Canon Bubble Jet i990 has the longest and highest nozzle-density print head of
any printer with 5376 nozzles, capable of ejecting more than 100 million 2pl droplets
per second. Canon claim this gets more ink on the page in less time and with greater
accuracy for grain-free prints of unsurpassed clarity, contrast, colour range
and smoothness of tone. Documents print at 16ppm (mono) and 12ppm (colour).
Canon is committed to developing printers that deliver life-like photos
at high speed," explains Malcolm Hills, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging
in the UK and Ireland. "The Bubble Jet i990 is the new printing partner
for time pressured professionals who demand the ultimate in photographic quality,
and who appreciate immediate results."
Ultimate photo quality
Canon's new ChromaPLUS technology utilises seven colour inks: The new red ink,
plus cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta and black. The new red
ink expands the colour gamut in the area from yellow to red. Saturation has
been increased by up to 60% to more closely match the colour characteristics
of positive photographic film.
At 1/6 density, the light inks have the lightest density of any on the market,
giving the Bubble Jet i990 extremely smooth tonal gradation. All inks are dye-based,
resulting in vivid colours and high contrast output. While competitors use a
mix of small and large droplet sizes to overcome speed limitations, the Bubble
Jet i990 only uses 2 picolitre droplets. These droplets are produced by Micro-Nozzles
measuring just 10 microns in diameter (about 1/5 the width of a human hair).
They are fired at the paper with unrivalled force, precision, tolerance and
consistency, which gives Canon the edge in reproduction of fine detail to eliminate
even the subtlest traces of sandy textures from prints.
Fastest photo prints
The key to Canon's speed and quality advantage lies in its advanced MicroFine
Droplet TechnologyTM advantage. Whereas other manufacturers assemble their print
heads from multiple components, Canon employs a photolithographic technique
similar to that used in semi-conductor manufacture. Benefits of this process
include greater nozzle density and longer print heads. Droplets are ejected
with unsurpassed frequency, which means more ink on the page in less time for
record breaking print speeds.
ICC profiles provided allow for the accurate translation of colour data from
any other compliant device into the Bubble Jet i990's native colour space. For
professional users reliant on consistent colour reproduction across devices
(such as scanners, monitors and printers), the ICC profile permits tremendous
flexibility by ensuring the retention of colour accuracy during printing, irrespective
of the image source.
Built for photo printing
The high-density print head lays more ink down at the edge of the page, making
for ultra-fast borderless printing on A4, 5x 7 and 4x 6
media. Printing on Canon specialist media up to 270 gsm in weight is supported.
To save time spent swapping media types, a dual paper tray allows both photo
paper and document paper to be loaded simultaneously.
Single Ink technology
Each ink is stored in an individually replaceable tank. To eliminate waste,
only the ink tank that is exhausted needs to be replaced. When a particular
colour is running low, users are warned via a pop up window on their computer
monitor and to further eliminate ink wastage, the printer will not start printing
a page if there is insufficient ink to finish it.
Connectability and compatibility
A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection is provided to accommodate fast data transfer
of large high-resolution colour image files, ensuring data transfer to the printer
never creates a bottleneck. The printer is compatible with all popular Windows
and Mac operating systems.
Media to match
Canons competitive advantage in print head and ink technology is fully
realised when genuine Canon photo grade media is used. Canon media is developed
specifically to complement Bubble Jet technology. The 245 gsm PR-101 Photo Paper
Pro offers Canons ultimate level of photo quality . Other supported media
includes the new SG-101 Photo Paper Plus Semi Gloss paper which gives a similar
textured satin finish to that offered by many photo labs, GP-401 Glossy Photo
Paper for everyday glossy prints and MP-101 for high grade matte photo prints.
Quality software for quality prints
To keep the PC 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, Canon includes a suite of practical software:
PhotoRecord Auto scales images to different paper sizes, making it easy
to print a photo album from images of any size onto A4, 5x7 and
4 x 6 media.
ZoomBrowser EX 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 uses information collected at the time of image capture
on Exif 2.2 compliant cameras to create better quality, more natural looking
Easy-WebPrint simplifies printing of Internet pages by scaling down
output so the entire page is printed even when extending over multiple screens.