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Canon without CD/DVD printing: US market only

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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 12:58:45 PM

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Hi all,

do you know why Canon sells crippled US models, while many European
models do offer CD printing?

I doubt that CD printing is illegal in the US, since Epson and some
smaller companies do provide it.

But there's more or less similiar models for US/Europe which differ:

Europe US

i865 i860
i905D i900D
i965 i960
i995D i990D
i9950 i9900
iP3000 =
iP4000 =
iP4000R =
iP5000 =
iP6000D =


Most of the newer Pixmas (apart of the smallest iP1500/iP2000) offer DVD
printing in Europe by default. They come bundled with the software
CD-LabelPrint. Identical US models come without!?

Is it just marketing? Is it some US licensing?

Regards
Martin
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 12:58:46 PM

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Martin Trautmann wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> do you know why Canon sells crippled US models, while many European
> models do offer CD printing?
>
> I doubt that CD printing is illegal in the US, since Epson and some
> smaller companies do provide it.
>

CD printing isn't illegal in the US/Canada. It would appear to me that
the method Canon uses elsewhere infringes on certain North American
patents held by I don't know who. Epson obviously uses a different
system. Maybe it's Epson's they're infringing on... ;-)

-Taliesyn
Anonymous
September 9, 2004 3:10:10 AM

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Taliesyn wrote:

> Martin Trautmann wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> do you know why Canon sells crippled US models, while many European
>> models do offer CD printing?
>>
>> I doubt that CD printing is illegal in the US, since Epson and some
>> smaller companies do provide it.
>>
>
> CD printing isn't illegal in the US/Canada. It would appear to me that
> the method Canon uses elsewhere infringes on certain North American
> patents held by I don't know who. Epson obviously uses a different
> system. Maybe it's Epson's they're infringing on... ;-)
>
> -Taliesyn
>

DOH!

--
Ben Thomas - happily printing on CDs and DVDs with my i9950.
!