Pros

  • Fast; very crisp text printing
  • Good standard paper handling and options

Cons

  • Expensive; photos look oversaturated
  • Control panel sometimes confusing

At A Glance

Speed and expandability are this model's forte, making up for its subpar photos and design quirks.

Manufacturer’s Description

This compact photo printer delivers true ease of use and amazing results. Its patented print head technology lets you produce beautiful, long-lasting photos with borderless edges, from credit card size, up to 8.5" x 11", and with resolution up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi. It's fast, too: A superb 4" x 6" borderless print takes only about 55 seconds. For better results, the Auto Image Fix feature automatically corrects images for the best possible exposure, color, brightness and contrast. Also, the specially formulated pigment black ink delivers clear, laser-quality text with better readability and a higher resistance to smudging.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 3115cn
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 2435B003
UPC Code 13803087925
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PIXMA iP2600 Inkjet Photo Printer
Marketing Information

This compact photo printer delivers true ease of use and amazing results. Its patented print head technology lets you produce beautiful, long-lasting photos with borderless edges, from credit card size, up to 8.5" x 11", and with resolution up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi. It's fast, too: A superb 4" x 6" borderless print takes only about 55 seconds. For better results, the Auto Image Fix feature automatically corrects images for the best possible exposure, color, brightness and contrast. Also, the specially formulated pigment black ink delivers clear, laser-quality text with better readability and a higher resistance to smudging.

Product Model iP2600
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.usa.canon.com
Product Line PIXMA
Product Series iP
Physical Characteristics
Height 5.6"
Width 17.4"
Depth 10.0"
Weight (Approximate) 129.6 oz
Form Factor Desktop
Media Handling
Media Type Plain Paper, Envelope, Borderless Media, Photo Sticker
Borderless Printing Yes
Media Size Credit Card - 2.13" x 3.39", 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, Legal, Envelope No. 10
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 22
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 17
Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
Print Color Color
Maximum Photo Print Speed 55 Second

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 24.2   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 10.79
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 8.63
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 15.97
Color Output Quality Fair
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 10.42
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.27
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 15.25
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 7.43
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 32.24
Sports Action Shot (secs) 41.76
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 11.39
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 13.15
One-Page Webpage (secs) 13.01
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.9
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 16.1
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 11.47
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.4
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 5.6
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 11.41
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.4
Line Art Output Quality Very Good