With a major focus on the quality of photo output, the Canon IP1300 is a color inkjet printer that is perfect for home users who are also photo enthusiasts. Its compact design is small enough to fit on a desk or shelf, and it has fast solid printing speeds of around 11 pages per minute in color and 4.2 pages in black and white. The FINE system for Canon IP1300 ink helps reduce the cost of printer ink, but it is still a bit high.
The number of media options for printing photos is quite impressive and diverse. Users can print borderless photos at a number of standard sizes, eliminating the white borders that can make projects look unprofessional. The included software can help users create albums and other creative projects with ease, and includes features for improving the quality of images, as well as making red-eye corrections and other common operations. The unit connects via USB, but does not have support for networking without an adapter.
Printer ink costs are low compared to most inkjet models, and improvements in the PIXMA IP1300 ink make for better quality output. Canon IP1300 ink cartridges have fairly small capacities of only 100 pages each, but compatible PIXMA IP1300 ink cartridges are available at lower prices, which improves the cost per page.
Compared to similar models in its class, the IP1300 lags behind a bit in speed, but makes up for it with great output quality. Its Canon IP1300 ink costs aren't as economical as the competition, but it still makes a good choice for users focused on printing photos.
Overall, the Canon IP1300 could be faster, and high ink costs make it a tough choice up against more cost-effective machines. Still, its included software is easy to use, and many buyers may find it to be a good value.
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