Which Printer Should I buy? Canon IP4000, Canon I865, Epson R300
Which is the best printer? Main points below.
1. Accuracy when printing to CD/DVD (My old Epson 900 was a devil to set up)
going off center and needed adjusting.
2. Economy. Although I can get the ink for about the same cost which
printer performs best.
3. Print quality Photo / CD DVD
To put it into perspective here are the best prices I have found for the
printers so far.
1. Epson R300 �84.95
2. Canon I865 �119.99
3. Canon IP4000 �99.99
I have the R300 and love it. I do not love the price of the
replacement ink. I have printed about 200 DVD and CD labels with it
and have not had a problem. The software that comes with the printer
has performed well. Check out the options for re-inking of this
machine and you will be pleased with it. I believe that Canon has the
same type of chip on its cartridges. They only allow a certain amount
of ink to be dispensed and then they stop. There is a workaround for
Epson, I don't know about Canon.
In article pipermedic says...
> I believe that Canon has the
> same type of chip on its cartridges. They only allow a certain amount
> of ink to be dispensed and then they stop. There is a workaround for
> Epson, I don't know about Canon.
Canon carts don't have chips.
If you like R300 why not consider R200? Same thing without frills.
Definitely Epson R300.
But you said:
"2. Economy. Although I can get th...Which printer is best overall Canon IP4000 or Epson R300
For Disc Prints too?
I chose the Canon ip4000 over the Epson R300 because is was
substantially faster, had better photo quality, had better business
document quality, had 2 paper feeds, and printed full duplex.
>For Disc Prints too?
...Epson R300 or Canon IP4000
I'm looking to get a faster (than my epson 890) printer to print a few copies
of my 64 page book for the guys. The book is photo-intensive, both covers are
full-bleed. I'm printing it on InkJetArt Duo Brite Matte Deluxe Premium paper.
I can't tell from the specs which is faster. Price of the printer is not an
issue. Price of inks should be close, with the epson having one extra tank. I
need the speed to get these books printed.
Has any body used both of these printers? Which one is faster at printing on
Thanks for your help....
Capt Nud wrote:
> Merry Christmas!
> I'm looking to get a faster (than my epson 890) printer to print a few copies
> of my 64 page book for the guys. The book is photo-intensive, both covers are
> full-bleed. I'm printing it on InkJetArt Duo Brite Matte Deluxe Premium paper.
> I can't tell from the specs which is faster. Price of the printer is not an
> issue. Price of inks should be close, with the epson having one extra tank. I
> need the speed to get these books printed.
> Has any body used both of these printers? Which one is faster at printing on
> matte paper?
> Thanks for your help....
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The ip4000 is substantially faster than the E...Problem with Canon Pixma ip4000 printer
My Canon Pixma ip4000 printer: I haven't used it in months, and barely
used it all before then, but just 2 weeks after my warranty ran out it
has decided to stop working. When power is turned on, the printer head
refuses to snap-to the center; it behaves as if it's locked or a pulley
(rubber band?) isn't working. The power light flashes alternatively
orange and green (which, according to the manual indicates a possible
"repair shop" problem.)
Before I bring this to a shop and spend probably the amount I paid for
it brand-new, is there a way of fi...Warning about Canon PIXMA iP3000/iP4000 series printers
We were considering buying a Canon PIXMA iP3000 because these are the
first printers we have ever seen that finally quit ripping people off
quite so much on ink. The whole printer ink jet market, until now,
has been a scam, making you spend an average of $40-$60 buy new print
heads and cartridges for all three colors because one color runs out.
That is like having to replace your gas tank, fuel pump, radiator,
water pump, windshield washer tank and wiper motors, because you ran
out of gas or got too low on radiator fluid. Oh, and by the way,
there are no gauges, or transparent tanks, and no ...Canon iP4000 and Epson C84 Printers
This week, the Los Angeles Times has advertisements from Fry's
Electronics for a couple of interesting printers. Yesterday, it was the
Epson C84, available for slightly _less_ than the cost of replacement
ink cartridges for my current Epson C82 printer (about $70 US after
mail-in rebate, of course). Today, it is a Canon iP4000 printer, which
is said to have a faster print speed rating and to feature "built-in"
two-sided printing, which might mean it is available under OS/2. The
price is about $130 US + tax.
I think I read recently that some Canon printer works...UPDATE: "Problem with Canon Pixma ip4000 printer"
I received a brand-new (refurbished? not sure) ip4000 Pixma tonight
from Canon, even though my defective one was two weeks past warranty.
And yes, it came with a new print head and new ink. So, thanks to this
excellent customer service, my opinion on Canon has done a 180:
(reversing my earlier, knee-jerk vow) I will definitely continue buying
>I received a brand-new (refurbished? not sure) ip4000 Pixma tonight
>from Canon, even though my defective one was two weeks past warranty.
>And yes, it came with a new p...Epson r300 Vs Canon PIXMA IP3000 : Running costs
Can anyone offer me advice on which of the two is better value for money?. I
dont want to spend a fortune on a printer. I'd be doing the occasional text
printing etc. But I'd also like to try printing off my own photo's. My aim is
to get a cheap and cheerful photo printer that will do the job but at the least
cost. which of these has the cheapest consumables?
I understand that Epsons really need to use their own paper as you may get
blotching. Is this true?. How about the canons? would i have to stick to their
branded papers?. How about ink costs?. Im kinda leaning towards the canon as i
like the space/antidust design, plus I still use the old cannon bj240 printer
which has served me well. Im not too fussed about the lack of card reader as
picbridge is fine for me. Also, are the prints water resistant etc?is this down
to the paper or the ink? . Lol, Sorry bout the questions.. Any advice would be
The IP3000 uses the same old ink that Canon has used for a long time, it's
cheap, widely available and very easy to refill. Print quality is excellent,
and it's also a full duplexing printer which is cool. 2 paper feeds, and a
very nice driver.
There are reports of print head failures, but I've not had any issues with
it. It's an amazingly good value.
"PJHarvey98" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Can anyone offer me...Canon Pixma IP4000, when does printer use BCI-3EBK cart ink
Is it only when plain paper is selected? Only when greyscale is selected?
Only when draft is selected?
Thanks in advance
> As subject
> Is it only when plain paper is selected? Only when greyscale is
> selected? Only when draft is selected?
> Thanks in advance
Normally it uses BCI3e all the time except when printing photos, so when
photo or glossy paper is selected.
When you print text and business documents with graphics.
>Is it only when plain paper is selected? Only when greyscale is selected?
>Only when draft is selected?
>Thanks in advance
Here is a quick test you can perform. Use a photo with quite a bit of black
areas. Open the cover on the printer and use a small screwdriver to hold
down the cover interlock so that you can actually see the ink being put on
the paper. Print the same photo using different paper modes. The BCI-3 black
(pigmented black) is deposited with a much wider path than the BCI-6 black.
Note also that the BCI-3 black appears to be used only when in plain paper
mode. All other modes use only the BCI-6 black. You will see this when
observing the printing operation. The other thing you can do is to wet your
fingertip and move it across the edge of the printed area onto the unprinted
area. You will see a difference in the amount of ink smearing.
Ron Cohen...Which of the 3 printers is the best? Epson R300 or Photo 900 or Canon i865
These 3 printers are all able of printing directly on CD's and DVD's, and
they are priced approx the same in Denmark where I live. But which one
should I choose?
Thanx in advance
In my book The Canon is the Best, and cheaper to run..with being faster, the
Canon i865 is fantastic for the price...and no clogging heads to worry
"Erik W." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> These 3 printers are all able of printing directly on CD's and DVD's, and
>...Printer Drivers for Printer Canon Pixma iP1500
I recently bought this printer, but I can't find any driver for it. I
have Fedora Core 3. Can anybody help me? If possible, of course.
> I recently bought this printer, but I can't find any driver for it. I
> have Fedora Core 3. Can anybody help me? If possible, of course.
Hi! It might be unrelated but I purchased a Canon Pixma ip3000 and found an
article that suggested using the Canon bjc 7000 driver and tried it
although it wont give me full features it does allow me to print using an
otherwise large paper weight give it a go might work.
...Canon PIXMA iP4000
I can't seem to find the drivers for my Canon PIXMA iP4000. Has anyone
set it up sucessfully?
I'm using kernel 2.6.11 on a Gentoo box.
"hyperfusion" <email@example.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>I can't seem to find the drivers for my Canon PIXMA iP4000. Has
> set it up sucessfully?
> I'm using kernel 2.6.11 on a Gentoo box.
Canon has drivers for Linux on the japanese website. It's quite a PITA
to find them, but go for www.canon.jp and search for an edit-box, that
might be a search box and try: "PIXMA linux"
They use mostly RPMs - is there something like debian's "alien"
command for portage?
> I can't seem to find the drivers for my Canon PIXMA iP4000. Has anyone
> set it up sucessfully?
> I'm using kernel 2.6.11 on a Gentoo box.
Why not use Turboprint for linux www.turboprint.de I use all the time and
just bombs out cups all the time, and the support for all most every
printer out there.
...canon pixma ip4000
welps, I had the occasion to print some pics for my mom but unfornately,
it was for rancid gossip involving my cousins. anyways....
the pixma ip4000 did a really good job of printing the pictures on plain
paper under windows98 pmview version and was surprisingly fast (much
faster than the old epson color600 was, that one took forever to print a
color pic). I just wish it were so for the OS/2 version of pmview. it
wasn't very good. it looked like a cross between 16bit & 256bit colors
On Sun, 08 May 2005 18:07:33 -0400, Dilbert Firestorm wrote:
:>welps,...Canon PIXMA iP4000
Is this printer available on-line in the UK yet and if so where?
On Sat, 07 Aug 2004 13:39:35 +0100, Martin ���� wrote:
> Is this printer available on-line in the UK yet and if so where?
It's announced for August in the US - and I have not seen it there yet.
For Europe it's announced for September - I was told about a first
delivery in Germany on 2004-09-05.
PS: oops, sorry for you that you have a name like this ;-)
I just noticed because it exploded my introduction line.
On 9 Aug 2004 08:23:14 GMT, Martin Trautmann <t-use@gmx...Epson IP4000 Printer
I've seen a lot of reviews in this newsgroup and get the message that many of
you are very pleased with your IP4000. I'm seriously considering replacing my
old 760, but have one concern. I understand that the CD printing feature is not
available in the US. Is this true? If so, is there a better Epson choice?
Bill Helbron wrote:
> I've seen a lot of reviews in this newsgroup and get the message that
> many of you are very pleased with your IP4000. I'm seriously
> considering replacing my old 760, but have one concern. I understand
> that the CD printing feature is not available in the US. Is this
> true? If so, is there a better Epson choice?
First of all, watch out for you life if you say EPSON ip4000...it's CANON
second, yes, in US CDR printing is NOT available...in this case, Epson is
NOT a better choice, but ONLY one...
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 18:30:57 +0100, "SleeperMan" <SleeperMan@too.sleepy> wrote:
>Bill Helbron wrote:
>> I've seen a lot of reviews in this newsgroup and get the message that
>> many of you are very pleased with your IP4000. I'm seriously
>> considering replacing my old 760, but have one concern. I understand
>> that the CD printing feature is not available in the US. Is this
>> true? If so, is there a better Epson choice?
>First of all, watch out for...Epson or Canon Printer..
It's time to buy a new photo printer and I've always used Epson, my
current model is the Stylus Photo 820.
But I see Canon has quite a few nice photo printers. In the past my
Epson prints were better than my neighbor's Canon prints. Is Epson still
a better photo printer?
In the past, I was told the Canon print cartridge had the print head so
changing the cartridge was like getting a new print head. Is that true?
I ask because I know my Epson doesn't work like that and I've learned
how to use Windex on the little sponge in the printer to clean the
clogged print head...New Canon iPF 5000 photo printer better than Epson K-3 printers??
Hi all. I just came across this very favorable review of a new Canon
photo printer with 12 (yes, twelve) ink carts.
The reviewer is very positive on this printer and sees it as a strong
competitor to the Epson 4800. What do you all think? Check out the
cost of cartridges!
Oh, the review didn't speak about a capability to print on CDs. :)
...Canon Pixma iP4500 vs Canon Pixma iP4600
Are these two the same printers except the 4600 being the next year's
model of the 4500? Thanks
> Are these two the same printers except the 4600 being the next year's
> model of the 4500? Thanks
I think you will find them to be very similar.
There is, however, one significant difference.
The 4500 ink tanks are readily available from a range of suppliers as
the chips on the
ink tanks have been " cracked."
If you buy the 4600 you are currently tied in to buying only genuine
Canon replacement ink tanks.
There is a significant price diff...Canon Pixma Ip1600 Printer
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Reset Printer Canon BJC-3000/6x00/7x00/8000
1. Power off printer
2. Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper wil
3. Hold POWER and release RESUME
4. Press RESUME twice
5. When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three(3) times
The indicator should be orange.
6. Press Power to set data
more on 'Free Resetter Software
epson 'Epson Resetter Printer Service Manual and Repair
...Canon Pixma Printer Ink
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Has anyone used Epson paper in a Canon s9000 printer?
Specifically the paper is Epson S041706 Premium Glossy Photo Paper 255gsm.
I'd be interested in knowing the results.
....or any Canon printer that uses BCI-6X series cartridges.
"Rescho" <peterreschREMOVE@THISoptusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> Has anyone used Epson paper in a Canon s9000 printer?
> Specifically the paper is Epson S041706 Premium Glossy Photo Paper 255gsm.
> I'd be interested in knowing the results.
> ...or any Canon printer that uses BCI-6X series cartridges.
> "Rescho" <peterreschREMOVE@THISoptusnet.com.au> wrote in message
>> Has anyone used Epson paper in a Canon s9000 printer?
>> Specifically the paper is Epson S041706 Premium Glossy Photo Paper
>> 255gsm. I'd be interested in knowing the results.
Not me yet, but i did hear that Epson papers do quite nicely on Canon
printers...i must try one day. But i did try HP everyday semigloss photo
paper on my ip4000 and ....disaster! Ink doesn't dry at all on that one...
"Rescho" <peterreschREMOVE@THISoptusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:firstname.lastname@example.org....Printer Server for Canon ip4000
I have tried connecting a Canon ip4000 (not R version) to a Hawking
HPS1U printer server. It does not work, and Canon refuse to recommend
a printer server. Does anybody know a printer server that does work
with the ip4000?