Canon Color Copiers Make A Splash In Textiles

Visitors to a Canon Inc. technology exposition in New York recently saw printers, copiers, cameras--and heaps of vividly colored neckties. No, Canon isn't going into haberdashery. It was showing off a new technique for textile printing that comes straight from the world of office machines. Canon's computer-driven Bubble-Jet printers have arrays of micronozzles that spit droplets of yellow, cyan, magenta, and black ink. The version for textiles works the same way--except that it's a two-ton machine.

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