6.0 recommended. See www.canontechsupport.com for updated compatibility.
‡ MSRP, subject to change at any time without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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