Photo printing bubbles over

Canon's S830D Bubble Jet Direct printer is a six-colour printer that can print photos without the usual PC connection. The S830D will print either from a removable memory card, one of Canon's Bubble Jet Direct-enabled digital cameras or the conventional Mac or PC interface. The printer features 2400x1200dpi resolution and will print borderless 4x6-inch photos in around one minute, according to the vendor, and 8x10-inch photos in around two minutes. Canon's ink technology uses four-picolitre ink droplets for sharper images and a high-density print head for high-speed printing. The individual tank system helps reduce running costs because users need only replace the ink that has run out.

The printer will retail for $899 and is available this month.