I´m trusting Canon´s Pixma iP100 for printing the Family Portraits of the local people I´ll meet on the road, while I Bikepack South America. It´s rugged, powerful, and portable… a versatile mobile printer that should deliver exceptional performance even at The Andes´toughest roads.

Tech specs:
Printing Method
Printing Technology Canon 4-Color BubbleJet with Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) technology
Maximum Resolution Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi
Black: 600 x 600 dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 2 picoliters
Ink Type 4-Color Ink with Dye based CMYK & Pigment Black
Ink Palette CMYK
Compatible Ink Cartridges CLI-36 Color Ink Cartridge
PGI-35 Black Ink Cartridge
Print Speed Black: 9.0 ipm
Color: 5.9 ipm
4.0 x 6.0″ Photo: 51 seconds
Input Buffer 42KB
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Width 8.5″
Maximum Printable Area 8.5 x 11″ Borderless (on letter size paper)
Paper Sizes Letter, Legal, Credit Card (2.13 x 3.39″), 4 x 6″, 5 x 7″, 8.5 x 11″, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Borderless Photo Sizes 4 x 6″, 5 x 7″, 8.5 x 11″
Paper Types Plain paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper, Photo Paper Plus Photo Paper Pro, High Resolution Paper, Transparencies, Photo Stickers
Maximum Paper Thickness 130 lbs (photo paper)
Paper Capacity 30 sheets (plain paper @ 17 lbs)
Special Media Support No
Computer Interface USB 2.0
IrDA*Mobile phone printing limited to JPEG files 1MB or smaller only. Requires mobile phone with IrDA port and support for IrMC version 1.1 protocol, or PDA with IrDA port and support for IroBEX protocol, with phone or PDA positioned no more than 7.9 inches from printer.
Compatible Memory Cards No
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Network Capable No (Optional Bluetooth interface v 2.0 + EDR) 1

Please Note:

Bluetooth v2.0 with optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the devices and software version used.


PostScript Support No
System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1
Mac OS X 10.3-10.10
Status Display Power/Busy Indicator LED
Image Preview Display No
Front Panel Controls Power
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Optional Battery Available
Dimensions 12.7 x 2.4 x 7.2″ (322.58 x 60.96 x 182.88mm)
Weight 4.4 lb (1.99 kg)


Photographer cycling "in developing" countries making + printing + giving away portraits for those families who had none...

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