CES 2011: Digital Experience Live from Area 51

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Pepcom hosted the annual Digital Experience Show on CES 2011 eve with a bevy of exhibitors showing off their new products and handing out free goodies to all who ventured into the Area 51 themed event.

Several printer manufacturers were on hand for the event including Canon, Epson, HP, Kodak and Samsung with four of the five having introduced brand new products earlier that day.

Canon had several new products on display as well as recent releases from Fall of 2010. On hand from the printer side was the recently released Canon Pixma MG8120 Wireless Photo All-in-One and the Canon Selphy CP800 as well as the brand new Canon PIXMA MX882 Wireless Office All-in-One and Canon Pixma iX6520 Inkjet Business printer.

As we reported yesterday, the Canon Pixma MX882 is a 4-in-1 business printer and flagship of the new office AIO printers.

The Canon PIXMA iX6520 is a single-function wide format printer allowing document prints up to 11 x 17 inches and photo prints up to 13 x 19 inches.

We’ll have more on the new Canon Office printers including video from their booth on the CES show floor.

Epson doesn’t have show space at this year’s CES so the Digital Experience was the first and only look at the new Epson WorkForce 840 All-in-One and Epson WorkForce 60 printers offering the “world’s fastest automatic double-sided printing solutions,” in their respective classes.

The Epson WorkForce 840 is larger than previous generation WorkForce AIO due to a 500-sheet paper capacity and looks closer in design to the Artisan Photo AIO lineup thanks to the 7.8-inch touch control panel with 3.5-inch high res LCD.

Other features include print, scan, copy and fax capabilities with a 30-sheet automatic document feeder, a built-in memory card reader with front side USB port and extra-high capacity individual ink cartridges. The estimated retail price for the WorkForce 840 is $299.99.

The Epson WorkForce 60 builds on the previous generation WorkForce 40 by adding quicker print speeds (up to 15 ppm in black single-sided and 7.4 ppm in black double-sided), a 250-sheet paper capacity and wireless printing from mobile devices for $129.99.

Both of these devices will be available through Epson directly in January 2011.

Kodak also introduced a new addition to their ESP lineup of all-in-one photo printers, the ESP C310 All-in-One inkjet printer.
As we reported yesterday, the ESP C310 All-in-One is a 3-in-1 device offering print, scan and copy capabilities along with built-in wireless connectivity and a memory card reader. In design, the ESP C310 is very similar to the previous generation ESP 5250 AIO.

Check back later to see more coverage of the ESP C310 All-in-One from the Kodak booth on the CES show floor.

Samsung didn’t actually have any of their new products on display at the Digital Experience show but they did release two new compact laser printers in December 2010 and announced a brand new MobilePrint application yesterday at their pre-show press conference.

Check back later for more info from our Samsung booth visit on the CES show floor.

Also, be sure to visit our TechnologyGuide CES 2011 page for all the things CES!



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