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Canon takes home high quality photo printing, scanning and copying - imageCLASS MP360 and MP370

  • 03 November, 2003 17:41

<p>Canon takes home high quality photo printing, scanning and copying - imageCLASS MP360 and MP370</p>
<p>Two new multifunction devices delivering colour home printing, copying, and scanning plus the market’s first PictBridge compliant multifunction device</p>
<p>Key Points:
· High-quality photo printing either direct from a Canon digital camera or compatible memory cards with the imageCLASS MP370 or via a computer with the imageCLASS MP360; and
· The imageCLASS MP370 is the first multifunction device on the market to feature inherent PictBridge compatibility. Users can connect any PictBridge enabled digital camera, irrespective of brand, straight to the imageCLASS MP370 via a USB cable to print photos with simplicity and ease – no computer required.</p>
<p>Both the imageCLASS MP360 and MP370 feature:
· High-speed printing (up to 18 ppm black, 12 ppm colour)1;
· Borderless, full-bleed printing and copying on A4, 5” x 7” and 6” x 4” photo paper2;
· Fast colour copying at 12 copies per minute, mono copying at 18 copies per minute1; and
· High-resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi optical scanning.</p>
<p>Sydney, 3 November 2003 – Canon Australia today announced the launch of two new multifunction devices designed for the modern home or small office, the imageCLASS MP360 and MP370.</p>
<p>Combining an extremely fast 4800 x 1200 dpi printer, flexible copier and precise scanner in one compact unit, the imageCLASS MP360 and MP370 offer new levels of affordable convenience. Whether it’s the practical and durable navy blue imageCLASS MP360 or the upmarket aluminium finish of the imageCLASS MP370, these new multifunction devices are the ideal complement in any setting where space and functionality are important.</p>
<p>The imageCLASS MP360 and MP370 are priced at just $299 RRP and $399 RRP respectively.</p>
<p>“Over the last 12 months, demand for multifunction devices has boomed and Canon sales have grown by five times in volume over this period,” said Helena van der Pluijm, Product Manager, Consumer Products Imaging Group, Canon Australia. “The majority of this demand has stemmed from the home market with our most popular devices being inkjet units capable of printing, scanning and copying – and the imageCLASS MP360 and MP370 are exactly that and more.”</p>
<p>Moreover, the imageCLASS MP370 offers the added convenience of printing photos directly from memory cards as well as from compatible digital cameras. The imageCLASS MP370 is the market’s first PictBridge enabled multifunction device.</p>
<p>“The imageCLASS MP370 is compatible with any brand of digital camera that hosts PictBridge, making it the perfect solution for homes or small offices independent of existing hardware,” added Ms van der Pluijm.</p>
<p>“The multifunction device market is maturing to a stage where there are devices to suit an array of individual needs. Canon is continually driving growth and supplying a diverse range of multifunction devices that accommodates the different needs of consumers,” commented Ms van der Pluijm. “Our range uses advanced technologies to deliver seamless, simple solutions to our consumers. They can get the results they need in the simplest way.”</p>
<p>Unique Benefits of the imageCLASS MP370
· The imageCLASS MP370 enables direct printing using memory cards or via a USB cable, no computer required, making it ideal for the photo enthusiast as it delivers the added benefit of PictBridge compatibility.</p>
<p>Advanced Features of the imageCLASS MP360 and MP370
As a Printer
· Capable of borderless, full-bleed photo printing on A4, 5” x 7” and 4” x 6” paper;
· Print speeds of up to 18 ppm mono and 12 ppm colour;
· Utilises Easy-PhotoPrint / Easy-PhotoPrint Plus software to produce high quality photos in just three steps;
· Equipped with Vivid Photo printing which makes photographs appear more vibrant, particularly useful for photos that were taken with incorrect exposure;
· Microfine Droplet Technology delivers two and five picolitre droplets to refine colour, precision and detail;
· Image resolution is as high as 4800 x 1200 dpi; and
· Canon’s High Intensity Colour Inks realise brilliant, richly graded colour images, and, when printed on Canon Professional Photo Paper, durable colourfast prints are capable of lasting up to 25 years6.</p>
<p>As a Copier
· Capable of borderless copying;
· Able to reduce and enlarge between a range of 25% to 400%;
· Easy book copying, 2-on-1 copy; and
· High Speed copying at 18 cpm mono and 12 cpm colour.</p>
<p>As A Scanner
· High quality 1200 x 2400 dpi optical scanning resolution;
· Multi-Photo mode for fast and easy scanning of multiple images at the one time3;
· 48-bit input / 24-bit output colour depth; and
· Featuring Scan-to-email4 and Scan-to-PDF for simplicity of use.</p>
<p>Additional Features
· USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connectivity (Windows 98/2000/Me/XP)5;
· Comes with a comprehensive software package including Easy-PhotoPrint / Easy-PhotoPrint Plus, Easy-WebPrint, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR and Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0;
· Suitable for a variety of paper types such as Glossy Photo Paper and Photo Paper Pro; and
· Whisper quiet operation, which is perfect for the home or office environment.</p>
<p>These new multifunction devices will be available from Canon resellers on 1 November 2003 –
· imageCLASS MP360 retails at $299 RRP including GST; and
· imageCLASS MP370 retails at $399 RRP including GST.</p>
<p>Customers can contact Canon on ph: 1800 021 167 or visit the web site at www.canon.com.au</p>
<p>- ENDS -</p>
<p>About Canon
Canon Australia (www.canon.com.au) was established in Australia in 1978 and is a subsidiary of the US$24.5 billion Canon Inc. group. The company is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging solutions with a comprehensive product line that includes: networked multifunction devices, digital and analogue copiers (colour and black &amp; white), printers, scanners, video conferencing, image filing systems, fax machines, camcorders, cameras and lenses. Canon Australia also operates its own lease finance serve, Canon Finance Australia, which facilitates "one stop" shopping for customers wanting to lease or finance their equipment solutions. Canon Inc. is a top patent-holder of imaging technologies with a local R&amp;D centre - CISRA (Canon Information Systems Research Australia) - based in Sydney.</p>
<p>Media contact:</p>
<p>Georgie Pickett-Heaps
Executive
Hill and Knowlton
Email: gpickett@hillandknowlton.com.au
Ph: 02 9286 1236</p>
<p>Helena van der Pluijm
Product Manager
Consumer Imaging Products Group
Canon Australia
Email: vanderpluijm_helena@canon.com.au
Ph: 02 9805 2551</p>
<p>Media Product Reviews:</p>
<p>Annabel Berkman
Assistant Executive
Hill &amp; Knowlton
E: aberkman@hillandknowlton.com.au
T: 02 9286 1240</p>

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