[tor.laser-lovers] New Canon

laser-lovers@uw-beaver.UUCP (Ted Shapin <BEC.SHAPIN%USC-ECL@MINET-NAP-EM>) (10/19/83)

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Postal-address: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
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>From Computer Sytem News, 10-3-83:
Canon Inc. also could become a major player in the laser printer market.
Sources said Canon demonstrated a prototype of an 8-page-per-minute device
in Japan in May, which Canon USA's Laser Beam Printer Division plans to
market eventually in this country.  And this week, Canon is expected to come
out with its LBP-5/480, a 5-page per minute versions of the LBP-10 10-page
per minute device. The new unit, priced at $6250 -- the same as the older
model -- has 480 dot resolution, rather than the 240 dot resolution of the
older LBP-10."

Anybody know any more about these?


laser-lovers@uw-beaver.UUCP (Crean.HENR@PARC-MAXC.ARPA) (10/20/83)

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The 8 ppm printer is based on the Canon PC-20 (Jack Klugman's adds on
TV) with the $65 user-inserted consumables package.  The copier goes for
$1200 and the printer should be aggressively priced.  It is sending
waves thru the industry.

The LBP-5/480 was shown at NCC in May.  I found it to be an obvious
derrivative of the LBP10 but they say that singificant improvements have
been made.

All Canon devices offer to date have had ONLY simple video interfaces,
relying on the 3rd party to build the system interface.