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Canon introduce the Bubble Jet S200, a low cost, high resolution inkjet printer -
Canon brings higher quality to the first-time buyer with the introduction of the Bubble Jet S200, a 2880dpi quality printer. Targeted at the home user, the S200 combines quality, high monochrome and colour print resolution with competitive speed at an affordable price.
'The new S200 completes Canons line up of S-Series Bubble Jet printers providing great value and flexibility to the home user. This printer brings Canon quality to a new price point,' says Mark Robinson, UK Marketing Manager, Canon Consumer Imaging.
With the introduction of a completely redesigned print head, the S200 offers 2880 dpi resolution and superior colour range, resulting in a significant increase in definition and quality of images. Through the use of High Colour inks and pigment-based black, the S200 gives improved optical density plus the ability to print a wider range of colours. This results in blacker blacks and sharper, brighter colours on both plain paper and photo media.
Thanks to its advanced paper handling and bi-directional printing, the Bubble Jet S200 achieves a brisk 5ppm for mono and 3ppm for colour.
The S200 also boasts Vivid Photo, the newest image processing function from Canon. Vivid Photo allows the printer to produce colours that cannot be displayed on the monitor resulting in deeper and more intense colours. Additional driver functions, such as Photo Optimizer Pro and Image Optimizer, can be combined with Vivid Photo to offer bright photo reproduction and give the user more appealing images.
With the help of Canons unique Print Advisor, first time users can easily select the optimum settings (including media and print quality) for the type of document to be printed. Canon also offers a wide range of inks and papers especially designed to work well with the S200 so that users can produce personalised T-shirts, banners and photo-realistic images.
The Bubble Jet S200 includes a USB interface making it easy to connect the printer to the computer. It supports Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Mac 0S 8.6 - 9.x.
Availability and pricing
The S200 will be available from 1 February 2002 for around 59.