Pros

  • Wide-format printing; good documentation
  • High-yield inks bundled with unit

Cons

  • Slow text printing; pricey black ink
  • No duplexing

At A Glance

Small offices will like this machine's versatility and its cheap inks; however, it's pretty slow.

Manufacturer’s Description

PIXMA iP4600 Photo Printer features a five-color ink system and a 4,416-nozzle print head that ejects precision droplets as small as 1 picoliter. Results in 9600 x 2400 color dpi resolution and exceptionally detailed photos. Four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink deliver vivid color photos and bold, laser-quality text. Print borderless 4" x 6" photo in about 20 seconds. Print 26 monochrome pages per minute with 600 x 600 dpi and 21 color pages with 9600 x 2400 dpi. The two paper trays (150-sheet auto document feeder and 150-sheet input tray) let you store photo paper in one, plain paper in the other, so you're always ready to print either photos or documents. Automatically print two-sided to save paper. Enrich your photos with Auto-Image Fix. Print wirelessly right from your infrared-enabled mobile camera phone. Photo printer offers USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and PictBridge (cables not included) interfaces. Energy Star qualified.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2909B002
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
PictBridge Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
UPC Code 13803081084
Manufacturer Part Number 2909B002
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PIXMA iP4600 Inkjet Photo Printer
Marketing Information

PIXMA iP4600 Photo Printer features a five-color ink system and a 4,416-nozzle print head that ejects precision droplets as small as 1 picoliter. Results in 9600 x 2400 color dpi resolution and exceptionally detailed photos. Four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink deliver vivid color photos and bold, laser-quality text. Print borderless 4" x 6" photo in about 20 seconds. Print 26 monochrome pages per minute with 600 x 600 dpi and 21 color pages with 9600 x 2400 dpi. The two paper trays (150-sheet auto document feeder and 150-sheet input tray) let you store photo paper in one, plain paper in the other, so you're always ready to print either photos or documents. Automatically print two-sided to save paper. Enrich your photos with Auto-Image Fix. Print wirelessly right from your infrared-enabled mobile camera phone. Photo printer offers USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and PictBridge (cables not included) interfaces. Energy Star qualified.

Product Model iP4600
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.usa.canon.com
Product Line PIXMA
Product Series iP
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PIXMA iP4600 Inkjet Photo Printer
  • CLI-221 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow)
  • Sample Media (4" x 6"/5 Sheets)
  • PGI-220 Pigment Black
  • Power Cord
  • Print Head
  • Document Kit:
  • Cross Sell Sheet
  • Getting Started
  • Important Information Sheet
  • Safety Environment Information
  • Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM
  • Warranty Card
Physical Characteristics
Height 6"
Width 11.7"
Depth 17"
Weight (Approximate) 198.4 oz
Form Factor Desktop
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Media Handling
Media Size 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, Legal, Envelope No. 10
Standard Input Media Capacity 150 sheets
Media Handling 1 x Cassette 150 Sheet, 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 150 Sheet
Media Type Plain Paper, Borderless Media
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
Borderless Printing Yes
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Photo Print Speed 20 Second
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 21
Maximum Print Resolution 9600 x 2400 dpi
Duplex Printing Automatic
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 26
Print Color Color

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.7   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 11.45
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Very Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 18.23
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 16.36
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 48.1
Sports Action Shot (secs) 89.8
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 22.82
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.4
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 29.02
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.1
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 13.67
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 137.68
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 19.67
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.6
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 47.77
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.27
One-Page Copy (secs) 22.16
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.89
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 23.62