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Review: Canon Pixma iP3000

Inkjet printer

The Pixma iP3000 boasts a resolution of 4,800x1,200dpi (dots per inch) and uses technology that Canon refers to as Fine (full-photolithography inkjet nozzle engineering).

In layman’s terms, this means that the Pixma can produce tiny ink droplets – two picolitres (a millionth of a millionth of a litre) – from each of the nozzles on its print head to produce what should be incredibly sharp printouts.

Theory is one thing, putting it into practice is another. Canon has pulled it off, though, producing images that are near-photolab quality. Detail is sharp, while colours are bright and bold.

The Pixma doesn’t take too long churning out documents either, whether it’s picture- or text-based printouts. Print speeds are some way off Canon’s claims, though. We could only produce 10ppm (pages per minute) of text and 3ppm of colour, as opposed to the 22ppm and 15ppm respectively that Canon states.

PictBridge compatibility allows you to print directly from certain digital cameras and the separate ink cartridges mean that you only have to replace the one that has run out rather than everything at once.

Ink costs are quite high, though. If you plan on printing out a lot of photos then the iP3000 isn’t ideal. If you’re more of a now-and-then hobbyist, this Canon printer is a good buy.

  • Canon: www.canon.co.uk
  • £89 inc VAT

  • Build quality: 9/10
  • Features: 9/10
  • Value for money: 8/10


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