Terrific Resolution— This level of quality is achieved by 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi4 thanks to Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) with a patented print head firing ink droplets as small as 2pl. This delivers superb quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.
High Performace Ink Cartridges— These two genuine Canon ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks for great document and photo quality. One is a Black cartridge for laser-quality text and one is a multi-color cartridge for pictures. Both are easy to use and replace.
Images Per Minute (IPM) — In March 2009, the International Standards Organization implemented a print standard for inkjet printer document print speeds which is a universal measure utilizing three types of standardized test documents in "real world" conditions - one, four page Excel document, one - four page Word document and one-four page PDF document. This new standard will allow you to easily compare the print speeds of printers manufactured by different companies.
ChromaLife100+2—This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select new Canon photo papers for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years2 when stored in an archival-quality photo album.
I don't think that this printer actually USES any more ink than other printers, its just that the cartridges are ridiculously oversized (and priced) for the 9ml of ink contained within. Seriously this thing goes through cartridges way too fast! So fast in fact that I will be retiring this perfectly operational printer in preference for another one that has more economical ink usage.
September 5, 2013
This was fine untill the paper feeder stopped working, and I didn't even have this printer for a year,
January 8, 2013
The best I could rate this printer after using it for almost 2 years is average. It does come with alot of handy, easy to use features, but it uses alot of ink. Or the cartridges just do not hold enough to do very much printing. I have only printed a few pictures because of that. I thought purchasing the XL cartridges would make a difference. Wrong. I found that they were not worth the extra money spent. Black and White printing was great. But again I was disappointed in how many pages it would print. And that was with it set to Fast Printing. The quality using that setting seemed just as good as the normal setting. Overall it is average and I am disappointed.
May 5, 2012
I really wonderful machine
This it's a really good printer. It does a beautiful job on photo's. After printing a photo off I was really surprised with the quality of the photo.
October 2, 2010
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for additional detailss
Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or XP. Not included on installation CD. Requires Internet connection during installation.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.