Canon Pixma iP4600 printer review
Canon’s range topping A4 PIXMA inkjet printer makes creating beautiful long lasting prints quick and easy, with extra media handling features for added versatility. Below is an in depth product review taken from Channel Five ‘The Gadget Show’.
Canon’s range-topping inkjet photo printer produces photo-quality prints in approximately 20 seconds. Thanks to PictBridge technology you can print direct from compatible digital cameras. It has a max speed of 26 black and white pages per minute and 21 colour pages per minute.
Why spend hundreds on a sparkling high-resolution camera and then print out photos on the plasticky inkjet you got free with your computer? Canon’s flagship photo printer treats your masterpieces with the respect they deserve, lavishing on them five separate inks (including a rich dye-based black) that should shimmer fade-free for over a century. Picolitre drops mean pin-sharp detail, and you can swap out individual cartridges (and even the print head) to keep running costs under control. It’s great at text printing, too, firing out crisp documents at 12 pages a minute.
This is a stripped-down photo-making machine, with none of the all-in-one extras like scanning, photocopying or even printing direct from memory cards (although there is a PictBridge port). It’s not wireless like many of the newer printers, either.
The Bottom Line
Less of a computer accessory than a photographer’s best friend, the iP4600 dishes up some of the tastiest looking inkjet prints we’ve seen – and at a superb price.