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Canon PIXMA iP1700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Canon PIXMA iP1700. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and print quality. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the noise. There are some less positive opinions about the durability and paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Canon PIXMA iP1700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iP1700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the size and print quality. The performance and usability also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the noise, while there are some critical comments about the durability and reliability.

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

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (

Canon PIXMA iP1700 Photo Printer (17 PPM, 4800x1200 DPI, Color, 96kB, PC/Mac)


Clad in two shades of dull gray plastic, the Pixma iP1700 is a surprisingly capable low-cost photo printer with a minimalist design. The top and front panels flip open to create an input area or to provide access to the black and tricolor ink...

Inexpensive ; Competent speed

No output tray ; Skimpy labels make design confusing

A cheapskate's delight, this printer demands surprisingly few compromises for the low price.

Jan, 2007

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Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (

Canon Pixma iP1700 review


The Canon Pixma iP1700 is the entry-level member of Canon's line of single-function photo inkjet printers. At $50, it's a bargain for a printer that puts out high-quality photos, but its lack of features will leave photo hobbyists hankering for more....

Very inexpensive; great print quality for the price; helpful software; small form factor.

Lacks output tray; must print directly from your PC.

The Canon Pixma iP1700 is a bargain of a printer, especially considering its impressive print quality.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (

Canon Pixma iP1700


This printer carefully balances features with economy, offering competent performance and few disappointments.

A surprisingly capable low-cost photo printer

No output tray

For the money, you get good overall speed and output, along with some reasonable compromises.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (

Canon PIXMA iP1700 Inkjet Printer


Well like its predecessor the iP1200, the Canon PIXMA iP1700 is also bit bulky. I mean, you think Canon could have maybe changed the design a bit. What it really looks like is a printer that's still in the process of being completed. The front end...

It seems the Canon iP1700 is almost identical in every way to the iP1200, when it comes to most of the tests we conducted and even with the unimaginative design of the printer itself. But where the iP1700 lacks in size (and shape) and few odds and...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (

Canon Pixma iP1700


The Canon Pixma iP1700 is a bargain of a printer, especially considering its impressive print quality.

Very inexpensive ; Great print quality for the price ; Helpful software ; Small form factor

Lacks output tray ; Must print directly from your PC

Canon provides a one-year limited warranty for the Pixma MP160 which you can extend to three years for AU$99. You can also get tech support via e-mail, and Canon says it will respond within 24 hours. Canon's site has FAQs, a troubleshooting tool,...

Sep, 2006

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Good Printer for price and overall


Canon printers tend to take a little longer to start up because of the effort Canon has put in developing technology that not only keeps print heads from clogging, but gives them a little refreshing job so the first page is as good as the last... It is...

The price of the ink is much better than most of HP's however not the best for canon (pg-40 a tiny bit more than 1$ per mL) (HP ranges from over 1$ per mL to 2 or more $ per mL) The quality is great (as always for canon) It prints crystal clear...

It is a little bit on the noisy side. It very aggressively takes the paper. It's like claclick chunk clunk eeeeeeh ... But it is mostly because of the very high pages per minute this printer has (a pro). It barely shakes my desk and I have a room to...

Sep, 2007

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Quick and easy


Quick quick and easy. Perfect for printing datasheets at work

Dies after about 1000 pages. But you just get another one and keep going

Nov, 2006

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Great Photo Printer!


Placed a peice of stiff cardboard under the printer and this seems to work as a temp solution to the no paper tray issue. On a desktop surface this should not be a problem

Photo quality is excellent! Documents print fine also. Purchased this for use with my new Nikon D80 photos. I have owned many all-in-one photo printers in the past and found I never used the onboard controls and fancy onboard monitors. This printer is...

No paper tray ; No USB cable included

Nov, 2006

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Bare basics, but just enough.


Unless you can't go any more expensive I recommend stepping up to something that is not stripped. The output tray issue is the biggest downer, but if you have a place to put the printer where that is of no concern go for it! Just be aware that this is...

This printer is inexpensive & compact. Print quality is surprisingly good & it's reasonably fast

Kinda noisy. The most annoying thing about this printer is its lack of an output tray. I thought that would be OK, but it feeds the paper out at a downward angle, so the first sheets tunnel onder anything on the desk. I am going to try & put some sort...

Nov, 2006

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