Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Canon Inkjet Printers 101

An inkjet printer is a type of printer that creates a digital image by moving droplets of ink onto the paper. Canon was one of the first companies to introduce the inkjet printer and bubble jet technology in the mid 1980s. Inkjet printers are currently the most common type of printers and come in a range of models from small inexpensive options for consumer use to large professional devices. Canon inkjet printers provide a variety of options for all types of users from printing photos to important documents. An example of a great use for a Canon inkjet printer is for printing coupons to save some money.

Canon manufactures a variety of inkjet printers including Office All-in-One Inkjet Printers, Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printers, Photo Inkjet Printers, Professional Inkjet Printers, and Large Format Inkjet Printers. Canon ink-jet printers have been reviewed as being good on the go.

Office All-in-One Inkjet Printers
The PIXMA Office All-in-One enables users to easily copy, scan, fax, and print a variety of documents in one machine. There are 10 different Office All-in-One models that range in price from $49.99 to $399.99. All models include auto scan and 48-bit internal/24-bit external color depth. The scanner element is a Contact Image Sensor (CIS). Other models have duplex printing and scanning that enables users to print and scan on both sides of the paper. Some models include wireless or wired networking. All models have at least a one-year limited warranty with an instant exchange program.

Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printers

The PIXMA Photo All-in-One allows users to print text and photos, copy documents, and scan photos. Eight different models are available ranging from $69.99 to $299.99. All models feature a 25% to 400% reduction/enlargement and 48-bit internal/24-bit external color depth. The scanner element includes a Contact Image Sensor (CIS) or a Charged-Coupled Device (CCD). Some models feature wireless Internet capability and others use high-speed USB cables. Some models come with a one-year limited warranty with instant exchange program and others have a 90-day limited warranty with instant exchange program.

Photo Inkjet Printers

The PIXMA Photo Inkjet Printers combine excellent image quality and versatile printing. There are six models ranging in price from $49.99 to $249.99. All models include software with a CD-ROM for easy setup and feature Easy-PhotoPrint EX. All models also use hi-speed USB cables for the standard interface. Some models come with a one-year limited warranty with instant exchange program and others have a 90-day limited warranty with instant exchange program.

Professional Inkjet Printers

The PIXMA Pro Professional Inkjet Printers feature innovative solutions for photography and design. The printers are a part of Canon’s Total Imaging Solution and offer unparalleled system capabilities to capture and print photos. Two models are available the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II at $849.99 and the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II at $499.99. Both models have a print resolution up to 4800 x 2400 dpi3 and include setup software and user’s guide, CD ROM, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Easy-PhotoPrint EX. They also both use hi-speed USB cables and have a one-year limited warranty with instant exchange program.

Large Format Inkjet Printers

Canon offers a large line of imagePROGRAF large format inkjet printers that enable users to take large format printing to the next level. The options offer high-tech large-format color graphics printing solutions that are created with power, speed, quality, and flexibility. Included in the large format line are Graphic Arts Printers that use a pigment ink system to provide vibrant colors and great neutral and stable grayscales; MFP Imaging Systems that feature scan-to-copy, file, and email solutions for technical documents; and Technical Documents and General Use Printers that use unique five-color dye/pigment to provide accurate and bold documents, drawings, and presentations.

This article was composed by Melissa Weaver of www.inkpal.com. Inkpal provides a vast selection of ink cartridges, toner cartridges, and printer ribbons.

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