*14 April 2008 - *Canon announced the iP100 today, a new $249.99 portable pritner that they claim is the first to have a one picoliter droplet size. The iP100 also has two black ink tanks, a pigment-based black ink for text and another for photos. Canon also claims that the iP100 will be a faster printer than previous models and increases color resolution to a maximum of 9600 x 2400 dpi. The printer also comes with several mobilizing accessories, some at a hefty price. The Canon iP100 is available now for $249.99.
For photographs, Canon has added an Auto Image Fix feature which analyzes and optimizes photographs by type, Canon claims.
The iP100 allows users to print photographs and documents wirelessly through its built-in IrDA port, and it is Bluetooth compatiable with the optional BU-30 Bluetooth adapter, which costs $49.99. Canon is offering an optional Lithium Ion battery for the Canon iP100 (the $99.99 LK62), which they claim will print around 290 page from a three hour charge. Geared at users on the go in their cars, Canon is also offering an optional Automobile Power Unit (PU-200U) for $89.99.
The Canon iP100 is available now for $249.99.