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Canon launch Bubble Jet i905D - New dedicated six-colour direct photo printer
A new built-in colour LCD screen can display image thumbnails and provides an intuitive interface for effortless cropping, paper size selection, photo effects and image orientation. Canon's advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology? print head with 2picolitre (pl) Micro-Nozzles delivers unsurpassed levels of fine detail and smooth gradation. This patented technology enables grain-free printing - particularly for skin tones and sky colours which show up limitations in lesser brands. The unbeatable photo quality and additional features of the i905D render it a precious tool for any digital camera user who wants the convenience of photo printing without a PC.
"The Bubble Jet i905D is easily the highest quality photo printer in its class," says Malcolm Hills, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging in the UK and Ireland. "It has also been designed to work with a vast array of cameras ? both now and in years to come".
The i905D has slots for CompactFlash®, Microdrive?, Sony Memory Stick®, SmartMedia?, Secure Digital, Multimedia card, Memory Stick DUO*, miniSD Card* and xD-Picture card Cards require optional adaptors. Images stored on any of these memory card types can be selected, displayed and manipulated on the built-in colour LCD viewer and printed without the need to first download to a PC. The printer also supports the new industry standard PictBridge protocol. Any compliant digital 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. Canon's range of Bubble Jet Direct compatible digital cameras and digital camcorders continue to be supported.
The finest print quality results from a combination of factors: the use of a six-colour ink system, including the 1/6 density photo inks, and tiny 2pl droplet size. High Colour inks guarantee vivid colours and high contrast for stunning photo quality. Integrated circuit manufacturing techniques have been used to produce the advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology? print head, using Micro-Nozzles with an ejection aperture measuring just 10 microns in diameter, 40% narrower than the nearest competitor. These nozzles deliver consistent ink droplet sizes of just 2pl that are fired on to the paper with unrivalled power and precision. Every ink droplet is exactly the right size and is placed in exactly the right position on the paper. This degree of control gives Canon the leading edge in resolution of fine detail, enhancing image depth and eliminating the sandy texture found with inferior brands.
Packed with new photo printing features
The new model's high density print head lays more ink down at the edge of the page, making for ultra fast borderless printing on A4, 5"x 7" and 4"x 6" media. A 4"x 6" photo print takes just 49 seconds, considerably faster than Canon's nearest competitor. 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 i905D 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).
Single Ink technology
Each of the Bubble Jet i905D's six ink colours is stored in an individually replaceable tank. To eliminate waste, only the exhausted ink tank needs to be replaced. Users are warned with a pop up window on their computer and on the printer's LCD when a particular colour is running low, and the printer will not start to print a page if there is insufficient ink to complete the print job.
Quality software for quality prints
To keep the desktop tidy, all print applications have been brought together under the one easy to navigate Canon Easy-ToolBox tool bar. To help users get the most from their printer, a suite of practical software is included:
- CD-LabelPrint -guides users through printing onto CD-R/DVD disks PhotoRecord - Auto scales images to different paper sizes, making it easy to print a photo album from images of any size onto A4, 5"x 7" or 4"x 6" 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.
- Easy-PhotoPrint ? makes it easy to scale and apply photo effects to individual images. It also uses information collected at the time of image capture on Exif 2.2 compliant cameras to create higher quality, more natural looking photos.
- Easy-PhotoPrint Plus ? a new software tool that works 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 optimisations
to improve the final photo print. The software
can be downloaded from the Canon Europe website, www.canon-europe.com.
Canon Bubble Jet i905D specifications
|Resolution||Up to 4800x1200 dpi|
|6-ink with Micro-Nozzles, advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology, 2pl|
|Colour management||ICM, ColorSync, Exif Print|
|Mono print speed||Mono Text: Up to 8ppm (Max), 3.7ppm (Std)|
|Colour print speed||Text & Graphics: Up to 7ppm (Max), 2.6ppm (Std); A4 Full Page: Up to 0.7ppm (Std)|
|Photo print speed||4"x6" [10x15cm] borderless print in approx. 75 seconds (Std on PR-101)|
|Media type||Plain Paper, Envelopes, High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), Glossy Photo Paper (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-301)|
|Media weight||Sheet feeder: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 270 g/m²|
|Media input||Sheet feeder: 150 sheets (50 sheets with Photo
Paper Tray installed)
CD-R print kit (supplied): 1 printable CDR/DVD
Photo Paper Tray (supplied): 20 sheets of photo media
|Media size||Sheet feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes
(DL size or Commercial 10), 5"x7", 4"x 6" & custom
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 & 4"x6"), Matte Photo Paper (A4)|
|Ink cartridge configuration||Single Ink technology - six separate ink tanks (BCI-6 Bk, BCI-6C, BCI-6M, BCI-6Y, BCI-6PC, BCI-6PM)|
|Black ink tank life||430 pages at 5% coverage
540 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5)
|Colour ink tank(s) life||430 pages at 5% coverage per colour
Cyan: 780 pages, Magenta: 580 pages, Yellow: 360 pages, Photo Cyan: 410 pages, Photo Magenta: 260 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5)
|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||Storage compatibility: CompactFlash card/Microdrive,
SmartMedia, Memory Stick (excluding PRO), SD card/Multimedia
card; xD-Picture card*, Memory Stick DUO*, miniSD Card*
(* using recommended adaptor - not supplied)
|Image viewer||Built-in 2" colour LCD display|
|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: 75 MB for Windows 2000/XP, 40 MB for Windows
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: 40 MB for Mac OS 8.6-9.x, 110 MB for Mac OS X v10.2.1
|Driver features||Windows: Photo Optimizer PRO, Image Optimizer,
Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo
Mac: Photo Optimizer PRO, Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo
Windows: Easy-WebPrint, Easy-PhotoPrint, CD-LabelPrint, PhotoRecord,
ZoomBrowser EX, PhotoViewer, Easy-PrintToolBox
|Power source||AC 220-240V 50-60Hz|
|Power consumption||Approx. 3W (standby), approx. 30W (printing)|
|Temperature range||5 - 35 C|
|Humidity||10 - 90% RH|
|Acoustic noise levels||Approx. 34dB(A) (quiet mode)|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||432 x 300 x 194mm|
Pricing and availability
The Bubble Jet i905D will be available from October 2003 for around £249.