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New Canon Printers

Includes two new PIXMA Wireless Photo All-In-One printers

Canon PIXMA Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers

With the introduction of the Canon PIXMA MP990 and MP640 Wireless1 Photo AIO printers, Canon has once again taken high-quality and ease-of-use to a whole new level. These stylish printers, with built-in Wi-Fi1 capabilities, are designed for use almost anywhere without sacrificing the overall décor of the home or home office. To print vibrant and long-lasting photos with superior quality, both printers use the ChromaLife 100+ ink system plus have a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi4. For the advanced amateur ready to take their hobby to the next level, the inclusion of a gray ink tank on the PIXMA MP990 helps produce superb black-and-white prints in addition to vibrant color prints. The PIXMA MP990 can also scan both film and slides, allowing users to reproduce and preserve memorable moments from the past. The integrated Easy-Scroll Wheel, for easy navigation through menus and images, is further enhanced by a large 3.8-inch LCD screen on the PIXMA MP990 and a 3.0- inch LCD screen on the PIXMA MP640.

In order to improve the users overall printing experience, both printers feature advanced paper handling, Auto Scan Mode5, and the Easy-WebPrint EX6 software. The easy-to-use Auto Scan Mode helps to simplify the scanning process by identifying, scanning and saving an original in the correct format with the touch of one button. Advanced paper handling features include Auto Duplex printing, to help consumers save their paper supply by up-to-50 percent, and a two-way paper feed which makes it fast and easy to change paper types and sizes. The Easy-WebPrint EX software can help make printing documents from the Web a simple operation. The software comes with an Auto Clip feature where users can select a specific part of a Web page to print rather than having to print the whole page, helping to conserve paper supply. The PIXMA MP990 will create a 4" x 6" photo in approximately 21 seconds7, and has an estimated retail price of $299.993, while the PIXMA MP640 will create a 4" x 6" photo in approximately 20 seconds7 , with an estimated retail price of $219.993.

Canon SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer
The Canon SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer is the latest addition to the SELPHY line which has become synonymous for producing high-quality photos, being portable and easy-to-use. The SELPHY ES40 is ideal for printing images of a child's first birthday or a loved one's retirement party which can be distributed to attendees for a keepsake as they leave. The voice guidance system, large 3.5-inch LCD screen and Easy Scroll Wheel allows for printing and navigating through menus and images to be more intuitive than in previous models. Users will now have more opportunities to personalize their photos with new frames and clip art available under the Creative Print function as well. The estimated retail price of the SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer is $149.993.

Windows 7 Operating System
Canon is pleased to announce that its PIXMA inkjet printer products will be compatible with Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system. According to Microsoft, this operating system has new features to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Please stay tuned for updates regarding driver downloads and a full list of compatible Canon products.

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an exclusive online photography resource and service for registered owners of qualified Canon products. Users can upload and share photos and videos with friends and family if they have registered certain qualifying products via their Canon Account. Members also gain access to informative photography-related articles on topics such as macro shooting, portrait photography, printing tips and print projects to get the most out of their photos. Registered qualifying PowerShot digital cameras owners are able to customize their Canon camera with great start-up images and sounds. The Video Podcast Service – available for qualifying camera and video product owners – enables members to upload videos to be shared and viewed, which can also be used with Apple's iTunes® and downloaded to access on an Apple iPod® or iPhone™ mobile device.

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