Canon PIXMA iX6550 Review - If you are attempting to print a large notice, a motivational poster or covers to have an A4 document, an A4 printer just won’t do. Fortunately, you will find an growing quantity of A3 devices around plus they needn’t be expensive to purchase. Canon PIXMA iX6550 is really a full-bleed A3 device costing under £160 and is made to stop wasting time by using it.
Another printer completed having a high-gloss black top, a minimum of that one has textured black around its sides, so there's one less surface to wipe free from fingerprints. As being a medium-format printer, the paper tray behind and also the output tray in front boost the machine's footprint significantly, consider both of them are telescopic, it's not necessary to ask them to fully extended when printing smaller sized sizes. The printer may take paper lower to fifteen x 10cm and as much as A3, with borderless printing completely up.
The only real physical controls are a couple of silvered buttons around the front panel for Power and Job Cancel. There aren't any storage device slots or PictBridge/USB socket, which appears odd. It always appears peculiar that the printer created for bigger paper, that will inevitably be introduced into homes and companies where likely to elevated curiosity about photo taking images, shouldn't have any immediate access to individuals files.
While appreciating that card slots likewise need an Liquid crystal display for image selection, a PictBridge socket costs hardly any to apply and enables photos to become printed from a video camera, while using camera’s monitor for selection.
Just one USB socket behind is in order to of information connection and software, that is deliver to Home windows and OS X, does not go much beyond a person and Canon Easy-PhotoPrint and Solution Menu applets. The motive force is smartly designed and able to handle all of the key functions from the Canon PIXMA iX6550.
Lift the very best cover and also the mind carrier swings towards the center carriage position, so that you can clip within the semi-permanent printhead and also the five inkjet cartridges. Included in this are two blacks, one for text print on plain paper and yet another for photo black, to intensify the more dark greyscales in photo images.
Canon PIXMA iX6550 Performance:
Canon claims speeds of 11.3ppm and eight.3ppm for black and colour ISO prints, correspondingly. Under test, our five-page black text print required 37s, a speed of 8.1ppm, which elevated to 9.3ppm for that 20-page document. The main difference backward and forward is basically lower towards the fidgeting round the printer does before beginning to print. It will a substantial amount of this, that is excluded in the ISO tests, and it is worse when printing black text and colour graphics.
The optimum time we had on the five-page text and colour test was 3.2ppm, however the longest print run within this test incorporated a complete 40s of ‘housekeeping’, before printing began. The printer does not always take this lengthy, but it is irritating if this does and also you need print in a rush.
Printing A3 does not double the amount time taken and our five-page A3 document finished in 2:37, or 1.9ppm. Switching to photo paper, a 15 x 10cm print required just 52s, that is impressively quick since, of course, we print in highest quality mode. An A3 print required 2:33, also is fast - the printer seems to possess been optimised for fast photo printing.
We're always impressed with Canon's top printing quality which machine produces fairly clean black text, though having a hint of shadow to right or left of some figures. Draft mode text is sensational looking still well-created and incredibly much what it really states, ideally suited to internal documents where final top printing quality is not essential.
Colour print is neat and regions of colour show no indications of banding and little when it comes to dither patterns. Photos come finished natural colours and good amounts of detail both in light and eye shadows of images.
There's only some inkjet cartridges suitable for this machine and, even at Internet prices, they do not emerge that cheap, giving an expense per A4 page of three.7p for black and eight.9p for colour. As the colour price is cost effective for these kinds of machine, the black print price is high, though of the identical order as other Canon inkjets.
Canon PIXMA iX6550 Specifications:
- Photo Quality Printing : Yes
- Printing Method : Inkjet Printing
- Maximum Horizontal Resolution(dpi) : 9600
- Maximum Vertical Resolution(dpi) : 2400
- Colour Print Speed : 8.8ipm
- Black Print Speed : 11.3ipm
- Paper Size : A3+, A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, Letter, Legal
- Envelopes (Input) : Yes
- USB Port : Yes
- Noise Levels : 45db
- Relative Humidity(Percentage) : 10 - 90%
- Width : 549mm
- Depth : 299mm
- Height : 159mm
- Weight : 7.6kg