|Item Weight||99.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||26.4 x 39.2 x 13.5 inches|
|Item model number||3034B017|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||3034B017|
CANON USA INC CANON IPF605 24IN PRINTER- NO STAND
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This imagePROGRAF iPF605 is designed to support the printing needs of technical document users working with CAD (Computer-Aided Design), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) applications as well as users in general office environments. Aimed to be an affordable solution for personal and small workgroup users producing large format technical drawings, the streamlined iPF605 is offered as a desktop model, without a cassette tray for a minimized footprint. Now with the option to pair the printer with a large format stand, the iPF605 represents a versatile large format printing solution.
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Briefly, the yellow ink tank was low but I wasn't concerned because I only needed to print in black. Deadline looming, the yellow ran out, printer on strike; no yellow, no print. Ordered replacement ink and installed it. Now there's a hardware error followed by multiple head cleanings and "replace print head" message.
Foolishly thinking that a print head should last more than two years, I went to the "replace print head" option so that I could examine the head and maybe in the process reset something that was amiss. Doing so sucked up 1/4 of all the ink in my previously full tanks, or about $100 worth of ink, and didn't change the error message. Multiple cleanings sucked up more ink.
Canon tech support helped me determine that the cyan portion of the print head was clogged. Why? because I had been away for 2 1/2 weeks: "Canon recommends that you use the printer at least once a week so that the ink doesn't dry and clog the nozzles." Take note everyone: DO NOT GO ANYWHERE FOR MORE THAN A WEEK. Stay with your printer! Forget about business travel, vacations and family emergencies. Man your Canons!
No cyan, no print, not even black. Clean the print head? "Canon does not recommend using any kind of chemicals to clean the print head because it may damage the printer." What part exactly does it damage? "Canon does not recommend...." New print head: $600. This is more that half the cost of the entire machine. It's like buying a new car for $30K, having the fuel injection system fail after two years and needing to pay $16K for the new parts alone.
Print head installed but, oh yeah, what about all that overpriced ink sucked from my tanks? Maintenance cartridge is full, says the display now. Printer no print no way no how with full maintenance cartridge... but don't try to clean - must buy new, new, NEW: $70.
The second and brightest star in this review is the help offered by the likes of canonipf and other sites. I moved from HP because they were pulling this kind of stuff. Turns out you CAN clean the print head and you CAN clean and reset the maintenance cartridge - with a little monkey wrenching. Eventually big information will put an end to this type of corporate con but, in the meantime, and with some research, you can make this otherwise very nice printer work for you.
This is a product I wish I could have read reviews on before buying. First, I am very happy with it, after all. I needed a printer to print the plans at home. It may be a photographic quality printer, I don't know. I only used it for home plans. I didn't really need color, but it come with color and the color works fine.
The first surprise was the overall size. It was way bigger than I thought it would be. UPS doesn't just dump it on your porch. A mover comes to your house and asks you, "where do you want us to put it?" You need to have enough room for it. It won't just fit on your desk, I think you have to get the stand. Once I saw how big it was, I ordered a stand. That wasted about a week. Finally, I got the stand put together and the printer put on it. Set up was not to bad, but I paid a computer expert to hook it up. I don't know how much trouble I would have had if I did it myself. I found later that the OfficeMax had one in the printing department, if you want to go see one. I imagine they all have the same stuff.
The only thing bad, I found so far, (about a month), is it is hard to change the paper. It is hard to get the paper in straight. It takes the machine about 2 or 3 minutes to figure out if it will accept the paper or not. Four or five tries will take 15 minutes. This is not good if you are printing at the last minute. My advice is buy the HP paper. The edges are taped, not glued. You can untape it with out damaging the leading edge of the paper and then the paper will feed in the first time. I looked for a YOUTube video on the feeding of the paper. I found videos of printing, but no set up or paper feeding. If you make it as far printing as the fellow in the video, you would have mastered the machine with no video.
I don't know if they read this, but if they do, they should post some videos online. It would make it easier to operate. Seems like they don't care. The machine is nice, but where are their engineers? The Canon web site is lacking also. If you enter the ink cartridge number you need in the search area in the Canon site, it says "not found". How can they not have all their own numbers in their own site? Finding ink (on this size printer, they call it ink, not toner) may be a challenge. I could not find the exact same cartridges that came with the printer on Amazon. Like I said before, I could not find them on the Canon site either. I ordered several kinds of ink cartridges (on Amazon) to see which ones would work. It seems like Canon would care more than that.
This is way better than not having a 24 x 36 printer. I was driving all over town and not getting plans printed on time was a major delay for me. Now I can print at home. I don't have a handle on cost yet. but it pays for itself in time saved. I would buy it again, but I wish the Canon people had some common sense, as far as making operation user friendly. I don't want to be negative. I am really happy with this purchase. As you can see by the 5 stars. There was nothing affordable even 2 years ago. Hope this was helpful.