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Canon Pixma iP4200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1119 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the paper handling and usability are overall positive. The print quality and performance are also appreciated.

value for money, performance, print quality, usability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma iP4200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Pixma IP4200 Printer

 

The Canon Pixma iP4200 prints high-quality glossy photos quickly, but it's just as well suited for printing office documents. For $130, you get strong black text, double-sided printing, and dual paper trays. In our tests the iP4200 printed documents at...

Quick high-quality glossy photo prints

Average plain paper print quality

In our print quality tests, color photos exhibited sharp details, even in areas of shadow, with plenty of contrast. Skin tones, however, appeared a little too vivid and had an orange cast. Our grayscale photo printed a little on the dark side, but...

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Canon Pixma iP4200

 

Review: For busy families on a budget who need one printer that can print two-sided text and image pages (using special double-sided photo paper) and crank out 300 sheets between refills, the Canon Pixma iP4200 should fill the bill. A versatile...

Automatic duplexing; two paper-input trays; easy to operate; Mac and Windows compatible

Average print quality

Autoduplexing, multiple input options, and acceptable photo and text quality make this printer a versatile choice for home and small-office users who aren't in a hurry.

Editor's Choice!

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Canon PIXMA iP4200 Photo Printer

 

Canon calls the iP4200 a photo printer, and it's clearly designed as one, with five inks instead of the usual four. In addition to cyan, yellow, and magenta cartridges, it holds cartridges for both a pigment-based black and a dye-based black; their...

Fast performance. Two input paper trays. Duplex printing. New ink and paper technology with claimed 100-year lifetime for photos in storage

Somewhat slower for photos than the Canon Pixma iP4000 and iP3000 that it replaces

Although Canon calls it a photo printer, the Pixma iP4200 earns high marks for all-purpose printing. It combines fast performance, particularly for business applications, with more-than-acceptable output quality.

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Canon PIXMA iP4200 Inkjet Printer Conclusion

 

Again, I was impressed with the speed of the PIXMA iP4200. In the standard quality setting, it only took a little over 1 minute to print a 4" x 6" photo! Printing an 8" x10" photo was also very fast, and I measured that it took about 3 and a half...

If you do find yourself often switching between printing text and photos, the dual paper trays should be useful for you. If you do have a manual to print, or just like to save paper, the double-sided printing feature should be useful. I do not find...

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Canon PIXMA iP4200 Photo Printer

 

Fast, high quality, and compact printer

None at all

Get the best photo prints ever...

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Canon Pixma iP4200

 

The Pixma iP4200 is a great all-around ink-jet printer. It can automatically print on both sides of a sheet a paper and it excels in printing both office documents on plain paper and high-quality, long-lasting photos on Canon's own photo papers.

Built-in duplex printing ; individual cartridges ; inexpensive ; great-looking photos ; 100-year print life

Sluggish prints speeds at high resolution

Setting up the printer was very straightforward. It connects to your Mac via USB 2.0, and the five individual ink cartridges feature bright red LEDs that light up when properly installed. The cartridge lights also start blinking when ink is running...

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"The ebay price isn't for the printer, its for some INK!"

 

The printer is great! CNET's review presentation is thorough; it may or may not be accurate. But the review lists an ebay price for the printer that is a price for ink, not the printer itself.

Rugged and reliable, this printer produces good-looking output every time.

The morons at CNET that think they are so cool, producing an up to date price for an out of date printer. Almost as worthless as 'google ads'.

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Quit whining!

 

I can and will put up with the ink quirks as the Canon I use is simply the best. I also have a Canon camera.

Love Canon, always have, always will

I do not like the ink quirks, but, I bought the Canon for the astounding print capabilities

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"Quit whining!"

 

I can and will put up with the ink quirks as the Canon I use is simply the best. I also have a Canon camera.

Love Canon, always have, always will.

I do not like the ink quirks, but, I bought the Canon for the astounding print capabilities.

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iP4200 is an drinker.

 

fast once it gets going

Canon really wants to sell ink. Very expensive to use. Print most stuff in black only but the color ink goes down the drain like the black

Product Specifications

The PIXMA iP4200 Photo Printer is a high-performance machine, combining exceptional print quality with advanced convenience features. It delivers a resolution of up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi, for amazing detail and clarity. To achieve this, Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a high-performance 1, 856-nozzle print head that ejects precise, consistent droplets as small as 1 picoliter, resulting in beautiful photos with virtually no detectable grain. Also, the ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system - four dye-based inks and a pigment-based black ink - produces true-life photos with a wide color palette, along with laser-quality text. You'll be amazed at your results. High performance doesn't stop there. The PIXMA iP4200 Photo Printer can produce a photo lab quality 4" x 6" borderless print in about 51 seconds. Its USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface enables the fastest photo transfers possible from your computer.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in
Height:6.3in
Weight:14.3lbs/14.8lbs
Width:16.5in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:iP4200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:9600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):29ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):19ppm/20ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Media Type:CD discs / DVD discs / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / High resolution paper / Iron-on transfers / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies / Two-sided photo paper/Compact Disc / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / High resolution paper / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
Print on CD/DVD: Yes
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:42KB

Scanner

Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.2.6 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.4.x / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
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