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
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 9.31
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.8
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 32.41
Color Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 14.97
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.79
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 33.79
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 66.41
Sports Action Shot (secs) 21.76
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.8
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 6.4
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.7
Line Art Output Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 17.44

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