Canon has launched its latest CanoScan flatbed scanners models - the LiDE 210 and LiDE 110.
The LiDE 210 has an optical resolution of up to 4,800 x 4,800dpi (dots per inch) while the LiDE 110 offers up to 2,400 x 4,800dpi. To scan a colour A4 page at 300dpi, the LiDE 210 takes 10 seconds while it takes 16 seconds for the LiDE 110 to complete the task, Canon said.
To scan efficiently, both models feature an auto-scan mode, which recognises the type of original documents - from standard-size documents, photographs and business cards. It then crops and scans with the appropriate image optimisation settings, and saves the images on the computer automatically.
New AIO printers
Canon also unveiled two wireless photo all-in-one (AIO) printers - the Pixma MG 6170 and Pixma MG 8170; and a monochrome laser printer, the Laser Shot LBP 6000.
The MG 6170 and MG 8170, which have a print resolution of up to 9,600 x 2,400dpi, support the 802.11n wireless standard.
One of the highlights of the two models is the ability to print any frame from high-definition video footage captured with a Canon digital camera.
With the Easy-PhotoPrint Pro plugin for Adobe Photoshop, users can edit images with greater ease, Canon said. There is also the Auto Photo Fix II feature with colour cast correction for optimisation of images before printing.
Both the MG 6170 and MG 8170 feature tilt LCD screens that measure 3in and 3.5in respectively. The MG 8170 is also capable of scanning 35mm film and slides.
Monochrome laser printer
The LBP 6000 prints at 18ppm (pages per minute) with print quality at up to 2,400 x 600dpi. This model uses Canon's Advanced Printing Technology 3.0 printing software, where the file size of a print job is compressed on the computer before it is sent to the printer.
According to Canon, this improves the efficiency of the printer without the need to increase memory capacity.
The LiDE 210 (RM523), LiDE 110 (RM298), MG 6170 (RM988), MG 8170 (RM1,688) and LBP 6000 (RM468) are available now.
Other other products launched at the same event include the Laser Shot LBP 6750dn monochrome laser printer (RM4,688) and two AIO Pixma printers - the MG 5270 (RM888) and MG 5170 (RM698).