With a slew of excellent, inexpensive color printers crowding the market, manufacturers are turning to software to make their products stand out. Canon Computer Systems Inc. (800 848-4123) is making its fall line of ink-jets into arts-and-crafts machines. The $250 BJC-210, $350 BJC-4100, and $550 BJC-610 come with Windows software to produce greeting cards, stationery, colored stickers, and needlepoint patterns. You can also print on fabric or create iron-on transfers.

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