Canon PIXMA iP100 Your Mobile Photo Printer

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I was shopping to get a new printer and while browsing through the printer on display, a small yet silver printer caught my attention. The Canon PIXMA iP100 is what you call a compact mobile printer, that has a rechargeable batteries, wireless (IR and Bluetooth) and wired connectivity, plus it uses the ChromaLife100 Technology that prints photographs that can last up to 100 years.

Here are the notable features of the Canon PIXMA iP100.
* Portable document and photo printer
* 9600 x 2400 dpi FINE print head
* 5 ink system
* 50 sec photo prints
* ChromaLife100
* 20ppm mono, 14ppm colour document printing
* IrDA IR and optional Bluetooth printing
* Supplied with rechargeable battery

Canon PIXMA iP100

For the printer’s specs:
Print Resolution: Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi
Print Engine: InkJet 5-ink with minimum 1 pl Micro-Nozzles & FINE print head
Photo Lab Quality Speed: Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 50 seconds (Standard)
Mono Print Speed: ESAT: Approx. 9.0 ipm
Colour Print Speed: ESAT: Approx. 5.9 ipm
Ink Cartridge Configuration: Cartridge – PGI-35 Black, CLI-36 Color
Black Ink Tank Life: Black: 191 pages, Black: 2080 photos
Colour Ink Tank Life: Colour: 249 pages, Colour: 111 photos
Media Type: Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro (PR-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101\PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (PP-101D), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401), Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use” (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101), Super White Paper (SW-201)
Media Input: Sheet Feeder: Max. 50 sheets
Media Size: Sheet Feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 10x18cm (wide), 20x25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)
Borderless Printing: A4, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card sizes
Dimensions (W x D x H): 12.7″ x 7.2″ x 2.4″
Weight: approx. 2.0kg
Connectivity: USB 2.0, IrDA IR, Bluetooth v2.0 (Bluetooth unit BU-30)
Battery: LK-62 Li-ion
Power Consumption: Standby: 1.5 W, Off: Approx. 0.4 W, Printing: Approx. 9 W
Cost: via Cnet $209.00 – $293.50, Amazon $180.52, while the store where I was shopping was offering it for SR 1,469.00


I did ask the sales rep, if the Canon PIXMA iP100 includes the Bluetooth unit BU-30 and they said yes and it’s also indicated in the tag. I sure wish they include a free printer bag or carrying case, so that the “mobile” title will surely fit the bill.

Btw, if you’re asking I printer I bought, well that’s another story. 🙂

Last modified: October 11, 2010

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