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The Canon Pixma - Perfect for photo lab quality prints at home

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15.04.2012

Advantages:
Quality, sleek and small, 5 ink tanks

Disadvantages:
None for us

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture quality

Printing speed

Colour sensitivity

Ease of use

Value For Money

ReliabilityExcellent

DesignExcellent

Range of extra features / functionsGood

Instruction manualVery useful

Manufacturer SupportGood

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Myself and my husband are both keen photographers and while it is important to have a quality SLR to take decent pictures, it’s equally as important to have something quality to print them on. We used to order prints online but this was getting quite costly given the amount we were printing, and so we decided to get a printer that would allow us to get photo lab quality pictures but in the comfort of our own home. This is where the iP4950 comes in, with its sleek gloss black finish.

The photo printer is a high performance one and prints quickly but with a quality that you are more than satisfied with. It prints a 6 x 4 photo in around 45 seconds. It prints with FINE print head technology which gives grain free images and up to 9600dpi print resolution. We have used photo printers in the past and it has been so bad with using ink up quickly which is why we started doing them online, however the iP4950 is really good with ink and as each of the 5 ink colours are separate ink tanks it means you only have to replace the one that has run out and not the whole lot. This is obviously good for reducing waste and cost, and getting the most out of the inks.

Some photo printers are quite bulky in size, however this particular model is compact and stylish and so slips away into small workspaces or can even be put away in a cupboard as it is so easy to set up and get going each time. There are also handy little eco features which shows you the CO2 output which is something I haven’t come across before, and certainly a first for me with photo printers. The auto power off button is handy if you have forgotten to turn the machine off or haven’t used it for a while, it will automatically power down.

The paper tray holds approximately 150 sheets at a time, and you also have the option to print double sided.

If you want a photo printer that will provide you with sharp photos with vibrant colours and quickly, then this is the printer for you. At around £70 you can pick this up from several retailers online. We paid £65 at the time but it had money off as I think it had just been released.

Resolution Printer 9600 x 2400 dpi

Ink drop size 1.0 pl


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Coloneljohn 27.04.2012 11:19

Sounds like a good one. John

Mildew82 16.04.2012 00:10

I've not come across that CO2 feature either - this sound like good value for money!

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Manufacturer's product description

PIXMA iP4950 is a high-performance photolab-quality printer offering stunning design with built in auto duplex prin...

General

MPN 5287B028, 5287B029, 5287B028AA, 5287B023AA, 5287B008, 5287B006, 5287B021
Printer Type Photo printer - ink-jet - colour
Localisation Europe

Printer

Inkjet Technology Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
Ink Palette Supported (Colours) 5-ink - cyan, magenta, yellow, black, pigment black
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 1 pl

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This review of Canon PIXMA iP4950 has been rated:

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  2. Coloneljohn
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