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Canon Europe announces Bubble Jet i9100 A3+ printer
With the launch of the Bubble Jet i9100 Canon brings 4800 x 1200 dpi photo printing technology to the A3+ market for the first time and sets a new standard in fast, high-resolution printing. Great accuracy and colour reproduction quality is combined with speed. The i9100 includes Canon's now standard advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology to give accurate dot placement, dot shape and dot density. The 6-colour ink system uses the world's lightest density inks, and when combined with 4800 x 1200dpi dot resolution and the tiny 4pl drop size, the i9100 gives grain-free photographs with up to 49 colour shades per pixel for enhanced image depth. The i9100 uses a high density, high-resolution 1200 dpi print head with 3072 nozzles - 10 times as many ink nozzles as its closest competitor. The i9100 is capable of printing a full A4 colour photo in about 1 minute, twice as fast as its closest competitor, and a full A3 photo on Photo Paper Pro in less than 2 minutes. Incorporating Canon's highly praised Single Ink technology, the Bubble Jet i9100 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.
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The Bubble Jet i9100 also achieves fast borderless photo printing allowing the production of images that are indistinguishable from traditional photographs. It is capable of borderless printing not only on A3, A4 and 4'x6' formats but also on A3+ and a new 5'x7' size. This makes borderless printing realistic for everyday use, as the i9100 prints edge-to-edge photos up to 5 times faster than its competitors. Exif Print support is included for both Mac and Windows platforms with the included Easy-PhotoPrint application. Exif Print improves the quality of Exif 2.2 compliant digital images using additional information captured at the time the photograph was taken to deliver better quality, more natural-looking photographs.
The i9100 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 together to create a large panoramic image. Advanced printer driver features such as Photo Noise Reduction, Photo Optimizer PRO and Vivid Photo complete the package. The addition of the PowerRIP 2000 PostScript Raster Image Processor from iProof provides a highly competitive professional contract quality proofing solution. This allows graphic artists to achieve perfectly accurate colour proofs.
The i9100 has a USB interface giving compatibility with Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Mac OS. It can be shared across a variety of network environments using the Pricom C-6200U (10/100 Base-TX) print server.