Canon i960 - Fast, Professional Quality Photo Printing
The Canon i960 Photo Printer is the successor to the i950 Photo Printer and is designed for today's digital photographers that need fast, high-quality prints at home or work. The i960 features 4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution thanks to its microscopic, 2-picoliter ink droplet size that sets new standards for professional photo printing. The key to the printer's speed is its 3,072-nozzle printhead and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface that enables super-fast photo transfers from your computer.
With direct photo printing, you can print without a computer. Simply connect any Bubble Jet Direct or PictBridge-compatible digital camera or camcorder to the convenient front-panel Direct Print Port, and print! You can choose standard 4" x 6" prints or enlarge your favorite photos to either 5" x 7" or 8.5" x 11" - perfect for framing. The included 4" x 6" photo paper tray attaches to the auto sheet feeder, so you'll always have your choice of paper ready for printing.
The Canon i960 features extremely fast photo printing speeds of approximately 37 seconds for a 4" x 6" borderless photo and approximately 1 minute 50 seconds for an 8.5" x 11" borderless photo (using Canon Photo Paper Pro and High quality color setting.) The i960 supports borderless photo printing in 4" x 6", 5" x 7" and letter sizes all without the need to trim the borders or tear off perforations. Other features include Exif Print for smart photo processing, individual ink tanks for efficiency and Canon's advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology.
Individual Ink Tanks -- The i960 employs Canon's hallmark Canon Think Tank System. This unique technology that Canon invented, offers users a cost performance advantage, especially when printing photos. End-users only replace the individual color ink tank they have depleted which helps to eliminate ink waste. In addition, the Canon Think Tank System has an optical ink sensor that triggers an on-screen warning so that users are alerted when the ink has run low.
Shipping with the i960 printer is the latest version of Easy PhotoPrint and Easy- PhotoPrint Plus, a web-printing application called Easy-WebPrint, PhotoRecord, PhotoStitch, ZoomBrowser and ImageBrowser. This version of Easy-PhotoPrint Plus has borderless photo printing for 4"x6", 5"x7" and 8.5" x 11" paper sizes. The printer driver features a Photo Noise Reduction function that helps reduce speckle noise often found in blue areas such as the sky. To further enhance your photos, Canon has developed additional software technology designed to reduce red-eye problems and smooth out facial imperfections. Easy-PhotoPrint also includes Exif technology and is available for Windows and Mac.
Canon i960 Features:
Mechanics & Performance
The i960 is a compact and stylish looking, gray and silver colored printer that will
easily fit into your computer workspace. Setup is straight forward and can be
accomplished by following the steps outlined on the included big page of directions.
You first install the removable print head assembly and then unwrap and install the six
ink tanks (more on this on the next page), install the software and then connect the
USB cable and turn on the printer. Windows finishes loading the drivers and within a
minute or two you're up and printing. In actual use the i960 is so quiet that you
almost don't even know that it's working.
The i960 supports both the new USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard for Windows PCs and the slower
USB 1.1 standard which is compatible with older Windows systems and Mac OS 8.6-9.X
and OS X v 10.1 or later. This
is no parallel port connection, only USB.
Included with the i960 is this handy 4x6" paper tray that attaches
over the top of the existing sheet feeder. It doesn't block the sheet feeder so you
can have both letter size and 4x6" media in the printer at the same time. You simply
rotate the knob and the 4x6" tray is lowered into feed position. When you want to
print on letter size media rotate the knob again to raise the 4x6" paper tray.
The rear panel is easily removed if a serious paper jam is encountered. In over a year
of use I have encountered only one paper jam in my S9000 when using standard paper and
it was automatically cleared by turning the printer on and off.
PictBridge compatibility means you can plug many of the latest digital cameras
directly into the front-mounted USB connector and make photo prints without the need
of a computer. Shown here we have the EOS Digital Rebel SLR
connected and ready to make prints.
You can also connect any of the Canon Bubblejet Direct compatible digital
cameras to this connector too.
After connecting your camera you will see a "SET" icon in the upper left corner of your
playback image on the camera's LCD screen. Scroll to the photo you want to print and
then press the SET button to access the PictBridge menu.
The PictBridge menu lets you select borderless, bordered, time/date stamp, # of copies, paper size, and you can adjust the trim of the image to fit the 3:2 aspect ratio of 4x6" print media.
Select your options and then hit the SET button to print - that's it, quick and simple, "no-computer needed" printing of your digicam images.
|Print Speed (up to)||4x6 Color Photo : Borderless: approximately 37 seconds*|
8x10 Color Photo : Aproximately 1 minute*
|Number of Nozzles||3,072 nozzles (512 x 6 colors)|
|Print Resolution (up to)||4800 x 1200 dpi** in Black|
4800 x 1200 dpi** in Color
|OS Compatibility||Windows® XP, Windows 2000/Me/98, Mac® OS (8.6 to 9.x) and Mac OS X v 10.2.1 to 10.2.x (see www.canontechsupport.com for updated compatibility)|
|Ink Compatibility||BCI-6Bk Black ink tank, BCI-6PC Photo Cyan ink tank, BCI-6PM Photo Magenta ink tank, BCI-6C Cyan ink tank, BCI-6M Magenta ink tank, BCI-6Y Yellow ink tank|
|Standard Interfaces||USB, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Direct Print Port (cables not included)|
|Paper Sizes||Letter, legal, A4, A5, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", U.S. #10 or European envelopes|
|Paper Handling||Built-in sheet feeder - 150 sheets @ paper weight 17 lb.|
Glossy Photo Paper (4" x 6") - 20 sheets
Glossy Photo Paper (8.5" x 11") - 10 sheets
High Resolution Paper (8.5" x 11") - 80 sheets
Envelopes - 10
Matte Photo Paper (8.5" x 11") - 10 sheets
Photo Paper Plus Glossy For Borderless Printing (4" x 6") - 20 sheets
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (5" x 7") - 10 sheets
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (8.5" x 11") - 10 sheets
Photo Paper Pro (4" x 6") - 20 sheets
Photo Paper Pro For Borderless Printing (4" x 6") - 20 sheets
Photo Paper Pro (8.5" x 11") - 10 sheets
Transparencies (8.5" x 11") - 30 sheets
|Noise Level (Approx.)||37 dB(A) in best quality mode|
|Physical Dimensions||16.5" W x 12.2" D x 7.3" H|
|Power Source||120V AC, 60Hz|
|Warranty||1-year limited warranty with InstantExchange program; 1- year telephone support (90 day toll free from the time of first call); Subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See www.canontechsupport.com for details.|
|Software Included||CD-ROM**** including: Printer Driver, Setup Software and User's Guide, Quick Start Guide, PictBridge Instruction Sheet, Electronic User's Guide, Photo Application Guide, e-registration, Easy-PhotoPrint 2.0 and Easy-PhotoPrint Plus (Windows/Mac), PhotoRecord™ (Windows), ZoomBrowser EX (Windows), ImageBrowser (Mac), PhotoStitch (Windows/Mac), Easy-WebPrint (Windows, requires Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5, version 6.0 recommended)|
|† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.|
|* 4" x 6" photo print speed based on default printer driver mode using Canon Photo Paper Pro. 8" x 10" photo print speed is based on default mode driver setting printing an 8" x 10" image on 8.5" x 11" Canon Photo Paper Pro. Print speed will vary depending on system configuration, software, document complexity, print mode and page coverage.|
|** Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting.|
|*** Will vary based on composition of images/documents printed.|
|**** System requirements vary by application. Easy-PhotoPrint, Easy-PhotoPrint Plus, ImageBrowser and PhotoStitch are not supported in Mac OS 8.6.|
|†† USB 2.0 Hi-Speed requires Windows XP (Service Pack version 1) or Windows 2000 (Service Pack version 3).|
|††† For a listing of select Canon digital cameras and camcorders featuring Bubble Jet Direct or PictBridge direct printing technology, visit www.usa.canon.com/consumer/directprint. To determine if a non-Canon brand camera or camcorder is PictBridge-compatible please consult the manufacturer.|
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