The Canon PIXMA iX4000 puts affordable inkjet printing in reach of the average consumer, and it has speeds of up 18 pages per minute for black and 14 pages per minute for color. The 4800x1200 dpi resolution and Canon iX4000 printer ink provide lab-quality photo results as well.
With only a USB port for connecting to a computer, users won't get the ethernet port and wireless sharing of some offerings, but it will still be an excellent fit for an average home user. Buyers do get a front-mounted PictBridge port for connecting a digital camera for easy photo transfers and even computer-less printing.
The iX4000 is moderately compact, with dimensions of just 7.6x23.7x12.3 inches, and it is just a touch over 20 pounds with the PIXMA iX4000 printer ink supplies in place. Windows and Mac computers are both supported, and the paper tray is fairly roomy for such a small device, able to hold up to 150 sheets. There is support for a variety of media types such as matte photo paper, glossy photo paper, transparencies, stickers, and more to give users a wide range of creative projects they can produce.
The cost of Canon iX4000 ink cartridges is something that should be considered, and the small capacities of the color supplies (280 pages) are a concern for users who plan to print a lot of color photos and documents. The black PIXMA iX4000 ink cartridge provides up to 650 sheets, however, and users who want to trim their operating costs can use compatible Canon iX4000 ink instead of the OEM versions, at about a third of the price.
The Canon iX4000 is pretty basic as far as inkjet photo printers go, but its affordable price and solid performance make it a strong contender for users with limited print volumes. For anything more than light-duty use, however, it just doesn't have the capacity or cost-effectiveness to keep up.
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