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What's new from: Oki, Sanyo, Epson, Lexmark, Canon, Kyocera

What's new from: Oki, Sanyo, Epson, Lexmark, Canon, Kyocera

Oki C7350

Oki has launched the C7350 colour and mono printer. Available in three different versions, the series comes equipped with features and applications that are suited for medium to large workgroups or corporate departments. Features include Oki's PrintSuperVision, a Web browser-based software solution for networks that provide a host of management functions. The tool provides access to networked printer data for monitoring, reporting and managing networked printers. Also shipped with the printer is Print Control software, a job accounting package that can be used to track printer usage and costs. All three models offer resolution of 1200 x 600dpi, 192MB RAM and a print speed of 24 pages per minute (ppm) colour and 26ppm mono. Other features include Auto Colour Balance to ensure colour consistency throughout the life of the printer and Auto Media Detect to identify paper weight variations, the company said. IPL Group is the sole distributor of Oki Products in Australia. RRP: Prices range from $3499 to $4999

Sanyo DVP-P1

Sanyo has released a DVP-P1 Digital Photo Printer. According to the company, the DVP-P1 gives the user freedom to print without need for a PC and complicated software. It incorporates PictBridge as the primary connectivity protocol for enabling direct printing (without a PC) from digital cameras of other brands and manufacturers. This makes printing possible from all digital cameras that support PictBridge via a simple USB cable connection. The DVP-P1 also has two memory card slots. One that accepts CF type I/II format cards and a 3-in-1 slot that accepts several kinds of digital camera media. This universal compatibility allows the printer to accept SD, Compact Flash, Smart Media and Memory stick media cards. The DVP-P1 has a maximum image capability of 12 million pixels (Max 10 million for tiff), so it will support all digital camera formats - creating incredible detail and colour. The DVP-P1 also uses a removable dye-sublimation thermal transfer cartridge to produce high-speed rich colours, the company said. A distribution deal is also in the works. RRP: $329

Epson RX630

Epson Australia has released five multifunction inkjet printers targeted at entry-level consumers and photo enthusiasts. The new top-of-the-range RX630 Photo is a mini-photo lab with PC-free copying, scanning and printing. The Stylus Photo RX430, Stylus CX6500 and Stylus CX3500 also feature PC-free copying, scanning and printing. For extra PC-free independence, the Stylus Photo RX630, RX430 and the CX6500 feature built-in memory card readers for all formats. The models offer a six-colour ink set in individual cartridges and a built-in Transparency Unit (TPU), as well as a 600mm colour LCD viewer for standalone operating. Other PC-free options on the Stylus Photo RX630, for example, include direct printing from digital cameras and other USB devices and from all memory card formats using the built-in card reader. The Stylus Photo RX630 also has an optional Bluetooth pack for remote printing from compatible cameras and mobile phones. The Stylus CX6500 uses DuraBrite pigment ink for highly durable, water and smudge resistant prints, with fade resistance of up to 80 years on Epson Heavyweight Matte Paper, the company said. Designed for the home office and small business user the Stylus CX6500 features high resolution printing up to 22ppm black text, with 5760 x 1440 optimised dpi (using Resolution Performance Management Technology). Visit www.epson.com.au for a list of distributors. RRP: Printer prices range from $179 to $599

Lexmark X7170

Lexmark has released the X7170, the latest addition to the company's line of small and medium business products. It is an all-in-one printer featuring Productivity Suite Software, a high resolution flatbed scanner - offering 1200 x 4800dpi resolution - with 48-bit colour depth and CCD technology that can scan photos, reports and three-dimensional objects. The X7170 offers borderless printing capabilities, optional six-colour support, a maximum 4800dpi print resolution and monochrome print speeds of up to 22ppm. Standalone colour copy capabilities allow users to reproduce photos and documents with the touch of just one button. The X7170 fax capabilities include 400 x 400dpi resolution and 33.6Kbps colour options with convenience features including 100-page memory and 79 speed dials. The product is distributed in Australia by Galas Electronics, Hitech Distribution, Ingram Micro, IT Wholesale, RDT Technologies, Tech Pacific and Todaytech. RRP: $499

Canon MP 780

Canon has launched the MP 780, a full featured all-in-one printer aimed at home office and small office users. The MP 780 offers PictBridge, fax, ADF, CD/DVD, auto duplex, paper cassette and high speed USB 2.O. Main features include: 2 picolitre Full-photolithography Inkjet Engineering (FINE) technology to produce sharp quality images; built-in automatic duplex unit; printing with double sided Photo Paper Plus Glossy paper; dual paper path with total paper capacity up to 300 sheets; PictBridge compatible - direct digital camera printing; up to 4800 x 1200dpi print resolution; contrastPLUS 5 individual ink system using dye-based black ink (photo black) for higher contrast and quality photo printing; fast printing and copying at up to 25ppm black and 17ppm colour; and print borderless photos in 6 x 4, 5 x 7 and A4 size. Additional features include: 35-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF); multiple copying up to 99 copies; high speed USB 2.0 for fast data transfer; as well as group dial; sequential broadcasting; answering machine hook-up; activity reporting and automatic redialing; and PC Fax (sending only). For a list of distributors visit www.canon.com.au. RRP: $599

Kyocera FS720

Kyocera is set to launch three entry-level laser printers: the FS-720, 820 and 920 models. The FS-720 model offers 16ppm with 600dpi quality; 250-sheet closed paper cassette with paper gauge; connection via USB interface; host-based printing system for MS Windows; and a low noise level of 49db. The FS-720 model also incorporates Ecosys technology, which offers high speeds thanks to a cartridge-free design that helps minimise running costs, the company said. The product is distributed in Australia by Alloys International, BMS, Compu Wholesale, Dynamic Supplies, Ingram Micro, IT Wholesale, J Mills, Tech Pacific and Tecksel. RRP: $300


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