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 Post subject: Printer recommendations?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:10 pm 
Hi guys,
I am planning to go ahead and buy a Canon iP4600, although just before i do, does anybody have some better alternatives at a similar price?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:19 am 
Canon IP4300, or IP4500. They use the same nozzle technology, 1,2, and 5 Pl drops, same resolution, the IP4300/4500 also makes fewer, wider passes though and built better. Its also much more ink friendly. Those Chromalife 8's are significantly better then Canon's new 22x series, *way* better. Same ink, you just get a few heaping tablespoons more out of those 8's. When printer sales hit an all time low, Canon spikes the price on consumables and tries to match HP in how cheap a plastic they can use.

Also you could check out the Canon MP600/MP610, they are the same thing as the 4300/4500 just with a scanner, LCD and memory reader. Newegg is selling the IP4500 now, I'm using the 4300 myself (got a few of them), and Canon has not yet given me a reason to upgrade.

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Hi Ed,

The results of this Trusted Reviews search might offer more food for thought.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:10 pm 
Hi Ed, I have the Canon MP600 and the results that I get are better than if you get Boots, Tescos to do them, they probably can't do A4 anyway. As Anbesol says same as the IP4300 but you get a scanner as well.
When I first had the printer some of the results were real rubbish, but this was because I was not paying attention to what was right in front of me. If you are using CS3 in the printer dialogue make sure that you let Photoshop manage the printer and not the other way round, this is where I went wrong and got crap prints, ever since then my prints have come out just fine and now enter quite a few prints in our local camera club competitions.

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