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Thursday, January 13, 2011

CES 2011: Memjet's One Page Per Second Printing Technology

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.memjet.com

When people ask me what I saw that was most interesting to me at CES, I have two answers for them: Seagate's Data Lunchbox hard drive prototype, and the subject of the above video: Memjet's crazy-fast printing technology. Memjet has a core technology that they're licensing to printer OEMs around the world; what this means is that you won't see a Memjet-branded printer, but you might see a Lexmark or HP printer with a "Powered by Memjet" logo on it. It's been a long time since there was much of anything interesting in the printing world, so I'm personally pretty jazzed about this. I have an Epson R1800 that has served me well for years, but it's not a terribly fast printer when you're cranking out 50 or so 4x6" prints for family members. If I could have technology like this implemented in a printer, I'd be all over it.

Since it's ink-based technology, the question of ink cost always comes up. Memjet says their system can reduce the cost of ink up to 50%, but that's of course completely dependant on the printer OEM to pass/not pass the savings on to customers. They might look at it as an extra slice of profit pie, or they might look at it as a way to gain a massive competitive advantage in the market. Memjet was tight-lipped about exactly who their partners are in the consumer space, but 2011 will likely be the year we see a few Memjet-powered printers make their way onto the market. I'm looking forward to it!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Canon Announces Two New PIXMA Printers: The MP560 & MP490

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:01 AM

http://www.canon.ca/english/index-p...n&gid=2&sgid=20

"For the consumer who wants and needs to have a printer that can print, copy and scan, the new Canon PIXMA Photo AIO Printers provide all this and more. The new PIXMA MP560 Wireless2 Photo AIO Printer is the most compact Canon inkjet printer to have both wireless capabilities and built-in Auto Duplex Printing. This new AIO Printer, the successor to the popular PIXMA MP620 Wireless Photo AIO Printer, also is the first Canon PIXMA Printer to have the ability to print out pictures directly from a USB Flash Memory device3. With a new sleek design, the PIXMA MP560 Photo AIO Printer features five individual ink tanks with the ChromaLife100+ ink system providing more vibrant and longer-lasting photos. The PIXMA MP560 printer can print out a photo-lab quality borderless 4"x 6" in approximately 39 seconds6. The 5.1-centimetre LCD screen and integrated Easy-Scroll Wheel allow for easy navigation through menus and viewing images. Under the new ISO print speed standard, the PIXMA MP560 AIO Photo Printer will deliver output at approximately 9.2 ipm for black-and-white documents and approximately 6.0 ipm for colour4. The estimated retail price of the PIXMA MP560 Photo AIO Printer is $169.995."

First the printer: looks nice. Canon printers have always been nice and fast, and produce high-quality prints. The fact that you get built-in auto-duplex printing and wireless connectivity for $169 CAD is impressive. If you need a good all-around printer, one of these two new printers look like a safe bet. Now for a tangent: Canon has a problem. Read more...


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