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Excellent color printer for home/personal use
18 August 2018
This is a great color printer for home or personal (infrequent) use. The following review is accordingly with that in mind. If you are a heavy user, then you should ideally be looking to buy a good quality laser printer instead of an inkjet printer.
I have been using this printer for a few months now and am very happy with my purchase. The
color prints are fantastic - much better than the neighborhood photo studio (make sure you use good quality print paper - I use Kodak glossy print sheets). Also the canon print utility allows you to easily print borderless photos. Black and white prints are satisfactory as well. One thing to note is that by default the print settings are at Standard quality. Unless you are printing drafts, I would advise setting it to High.
The scanner could have been better. It isn't great but its passable. Make sure you update the scan dpi settings to highest available (600 dpi) else you will get pixellated scans. Ideally I would have liked the option of 1200 dpi scans.
The other good to have would have been automatic duplex - it only has manual duplex mode.
The printer comes with 1 black and 3 color ink cartridges - and the inktank windows allow you to see exactly how much ink is remaining. I don't know how many prints the inks would give in total since I use the printer occassionally so still to run out of the first ink fill - but as I've said earlier, if you're a heavy user then a laser printer is the way to go. If you are an occassional user and need good quality color prints, then this printer is highly recommended. Even though its a bit expensive, the color photographs are superb.