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Canon PIXMA iP4300 Photo Printer (1438B002)

by Canon
3.6 out of 5 stars 159 customer reviews
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  • Exceptional resolution--up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi
  • Buil-in two sided printing and second paper tray
  • Easy-PhotoPrint 3.5 software makes it simple to enhance and print amazing-looking digital photos
  • Up to 30 ppm black and up to 24ppm color
  • Capture image with a PictBridge-ready digital camera/DV camcorder, connect, and print
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Product Description

Product Description

Exceptional Photo Lab Quality Performance with Advanced Paper Handling

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Exceptional Photo Lab Quality Performance with Advanced Paper Handling.
The Canon PIXMA iP4300 Photo Printer is one fast, versatile photo printer. Thanks to its patented print head and 5-color ink system, you can quickly produce spectacular, long-lasting photos with borderless edges—from credit-card size up to 8.5" x 11"--along with bold, laser-quality text. The two paper trays let you hold both plain and photo paper, so you're always ready to print text or photos. And for convenience, you can print two sided without manually flipping over the page.

Features include:

  • Exceptional Resolution: 3,584 precision nozzles create exceptional resolution—up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi.1 More nozzles = high quality.
  • Exceptional detail: Microscopic 1-picoliter sized ink droplets produce exceptionally detailed photos.
  • Click-Connect-Print: Just capture an image with a PictBridge-ready digital camera/DV camcorder, then connect and print.
  • Print 2 sided: Print 2 sided--and save paper.
  • Long-lasting photos: Using select genuine Canon inks and photo papers, you can create beautiful photos that last up to 100 years.2
  • Vivid color, bold text: Four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink deliver superb photos and laser-quality text.
  • Enhance Your Digital Photos: Easy-PhotoPrint 3.5 software makes it simple to enhance and print amazing-looking digital photos through your computer.
  • Smart software, better results: Easy-WebPrint software gives Windows users the tools to properly print Web Pages in full color and without trimming off the right-hand margin.
1. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
2. 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.
Note: Page per Minute (PPM) print speeds are based on the highest speed printer driver mode using black and white and color text patterns. Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed 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.

What's in the box
PIXMA iP4300 Photo Printer, PIXMA iP4300 Print Head, Ink Tanks: PGI-5BK Black, CLI-8BK Black, CLI-8C Cyan, CLI-8M Magenta, and CLI-8Y Yellow, Power Cord, Easy Setup Instructions, Document Kit: Setup Software and User's Guide CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide, and Registration Card


Product Information

Product Dimensions 17.5 x 12 x 6.3 inches
Item Weight 14.3 pounds
Shipping Weight 18.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B000I3INLW
Item model number 1438B002
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 159 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #653 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Printers > Laser Printers
Date first available at Amazon.com July 7, 2004

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By B. Schmitt on October 15, 2006
The Good:

-Outstanding output quality for the price

-Good speed

-Automatic Duplex printing

-Lightweight drivers/software

-Inexpensive ink

The Bad:

Aside from a slightly cheap asthetic feel, I can't find a thing. And for such a low price, it's to be expected. Other manufactures might have shnazzier printers at the same price point, but keep in mind most other manufacturers don't sell printers, they sell ink, so you pay for it in the long run.

Overall I am extremely satisfied with this printer. Coming from an IP4000, I had high expectations, and this did not dissapoint. I have owned every major brand of printers (HP, Epson), and Canon is absolutely where it's at. Cartridges are much more affordable, you aren't forced to install 400mb of junk that loads 5 processes at windows startup (HP), and the attention to detail is great (i.e., you can program the printer to shutoff after X minutes of being idle). Do yourself a favor and buy a Canon.
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I ordered this 4300 for the office on the basis of great results with its predecessor, the 4200, at home. If you're new to the Pixma line, expect the machine to function flawlessly if not beyond expectations, though at a slightly higher cost in ink than other printers. (Always keep a spare of each of the 5 colors on hand, and forget about finding clones for this model or cheaper ink prices than those posted on Amazon.) The iP4300 is a slight upgrade of the extremely popular iP4200 (see reviews of that machine). If you print a lot of photos, you'll notice a 40% increase in the rate of processing. If you want a preview monitor on your printer, you'll find it available on the higher-numbered, costlier Canon Pixmas (the ip6600 is the newest; the price of the ip6000 is currently attractive, but the machine is two years old). Finally, I wouldn't discount the duplex printing feature, retained on the 4300. It has saved me not only paper but numerous trips to the copy machine.

Advantage of the iP4300 over the 4200: Significantly faster printing of color copy because of added ink jets.

Disadvantage of IP4300: Slightly wider and deeper than the 4200, taking up more desk space. (Height and weight are the same.)

Bottom line: Still the best and most dependable all-around printer (not just photos) for home or office in this price range, at least until HP or Epson (I've previously owned both) return to form. If you need a clincher, it's the duplex printing.
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I was using an HP Photosmart 7260 which made very good photo prints. It used 6 color photo ink but I had to change one cartridge to pigment ink for text.

I bought the IP4300 and here are the differences:

**It uses separtate ink cartridges but uses 4 colors for photos.

**The print quality is equal or better than the HP (but close).

**The IP4300 is quiet and 2 - 3 times faster.

**The print driver has both auto and manual modes so you can tweak the print.

**It has two paper paths. I put photo paper in the back feeder and plain paper in the front cassett. Located below the pull out catch tray.

**I can set the default to plain paper and select photo settings when needed. The printer will automatically use the back paper feed.

**This printer has automatic head alignment and it works great.

**You can turn on a power save mode to have it shut off if not used after some time (I chose 30 minutes). It will automatically turn on when printing.

**All 5 cartridges are installed. Pigment black produces excellant text.

**I have seen some reviews where itwas stated that the prints have a red tint. I got the same thing at first. If you are not using Canon paper, start with this setting: Select paper "Photo Paper Pro" and High Print Quality. This removed my red tint (I use Kodak paper).

Overall, if you want a printer for text and high quality photos, this is it. If you are looking for advance photo printers Canon makes those too. These are not usually good for text.

Ron
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You searched diligently to find the right camera at the right price to capture those precious moments and exploit those eye-pleasing scenes. But once those amazing snapshots were taken, you needed a printer just as superb to make the photos worth their megapixels. I have always stuck with Canon for my camera, and because of this iP4300 I now stick with them for my printer. This printer produces phenomenal results, something I expect when I worked hard to take good pictures.

The set-up and installation guide is step-by-step. You don't need to worry about whether you'll be able to set it up or not, because it is quite simple. Everything you'll need is in the box EXCEPT a USB A to USB B cable. You will have to purchase a USB cable to connect the printer to the computer. The drivers and utilities installed total a little over 200 MB, not very big. Registration is extremely easy. Not a complaint about the installation (using Mac OS X 10.4).

The plastic that the iP4300 is made out of is a little flimsy, but not anything to worry about. You would still have to try very hard to break it. It is a slightly larger than normal printer, but not unmanageable. The fact that all of the trays fold up into a perfect box-shape is very convenient.

The photo quality is phenomenal. Of course, you will want to get some photo quality paper. I printed off 4 3x6s on a page, then an 8x10, and instantly saw a difference from any other printer I've dealt with. I did colors and black & whites, high contrast ones too, and in the all black areas I did not notice any streaks or lines. It was superb quality.

I was torn between this and the iP6700D.
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