Another in the line of Canon's photo printers is the i960. Billed by Canon as a printer for digital photographers, the Canon i960 ink is ejected onto photo paper through 3,072 precisely machined nozzles. Compared to the Canon i560 or the Epson Stylus C84, the i960 gives up a lot in text print speed. At 2 pages a minute, text printing is about the same speed as for color photos. The Canon i560, for instance, can print text at an impressive 6.8 pages per minute.
Maximum print resolution from the Canon i960 inkjet cartridges is 4800 x 1200 dpi for both color and black and white. Media that can be accommodated by the Canon i960 ink cartridges includes matte and glossy photo paper, transparencies, plain paper and envelopes. Printing is accomplished using six separate ink tanks. Dimensions of the i960 are 16.5"w x 12.2"d x 7.3"h.
Direct printing is possible by using any Bubble Jet Direct or PictBridge-compatible digital camera or camcorder. Software included with this printer includes Easy-PhotoPrint Plus and Easy-PhotoPrint for photo enhancement. The i960 is compatible with both Mac (OS 8.6 and higher) and Windows 95 and higher. Lacking a parallel port, connection is made using standard and high-speed USB.
Most owners cite print speed and easy set-up as big pluses for the Canon i960 inkjet photo printer. Professional reviewers like CNET add exceptional print quality and cost as attractive features. Most agree that text print speed leaves a lot to be desired. There is no USB cable included with the printer, an oversight for a printer at this price point.
This printer is designed to be a photo printer for the digital photographer. To that end, most reviewers, professionals and end-users agree that it does a good job. The only consideration when purchasing an older printer is the pace of technology and advances made in newer models, such as the Phaser 8560, which uses more environmentally friendly Xerox 108R00725 ink.
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