Pros

  • Very fast; automatic duplexing
  • Two input trays

Cons

  • Buttons can be hard to figure out

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Get ready for powerhouse printing at its best. This stylish machine features a 5-color ink system and a 4,608-nozzle print head that ejects precision droplets as small as pico liter. The result? Amazing 9600 x 2400 color dpi resolution and wonderfully life-life color values, along with bold, laser-quality text. Plus, you can print a superb borderless 4 x 6 inch photo in only about 21 seconds. The two paper trays let you store both photo paper and plain paper, so you're always print-ready.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cusa.canon.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2171B002
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 635753620948

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.7   ppm
Performance
Color Output Quality Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 66.41
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 9.31
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.8
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 32.41
Sports Action Shot (secs) 21.76
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 33.79
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.79
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.7
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.8
One-Page Webpage (secs) 17.44
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 6.4
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 14.97

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