Canon PIXMA IX5000 reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

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This printer is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
Canon PIXMA IX5000: A3 Inkjet printer with and PictBridge. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cheap ink cartridges and economical use of them, fast, easy to set up, really good print quality.
Bad points:
Large size and lack of wireless connection makes it hard to find space for within reach of the usb cable- which isn't supplied!
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2009

Pauline, Galashiels Home business users

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
We haven't had the printer for very long and haven't yet put it through its paces. We can only compare it with our previous printer that was an Epson Stylus Photo R1800 (also an A3 printer) and say that it is faster, particularly when printing pages of text. The Epson gave up after 15 months and started going through cartridges, which made printing VERY expensive, but the quality is good. If this one lasts longer than the Epson we'll be very happy.
Bad points:
It won't allow us to do a quick borderless prints on normal paper like the Epson did, so we have to tell it that we're using photo paper, which it takes more time (and probably more ink) to do. As said though, it's early days and we've got other things to try out with it before we decide if we'd buy another one when this one decides it's done enough.
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 7.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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8 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2009

Tegwyn, Eexter Keen grapics user.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very well-made - solid and substantial. Very easy connectivity. Very easy to set up and use. Print quality is superb and print speed remarkably fast. For an A3 printer, its footprint is remarkably small.
Bad points:
I have found none so far!
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2009

Confirmed purchaser My Hobby is Scrapbooking

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I bought the printer for my scrapbooking as it is a A3 printer it prints my 12"x12" pages for my albums,I also use it for my ditgital photographs and it gives me very good prints without over the top expenses for replacement cartridges, I am really please I bought it.
Bad points:
For me there are only 2 small bad points, 1.It is noisy. 2.and quite big.But if you don`t mind the noice and have room for it ,BUY IT, I`m glad I did.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2009

This Canon PIXMA IX5000 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A3
Memory card slot Yes
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 4
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 17
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 25
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 4800
Height in cm 19.3
Width in cm 60.1
Depth in cm 31.2
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2006-04-27

Also known as: CANON IX5000, Canon CNIX5000

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Manufacturer's Description

Advanced A3+ printer for high-speed, high-quality document, photo & graphic output

This advanced A3+ printer provides high speed, high-quality output for your documents and graphics. Even print A3+ size borderless photos direct from digital cameras, with long-lasting beautiful prints.

Professional productivity

An impressive A4 print speed of up to 25ppm in mono and 17ppm in colour delivers professional productivity. Print on a range of sizes right up to A3+ and profit from rapid output for all your work.

A3+ photo lab quality print

Get an A3+ photo lab quality print in approximately 166 seconds in Standard mode*. See your favourite photos in a big, beautiful format. Or enjoy fast borderless photo printing on a variety of different sizes.

Excellent print quality

Canon’s FINE technology with 2pl ink droplets delivers a 4800* x 1200 dpi print resolution. The end result is detailed colour output for photos and everything else you print.

Sharp text, vibrant colour graphics

For anyone who needs professional, high quality prints, this printer delivers sharp and crisp black text with rich and vibrant colour graphics. Ideal for documents, spreadsheets, reports, web pages and photos too!

Long-lasting prints

Canon’s ChromaLife100 system of print head, inks and Canon genuine photo papers ensures long-lasting beautiful photos**.

PictBridge-ready for direct photo printing

Print photos directly from all PictBridge compatible digital cameras and camcorders. No PC is needed. Enjoy excellent results just moments after your photos are taken.

Economical Single Ink system

The transparent Single Ink system ensures economical operation and minimises ink wastage.

Reliable and easy-to-use

With robust design and large operational buttons the PIXMA iX5000 provides reliability and ease of use. The Auto Feeder can hold up to 150-sheets, adding to overall ease. The printer features a USB2.0 Hi-Speed interface for rapid data transfer, and it’s both Windows and Mac OS X compatible.


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