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What's new from: Canon, Lexmark, Epson, HP

Canon Pixma iP6000D

The Canon Pixma iP6000D creates prints of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution and prints up to 11ppm in black and 9ppm in colour and accepts multiple media card formats and direct-from-camera printing, as well as mobile phones equipped with infrared capabilities. The offering provides six-colour printing with microscopic two picolitre ink droplet technology and a 2.5-inch colour LCD screen to edit, search and view images. The Pixma iP6000D also features automatic double-sided, direct CD/DVD printing and dual paper paths holding up to 300 sheets, designed for easy switching between plain and photo paper. To locate their nearest distributor, resellers should contact Canon on 1800 021 167. RRP: $499

Canon BiJ1300

Designed specifically for SMEs and departments within large enterprises, the BiJ1300 features continuous print speeds of up to 20ppm black and 18ppm colour in original mode, and 12 ppm black and colour in business mode. The printer holds 1350 sheets and contains a built-in 10/100 network card to integrate seamlessly into networked environments, creates prints at around 3 cents per page (A4 mono) and 10 cents per page (A4 colour). To locate their nearest distributor, resellers should call 1800 021 167. RRP: $1299

Lexmark P915

The Lexmark P915 Home Photo Printer is designed for standard home printing but includes features designed for printing up digital photos with resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 dots per inch. Such features include a countdown timer, print preview, built-in video instructions, smart imaging software for red-eye reduction, cropping and re-sizing. The printer also offers on-board camera card readers, support PictBridge technology and feature six-colour output with borderless capabilities. The Lexmark P915 Home Photo Printer is distributed through Galas Electronics, Hitech Distribution, Ingram Micro, IT Wholesale, RDT Technologies, Tech Pacific and Todaytech. RRP: $299

Lexmark P315 Snapshot

Designed and marketed as a portable photo lab, the Lexmark P315 Snapshot photo printer produces 35mm-quality images directly from most digital cameras or memory cards, without the need for a computer. The Lexmark P315 features an adjustable 2.5-inch colour LCD for previewing and editing images, compatibility with PictBridge-enabled cameras, and on-board card readers that support CompactFlash Type I & II, Microdrive, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital Memory Stick (MS, Pro, Duo), Smart Media and xD. It is distributed through Galas Electronics, Hi Tech Distribution, Ingram Micro, IT Wholesale, RDT Technologies, Tech Pacific and Todaytech. RRP: $299

Epson PictureMate

The Epson PictureMate is designed to be a portable personal photo lab which uses Epson's Advanced MicroPiezo printhead technology and six colour pigment based UltraChrome Hi-Gloss ink set with black, cyan, magenta, yellow, red and blue. Designed as "one-touch" technology the Epson PictureMate can create prints directly from a digital camera at under 50c per print, according to Epson. It reads a wide range of memory cards including SD memory card/MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Compact Flash Type I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MMC, xD and Microdrive. An optional Bluetooth wireless module is also available to print photos from Bluetooth capable mobile phones. The Epson PictureMate is distributed through Dicker Data, BMS, Compu Wholesale, Cellnet, Alloys, Hitech, Synnex, and DMA. RRP: $380

Epson Stylus Photo R310

The Epson Stylus Photo R310, with PC free options, features new generation inks, more efficient individual foamless ink cartridges and faster print speeds to create photo prints that are durable and fade resistant. The Stylus Photo R310 supports most popular digital memory cards, PictBridge and has the option of BlueTooth for printing from mobile devices. With six individual colour ink cartridges (Cyan, Light Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Light Magenta and Black) it can print directly onto compatible CD and DVD media and create border-free images in a variety of paper sizes up to A4 at 5760 optimised dpi (using RPM technology). The R310 is distributed through Dicker Data, BMS, Compu Wholesale, Cellnet, Alloys, Hitech, Synnex, and DMA. RRP: $375

HP Photosmart 375

The HP Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer is designed to be portable, lightweight and mobile digital photo lab which can produce 4 x 6-inch prints when used with the optional HP Internal Battery for Compact Photo Printers. The optional HP bt300 Bluetooth Wireless Printer Adapter provides added convenience when printing photos wirelessly from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled camera phone. HP's Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer retails for $399, with the optional HP Internal Battery retailing for $129, and the optional HP bt300 Bluetooth Adaptor available for $99. Resellers can obtain the HP Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer and accessories through Tech Pacific, Ingram Micro, and Synnex. RRP: Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer - $399, optional HP Internal Battery - $129, optional HP bt300 Bluetooth Adaptor - $99

HP Photosmart 8450

The HP Photosmart 8450 Photo Printer is designed to produce colour and black-and white prints at up to 72 million different colour combinations and grayscale combinations, thanks to its eight-ink colour printing system. Network-enabled, the printer also features a 2.5-inch colour image display, easy-to-access front panel editing buttons, digital camera video printing and panorama format printing. The HP Photosmart 8450 Photo Printer is distributed through Tech Pacific, Ingram Micro, and Synnex. RRP: $599