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1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't print black at all well, 17 April 2009
This review is from: Canon Pixma IX5000 InkJet A3+ Printer (Personal Computers)
When my Epson 1290 A3 printer finally broke down, I decided to try a Canon printer, since they seem to get good reviews. I was very disappointed with this printer as it seemed impossible to get a decent black out of it. I was trying to print a quark document that contained 300dpi colour images and black text. The images were rather murky but the black text printed dark grey despite varying paper and print settings. This certainly wasn't up to the standard I'd hoped for for regular graphic work. My Epson was so much better - even when on it's last legs.

If you are considering this printer I would search for other reviews/chat on the net about it, as it seems that many other people are unhappy with it's lack of depth when trying to get a good black tone. It also prints black and white photos with murky sepia or magenta cast - even if they are hi-res grayscale tifs.
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Initial post: 11 May 2009 10:40:27 BDT
N. Burtt says:
This review has just put me off purchasing this printer. Do the comments regarding black apply to high quality photos as judged by a purist only, or would an amateur also notice the problem. Presumably printing letters and engineering drawings in black is not a problem?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2009 23:07:32 BDT
J. F. Bowden says:
This problem is to do with quark, not the printer.
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