May 30, 1997 6:15 PM ET
Canon to unveil multifunction ink jet printer
By Scott Berinato
Canon Computer Systems Inc. on Monday will introduce a photorealistic
ink-jet printer that boasts multifunction capabilities. The MultiPass
C3000 will print photorealistic images at 720-by-360-dpi
(dot-per-inch) resolution. It prints 5 ppm (pages per minute)
monochrome and 2 ppm color, similar to CCSI's BJC-4200 bubble jet
printer, according to company officials in Costa Mesa, Calif.
The C3000 also includes plain-paper faxing capabilities, with enough
memory to hold 42 pages of incoming faxes while the multifunction
peripheral is being used for other purposes. With proprietary
algorithms, the device also can act as a copier that puts out 360-dpi
C3000 users also can scan at up to 400 dpi and 256 levels of gray
scales, the officials said.
Software shipping with the box includes WebRecord, for easier
Internet printing; Canon Creative 2, a compilation of small office and
consumer color printing applications; and TextBridge optical character
recognition software from Xerox Corp.
The ColorPass C3000 will ship at the end of July for $549.
Canon can be reached at www.ccsi.canon.com.