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Canon announce Bubble Jet i865 - The business photo printer they claim that everyone will want to take home.
"The introduction of additional black ink for photo printing to the world's fastest Bubble Jet printer will be welcomed by increasingly savvy and demanding users of photo printing," says Malcolm Hills, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging in the UK and Ireland. "At the same time, retaining the standard black ink is critical for our business customers who demand crisp, clean, fast document printing".
Quality and technology
Integrated circuited manufacturing techniques have been employed to produce a print head capable of delivering a print quality that in many cases exceeds the results of more costly six ink systems of competitors. Micro-Nozzles in the i865 print head have an ejection aperture measuring just 10 microns in diameter, 40% smaller than the nearest competitor. This narrow opening, in tandem with Canon's short nozzle ejection system, creates consistent ink droplet sizes of 2 picolitres that are fired at the paper with force and precision so every ink drop is exactly the same size and travels in exactly the right direction. This degree of control gives Canon the leading edge in fine detail in both colour documents and photo reproduction. Packed with new photo printing features Fast borderless photo printing is now possible on a range of media up to A4. A new covered paper tray has been added to the auto sheet feed to hold and protect 4"x 6" photo paper, allowing users to switch printing modes without swapping paper. Printing directly onto compatible CD-R/DVDs is now possible with the inclusion of a detachable CD-R printing unit. The i865 also supports the new industry standard PictBridge protocol. Any compliant camera or camcorder can now print directly to the printer via a USB cable connection, regardless of brand and with no need for a PC.
The i865 also supports a full range of specialist media offered by Canon including the newly introduced Photo Paper plus, Semi Gloss (SG-101) & Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401).
Speed and function
The photo print speed of the i865 is up to three times faster than any other product in its class. A borderless 4"x 6" photo print on Canon's Photo Paper Pro (PR-101) takes only 50 seconds, while a full A4 photo can be printed in just 100 seconds. This is also the fastest printer for monochrome & colour in its class, printing up to 23ppm mono and 16ppm colour. Advanced Precision Color Distribution technology allows high speed bi-directional printing, giving print speeds up to 2.3ppm for A4 full colour page.
Single Ink technology reduces waste by ensuring individual colours are only replaced when they have completely run out.
Quality software for quality prints
A special solutions disk contains a suite of practical software for improved photo printing results:
- CD-LabelPrint ? guides users through printing to CD-R/DVD disks
- PhotoRecord ? Autoscales images to different paper sizes, making it easy to print a photo album from images of any size onto 4"x 6", 5"x 7" & A4 media.
- ZoomBrowser ? Image management system that displays thumbnails to make it easy to edit and manage images stored on the computer, with features such as cropping, slide presentation and resizing for emailing.
Also included is Easy-PhotoPrint software, which uses information collected
at the time of image capture on Exif 2.2 compliant cameras to create better
quality, more natural looking photos. Additionally Easy-PhotoPrint Plus is now
available to work in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint. It incorporates new face
recognition technology to automatically detect a face or faces within an image,
and apply advanced image optimizations to improve the final photo print. The
software can be downloaded from the Canon Europe website. Easy-WebPrint simplifies
printing of Internet pages by scaling down output so the entire page is printed
even when it extends over multiple
screens. And finally to keep the desktop tidy, all software applications have been brought together under the one easy to navigate Easy-ToolBox tool bar.
Optional office features
The i865 can be shared across a network via Pricom network adapters. An Auto Duplex Printing Unit (DPU-10) is available to allow printing on both sides of the paper without manual intervention. An optional Paper-Feed Cassette (PFC-10) attaches to the bottom of the printer, increasing plain paper capacity by 250 sheets to 400 sheets.
Canon Bubble Jet i865 specifications
|Resolution||Up to 4800x1200 dpi|
|5-ink with Micro-Nozzles, advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology, 2pl & ContrastPLUS|
|Colour management||ICM, ColorSync, Exif Print|
|Mono print speed||Up to 23ppm (Max), 12.4 ppm (Std)|
|Colour print speed||Text & Graphics: Up to 16 ppm (Max), 9 ppm (Std); A4 Full
Page: Up to 2.3 ppm (Std)
Photo print speed A4: Up to 0.6 ppm (Std on PR-101); 4"x6" [10x15cm]: 32 seconds (Std on PR-101)
|Media type||Plain Paper, Envelopes, High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), Glossy Photo Paper (GP-301N, GP-401), Photo Paper Pro (PR-101, PC-101S), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101), Photo Paper Plus Semi Gloss (SG-101), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), Transparency (CF-102), T shirt Transfer (TR-201)|
|Media weight||Sheet feeder: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special
media up to 270 g/m²
Paper Feed Cassette PFC-10 (option): 60 to 105 g/m²
|Media input||Sheet feeder: 150 sheets (50 sheets with Photo Paper Tray
Paper Feed Cassette: 250 sheets
Photo Paper Tray: 20 sheets of photo media
CD-R print kit: 1CD or DVD
|CD-R printing||Available using supplied CD-R print kit|
|Media size||Sheet feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 5"x7", 4"x 6" & custom size|
|Paper Feed Cassette:||A4, B5, Letter|
|Photo Paper Tray:||4"x6"|
|Borderless printing||Photo Paper Pro (A4 & 4"x6"), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (A4, 5"x7" & 4"x6"), Photo Paper Plus Semi Gloss (A4 & 4"x6"), Glossy Photo Paper (A4), Matte Photo Paper (A4)|
|Two sided printing||Available using Auto Duplex Printing Unit DPU-10 (option)|
|Ink cartridge configuration||Single Ink technology - Five separate ink tanks (BCI-3e Bk, BCI-6 Bk, BCI-6C, BCI-6M, BCI-6Y)|
|Black ink tank life||BCI-3e Bk: 330 pages at 5% coverage¹; BCI-6 Bk: 440 pages
at 5% coverage²
BCI-3e Bk: 1500 pages, BCI-6 Bk: 2000 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5) 2
|Colour ink tank(s) life||440 pages at 5% coverage per ink tank2
Cyan: 550 pages, Magenta: 430 pages, Yellow: 360 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5) 2
|PC interface & connectivity||Parallel (IEEE 1284 compatible) & USB|
|Camera interface & connectivity||Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge & Bubble Jet Direct compliant digital cameras & camcorders|
|Camera direct printing Compatibility||Exif 2.2 or earlier, DPOF compliant|
|Operating system requirements||Windows: PC with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium,
Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 95, Parallel or USB interface3, CD-ROM
Drive. Free hard disk space for printer driver installation: 75MB for Windows
XP/2000/NT 4.0, 30MB for Windows ME/98/95.
Mac: Macintosh computer with Mac OS 8.6-9.x or Mac OS X v10.2.1 or later, USB interface. Free hard disk space for printer driver installation: 30MB for Mac OS 8.6-9.x, 100MB for Mac OS X v10.2.1 or later
|Driver features||Windows: Photo Optimizer PRO, Image Optimizer, Photo Noise
Reduction, Vivid Photo
Mac: Photo Optimizer PRO, Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo
|Software included||Windows: Easy-WebPrint, Easy-PhotoPrint, CD-LabelPrint, PhotoRecord,
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint, CD-LabelPrint
|Power source||AC 220-240V 50-60Hz|
|Power consumption||Approx. 0.4W (standby), approx. 25W (printing)|
|Temperature range||5 - 35 C|
|Humidity||10 - 90% RH|
|Acoustic noise levels||Approx. 36 dB (A) (quiet mode)|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||420 x 311 x 185mm|
|Options||Auto Duplex Printing Unit DPU-10, Paper Feed Cassette PFC-10, Network Adapter PRICOM C 6200U|
Pricing and availability
The Bubble Jet i865 will be available from 1st October 2003 for around £169.