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Canon PIXMA iP2600 Review: No-Frills Home Inkjet Printer for Under $50

written by: Krishna Teja•edited by: Lamar Stonecypher•updated: 6/11/2009
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Most low-priced inkjet printers disappoint you with mediocre prints and usage hassles. The Canon PIXMA iP2600 sets itself apart by delivering good quality photo and text prints unlike most budget inkjet printers. For more, read our comprehensive review of the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet printer.

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    Print Quality / Speed on the Canon PIXMA iP2600

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    Prints from the Canon PIXMA iP2600 are not easy to distinguish from those of other expensive inkjet printers from Canon when printed on glossy paper. The reasonable color print resolution of 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi makes the Canon PIXMA iP2600 an inexpensive inkjet for printing photos at home. Prints from the Canon PIXMA iP2600 are not much lacking in color or contrast and are more than fair for such a cheap inkjet printer. Speed of the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet is reasonable as a home-use printer. Typically, you can expect 6ppm of Text and 0.9ppm of Photos on the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet.

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    Features of the Canon PIXMA iP2600

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    One valuable aspect of the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet printer is that it can handle custom media sizes like 3.9 in x 7 in , 2.1 in x 3.4 in and 3.95 in x 5.9 in apart from standard page sizes unlike other inexpensive inkjet printers. Canon PIXMA iP2600 also supports borderless printing. The Canon PIXMA iP2600 comes with a neat, home-friendly design and measures 17.4 in x 10 in at a height of 5.6 in. The Canon PIXMA iP2600 is a relatively light home inkjet printer at just 8.2 pounds.

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    Software and Connectivity on the Canon PIXMA iP2600

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    The Canon PIXMA iP2600 comes with just one USB type B interface, and lacks other connectivity options. This isn't a con since the Canon PIXMA iP2600 is a pretty cheap inkjet that can already handle a lot. The printer is fast to set up and the driver provided with the Canon PIXMA iP2600 was easy to configure. Also bundled with the Printer is Canon's Easy PhotoPrint software that lets you edit your printing preferences for optimal printing on the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet.

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    Value for money

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    There's no doubt Canon has provided outstanding value for money by making a cheap inkjet printer such as the Canon PIXMA iP2600 for the taking. The Canon PIXMA iP2600 is an inkjet for the masses, for lack of better words. Provided with the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet is a 3-month warranty, telephone support and Instant Exchange in case of a manufacturing defect. With the good print quality and the no-frills features at such a tempting price, Canon's got another winning inkjet printer here.

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    Conclusion

    If you're a student or casual home user with the occasional need to print photos too, go spend some 50 bucks and get the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet.