We dig this HP Photosmart C81800 All-in-One. No more messing with extra internal or external burners. Not only does it print, copy and scan with a 96 bit depth, it features a built-in CD/DVD Burner with LightScribe that will remove dust and scratches from your photos. It prints up to 34 ppm in b/w and 33 in color with 1200 rendered DPI black when used with a computer. It supports CF, xD, SD/MMC, SDHC, HDMMC, MMCPlus, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, and MS Pro Duo, as well as borderless printing up to 8.5 x 11-inches. With a $40.00 instant rebate, the Photosmart is available for $359.99 and will give any family member an excuse to dredge up all those old photos of you as a baby to show them to you one more time.
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If you have ever considered going into the poster making business, HP Korea has released its HP Scitex TJ8500. The printer can produce up to 70 sheets/hour at 336 dpi. In addition, it can make 140 1.5 m X 1.8 m posters per hour and 100 billboards in 8 hours. Their environmentally friendly UV850 Supreme ink will work on vinyl, banners, canvas, and self-adhesive materials, as well as untreated material. Check with HP for availability and price on the Scitex.
Canon’s new PIXMA MP960 AIO (All-In-One) has a unique 7-color Chroma Life 100 ink system and the ability to print up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi on a variety of papers. It combines an easy-scroll wheel user interface with a 3.5-inch HD TFT screen.
“The Canon PIXMA MP960 model combines all of the best features from our PIXMA line of high quality printers and all-in-one devices, and is truly the ultimate home photo kiosk,” said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager at Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The MP960’s 3,584-nozzle print head ejects drops as tiny as one picoliter and can print a borderless 4 x 6-inch photo lab-quality print in about 35 seconds. The AIO’s speed is 30 pages per minute for black and white documents and up to 22 pages per minute for color. There are two paper trays, one for plain paper and one for photo paper, so you won’t have to switch back and forth. The MP960 is available at an MSRP of $399.99.
Wait! Don’t push that button just yet. Within weeks of the Dell and Apple laptop battery dilemma, there is another huge recall in the midst from another Japanese company, but to the relief of CEO Idei, it’s not Sony this time. Apparently these Japanese companies have lost their touch with keeping the magic smoke inside electronics because Canon announced yesterday that it would recall more than 140,000 personal copiers because they could produce smoke and catch fire. The recall will cost the company somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.7M.
About 2 million of the copiers have been produced, but Canon estimates only 270,000 of the devices are still in use and only about 141,000 are affected by the recall. If that ratio holds, it means of these 1.7 million retired units, over 800,000 would have been affected by the recall. I wonder how many of them went out in a blaze of glory.
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