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Canon PIXMA iP4500

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iP4500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Canon Pixma iP4500

 

Canon's Pixma iP4500 inkjet printer rivals low-end color laser printers in speed. It also leaves many higher-priced inkjet competitors in the dust.

Very fast; automatic duplexing ; Two input trays

Buttons can be hard to figure out

Faster than even some low-end lasers, the Pixma iP4500 prints great text and photos.

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Canon Pixma iP4500

 

The Canon Pixma iP4500 is a moderately expensive single-function printer designed for general home use. Unlike Canon's more photo-oriented single functions like the Pixma iP6700d , the $130 iP4500 lacks memory card slots and a preview LCD. The iP4500...

Good overall print quality; two paper sources; PictBridge port; built-in auto duplexer.

No preview LCD or memory card slots.

The Canon Pixma iP4500 is a bit too expensive for basic home users, but those who do a bit more printing than the occasional e-mail and map will be happy with its speed and quality.

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Canon Pixma iP4500 Photo Printer

 

One measure of what a good value the iP4300 represented is that, even at the higher price, the iP4500 is one of the best standalone ink jet printers currently available for the home or home office, or as a personal printer in a larger office. But it...

Fast. High-quality output. Two paper trays. Automatic duplexing. Prints directly from cameras

Full-page graphics tend to make plain paper curl

The Canon Pixma iP4500 Photo Printer is a near clone of the iP4300 it replaces, with excellent speed, output quality, and paper handling, but at a higher price.

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Canon Pixma iP4500 – Printer Review

 

Canon labels the Pixma iP4500 as a premium photo and document printer, and when I bought it in early January my main purchasing criteria was high quality photo prints and the ability to print on DVDs and CDs.

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"Very Good one"

 

Since I got the printer from junk. (Past user just printed enough DVD on it - to just give it to me for free). I am quite happy to attain another 1000 pages with it . minimal cost, using just some compatible cartridges. I don't think so the brand...

Do right all needed to basic print.

Should find an alternative compatible chiped cartridge supplier to survive with printing cost. CISS works at start but puts at risk the Printing Head nerves.

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"After 1 yr, an overall bad experience."

 

For the amount of printing this unit actually did, it required WAY too much hands-on.

Printed text well, when it printed.

Using this printer with Canon photo paper and ink, photos were not sharp or clear.

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This is a workhorse

 

I bought this printer over three years ago as my wife is a teacher and the school system has deemed it more and more necessary for her to use her own resources to do her work. I went into the service mode just last week, and this printer has printed...

Dependable to the max, has only had two paper jams in over 56,000 copies

None for us

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"This is a workhorse"

 

I bought this printer over three years ago as my wife is a teacher and the school system has deemed it more and more necessary for her to use her own resources to do her work. I went into the service mode just last week, and this printer has printed...

Dependable to the max, has only had two paper jams in over 56,000 copies

None for us

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"Excellent overall printer that just keeps going."

 

I have used a number of Epson printers over the years (which I had been happy with for the most part), and then decided to buy this one because the price was excellent at the time (almost free with a computer I had bought). I have been VERY happy with...

Fantastic quality prints. Reasonably fast, even for full colour, full page photo prints. Nice that you can choose a back tray and bottom tray. Ink cartridges are simple to change. Ink lasts for quite awhile compared to other printers I've had.

I'm only wishing it had a scanner.

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Excellent overall printer that just keeps going.

 

I have used a number of Epson printers over the years (which I had been happy with for the most part), and then decided to buy this one because the price was excellent at the time (almost free with a computer I had bought). I have been VERY happy with...

Fantastic quality prints. Reasonably fast, even for full colour, full page photo prints. Nice that you can choose a back tray and bottom tray. Ink cartridges are simple to change. Ink lasts for quite awhile compared to other printers I've had

I'm only wishing it had a scanner ; Haven't found anything else that I don't like

Product Specifications

This premium Photo Document Printer offers digital camera owners extra functionality and quality at an unbeatable price. Print what you want, how you want - at high speed and with exceptional results. Enjoy superior quality photo prints with fine detail and smooth color gradations, thanks to tiny 1pl ink droplets and a high 9600x2400dpi print resolution. The 5 Single Ink system includes a dye-based black that brings extra depth and contrast to photos.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.9in
Height:5.7in/6.3in
Weight:10.8lbs/15.2lbs
Width:17.2in/17.5in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:iP4500
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)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):24ppm
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 paper
Output Type:Color
Print on CD/DVD: Yes
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Photo printer

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP
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