Canon is opening the New Year with two new products: the BubbleJet i850 and the previously-reported BubbleJet i950.

Both devices offer high resolutions suitable for photo printing. The i850 costs £169 (inc-VAT), while the i950 costs £289 (inc-VAT). Both printers are equipped with 150-page sheet feeders.

The i850 is an A4 printer that uses Canon's MicroFine Droplet Technology with new MicroNozzles. The nozzles deliver 2 picolitre sized ink droplets – smaller than other similar technologies currently on the market, Canon claims. The printer can also print 5 picolitre droplets for solidly coloured areas. The device uses four separate ink cartridges. The company claims the black ink cartridge will print 330 pages at 5 per cent, while colour inks will print 460 pages at 5 per cent.

Speed The printer has a maximum resolution of 4,800-x-1,200dpi. It can produce a 4-x-6-inch colour print in 32 seconds, or an A4-sized photo in just 100 seconds. It prints up to 22 pages per minute (ppm) in mono and 14ppm in colour. It is equipped with both parallel and USB interfaces, and is Mac and Windows-compatible. Bundled with Canon's ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch applications, the i850 ships February.

Canon's i950 also offers a maximum print resolution of 4,800-x-1,200. It exploits the same ink technologies as the i850, with the addition of a six-colour ink system. It uses USB. The software driver offers: Photo Optimizer Pro, Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo and Illustration Effects. Software includes ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch.

The printer is capable of printing a full A4 borderless photo at 2,400-x-1,200dpi in just over one minute, says the company. Canon says a 4-x-6-inch print will take "under 30 seconds". The i950 offers speeds up to 7ppm in mono and colour, though multi-colour or high-quality print times can fall to 3.2ppm, according to the company.