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Canon Europe announces new Bubble Jet i470D photo printer
The new Bubble Jet i470D combines quality and speed with a new level of ease with Direct Photo Printing from all popular memory card types. With the launch of the Canon Bubble Jet i470D during the big CeBIT 2003 event, quick output of top quality digital photographs has never been easier; thanks to the inclusion of a new 4-in-1 memory card slot that supports all popular memory card types. Compatibility with Bubble Jet Direct means the i470D can print images directly from compatible Canon digital camera or digital video camcorder without downloading images first to a PC. Simply take the CF card, smart media, memory stick or SD card out of the camera and pop into the i470D, or if preferred using a cable connect the camera direct to the i470D. It is also possible to print directly from compatible Canon digital cameras and digital video camcorders. The USB cable for PC that is included with the camera or camcorder package allows simple and easy connection to i470D for direct printing. The i470D also benefits from the latest Canon innovations in terms of quality and speed of output.
These include a new higher resolution of up to 4800x1200dpi using advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology, Canon's Micro-Nozzles and a new 2pl drop size. This combination lets the i470D deliver even greater quality printed photo images of an unsurpassed level of detail. This is because printing at higher resolution allows more ink to be placed on the paper, and offers a greater colour range. Equally importantly, by using Canon's 10-micron diameter Micro-Nozzles (approximately 40% smaller than their nearest competitor), the i470D ensures consistent 2pl droplet size and greater precision of ink placement. Being half the length of the i470D's nearest competitor, Micro-Nozzles also allow the ink droplets to be placed faster and more accurately on the paper, again contributing to new levels of photo quality and speed.
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The new 2pl ink drop size used in the i470D serves to reduce graininess of photos, whether printed on plain or photo paper, to give a photo quality close to that achieved with 6-colour printing. The printer boasts high-speed photo printing- the fastest in its class, a 4"x 6" photo at 1200dpi prints in approx. 62 seconds. Also offers fast print speeds of 18ppm mono and 12ppm colour. Also new in the i470D is Canon Digital Photo Color, which uses optimised colour profiling to give faithful reproduction of photo images with special enhancements in the colours that users prefer.
Extra features of the new Canon Bubble Jet i470D printer are:
To complement the Bubble Jet i470D the printer kit will include a number of software packages, such as PhotoViewer, Easy-PhotoPrint and Easy-WebPrint. The inclusion of PhotoViewer software means a PC monitor can be used to view what's on a memory card media, you can also select images to be printed from it too. Easy-PhotoPrint improves the quality of Exif 2.2-compliant digital images using the additional information captured at the time the photograph was taken, resulting in better quality, more natural looking prints. Easy-WebPrint simplifies the printing of Internet pages by scaling down the output so that the entire page is printed even when it extends over multiple screens. There are a number of other new digital imaging software features in the i470D, such as Photo Noise Reduction and Vivid Photo technology that together further enhance the faithfulness of rendition, quality and naturalness of colour prints. The Canon i470D is fitted with a USB interface, and supports all popular Windows and Mac operating systems.