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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, May 25, 2011
This review is from: Canon Pixma iX6520 Inkjet Printer (4895B002) (Office Product)
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Although a dyed-in-the-wool HP advocate, I recently received the CANON PIXMA color inkjet printer and I am quite pleased with it.

A basic, no-frills piece, it does not have the now popular LED screen. Frankly, that screen adds little - if anything - to the product. It is a "quaint" feature but not a make-or-break deal and the PIXMA iX6520 does not need it to prove itself more than fit for the job.

Set up is extremely basic and easy. The instructions are clear and "goof proof". Canon has thoughtfully provided the user with ink cartridges. Naturally, following the norm of the day, they do not throw in a USB cable so be aware of this when you purchase the PIXMA iSX6520.

The machine operates quietly and extremely fast. The colors are not quite as good as you find on most basic HP products but they do manage to hold their own in the long run. Additionally, the unit gets bonus points for not shaking or rattling.

In short, the PIXMA iX6520 inkjet is a very good (and modestly priced) printer.
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Initial post: Jun 29, 2012 11:22:37 AM PDT
Homecutter says:
You say, 'color is not better than a basic HP printer,' and others are saying, 'color is of photo gallery quality.' I'm considering this as a photo printer but now I'm confused (easily accomplished) as to the actual abilities of this unit to print photos. Did you print your colors using the finest quality? This printer claims 9800 dpi, where an average HP is 4800 dpi, less than half.
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 11:16:12 AM PDT
Gadfly says:
As a former Canon employee, I feel I should mention that Canon either licenses the technology to, or often manufactures, printer components and entire printers for all of the other printer manufacturers. I'm not a big Canon "fan boy" and honestly don't care what company you buy from. My only reason for adding this is to provide a little food for thought. Canon holds the patents on both inkjet and bubble-jet technology. They only license inkjet tech to other companies because it is somewhat inferior to bubble-jet tech. (Inkjet uses piezoelectric technology, while bubble-jet uses heat to induce 'bubble' formation in the nozzle, which is more efficient and precise than piezoelectric methods).

Also note that due to better accuracy with bubble-jet tech, you cannot reliably compare just the advertised resolution. When I worked for Canon, their 600dpi printers produced images comparable to the 1200dpi inkjet printers on the market. I doubt the '2x' comparison is still valid these days, but the principle remains that you cannot compare only based on those values.

Dig deep with your research and the results will likely surprise you. I've opened HP printers before and found Canon 'engines' in them (mostly their laser printers). Trust me when I tell you that Canon leads the pack in the 'jet' printer arena because they invented all of the technology.
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