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4.0 out of 5 stars Its just fine if you know what you're doing, February 8, 2010
This review is from: Canon PIXMA MP250 Inkjet Photo All-in-one Printer (Office Product)
Here we have a perfect example of how a perfectly good product can be rated poorly by people who create negative reviews without knowing what they're talking about. Anyone who has done enough graphics design (I do it for a living) knows that the quality of the output can be as much a factor of software and the computer as the printer. I've had nothing but excellent results from this printer with clean, crisp, life like photos. Many applications like Photoshop create projects based on RGB screen output which is why photos, etc. look great on the LCD display but not so good when printed (That needs to be converted to CMYK). Check whatever software you're using to see how it handles this task or get software that automatically does this for you. Give it a try and I'll take a bet that the results will be improved. Also, if you're using non inkjet paper in an inkjet printer and then complain about the poor photo quality, well duh. Finally, considering the very affordable cost of this printer, it's a bit disingenuous to complain too much about the output quality. You want better? Spend for it. On the other hand, if you just need a printer/scanner for light duty use, as did I, this product does all that competently.
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Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Mar 6, 2011 1:43:34 PM PST
E. Snyder says:
Displays are an RGB device so of course computers have to display images in RGB. Professionals use Photoshop to print to CMYK printers, so it obviously works fine. A printer with only 3 colors is not going to print as good as a $200+ printer obviously, or why would there be $200 printers? Who would buy them if they were not better?

Posted on Sep 24, 2011 12:09:18 PM PDT
Sagegreen says:
Hi, I had a quick question if you can help. Does this printer do double-sided printing (duplex)? It says in the feature it does, but in all the youtube videos I checked, I didn't see anyone mentioning this.
Thanks in advance!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2011 1:25:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 24, 2011 1:26:29 PM PDT
Hi. It does not do automatic duplex printing. You can set a document to print duplex and the printer will print one side then the software will instruct you to flip the pages over and reinsert them then press the continue button to finish printing. It's helpful but not the same as true automatic duplex printing. Its a good, inexpensive printer for the money especially if you use high capacity, refilled cartridges.
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