The Canon iP2600 is a basic inkjet photo printer, much like its predecessor, the iP1800. It is known for its quality rather than output speed. Canon states this unit can print up to 22 pages per minute in black and 17 pages per minute in color. However, expert testing has concluded that it's closer to 6 pages per minute black and 1 per minute in color. The Pixma iP2600 inkjet printer works slower than other units under $100—the Lexmark Z845 and HP Deskjet D5260 to name a couple. This unit is not meant for heavy duty printing or business use. It is more designed for photographers and students with light printing needs.
The Canon iP2600 weighs 8 pounds. It is portable and does not take up much desk space. The input and output trays fold in nicely to keep a sleek and clean look. It is compatible with Mac and Windows, supporting Vista. There is no memory card slot or port to connect directly to anything other than a PC. To hook the iP2600 up to a computer, users will need a USB cord, which is sold separately.
Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) is the exclusive technology found in all Canon inkjet printers. Over 1,400 nozzles release 2-picoliter size droplets of Canon iP2600 ink. The resolution is determined by how many drops per inch (dpi). The resolution is 4800x1200dpi for color printer ink, and 600x600 for black. The black Pixma iP2600 ink has a pigment base, which prevents smudging and increases clarity. Sometimes in inkjet units, each color will have an individual tank. In this one, the three standard colors of Canon iP2600 ink—cyan, yellow and magenta—are all in one tri-color cartridge.
Experts have given the iP2600 3.5 stars, while consumers gave it 2.5. The prints are clear and vivid, but it takes a while to get them. Some consumers have complained that this machine eats printer ink and forces them to replace the Canon iP2600 ink cartridges more often than they would prefer. For the price tag, this is not a bad purchase.
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