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Award winning photo-printing quality for a fraction of the cost with Canon’s new S820

Saudi Arabia: Wednesday, April 03 - 2002 @ 16:40

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
At a new price point approximately 40% lower than previous, this printer is set to become the markets highest quality, fastest photo printer available to the consumer at an affordable price.

The Bubble Jet S820 combines premium quality (6 colours, 2400dpi, advanced MicroFine Droplet TechnologyTM) with high speed photo printing. Capable of delivering an A4 full colour print in just 2 minutes and a borderless 4”x6” full colour print in approx 1 minute, the S820 printer is up to three times faster than its closest competition.

Outstanding Print Quality
Utilising a high density print head the S820 is capable of producing a silver halide quality A4 full colour print in an amazing 2 minutes. The print head enables the S820 to fire 4 picolitre ink droplets onto the page at a speed that is at least 40% faster than its nearest competitor.

The S820 includes Canon’s advanced Microfine Droplet Technology™ to give the highest control of ink in terms of accurate dot placement, shape and density. The 6-colour ink system uses the world’s lightest density inks, and when combined with 2400x1200dpi resolution and ultra small 4pl drop size, the S820 gives grain-free photographs with up to 49 colour shades per pixel for unparalleled image depth.

Speed
The S820 print head has almost 5 times the number of nozzles as its nearest competitor and is therefore able to deliver far more ink droplets per second. By utilising one pass bi-directional printing in combination with a real 1200 dpi head featuring an amazing 1536 nozzles, the S820 is able to print one pass as head moves from home position and one pass as it returns. As the print head is capable of unparalleled accuracy when placing droplets on the paper it requires less passes in order to deliver high quality prints. Not only does this greatly improve the speed of the printer it also produces crisp, vibrant photo’s.

Single Ink Technology
The new Bubble Jet S820 makes use of the innovative Canon Single Ink technology, which is unique in this segment of the market. Single ink allows the ink tanks to be individually replaced as they are depleted so that the S820 has zero waste and is extremely cost effective.

As certain inks are more frequently used than others are when printing photos and are therefore depleted at a faster rate this technology proves to be economical and easy to use.

Borderless Printing
The S820 offers true borderless printing making it possible to effectively print ‘full-bleed’ images that are indistinguishable from traditional prints.

The new printer engine allows totally borderless output print right up to the edge of the media and capable of printing a 4”x6”print in approx. 1 minute, the S820 is set to be a winner in it’s class.

Not only does print quality rival that of traditional silver halide photos, independent tests also confirm long photo life spans – upwards of 25 years’ light fastness with Photo Paper Pro (subject to display conditions).

Compatibility and Software
The S820 is fitted with both Parallel and USB Interfaces making it compatible with Microsoft® Windows®95, Windows98, Windows Millennium Edition, WindowsNT®4.0, Windows2000, Windows XP, Mac OS and MacOSX.

To take full advantage of the S820′s photo printing capabilities a comprehensive software suite is also included. Canon PhotoRecord allows multiple layout and auto scaling of images to different paper sizes and Canon ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and Image Browser (Mac) provides archiving, retouching and slide show features. In addition Canon PhotoStitch allows digital images to be combined together to create a large panoramic scene.

Additional image enhancement features include Image Optimizer, Photo Optimizer Pro and Vivid Photo technology. These features result in high quality photo prints that are truer to life and much more appealing.

This printer supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant camera, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

Awards
The print engine present in the BJ S820 is based on the S800, which was honoured by two most prestigious independent associations EISA and TIPA.

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