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120 of 121 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2008
I bought this to replace an Espon one that unceremoniously dumped black ink all over a beige carpet (Vanish is the answer...). It's actually bigger than the Epson which surprised me but the printer is very good value and much faster than the old one. Quality seems excellent.

As with (all?) printers it stupidly doesn't come with a printer cable so if you don't have one, you'll need one.

The fearsome cost of the cartridges, however, loses a couple of stars. Guess I just have to print less...
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93 of 94 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2008
After my canon iP1500 packed in I browsed the net to find a replacement and purchased an iP 2600 which had several good reviews.My printer arrived post free in 2 days from Amazon and I am delighted with the printer-it was easy to set up (about 10 minutes) and the results particularly photo prints excellent.
This appears to be a very good printer for the price especially for someone like me who is not a heavy user and occasional photo printer.
I would certainly recommend it-the only downside being the cartridge price but this is on a par with the majority of modern printers.An USB cable is not provided but I was able to use the one from my previous printer
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2009
Canon PIXMA iP2600 Photo Printer

I bought this printer to use with my laptop, which uses Windows Vista operating system. It was easy to set up and get going and gave good results when printing B/W text. HOWEVER, when I tried to print photographs with the standard Windows sofware, they were hopeless - they all appeared to be viewed through a fog/mist and all colours were muted. I then tried the software that came with the printer - no fog, but there was a strong yellow bias and all the greens looked more lime green and were not acceptable. I tried many things and many people, including the Canon helpline, all to no avail. No-one has come up with an answer to the problem. It is not the printer, as everything works absolutely fine if I use it with my main compuer, which uses Windows XP. My other printer (HP officejet d135) works fine with the laptop & Vista software, so the problem seems to be with the driver that Canon are providing for use with Vista. My advice - if you have Windows XP, it is a great little value for money printer; if you have Windows Vista, and want to print photographs, forget it! Totally useless.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2008
I often read the customer reviews before buying a product but this is the 1st time I have felt compelled to write one. The IP2600 is easy and straight forward to setup. It may take it's time but the colour photo prints have real depth and subtly for a printer in this price bracket. As a photographer and animator I really did not expect these results from a real budget printer. Yet to find out how long the cartridges last, just appreciating that Cannon kept the key components for creating quality.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 9 December 2008
Ive only had this printer for a few hours, i bought it for my photography course so i could print my photos at home, and the quality is amazing for a £30 printer, its easy to set up, the ink cartridges are a pretty good price considering the quality, so if your looking for a printer for photos you cant go wrong with this one. one thing that your gonna need to buy is a lead to connect the printer to the computer.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2008
Bought this printer to replace my canon ip1500 about 5 mins to set up and wow what a brilliant bit of kit speedy black and photos are amazing
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128 of 132 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2008
I was looking for a printer the other day and couldnt decided which one to get, i bought the Lexmark z735 2years ago for about £15 but its seriously so expensive to run and not worth it at all. The Lexmark took forever to print one page and the ink cost about £15 average which didnt last long plus it being combined ink it always run out so much quicker, therefore i decided to spend a bit more on a better printer.

Having looked around, i concluded to this printer, and i am sooooo happy with my purchase! It looks great-shiny black, very easy to use and install! Took about 5mins- take it out of the box, plug it in, turn it on, put the cartridges in, install the software, attach a usb cable and its ready to use!

It comes with 2 ink cartridges one black and one colour. (ideal for me since you can choose which to use when printing instead of what i had before with the Lexmark where i didnt have a choice and it would use the ink and then once the black part of the ink had gone it was say id have to buy a new one, therefore if the black went on this one, i could just buy a new black cartridge and not have to buy colour if i dont use it much)

It doesnt come with a USB cable- hardly any printers do anyway- and i used the same one from my old printer.

I couldnt beleive how quick the printing was- i printed out two pages of my essay just to test it and it prints one line at a time in a split second, where as my Lexmark took about ten seconds per line! this is exactly the kind of speed i was looking for as ill be printing lots of essays this year.

The quality of the ink is extremely good i thought maybe on my other printer it was my paper that made the ink look rubbish and fade but it wasnt its the ink! the ink and quality of the work printed is so good just like its suppose to look! textbook quality. Very sharp and crisp.

It has a quiet mode so at night you can turn it on this mode if you dont want to wake anyone, but you can also keep it on in this mode all the time for the quietness.

my old printer also kept gettin paper jams and the paper would get aligned wrong somehow but with this printer, you can align it to A4 and the paper would stay there and print out straight as it should.

overall im extremely impressed with this printer.

It is also clever how it has a sensor that knows when the front part of the printer is not open when you try to print, for example today i pressed print and then got a alert message saying to open the front lid of the printer (as that is where the paper comes out of) to avoid paper jams. so this is clever incase you forget to open it, and then you can close it to save space.

£30 is a bargain for this printer, it also is designed to print photos but i havent tried that yet so cannot comment. but it is definitely better than the lexmark z735 i had before. and a top quality printer which everyone should buy!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 18 December 2008
I am sold on Canon products and their printers are particularly economic with ink, giving one of the lowest unit costs per page for all printer makes. The iP2600 was bought to replace my Canon i550 which cost £99.99 on sale in October 2003 and gave up only because the ink dump became full and not because of fault (too expensive to fix). On the down side the iP2600 cartridges do not appear to be capable of diy refill, will somebody correct me? On the upside it is faster than the i550 and has a smaller footprint. Very easy and quick to install and Canon does respond to email queries. So, I'm well pleased with this replacement and hope it lasts 5 years.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 24 December 2008
Just recieved this printer after using lexmark printers for years spending around £100 for the lexmark and had nothing but truble with them so decided to change to another brand and im glad i did. I just paid £26 for this lovely printer and the quality is amazing and was simple to set up. Its prints pretty fast and has a much easier way of using things like the allignment and cleaning. If on a budget this is the perfect printer.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2009
A good little printer and offers exceptional value and quality for 30 quid! Only downside, as always with cheap printers, is the cost of cartridges. However, if you scour Amazon and Ebay you will find you can by a pair of black and colour cartridges for around the £20 mark (compatibles) and about £27 for genuine Canons. In my experience the compatibles offer adequate quality and last just as long. The only snag is that they don't always register on the printer's ink quantity read-out. Mind you, I reckon some of these modern printers are designed to show 'ink empty' when sometimes it isn't. I know that my Epson printers do this! So don't delay, buy one of these today before they are either no longer available or go up in price!
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