Canon has announced three new models to its PIXMA range of printers today at a press conference in London.

The new printers include one portable and two entry-level models.

Canon's slimline iP90v is an update to its PIXMA iP90 portable printer and will come in two configurations – with or without a battery kit included in the box.

Weighing 1.8kg and measuring under 52mm high, the printer’s footprint is actually less than the sheets of A4 paper that it prints while users will be able to get a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200dpi at its highest setting. Document print speeds are a promised16 ppm (mono) and 12ppm (colour).

The iP90v will be available from March 2007 for £199.

In the entry-level field, the company has launched the PIXMA iP1800 and PIXMA iP2500.

Canon say that the new models will "Combine high print speeds with photo lab quality output" and sport a distinctive cube design – finished in deep gleam black.

The printers also sport a maximum 4800 x 1200dpi resolution. The iP1800 delivers a 10 x 15cm (4 x 6”) borderless photograph in just 70 seconds. The new iP2500 produces photo prints in just 55 seconds. Impressive document print speeds are also achieved: 20/16 ppm (mono/colour: iP1800) and 22/17 ppm (mono/colour: iP2500).

The PIXMA iP1800 will be available from March 2007 for £39.00. The PIXMA iP2500 will cost £49.00 and also be available in march.

"The distinctive design of the iP1800 and iP2500 allows PIXMA's entry-level models to stand apart from the competition", said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. "Combining stylish design, media handling and print head technology, both new PIXMAs are perfect first home photo printers."