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Canon PIXMA iP4600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 924 reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4600. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the design and print quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the ink consumption. Opinions are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iP4600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PIXMA iP4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the print quality and design are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the multifunction.

usability, price, performance, design, print quality

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA iP4600 PrinterCanon PIXMA iP4600 Printer

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PIXMA iP4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iP4600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and print quality. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size and noise.

performance, price, usability, print quality, design

reliability, noise, size

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon iP4600 Inkjet Photo Printer (2909B002)Canon iP4600 Inkjet Photo Printer (2909B002)

Dec, 2017

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Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PIXMA iP4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PIXMA iP4600 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. Many are less positive about the usability and noise.

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0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MX722 Wireless Inkjet Office-All-In-One PrinterCanon PIXMA MX722 Wireless Inkjet Office-All-In-One Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (pcworld.com)

Canon Pixma IP4600

 

The $100 (as of 3/3/09) Canon Pixma iP4600 color inkjet printer is inexpensive to buy and maintain. Although it's minimally equipped and slow when printing text, it's still worth considering for the budget-minded home user and amateur photographer.

Low price; economical inks ; Comparatively fast at printing photos

Slow while printing text ; No media slots

While the photo quality and speed are pleasing, the lack of media slots and the merely decent text speed are not.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Canon Pixma iP4600

 

The Canon Pixma iP4600 delivers excellent paper handling and reasonable quality output for an inkjet, but it just can't keep up with the competition.

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

Slower than the last-generation printer it replaces. Full-page graphics tend to make plain paper curl.

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Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Canon Pixma iP4600 review

 

Canon's mid-range printer has a speed boost

Super fast ; Great image quality ; Good value for money ; Sturdy

The iP4600 delivers gorgeous quality in a hurry. The extra turn of speed comes into its own when you have several or more photo prints you want to output

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PIXMA iP4600 Inkjet Printer

 

Canon's PIXMA iP4600 inkjet printer has an attractive price, but is it as good as the iP4500?

Feb, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Pixma iP4600 review

 

If you need to print more than just postcards, then a traditional A4 inkjet is the most versatile choice.

May, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon Pixma iP4600 review

 

Canon's top-of-the-range dedicated photo printer takes aim at your shots with its picolitre perfect pixels. Does it fire duds or bullseyes?

Punchy pics and a quick output speed, the iP4600 is close to the perfect photo printer

Mar, 2009

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Pixma iP4600 review

 

The Canon Pixma iP4600 is Canon's flagship A4 inkjet photo printer.

The Canon Pixma iP4600 is Canon's flagship photo printer and it shows - print quality is excellent, and it delivers very fast results.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - Pixma iP4600

 

The trade-off between the price you pay for a printer and the subsequent charges you incur when you need ink refills has long been a bugbear of computer users. Canon's Pixma iP4600 doesn't solve the problem ...

It'll go through ink, but you'll get far better quality prints than you might expect in this price range. And it's no slouch when it comes to text either.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techworld.com)

Canon Pixma iP4600 review

 

The Canon Pixma iP4600 is Canon's flagship A4 inkjet photo printer.

The Canon Pixma iP4600 is Canon's flagship photo printer and it shows – print quality is excellent, and it delivers very fast results.

Feb, 2009

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: David Bayon (pcauthority.com.au)

Canon Pixma iP4600, our new A-list inkjet

 

A slight speed boost and a new curvaceous shape keep Canon on top of the inkjet pile.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

You can exceptionally high-quality prints with fine detail thanks to a separate dye-based black ink for photos, 1pl ink droplets and a resolution of 9600 x 2400dpi. A premium print engine makes it possible to create a photolab-quality print in approximately 20 seconds. Quality and efficiency are maintained through the use of 5 Single Inks - simply replace individual ink tanks when they run out. A range of practical functions makes creating photos and documents even more exciting and productive. With Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint EX it's easy to print calendars, albums and photos. Auto photo fix automatically corrects photos, including red-eye correction; auto duplex makes double-side printing straightforward - saving on paper and producing professional-looking documents. Two paper trays enable users to have plain and photo paper loaded at once. Managing your data storage is easy as you can personalize your DVDs and CDs for business, friends and family. Simply print direct onto the surface of the printable DVD or CD. There is no need for a PC to be involved in your print process. With PictBridge technology you have a quick and convenient way to print images from compatible digital cameras, camcorders or mobile phones.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Consumables

EP-cartridge:PGI-520BK, CLI-521BK, CLI-521C, CLI-521M, CLI-521Y

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.7in
Height:6in
Weight:12.3lbs/12.6lbs
Width:17in

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.3
Power consumption (typical):11 / 14

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:iP4600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Indication

Stand-by LED: Yes

Input Capacity

Media type and capacity (tray 1):A4
Standard input capacity:150

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, 54 x 86mm / A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes, 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Recommended humidity operating range:10 - 90
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Duplex supported media types and capacity:A4, B5, A5, Letter
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m² / 64 - 105 g/m², 300 g/m² / 64 -105 gsm
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter / Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Card stock, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Photo paper, Plain paper
Two-sided printing media:A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi: No

Power

Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.3
Power consumption (typical):11 / 14

Print Quality

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Compatible ink types, supplies:PGI-520BK, CLI-521BK, CLI-521C, CLI-521M, CLI-521Y
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Number of print cartridges:5

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Direct print USB / 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) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):26ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):21ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / High resolution paper / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper
Output Type:Color
Print on CD/DVD: Yes
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:300sheets
Type:Photo printer

Printing

Print speed (black, draft quality, A4, bluetooth):26
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):26 / 7.3
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4, bluetooth):21
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):21 / 6
Resolution color:9600 x 2400
Warm-up time:20

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Acoustic pressure emissions:45.5
Operating acoustic emission:45.5
Print noise level:45.5
Printing noise level:45.5

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Professional SP4 / Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista\nMac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.5 / Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - 10.5.x / Windows Vista (32bit, 64bit) / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4,\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5 / Windows Vista (32bit, 64bit) / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5 / Windows Vista, XP SP2, Windows 2000 Pro SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5 / Windows Vista\nWindows XP/2000 \nMac OS X v.10.3.9 to 10.5.x
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM / SVGA 800 x 600\nInternet Explorer 6.0+ / Internet Explorer 6.0, CD-ROM, SVGA 800 x 600 px / Windows: PC: Windows Vista, XP, 2000 Professional / Internet Explorer 6.0 / CD-ROM / SVGA 800 x 600 / Windows: \nPC: \n- Windows Vista, XP, 2000 Pro\n- Internet Explorer 6.0 \n- CD-ROM drive\n- SVGA Display 800 x 600\nMac OS X v.10.3.9, v.10.4,v.10.5 \n- Safari\n- CD-ROM drive\n- XGA Display 1024x768
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS X v.10.3.9, v.10.4,v.10.5 / Safari / CD-ROM / XGA 1024x768
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 - 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP

Technical Details

Acoustic pressure emissions:45.5
Bundled software:Easy-PhotoPrint EX / Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM\nPrinter Drive\nEasy-PhotoPrint EX / Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint EX, \nMac: Easy-PhotoPrint EX / Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint EX,\nMac: Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 11.7 x 6.02
Duplex printing: Yes
DVD/CD printing: Yes
Input capacity (tray 2):150
Interface:Hi-Speed USB (B Port), via PictBridge / USB / USB 2.0
Media size (tray 1):A4 / A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelope
Network ready: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:100-240 V, 50/60 Hz / AC
Print speed:26
Print technology:Inkjet
Standard input trays:2
Supported media weight(s):64 - 105

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.7
Height:6.02
Weight:12.6
Width:17