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Canon IX4000 - big, bright, loud and proud!
on 21 July 2008
I bought this printer as a compromise based on budget. I've not owned a Canon printer before and although I was aware of their standing in the colour printer business I have no experience of it until now.
Firstly, its a lot of printer in so many ways, none more so than the sheer bulk... this is not a discreet desktop model believe me. But get past that and I guarantee this is the best A3 printer you will own. The colour depth and quality are excellent and it reproduces 6mp images from my Nikon to such an amazing quality it looks like professional printing. Thats the main reason I have given it top marks really and one other important thing...
Sooooo many manufacturers now feel it is OK to rip off the consumer with high priced inks that require the whole set changing when one goes...Epsom for example and they have 6 or 8 cartridges!! This Canon is simplicity itself. When you lift the lid, the cartridge blinks at you... the faster the blink, the nearer it is to changing and finally, when it is 100% empty and not before, it gives you an expired warning But best of all these inks are only about £8-10 each one lasts about 200+ A3 sheets and there are only four of them (if you feel you need more this is not the printer for you). I have found them online in a bundle as low as £4.00 so when you only need one ink, it is well worth it.
One small negative. Its a tad on the noisy side when printing and loading paper but then again, what inkjet printer isn't!
Buy this printer if you want to print large photos or graphics to hang on your wall and be proud of. That's what I needed it for and it hasn't disappointed me one bit. Result!