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Canon Intros Printers, Scanner

Models expected to ship next month By Dave Nagel
Canon today announced two new models in its line of desktop inkjet printers--the i250 and i350. The company also introduced a new flatbed scanner called the LiDE 50 COlor Image Scanner. All three products are expected to ship next month for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

The i350 offers color resolution of up to 4,800 x 1,200 DPI with print speeds of up to 16 PPM in black and up to 11 PPM in color. It includes Microfine Droplet Technology, Exif Print support and Vivid Photo mode for enhanced photo quality. The i350 printer can also produce 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" borderless photos. It will sell for $59.99.

The new i250 printer also offers a high-density multi-nozzle printhead with Microfine Droplet Technology for up to 4,800 x 1,200 DPI in color. It operates at speeds up to 12 PPM in black and up to 9 PPM in color and will sell for $49.99.

Both the i350 and i250 include software for Macintosh and WIndows. The printers themselves support Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and WIndows and will be available in July.

Canon's new LiDE 50 Color Image Scanner is a slim, flatbed scanner offering USB 2.0 connectivity. It provides an optical resolution of 1,200 x 2,400 DPI and 48-bit color input and output. It also includes automatic dust and scratch removal. The scanner comes with Macintosh- and WIndows-compatible software, including Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0; ArcSoft PhotoStudio and PhotoBase; ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR and ScanGear CS; and CanoScan Toolbox. It also includes two Windows-only utilities.

The CanoScan LiDE 50 is compatible with Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows and is expected to ship next month for $99. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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