Canon i80 is a Color Bubble Jet Printer features Print Speed (up to) Black:14 ppm, Color:10 ppm, Print Resolution (Up to) Black:600 x 600 dpi, Color:4800 x 1200 dpi, Standard Interfaces: USB 2.0/IrDA (Windows only); Bluetooth; Direct Print Port (cables not included), Paper Sizes Letter, legal, 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, U.S. #10 or European envelopes, . The Canon i80 measures 12.4″ W x 6.9″ D x 2.0″ H and weighs 4 lbs.
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Canon i80 Reviews
PCMAG reviews the Canon i80 and writes;
“The i80 prints at a respectable rate. On our tests, it managed 8 pages per minute for standard text quality and 2 ppm for the best quality. Color 4-by-6 photos took an average of 1 minute 25 seconds, and 8.5-by-11 enlargements averaged 3 minutes 16 seconds—over a minute faster than the i70′s time of 4 minutes 32 seconds. Print quality is very good. Text is clean and well–formed although not very dark. Photos are attractive and have good color, especially when printed using Canon’s auto photo-optimization.”
PCWorld reviews the Canon i80 and writes;
“Despite its small size, the i80 printed text at a creditable 5.7 pages per minute, (better than the 4.9 ppm average of recently tested all-purpose inkjets). Its text looked strongly black, though we noticed a bit of splatter at large type sizes. On plain paper the i80 printed color graphics at a below-average 1 ppm, but it was more impressive when printing glossy photos: It took about 3.5 minutes to print PC World’s test photo, whereas recently tested general-purpose inkjets averaged almost 4 minutes. The i80′s photo quality was only slightly below that of dedicated photo printers; color photos had a slightly reddish cast but accurate texture and good detail.”
CNET reviews the Canon i80 and writes;
“The i80′s overall print quality is impressive, to say the least. On inkjet paper, both text and graphics look sharp and crisp, and graphics specifically have excellent gradients, as well as perfect color matching throughout. The only glitch in our tests was that the text and the graphics were light, though this can be fixed by adjusting the print driver. But the Canon i80 impressed us the most with its excellent photo quality.”
Canon i80 User Reviews
Good portable printer
“The canon i80 is a good portable printer-not a replacement for a good workgroup printer or photo printer. I’ve had it for around 2 months now and put it through lots of use. In general, the quality is fairly good-monochrome printing is almost up to par with lasers. Color graphics are pretty decent-but remember that this is not a dedicated photo printer Speed is a bit slow-somewhat slower than advertised, but acceptable.” – by Jeff
portability at a price
“I print on the go all the time, and sometimes, at conferences and events, it’s been more than a lifesaver. Printing good photos on the go seemed a natural addition…” – by Donovan G. Rinker
Great prints in a small package
“I just bought one of these little beauties and am very happy with it. It fits right into the case with your laptop or notebook so that it can go anywhere with you. Easy set up and high quality prints that are sure to please. Alot of added features that allow you to stitch together photographs and other little tricks. The price can’t be beat, as it will be $50 more in an electronics store.” – by James Ferguson
Canon i80 Perfect for Golf Outings, etc
“I bought this to pack with my eMachines notebook because we take 40 guys to Myrtle Beach each October. I needed less hassle than carrying a bulky laser (I was using a Samsung ML1210), and something faster than an older inkjet. Do not compare speed to much older inkjets of 4 or 5 years ago — this seems faster than my Samsung laser for one-off output. The black text printing is very quick for an inkjet. Posting scores and Team sheets should go rather quick.” – by Guy Owen
Canon falls short with Apple user
“A dual-purpose printer for traveling, works almost to my satisfaction. Printing 4×6 snapshots for friends does not interface well with my Apple PowerBook G4 with OS X Panther, however. Photos are blurry, out of focus, flat with the Canon program. Photos printed using Apple’s iPhoto are quite acceptable – even up to 8×10 in most cases. A workaround can be done with Photoshop Elements, but seems a bit unnecessary with a product from Canon. A pricey printer, but functions quite well in my experience, and fits my requirements as all-around printer where laser quality is not an issue.” – by Sonny Moloka’i
This is a great little printer
“I would recommend this printer to anyone who is looking for the convenience of having a good quality printer for trips when there is a need to work in a hotel room. The printer is small and compact and actually performs better than expected; it prints remarkable fast…” – by P. Hollman
Canon i80 – Continuing A Tradition Of Fine Printers
“I’m now using the Canon i80 (HP zd7000 & Windows XP). This printer clearly evolved from those earlier Canon printers, improving in some ways and not in others. On the positive side, print quality and speed is roughly on par with many desktop printers within this price range. Canon has also greatly reduced, and perhaps even elininated, the problem of the ink jets drying and clogging between print jobs (on earlier BJC models, the ink jets would dry out if the printer wasn’t used for a week or so). And, unlike the i70, this printer comes with the multi-voltage power supply needed by international travelers…” – by Fred Anonymous Smith
3 years and going
“I have had this printer for three years and the biggest problem has been that the paper jams if you insert too many at a time. (knock on wood) Other than that, I have had no problems and trust me, I have used this printer a LOT. I printed many a research paper using this little machine. I have printed nice pictures with it too. This is a great printer.” – by Andrea Babsky
Canon i80 Brochure & User Guide
Canon i80 Features
High performance, compact design.
Sophisticated yet incredibly easy to use, the Canon i80 Color Bubble Jet Printer delivers a remarkable combination of high performance and portability. It’s capable of printing up to 14 ppm in black and up to 10 ppm in color*, while achieving a resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi**. Canon advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology™ uses a revolutionary nozzle system that ejects consistent prescribed-volume droplets as small as 2 picoliters, with remarkable accuracy. The result? Impressive resolution and dramatic detail on graphics and photos, along with clean, crisp text.
Wireless and camera-direct printing.
The powerful, compact i80 printer features wireless operation, both with IrDA compatibility*** and an optional Bluetooth interface***, which enables it to receive wireless transmissions from popular handheld devices. To ensure maximum portability Canon developed several optional accessories, such as a car adapter and a rechargeable battery kit – providing power on the go. Now with the purchase of these optional accessories, you can print a photo or document from a job site to your vehicle – or from your den to your home office. For added printing flexibility, you can connect any Bubble Jet Direct or PictBridge-compatible digital camera or DV camcorder directly to the i80 printer and print photos – no PC required! With the optional accessories you can shoot a picture on the go and print it immediately, which is ideal for both work and play.
Amazing-looking borderless, digital photos.
At home or on the road, the i80 printer enables you to produce 4 x 6, 5 x 7 and 8.5 x 11 in. borderless prints, with stunning edge-to-edge quality, razor-sharp detail and the look and feel of a traditional photograph. You’ll speed through photos with the i80 printer – this mobile photo lab prints 4″ x 6″ photos in approximately 82 seconds*. The included Easy-PhotoPrint 2.0/ Easy-PhotoPrint Plus‡ software makes it simple to print professional-looking digital photos through your computer, even enabling you to reduce red-eye problems and smooth out facial imperfections – all in just a few easy steps. Canon developed Easy-WebPrint (Windows only)‡ software to help eliminate the hassles of web printing. Web pages are automatically formatted so they’ll print properly with full color and without trimming off the right hand margin.
What’s in the Box
Canon i80, CD-ROM with drivers and photo editing/management software, two ink cartridges (one black, one color), setup poster; printer cable not included.
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