Anyone tried a Canon PIXMA iP5000 or iP4000 printer?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by grol, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. grol

    grol Guest

    The Canons are getting pretty cheap now. The iP5000 does 9600x2400dpi (1
    picoliter droplet size) and the iP4000 does 4800x1200dpi (2 picoliter droplet
    size). Mainly looking to do 6x4's and general printing of documents on occasion.
    I've always used an Epson, but mine takes forever to start up and finished its
    cleaning cycle. Not a fan of Epson but it was cheap at the time.

    I have read reviews by searching google, but none seem to be by
    photographer-type people reviewing these Canons. Funnily enough one tech review
    said the lower-res iP4000 did better quality photographs than the iP5000 which
    does better text.

    I was considering a dye-sub printer but the shop told me that they only do
    300x300dpi and that these Canons eat these dye-subs as far as print detail goes.
    And most dye-subs only do 6x4s, not 5x7's or bigger.

    Cost per print, the Canons seem to have the edge. Any experiences? Many thanks.
    grol, Feb 15, 2005
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