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We expect the Graphic Industry to be very interested in the S9000, says Mark Robinson, UK Marketing Manager, Canon Consumer Imaging. Consumers expect Canon to be a technology innovator and this printer really rivals traditional film in both image quality and speed.
The S9000 is twice as fast as the S800, (voted as the worlds best photo printer by both EISA and TIPA in 2001), and yet delivers the same award winning photo quality. The S9000 is capable of printing a full A3 photo on Canons Photo Paper Pro in just over two minutes, and a full A4 photo print in just over one minute.
Doubling the speed capabilities of what was already the worlds leading photo printer, was a big challenge, says Robinson. The S9000 has an unprecedented 3072 nozzles, twice as many as the S800 and 10 times as many ink nozzles as its closest competitor. Additionally, through increased head frequency, the S9000 can eject an astonishing 73.7 million droplets per second.
The S9000 includes Canons advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology to give the highest control of ink in terms of accurate dot placement, dot shape and dot density. It has a 6-colour ink system that uses the worlds lightest density inks, and when combined with 2400x1200dpi resolution and the ultra small 4pl drop size, the S9000 gives grain-free photographs with up to 49 colour shades per pixel for enhanced image depth.
Incorporating Canons Single Ink technology, the Bubble Jet S9000 offers individually replaceable ink tanks designed to eliminate waste and save consumers money, as well as an accurate ink-low and ink-out detection system to ensure that no print jobs are wasted. The S9000 also announces the arrival of fast borderless photo printing allowing the production of images that are indistinguishable from traditional photographs.
The S9000 also offers a comprehensive range of photo software. This includes Canon PhotoRecord, which allows easy multi-layout, and auto-scaling of images to different paper sizes; Canon ZoomBrowser EX for archiving, retouching and composing slide shows; and Canon PhotoStitch for combining digital images to create a large panoramic image.
The S9000 is fitted with a USB interface giving compatibility with Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Mac OS.
Availability and pricing
The S9000 will be available from February 2002 for around 459. All Bubble Jet models come with a one year on-site warranty.