Pros

  • Prints both text and photos well
  • Automatic duplexing

Cons

  • Control panel elements are small
  • Confusing setup documentation

At A Glance

The Pixma iP4300 combines speed and impressive overall output quality with a very appealing price.

Manufacturer’s Description

This is one fast, versatile photo printer. Thanks to its patented print head and 5-color ink system, you can quickly produce spectacular, long-lasting photos with borderless edges from credit-card size up to 8.5 x 11 along with bold, laser-quality text. The two paper trays let you hold both plain and photo paper, so you're always ready to print text or photos. And for convenience, you can print two sided without manually flipping over the page!

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The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 1438B002
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 392810427758

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.9   ppm
Performance
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 65.59
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 9.59
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.7
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 32.34
Sports Action Shot (secs) 25.07
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 33.62
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 16.12
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.7
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.4
One-Page Webpage (secs) 17.33
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 6.3
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 15.13

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