Product Watch: An Ideal Printer For The Small Or Home Office

Cannon BJC-6000 BubbleJet Printer

Cannon's BJC-6000 BubbleJet printer is aimed at the small office and home office markets. It combines fast print speeds, high resolution color and sharp text output. Its unique individual ink tank system can save you money on consumables over the long-haul.

Cannon claims that this Bubble Jet printer will deliver up to 5 pages per minute for high-quality color printing and up to 8 pages per minute during monochrome output. The BJC-6000 is capable of 1440 x 720 resolution giving fine detail prints.

"Today's printer users are looking first for speed and quality of output from their ink jet printers. Then, if they need to do a lot of color and photo-quality printing, their next big consideration is cost of operation. The BJC-6000 is unbeatable in all these price/performance areas," says Peter Bergman, CCSI vice president of marketing and customer care.

"Sophisticated SOHO customers are researching their printer options the same way you might when buying a car. They're looking at more than just the sticker price - they're also looking at the cost of 'gas' for the life of the 'car' and our individual ink tank system on this new Color Bubble Jet printer provides the best cost savings in its class. For our SOHO customers, the BJC-6000 is the best value and smart choice," says Bergman

The BJC-6000's individual ink tank system allows the user to only replace the color that has run out without sacrificing the leftover ink from other colors. Ink quantity in all individual tanks is monitored by an optical low-ink sensor that warns users (via a pop-up on-screen icon), when the supply of any color ink is low - this way you will not waste ink on partial pages. Cannon claims that this optical method of determining remaining ink is more accurate than other methods currently in use, which attempt to count the amount of ink used by monitoring flow.

Prints speeds for monochrome, color and Photo Ink have been increased as a result of a new printhead design that includes: 160 ink nozzles - 25 percent more than previous Bubble Jet models - in the high-speed monochrome BC-30 printhead; and 144 nozzles in color and Photo Ink cartridges, BC-31 and BC-32, respectively - twice as many as in earlier color printheads.

In terms of 1440 dpi color output quality, PhotoRealism is optimized by Canon's Drop Modulation Technology, an advancement in Bubble Jet technology that allows the printhead to create both regular and half-size ink drops in the same scan line, using the same printhead. This provides greater tonal expression and a smoother transition between colors for photo-realistic color output.

An optional Photo Ink cartridge (BC-32) uses low density inks, which, when coupled with the standard BC-31 color ink cartridge included with the printer provide high resolution, photo-quality printing.

The BJC-6000 works only with a USB capable Mac and requires the purchase of a USB adapter Kit.

Cannon BJC-6000 BubbleJet Printer MSRP: $249 ........ Check for lowest price
USB adapter Kit MSRP: $69 ........ Check for lowest price
Optional Photo Ink cartridge MSRP: $43

Recent Reviews:

Macworld's review gave the Cannon 4 mice out of a possible 5 and said this about the printer - "All of the printers reviewed here offer excellent output quality, so the decision boils down to what you want to do with them. .....For small businesses, the versatility and large ink supply of Canon's BJC-6000 make for a winning combination"



Key Features

  • Type- Bubble Jet ink-on-demand
  • Print Speed -Approx. 8 pages per minute in black Approx. 5 pages per minute in color
  • Print Resolution -1440 x 720 dpi in color* 1440 x 720 dpi in black*
  • Compatibility Windows­ 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Mac OS**
  • Buffer/RAM - 128KB***
  • Paper Sizes - Letter; legal; A4; A5; #10 or European envelopes, banner paper
  • Paper Handling - Built-in sheet feeder/ 130 sheets @ paper weight 24 lb. Letter 130 sheets Legal 130 sheets Envelopes 15 Transparencies 30 sheets
  • Paper path - Straight
  • Max. paper weight - 143 lb. (manual feed only)
  • Noise Level -48 dB(A)
  • Fonts - 300+ TrueTypeŸ fonts on CD-ROM
  • Warranty - 1-year limited warranty with SelectExchangeSM warranty program
  • Software - Canon Creative Pro CD-ROM Featuring Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition, Design Essentials, Office In Color and WebRecord

    * On specialty paper.

    ** Mac OS compatibility requires optional Canon USB kit; compatibility only on Apple systems with USB port and 8.1 or later operating system.

    *** With download buffer disabled.


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