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Canon announce two more PictBridge compatible printers

Canon announce two more PictBridge compatible printers - Bubble Jet i455 and i475D Direct Print photo printers announced

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Canon introduce two new PictBridge compatible photo printers, the Canon Bubble Jet i455 and i475D. Any PictBridge compliant digital camera can connect and print directly to these compatible printers, regardless of brand and without the need for a PC. The Bubble Jet i455 and i475D replace the Bubble Jet i450 and i470D respectively.

With a print head nozzle density up to seven times that of competing brands and a nozzle apperture size 40% smaller
than Canon's nearest rival, the i455 and i475D use a 2pl droplet size to deliver unsurpassed 4800x1200 dpi*
professional photo quality as standard. The same technology that delivers tiny 2pl ink droplets and the
highest nozzle density also makes these easily the fastest printers in their class - both models boast incredible
18ppm mono and 12 ppm colour print speeds.

"Not only do the Bubble Jet i455 and i475D deliver the best quality photo prints and highest speeds in their class,"
says Malcolm Hills, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging in the UK and Ireland, "they embody our commitment to producing cameras and printers that work together with whatever device our customers might have or choose to have in the future."


Multi-brand, multi-media printing
As well as supporting the new industry standard PictBridge protocol, both printers are backward compatible with
Canon's Bubble Jet Direct. This allows direct print from any compatible Canon digital camera or digital video
camcorder. The i475D has a built in four-in-one card slot to accept CompactFlash cards and Microdrive, SmartMedia,
Sony Memory Stick and SecureDigital cards from any digital camera. Even xD-Picture cards can be supported with use of
an adaptor.

Unsurpassed print quality
Traditional manufacturing techniques assemble print heads from multiple layers and components. The inherent
inaccuracies in this process limit print head length, nozzle size and density. Canon's engineers revolutionised
the manufacturing process and now use patented semiconductor manufacturing techniques to laser etch
ultra-high precision advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology -print heads with the world's smallest nozzles and the
world's highest nozzle density (up to seven times that of lesser brands). 10-micron diameter Micro-Nozzles deliver
consistent 2pl droplet size with precision and speed for accurate ink placement on to paper.

Photo prints without the wait
Both the i455 and i475D boast the best photo print speeds in their class. This is particularly evident in borderless
printing where nozzle density plays a decisive role. Both printers offer 18ppm mono and 12ppm colour print speed, and
can produce a 4"x 6" photo print in approximately 62 seconds. Photo Noise Reduction mode improves noise in dark
and solid colour areas sometimes found on digital camera images, while Vivid Photo technology enhances colours -
particularly in areas of blues and greens. Both printers also support 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).

Extra features
Thei455 and i475D come with software packages chosen to help users get the most from their printer. The i475D
has PhotoViewer software, which allows images stored on a memory card to be viewed and selected via a PC.
Easy-PhotoPrint makes it easy to scale and apply photo effects to images. It also improves the quality of Exif
2.2-compliant digital images by making use of the additional information captured at the time the photograph
was taken.
Easy-WebPrint simplifies the printing of Internet pages and reduces paper and ink waste by scaling the output so the
entire page is printed even when it extends over multiple screens.
The i455 and i475D are fitted with a USB interface, and support all popular Windows and Mac operating systems.

Canon Bubble Jet i455 specifications

Resolution Up to 4800x1200 dpi

Print engine
4-ink with Micro-Nozzles, advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology™, 2pl
Colour management ICM, ColorSync, Exif Print
Mono print speed Up to 18ppm (Max), 11.8ppm (Std)
Colour print speed Text & Graphics: Up to 12ppm (Max), 4.9 ppm (Std); A4 Full Page: Up to 0.8 ppm (Std)
Photo print speed A4: Up to 0.33 ppm (Std on PR-101); 4"x6" [10x15cm]: 62 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
Media input Sheet feeder: 100 sheets
Media size Sheet feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 5"x7", 4"x 6" & custom size
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 via printer driver
Ink cartridge configuration Black ink tank: BCI-24 Black Colour ink tank: BCI-24 Colour
Black ink tank life 130 pages at 5% coverage2
580 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5 image)
Colour ink tank(s) life 160 pages at 5% coverage per ink tank
160 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5 image)
PC interface & connectivity 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
Card direct printing Compatibility: JPEG (DCF, CIFF, Exif 2.2 or earlier, JFIF), TIFF (Exif compliant), DPOF compliant.
Storage compatibility: CompactFlash™ card/Microdrive™, SmartMedia™, Memory Stick™, SD card/Multimedia card; xD-Picture card (using recommended adapter - not supplied)
Operating system requirements Windows: PC with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium or Windows 98. USB interface4. CD-ROM Drive. Free hard disk space for printer driver installation: 75MB for Windows XP/2000, 40MB for Windows ME/98.
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: 40MB for Mac OS 8.6-9.x, 110MB 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
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint, ImageBrowser
Power source AC 220-240V 50-60Hz
Power consumption Approx. 2W (standby), approx. 16W (printing)
Temperature range 5 - 35 C
Humidity 10 - 90% RH
Acoustic noise levels Approx. 41 dB (A) (quiet mode)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 393 x 258 x 202mm
Weight Approx.3.7 kg

Canon Bubble Jet i475D specifications

Resolution Up to 4800x1200 dpi

Print engine
4-ink with Micro-Nozzles, advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology™, 2pl
Colour management ICM, ColorSync, Exif Print
Mono print speed Up to 18ppm (Max), 11.8ppm (Std)
Colour print speed Text & Graphics: Up to 12ppm (Max), 4.9 ppm (Std); A4 Full Page: Up to 0.8 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: 100 sheets
Media size Sheet feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 5"x7", 4"x 6" & custom size
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 via printer driver
Ink cartridge configuration Black ink tank: BCI-24 Black Colour ink tank: BCI-24 Colour
Black ink tank life 130 pages at 5% coverage2
580 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5 image)
Colour ink tank(s) life 160 pages at 5% coverage per ink tank
160 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5 image)
PC interface & connectivity 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
Card direct printing Compatibility: JPEG (DCF, CIFF, Exif 2.2 or earlier, JFIF), TIFF (Exif compliant), DPOF compliant.
Storage compatibility: CompactFlash™ card/Microdrive™, SmartMedia™, Memory Stick™, SD card/Multimedia card; xD-Picture card (using recommended adapter - not supplied)
Operating system requirements Windows: PC with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium or Windows 98. USB interface4. CD-ROM Drive. Free hard disk space for printer driver installation: 75MB for Windows XP/2000, 40MB for Windows ME/98.
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: 40MB for Mac OS 8.6-9.x, 110MB 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: Photo Viewer, Easy-WebPrint, Easy-PhotoPrint
Mac: Photo Viewer, Easy-PhotoPrint, ImageBrowser
Power source AC 220-240V 50-60Hz
Power consumption Approx. 2W (standby), approx. 16W (printing)
Temperature range 5 - 35 C
Humidity 10 - 90% RH
Acoustic noise levels Approx. 41 dB (A) (quiet mode)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 393 x 258 x 218mm
Weight Approx.4.0 kg
View Directory Page : Canon (UK) Ltd

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