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Canon has launched the Bubble Jet S400, S450 and S4500 printers, featuring exciting developments in ink technology. Canon's High Colour inks in addition to existing Single Ink tanks and Drop Modulation technology are set to ensure the continued success of Canon's Bubble Jet printer range.

Bubble Jet Printer S400 - the versatile and creative colour printer Stunning photo-quality print and fast, affordable performance - the new Canon Bubble Jet printer S400 is a brilliantly creative and versatile idea for any home.

Aimed at the home and small office user and giving high quality output at up to nine pages per minute (ppm), the S400 really stands out from the crowd. The S400 gives crisp, clear, laser-quality text and exceptional colour performance. It includes Canon's Photo Optimizer PRO technology, USB support and has optional scanning capabilities making it the ideal printer for the small office or home environment.

Bubble Jet Printer S450 - the high speed personal colour printer Super-fast speed and outstanding quality from a compact personal printer - the new Canon Bubble Jet printer S450 is the smartest choice yet for any home office or small business.

Printing at a speedy 10ppm, the S450 is the fastest*1 monochrome printer in its class. With 1440dpi, colour print speeds of up to 7ppm, and Single Ink tank technology, this model provides a high-quality, no-waste, print solution that will suit the most demanding SOHO user.

Optional six-colour photo printing combined with Canon's Drop Modulation Technology and sophisticated Photo Optimizer PRO technology produce exceptionally high quality photographic images suitable for most office applications.

Bubble Jet Printer S4500 - the high performance A3 colour printer Performance A3 printing from an exceptional wide format printer - the new Canon Bubble Jet printer S4500 brings superb creative freedom to any office or graphics business.

A3 printing with superior speed of delivery and the latest, cost effective, Single Ink tank technology make the S4500 the ideal, high performance model for business use.

An increase in the use of graphics in an ordinary office environment means that many businesses now have the need for a versatile A3 printer with optional
networking, particularly when that printer offers high-level performance and compatibility with both Windows and Mac operating systems (S4500 network option only available for Windows operating systems).

The S4500 fits seamlessly into computer aided design (CAD) offices, accounts departments, graphics studios and marketing departments, excelling when creating point of sale or merchandising material.

The S4500's standard cartridge configuration delivers nine A4 pages per minute in monochrome and 6ppm in colour, straight from the box with Canon's pigment black ink producing laser-like black text for professional looking documents. An optional photo cartridge (BC-32e) enables the S4500's superior performance to be enhanced to six-colour photo printing and Photo Optimizer PRO gives enhanced photo quality prints. Furthermore, users can simply slot Canon's optional IS-32 Colour Image Scanner Cartridge in place of the print head to transform the S4500 into a versatile scanner capable of handling originals up to A3 in size.

High Colour Inks

In keeping with the entire new range, the S400, S450 and S4500 take advantage of exciting new developments in Canon ink technology. Canon's latest, and most innovative High Colour ink has significantly higher optical density that gives sharper, crisper text, and more vibrant colour images on plain paper. Fade and smudge resistance has also been improved to give a bleed free impression that remains bright and colourfast for longer than ever before.

Single Ink Tanks

Like all of the new printers in the range, the S400, S450 and S4500 feature Canon's Single Ink tank technology, making all of them a truly cost effective print solution. Unlike combined ink-tank systems, there is no need to throw away unused ink when a single colour runs out. By using individually replaceable tanks for each ink colour, these printers virtually eliminate ink wastage and reduce the print cost per page. With Single Ink tank technology, a controlled light beam monitors the ink level in the separate colour tanks as it reduces. Before an individual tank needs replacing, an alarm warns the user in plenty of time to ensure a replacement is available. For even greater convenience each of the ink tanks is translucent so users can quickly check ink levels by lifting the printer cover.

Drop Modulation TechnologyTM

Using Canon's Drop Modulation technology, these printers create images from dots of various sizes and colours. Small dots are used for areas of low saturation and fine graphics and large dots are used for saturated colour giving images great
depth of colour and subtle shading .By combining Drop Modulation technology with Canon's optional photo cartridges, users can print images that approach true photographic quality.

Photo Optimizer PRO

The stunning print performance offered by these printers is further enhanced by a new and exciting addition to the printer driver called Photo Optimizer PRO. This three-dimensional colour correction function includes an integrated Auto Tone Control capability that optimises colour brightness and density prior to printing. Photo Optimizer PRO enables the user to optimise their original photographic image to its maximum potential at the touch of a single button.


Canon's optional Colour Image Scanner Cartridge (IS-32) allows users of the S400, S450 and S4500 to scan documents or photographs from business card size to A4 (A3 on S4500) at up to 720 dpi. An easy to use and comprehensive graphics software package is included with this convenient option which also saves space by eliminating the need for a separate scanner.


All models in the new range support Canon's wide range of media including High Resolution Paper, Banner Paper, T-shirt Transfers and transparencies. Glossy photographic paper is also available in a range of weights and sizes from 6"x4" Glossy Photo Cards up to A3 High Gloss Photo Film for superior photo quality images.


All three models are compatible with iMac G3/G4, Windows® platforms, including Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium Edition. They can be networked via the optional Axis PrintPoint 140 print server enabling them to be shared over all major network environments.

For further information customers should call 0121 680 8062 or visit

The Canon Bubble Jet Range

BJC-2100 - around £59

S400 - around £89

S450 - around £119

S4500 - around £299

S800 - around £329

BJC-5500 - around £649

BJC-85 - around £219

BJC-50/55 - around £269

* When using the optional BC-30e mono cartridge.

* Internal Canon tests in default print mode configuration.
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Ashley Ollett,

Canon (UK) Ltd,

PR Department,

Woodhatch, Reigate,




T: 01737 220 322

F: 01737 220 948


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