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Canon i320 Bubble Jet printer introduced - Featuring a new industrial design, which is smaller than its predecessor (the BJ S300), the i320 is robust as well as stylish. Aimed at home users, this printer strengthens Canon's presence in the entry-level market segment.
Canon introduces the Bubble Jet i320, the affordable, 2400dpi printer.
- New stylish, industrial design
- Advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology
- 5pl permanent drop size and High Colour inks
- Borderless printing
- USB 2.0 Full Speed
Canon have announced the Canon Bubble Jet i320, a 2400dpi printer. Featuring a new industrial design, which is smaller than its predecessor (the BJ S300), the i320 is robust as well as stylish. Aimed at home users, this printer strengthens Canon's presence in the entry-level market segment.
The i320 includes Canon's advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology to give the highest control of ink in terms of accurate dot placement, dot shape and dot density. Delivering 5pl permanent size ink droplets through the use of High Colour inks, Canon say the i320 produces clear, crisp prints and high quality photos.
Digital Imaging Features
The i320 features 4'x6' borderless printing with its design incorporating a sponge in the platen of the printer to absorb excess ink when printing edge-to-edge. This is the only printer in its class* to allow full bleed photographs with no white border.
The i320 also fully supports Canon's comprehensive range of media including the new Photo Paper Plus Glossy and Matte Photo Paper. When using Canon's specialist Photo Paper Pro, prints have up to 25 years light fastness (see specifications) so they can be displayed for longer without losing impact.
For the first time, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint software is included. This software improves the quality of Exif Print (Exif 2.2) compliant digital camera images for more natural looking photo prints. Easy-PhotoPrint also makes borderless printing simple and easy. Exif Print compatible digital cameras record the camera setting data to the image file when the image is captured. By utilising this information at the print stage, the quality of digital photos is significantly improved. Exif is an open standard supported by many digital camera and printer manufacturers.
Performance and Quality
Printing at up to 10ppm in mono and 7ppm in colour, the i320 offers strong out-of-the-box performance. With 2400x1200dpi resolution and a high-resolution print head the i320 offers not just speed, but speed and high print quality together.
Two-pass bi-directional colour printing delivers high-speed photo printing, delivering a 4'x6', 1200dpi photo print in just 54 seconds. The high-speed auto-feeder further assists in making this a great all-round printer for mono, colour and photo printing.
The i320 is fitted with a USB 2.0 Full Speed interface giving compatibility and easy connectivity to Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Mac OS.
Pricing, availability and customer enquiries
The Bubble Jet i320 will be available from 1 October 2002 for around £69.
Customers requiring further information can call 08705 143 723 or visit www.canon.co.uk/bubblejet
* Correct at time of going to print.