Canon defines the mini260 printer as ‘go anywhere, print anytime’. The tag line denotes the portable nature of the printer. The user cannot underestimate the performance of the Mini 260 because of its minature size. The features of mini photo printer deliver superior photo lab quality.

Printer Design

The Canon Pixma mini260 photo printer looks adorable with the 6.3 cm TFT screen visibly fixed on the top of the printer. The printer’s screen has the tilting facility and with an optional battery pack it becomes completely portable. The whole printing process is amazingly straightforward. With the Easy scroll wheel, the user can select any printing options from the screen. The photos could be previewed and edited before giving the print.

Canon PIXMA mini260 Inkjet Photo Printer

PIXMA mini260 – Printing technology and Resolution

The printing technology is based on Ink jet technology. The printing technology of PIXMA class is boldly stated by Canon as Precision printing. This is possible because of large number of closely packed nozzles which are capable of firing small ink droplets in the range of 1 picolitre. The Fine print head technology which is nothing but one of components of Chromolife 100+ encapsulates the nozzle arrangement and spraying.

The FINE print head also assures the fastest printing speed. Comprising of all the afore said features, the Pixma Mini 260 resolution is shifted to a higher range viz 9600 x 2400 dpi.

Features in a Nutshell

Print Speed – superior print speed is achieved from this portable compact printer. The lab quality equivalent print comes out within 59 seconds, which is in the agreeable market range.

Prints longevity - The prints if stored appropriately will last for 100 years. This is achieved by ChromaLife 100+ technology. This technology is 100 percent complete only if Canon’s genuine inks and papers are used. They are manufactured to cater to the quality needs of PIXMA line of printers.

User Interface - The prints could be directly pulled from memory cards or pictbridge compatible cameras and camcorders. The user can transfer pictures from mobile phones provided with IrDA interface, pictbridge port or optional Blue tooth unit.

Canon PIXMA mini260 Portable Printer – Technical Specifications, Features

Manufacturer Canon
Model Name Canon Pixma Mini260
Colour / Monochrome Colour
Colour/Finish White
Type Portable
Printing technology Inkjet technology
Print Resolution up to 9600 x 2400dpi
Print size Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Plus Glossy, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss,
Glossy Photo Paper, Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use”,
Matte Photo Paper, Photo Stickers
Print Speed Borderless 10 x 15cm Approx. 59 seconds
Print Method Direct Print Port : Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge
compliant digital cameras & camcorders,
Phone / PDA – IrDA ( Jpeg images),
Bluetooth enabled, Card direct printing
User Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed¹, Bluetooth Ver1.2² (with optional Bluetooth Unit BU-20)
Compatible OS Windows XP SP1,SP2/Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4
Mac OS X v.10.2.8 – v.10.4
Software Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint
Power consumption Standby: Approx. 1.7W
Printing: Approx. 13.0W
Accessories Canon Paper and Power Cable