The Canon Pixma iP4600 is an unbelievably fast inkjet photo printer with the capacity to print a 4x6 borderless color picture in 20 seconds. That is faster than some units can print simple text documents. It can also print a page in 2.3 seconds using black Canon iP4600 ink and a page in color printer ink in 2.9 seconds. However, where it excels in speed, it has been criticized for lacking in quality.
Aimed mainly at home users, the Canon Pixma iP4600 can provide ‘lab-quality' results. It does provide helpful software in the AutoPhotoFix, which enhances skin tones, white balance, and brightness and even cleans up red eyes. It measures 17x11.7x6 inches and weighs around 12 pounds. It also offers an auto duplexer and capabilities to print directly from a digital camera, but it has no slots for printing from memory cards. The price of the iP4600 ranges from $100-$200.
There are 5 Canon iP4600 ink cartridges present in this unit. The standard colors—cyan, magenta, yellow and black—are joined by a pigment-based black Pixma iP4600 ink cartridge. This additional printer ink tank is specifically used for more crisp and clear text. There are 4,416 nozzles on the printhead that are used to eject the Canon iP4600 ink in tiny droplets. Using this printer ink on specialized Canon paper can create pictures that can last up to 300 years.
This inkjet printer is a good bargain, with good results for a reasonable price. Upon purchase, the box comes with a printhead, power cord, sample paper, document kit with software and the 5 cartridges of Pixma iP4600 ink. It is compatible with Windows and Mac, and it makes the task of photo printing convenient and simple.
Canon PIXMA iP4600 Instructional Video
A video of the Canon PIXMA iP4600 ink cartridge replacement process.
Canon PIXMA iP4600 Instructional Video Transcript
As a contrast to popular all-in-one machines, the Canon PIXMA iP4600 is a single-function inkjet photo printer that focuses on high-quality output. It has a 150-sheet rear paper tray as well as a 150-sheet front paper tray, and it can handle specialty media like printable CDs and DVDs. Borderless 4x6-inch photos take around 20 seconds to print, and duplexing printing can help conserve paper costs.
Make sure the printer is plugged in and powered on, then start by opening the output paper tray. Lift the front of the machine up to open the top cover and access the Canon iP4600 ink cartridges.
Find the empty cartridge by looking for the rapidly flashing light, then press the small plastic lever on the PIXMA iP4600 cartridge backward to release it. You can now lift it out of its slot.
Take the new Canon iP4600 ink cartridge out of the box and remove its plastic bag. You will need to prepare the cartridge by pulling off the plastic tape strip on top, then pry the small plastic tab away from the orange plastic protector.
Place the new PIXMA iP4600 ink cartridge into the open slot and press down on it until it clicks firmly into place. Once the cartridge lights up, it should remain solid. Lower the cover down into place.
You are now ready to resume printing with your Canon PIXMA iP4600 printer.
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