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Canon PIXMA iP2702 Review

Canon PIXMA iP2702 has an enviable recognition for inkjet printers and all-in-ones and its printer range begins at under £50. The Canon PIXMA iP2702 is an upgrade, the primary differences being the ink cartridges and software program bundle, plus an outside case redesign.

The design printer is smooth and unfussy. A textured black pinnacle floor rises to a clean plateau, formed by using the gloss black lower back of the paper tray. This tray lifts up to expose paper guides for A4 sheets, even though the system can also print on sizes up to 50 x 10cm.
Canon gives simple but beneficial assist software program with the Canon PIXMA iP2702. This consists of the Easy-Photo Print and Easy-Web Print utilities
There's no output tray and published pages feed out to the computer, which may be awkward if it has a clean floor, as sheets tend to float and not acquire in a neat stack. There are  manipulate buttons, every with inset LEDs, set into the right-hand end of the top panel, one for electricity and the opposite for paper feed and errors situations.

The simplest sockets on the rear are for mains energy and USB facts connection there may be no network aid either wired or wi-fi in this gadget. The mains cable plugs directly into the printer, even though, with out a separate strength deliver. Only HP nevertheless feels the need to have strength 'bricks' kicking round beneath the desk.

The top and the front covers hinge up as one to offer get right of entry to to the twin ink cartridges; while you elevate the quilt, the pinnacle provider slides into a convenient position, so you can clip them in.

Canon PIXMA iP2702 Specifications:

PRINTER:
  • Inkjet Technology : Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
  • Ink Palette Supported (Colors) : 4-ink
  • Nozzle Configuration : 320 nozzles (black), 3 x 384 nozzles (cyan, magenta, yellow)
  • Minimum Ink Droplet Size : 2 pl
  • Technology : ink-jet
  • Ink Type : Canon ChromaLife100+
  • Print Speed : 7 ppm - B/W, Up to 4.8 ppm - color
  • Connectivity Technology : wired
  • Interface : USB
  • Printer Features : borderless printing
  • Type : photo printer
  • Max H-Document Size : 8.5 m
  • Max V-Document Size : 14 in
  • Media Type : envelopes, photo paper, plain paper
  • Media Sizes : 4 in x 6 in, 5 in x 7 in, 8 in x 10 in, Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
  • Envelope Size : Com-10 (4.13 in x 9.5 in)

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT:
  • Width : 17.6 in
  • Depth : 9.8 in
  • Height : 5.2 in
  • Weight : 7.5 lbs

MEDIA HANDLING:

  • Max Media Size (Custom) : 8.5 in x 14 in
  • Media Type : Envelopes, plain paper, photo paper
  • Envelope Size : Com-10 (4.13 in x 9.5 in)
  • Media Size : Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), 4 in x 6 in, 5 in x 7 in, 8 in x 10 in

Canon gives simple but beneficial assist software program with the Canon PIXMA iP2702. This consists of the Easy-Photo Print and Easy-Web Print utilities, with the latter supplying organised printing of Web pages and additives of them. Easy Photo-Fix II is likewise blanketed, for computerized fixes to commonplace image problems. Drivers are to be had for all variations of Windows from 2000 proper thru to Windows 7 and for OSX from 10.4.Eleven. There's no express assist for Linux.

Canon is fearless in quoting practical, regular mode print speeds for its machines, as maximum of its rivals nevertheless go for unhelpful, draft speeds. For this device it claims 7.0ppm for black print and 4.8ppm for shade. These are using components of the ISO preferred which exclude processing time before begin of print, so are still barely unrealistic.

In the real world, in which you have to await both processing and print before you could use a record, you're much more likely to see times and speeds like the ones we found. Our 5-web page, A4 text record took 50 seconds to finish, giving a speed of 6ppm. Slightly strangely, the 20-web page file, which involved a number of pre-print ink housework, completed in three:27, a slower velocity of 5.8ppm. Both those figures are a little slower than the claimed speed, but are affordable for an access-degree inkjet printer.

The gadget failed to do pretty as properly with the black textual content and coloration pics print, though, returning a velocity of 2.4ppm, best half of the claimed price. It’s nevertheless more or less on a par with its primary competition, though. In high pleasant mode, a 15 x 10cm photograph print on Canon's Photo Paper Pro II took 1:19, however in wellknown mode this time reduced to 51 seconds.

This is short for a image print and there's not a variety of difference between prints from the two modes. The Standard mode print is a little darker and some element is lost within the shadows, but both are commonly very good, with out a noticeable color solid and easy shade gradations in areas of sky.

Colour images also are properly revealed, even though there are some substantial dither patterns in a few lighter color fills. Colour prints on undeniable paper are typically shiny and interest grabbing and black textual content is very clean and sharp. There's nothing within the print out to make you need to look nearer for symptoms of ink bleed.

Most Canon printers are commendably quiet, however the Canon PIXMA iP2702 has the ignominious honour of being the noisiest printer we’ve ever examined. It’s quiet sufficient while printing however, as traditional, little effort has been made to reduce the noise made with the aid of the paper feed mechanism. We clocked this at peaks of 80dBA at half of a metre.

There are handiest  cartridges in this system, one black and the alternative tri-coloration, even though each are to be had in two yields. Using the high yield version for each black and colour cartridges produces fees in keeping with web page of four.5p for ISO black and nine.8p for ISO coloration, each which includes 0.7 for paper. These expenses are quite high, though the black print value is better in assessment to rival machines than the colour one.

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