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
UPC Code 13803087925
Manufacturer Part Number 2435B003
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 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
Media Type Plain Paper, Envelope, Borderless Media, Photo Sticker
Borderless Printing Yes
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Photo Print Speed 55 Second
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 17
Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 22
Print Color Color

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