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Canon quality and a small footprint make the Canon Pixma iP1500 a good value for consumers looking for an entry-level printer. The iP1500 is the value model in the Pixma family with fewer bells and whistles but a lower price than other models. Maximum output is rated at 18 pages a minute for black and white printing. The Canon Pixma iP1500 ink cartridges can produce a 4 x 6 print in a little more than a minute.
With compact dimensions of only 16.4"w by 8.1"d x 6.5"h, the iP1500 fits in computer hutches or neatly on a shelf. Prints on letter and legal size paper with a 100-sheet capacity. The Canon iP1500 inkjet cartridges are capable of printing photos, stickers, standard envelopes and transparencies. Resolution is rated at 600 x 600 dpi for black and white and 4800 x 1200 dpi for color printing. The Canon iP1500 ink cartridges consist of one black and one color. Tanks of ink can become very wasteful, so to avoid this either recycle or invest in a Xerox 8400 ink printer which uses solid ink.
Connection is made through a USB cable. Canon includes the same drivers and software provided with all Pixma printers. The iP1500 is compatible with Windows and Mac.
The general consensus of the Canon Pixma iP1500 inkjet printers' photo printing capabilities is generally not very good, while most reviewers agree that text quality is acceptable. The lack of an output tray means that printed media can end up on the floor.
For personal use, the Pixma iP1500 will serve its owner well for black and white text printing. The iP1500 is less able to duplicate color prints with the quality of its Pixma siblings. The lack of a paper tray will motivate many buyers to opt for the Canon Pixma iP2000 instead, which also offers better color print quality. The low price and decent text printing make the iP1500 a good choice for those seeking a basic printer.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.