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1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet
$318.69 list($349.99)
2. Canon PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer
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3. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet
$71.24 $25.00 list($95.99)
4. Canon BCI-6 Black and Color Ink
$154.99 list($169.99)
5. Canon i960 Photo Printer
$37.99 $37.45 list($54.95)
6. Olympus P-RBW Replacement Ribbon
$89.00 list($199.99)
7. Canon i860 Photo Printer
$44.99 list($79.99)
8. Canon PIXMA iP2000 Photo Printer
$86.49 list($109.99)
9. Canon S530D Photo Printer
$158.99 list($299.99)
10. Canon i900D Photo Printer
$149.99 list($299.99)
11. Canon S830D Photo Printer
list($149.99)
12. Canon i850 Photo Printer
list($199.99)
13. Canon S9000 Photo Inkjet Printer
list($129.99)
14. Canon i550 Color Bubble Jet Printer
$32.29 $11.81 list($37.99)
15. Rhinotek's Epson S020189 &
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16. Canon S900 Photo Inkjet Printer
$11.50 list($29.99)
17. Dataproducts 60397 InkStation
$169.97 list($99.99)
18. Canon S820 Photo Inkjet Printer
19. CANON Canon i960 Inkjet Photo
$10.98 list($24.99)
20. Dataproducts 60390 InkStation

1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Printer
by Epson
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B0007OVML0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 229
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Experience the power and speed of the Epson Stylus® Photo R800. Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! The world's first printer with 1.5- picoliter ink droplets and up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, this revolutionary performer gives new meaning to quality and detail. And, it provides eight individual cartridges, including matte black ink and a unique gloss optimizer, for professional results every time - no matter what the paper type.Durable Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver long-lasting portraits, landscapes and more on virtually any media, including ink jet printable CD/DVDs and 4" and 8.3" 13" roll paper. It also prints borderless photos in convenient, frame-ready sizes. And, with innovative PRINT Image Matching II technology, you'll get brilliant prints automatically from popular digital cameras.The Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers groundbreaking quality and performance, for perfect prints made to last. With Epson Software Film Factory Epson Print CD software, and premium ICC Profiles, all included in the box, this affordable ink jet offers a complete photographic solution for many creative projects. Whisper-quiet operation and fast built-in connectivity make it an ideal fit for any home or studio, while high-speed performance makes it the perfect printer for quickly creating show-stopping high-gloss prints. ... Read more

Features

  • USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
  • 4-by-6-inch photos as fast as 42 seconds, 11-by-14 as fast as 1 minute 51 seconds
  • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
  • Supports poster prints up to 13 by 44 inches

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Professional photo printer for professional needs
Quality
With 2 built in black cartridges (8 total), one optimized for glossy paper and another for matte paper, this thing specializes in output quality.Another cartridge is a gloss finisher to protect the output - either way the ink dries instantly.There's a UK web site that reviews this printer hard core and likes it.Everything that comes through my Canon 20D and out this printer is magic - film doesn't even come close.

Use
For best results, make sure your camera, software, and printer are all set to the same color space, preferably AdobeRGB, and shoot in 16bit full color.With these settings, even 8 megapixel's is enough for full bleed Super B (13x19) posters.I started out printing everything in semi gloss because it looks/feels like "real" pictures but after trying matt paper, I'm never going back.Not only are the colors richer/deeper, there is zero glare in any lighting environment - and the ink still won't smudge.Coming from a film background, the hardest thing has been paper size standards.Most of the best paper is 8.5/11 and all the picture frames are old sizes: 8x10, 5x7, 4x6 - I hate trimming everything.

Speed
Using the firewire interface, I sometimes wait longer for the print job to que up on my 1.2 G4 than for the print to appear.Translation: fast.Even full page 600dpi+ originals come out fast enough for instant gratification.

Appearance
The light/dark grey finish and relatively compact case (with in/out puts closed) are equally at home in an office or bedroom.The fun part is printing to a printer larger than the computer its coming from.

Software
Controls are easy to use (OS X) and photo quality output is nearly automatic.Whatever you do, figure out how to turn off Expansion.This on by default unfeature increases the odds for a full bleed but at the expense of stretching the picture to an unpredictably larger size (spent hours figuring out why my borders were off).Prints equally well from Photoshop and iPhoto.Its frightening how smart the ink system is, not only can you see in the software how much ink is left, it tells you how many pages "like the last one printed" you can do with the remaining ink for the lowest cartridge.

Alternatives
When it comes to printing photographs, ink is everything and Epson has it.With the right paper, this pigment is rated to 200 years, has zero dry time, and is crazy color accurate.All you need to do is pick your size
small = PhotoMate
medium = R800
large = R1800

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing to say the least!
I bought my R1800 two weeks ago and it's fabulous! I've been doing quite a bit of photo retouching in PhotoShop and was anxious to see some of my work in large format. The resulting output totally exceeded my expectations! I was also surprised at the speed at which such fine output was generated. I was somewhat concerned about the cost of maintaining an 8-color system as the cost of replacement cartridges ranges between $12.99 and $14.99, but I've done quite a bit of printing and the color levels have barely budged (and I use the setting for the highest print quality). This is truly a great printer for digital photographers, scrapbookers, and PhotoShop enthusiasts like me. It's an incredible piece of equipment.

1-0 out of 5 stars printer arrived dead
I ordered the eagerly awaited R1800 on first day of availability from Amazon.When shipped, item arrived dead.Printer carriage did not move into position, soink cartridges could not be loaded. Defective printer was returned to Amazon (which promptly credited the return, including postage).

On this single anecdotal incident, I do not fault either Epson or Amazon. Stuff happens.Perhaps damage in shipping.I merely provide this information for consumer information, in case other buyers have the same problem.

My star rating is nominal, since unit received did not function at all

5-0 out of 5 stars Beats any lab prints
The Epson R1800 is built like a tank.Upon first inspection out of the box, you will be suprised at it's size.Set-up out of the box was a breeze.About 10 minutes of unwrapping everything and software installation and I was ready to print.

The first prints came out amazing.I used to work in a one hour photo lab with a Noritsu QSS-3011, basically the Cadallic of mini-lab printers.The best of the best.I am college student majoring in photography so quality is #1 to me.I would always print my pictures at the lab and fine tune each print so I would get the best.With this printer, I get nearly the EXACT SAME QUALITY.Which is nothing short of amazing considering we are talking about a lab machine that is in the costs of tens of thousands of dollars.The prints that I have printed from the R1800 rival the quality of that from the Nortisu lab printer.

The 8 inks provide a cost effective method instead of replacing one expensive color tank when just one color runs out.You can just replace whatever color you run out of.

The R1800 prints bordless sizes up to 13" in width.It can print panoramics from 4" to 13" from rolls of paper. Imgaine having a 13" by 44" panoramic on your wall!With the R1800, it's just that easy.

The R1800 can also print on CD's, which is a neat feature, but one that I probably won't use too much until I get ready to graduate and create portfolio CD's with my work on them.

5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution is what makes these prints so amazingly crisp in quality.

The speed of the printer is pretty impressive too.11x14's in under 3 minutes?4x6's in under 45 seconds?Yes please!

I believe the best paper I've used with R1800 is Epson's Premium Luster paper.It's semi glossy with a sheer luster to it that makes the color and contrast hold of the paper look amazing.

If you are even an amatuer photographer and care about the quality of your printers and are in the market for an at home studio printer, you cannot go wrong with the R1800.I would reccommend nothing else. ... Read more


2. Canon PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer
by Canon Office Products
list price: $349.99
our price: $318.69
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Asin: B0002F9Y2I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 968
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

print resolution: 4800 x 2400 dpi black; 4800 x 2400 dpi color * ChromaPLUS 8-color ink system * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * dual paper path * two-sided printing * ... Read more

Features

  • Directly supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders
  • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty with toll-free phone support
  • Sharp 4,800 x 2,400 dpi maximum resolution
  • Up to 16 ppm black, 12 ppm color; built-in 2-sided printing
  • Borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in just 23 seconds

Reviews (15)

4-0 out of 5 stars Incredible printer
As many other reviews both here on Amazon and elsewhere attest, this is an incredible printer.The photos are amazing and the printer is really fast.Unlike previous printers where you more or less went and did something else while waiting for a print-out, you can just hit print and see the photo shooting out of the printer.It is also amazingly quiet.You literally cant hear the printer at work...

However, I do feel that the printer puts a little too much magenta in its output.A few (and only a small percentage) appeared to be redder than what was on screen or what is natural.I have read that this can corrected by not selecting vivid in the options while printing, but I have not tried it yet.This is perhaps the reason for the four stars (I would have given it a 4.5 if Amazon let me).

Finally, I have tried both the Canon Photo Paper Pro (their best) and the Konica Glossy Photo Paper (professional weight) and the Konica paper is way better.The colors are so much better than the Canon's and I doubt I will ever use the Canon paper again.You should really try the Konica paper with this printer (and perhaps with other brands as well).Best of all, its cheaper and heavier than the Canon paper...

3-0 out of 5 stars Way extra Magenta in pictures
I don't own this printer - I have the i960, and don't like the extra magenta you see in pictures.Close friends bought the 8500 and have even more magenta and green in the pictures.I thought I was just extremely picky but they were overwhelmed by the extra red and green in the pictures.

It's a shame Canon isn't paying more attention to accurate color representation vs. VIVID colors - vivid doesn't looks so great on flesh tones!

Make sure if you buy this printer you really try it out during the return period.


****Update*****
Since apparently I wasn't being very helpful - I thought I would hopefully add some helpful information, aside from what might appear to be a rant against Canon.I LOVE my Canon camera, BTW, and I loved my Canon S820 printer.

So, let me add:

1) Canon Photo Paper Pro will show MUCH more accurate color than the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy.(This is one of my gripes - if I'm trying to fine-tune colors in a picture, I have to print tests on the expensive Photo Paper Pro because the colors are completely different from, say, high-res photo paper.

2) When you're printing, in the Canon printer settings, set Color Adjustment to Manual.Then Click "Set..." and check the "Enable ICM" box.In this window, you can also fine-tune color balance settings although I've never had any luck here.

3) Good points about Canon printers:they seem to use ink sparingly and the separate ink tanks are nice.They're fast.The resolution is great - even on my s820 prints you'd be hard-pressed to see dots or banding.The photo prints are glossy throughout just like "real" photos.No de-glossed black areas.I haven't noticed any fading in prints I've done, for over 3 years.


So, my hopefully helpful summary is:use Photo Paper Pro and make sure you're happy with the color in your prints.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous for color
I've been searching for a good photo printer for ages. I tried an Epson and was so fed up with clogged heads (and ink consumption!) that I took it back as a defective product. The Epson PictureMate didn't last a day. (*miserable* beast of a printer!)So. I did my research. I read reviews until I needed new glasses. I took my own memory card to test printers, and I found the new love of my life! The Canon Pixma ip8500 is a *jewel* of a printer. It's the same ink/ink set/printer head as the $500 ip9900, but for $150 less.

PROS:
1) Set up was fast and easy (but come on - this no cable nonsense is getting old. Spring for the blasted cable, Canon!)
2) Right out of the box the colors were *better* than the digital processing done on Kodak paper by professional equipment.
3) 8 separate ink tanks means no more wasted ink. Cyan and magenta will be the first to go.
4) 100 pictures later - ink is still very full
5) I'm finicky, and after I've done my Photoshop work, I want the picture to print exactly as I see it - with the exception of *minimal* cropping (after some tweaks) this printer *delivers*. Gorgeous color, properly rendered. ZERO ink jet detailing in skies.
6) Prints up to 11x14, and has a tray for additional paper. Feeder holds plenty of heavyweight photo paper or card stock.
7) quiet as the grave! I often turn to look at it to see if it's working, because you can't hear it!

CONS:
1) Does not read memory cards. Must read from camera, or be hooked to computer. (but it does use USB 2.0 so is very fast)
2) Like most consumer level printers, this one doesn't do straight b&w photos well. Some images were "light b&w" and the printer interpreted this distinctly on the purple/blue side. The very darkest pictures fared better, but were still noticeably inferior to professional processing.

I can't speak highly enough about this printer. It's performance is almost without flaw (and hey, even the b&w pictures aren't *bad* they just aren't the *best*) Buy this baby and you will NOT be doing the trek to your neighborhood developer!


5-0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT Product
I had some minor problems with my previous Canon S800 printer, mostly in handling thicker paper (business card stock) so decided to upgrade. I knew I wanted a Canon printer and my choice came down to the iP5000 or the iP8500. I spent a lot of time searching the internet for reviews and talking to Canon tech reps. I got a lot of information but it still left me in a quantry, still between the same two printers.

I think the information I found will be helpful to everyone who's goal is to find the best photo printer. The iP5000 is being pushed by Canon (rightfully so) as new technology, which focuses mainly on the small droplet size of the ink heads (1 Picoliter). The smaller the droplet size the better is the resolution (definition). Although the iP8500 has a 2 Picoliter droplet size, it has 2 additional ink cartridges-red & Green, which just happen to be primary colors.As Canon noted, this gives you an almost infinite range of colors allowing for "true-to-life" color.

My deciding factor was the droplet size of my current S800 -- it is 4 Picoliter.By buying the 8500, I decrease the droplet size, increasing my photo definition 200% and I added a broad range of colors to produce more accurate colors.

But these are just numbers. What was I really going to see and would I appreciate the difference. The answer is a resounding YES!!!!!

I had a picture of an Egret next to a pond. The 8500 changed the color of the water to the truer color as defined by my 19" flat screen monitor. The rocks along the edge of the pound on the S800 photo seemed blurred as if caused by the depth of field while the 8500 photo showed the rocks clear as crystal showing their rough edges.

Another photo of a brilliant California early morning red sky(actually more orange), which I always thought was a brilliant picture paled in comparison to the bright, vivid colors from the 8500.

A comment on the StevesDigicam website on this subject said: "...the iP8500 prints show a visibly wider color gamut than those printed with 6 or 5 color photo printers.Noticeably more vibrant are the reds and greens and the ability to reproduce varying shades of orange that prove difficult to impossible on the other inkjet printers".

Bottom Line: If you're an avid photographer and want your prints to accurately represent the quality of your photo equipment (I have a digital Rebel), I highly recommend the Canon iP8500.

I hope this information is helpful to your selection.

4-0 out of 5 stars Jackie Brown Says: Great Printer; Support Needs Improvement
J. Morrison I've encountered this driver (won't install) problem before with several other Canon printers. The issue has to do with Canon's idiotic insistence on making the driver (and Easy Photo Print) install via Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser only. If Mozilla's Firefox or Safari or any other non-Internet Explorer browser is set as your default browser, the printer will not install. Canon's website is equally IE-centric and horrible to navigate if you don't use Internet Explorer. Nowhere on their site or within the installation instructions does it tell yout that you must use IE to load the drivers and software. This is inexcusable in 2005. Make sure you let them know how irritated this situation makes you.

Anyway, to solve the problem, temporarily set IE as your default browser and then install the drivers. This worked like a charm for me with the Canon s9000, i560, i960 and i9900. When you're all done, return to your regularly scheduled default browser. :) ... Read more


3. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet Printer (Silver)
by Epson
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B000086A2I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 2766
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Big Picture Without Borders

The EPSON Stylus® Photo 1280S ink jet printer is the ideal large-format choice. It creates beautiful 8" x 10" prints in less than two minutes, incredible 11" x 14" prints in less than four minutes, and inspiring 13" x 44" panoramas faster than ever.

Furthermore, this printer offers superior BorderFree™ printing for photo quality results that print right to the edge, delivering stunning 6-color prints. It produces captivating borderless 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter-size, 11" x 14" and 13" x 19" color photos on a variety of Epson photo papers, which are pre-cut in these popular, frame-ready sizes.

The EPSON Stylus Photo 1280S creates memorable results on everything from gallery exhibition prints to portfolio prints, duplicates, soft proofs, and enlargements. Epson also offers a variety of media ranging from matte to glossy to luster, for just the right print.

For such exquisite output (up to 2880 x 720 dpi), you can thank Epson's award-winning, advanced Micro Piezo™ ink jet technology, tiny 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets, smooth AcuPhoto Halftoning™ and quick-drying inks. Due to this combination of technologies, your prints will feature fine shadow detail, dazzling highlights, and accurate skintones.

Factor in laser sharp black text, easy compatibility with Windows® and Macintosh®, plus software that includes EPSON Software™ Film Factory™ and Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 2.0 (LE for Windows 95 or Mac 0S 8.5x users), and you get one big deal for photo enthusiasts seeking unforgettable borderless, 6-color results from a large format printer.

  • Superior, 6-color Photo Ink System
  • True BorderFree™ photo printing in 6 popular sizes
  • 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets
  • Water-resistant and lightfast media ... Read more

    Features

    • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • 6-color photo ink system
    • True borderless photo printing in 6 popular sizes
    • 2,880 x 720 dpi maximum resolution
    • 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets for fine detail

    Reviews (31)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
    When this printer was introduced about 3 years ago it was clearly the best printer in its class.The prints looked nearly as good as lab prints, and the large format and built-in roll feeder gave options available nowhere else.But compared the best of today (Canon), the Epson 1280 comes up short in print quality and cost of operation.

    Many people seem to complain about the multiple color ink cartridge, and blame that for the high ink consumption.I can say this is not true.Producing and marketing a three ink cartridge is no where near as costly as 3 times single-color cartridges.But Epson printers DO consume lots of expensive ink.

    Besides the cost, I have two complaints: 1) prints invariably have a reddish hue (even though I am using Photoshop with native color profiles), and 2) the management of the roll feeder is clumsy invariably wasting expensive paper.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not for Macs
    This cross-platform printer works fine with Windows. However, its Mac drivers are near useless. The prints are off center and the images fill 2/3 of a sheet. There are no layout options with the Mac drivers. I have written Epson 5 times - no response. I spent $15 for useless Epson Support. Mac users - look elsewhere!

    1-0 out of 5 stars what a dissappointment!
    I did not buy this printer to print photos, so that may be why I'm unhappy with it. I bought the printer expecting it to print out renderings, plans, and presentations for school.

    My first problem is that it DOES NOT print borderless at 11 x 17. If you read the specs carefully you can determine this, but it isn't readily apparent. It prints borderless at every size except for 11 x 17, which is the standard presentation size in many design programs. Also, it takes almost an entire ink cartridge to get one good print - the ink is always smearing or leaving droplets of cyan or magenta on the page as it prints out.

    I think this printer was a waste of money, and if I had to do it all over again I would spend more money on a better quality printer, because I know I would save the money in the end on ink.

    In short this printer has been a source of frustration and a huge headache.

    1-0 out of 5 stars don't buy
    This printer is crap. It makes great prints when it works correctly but it never ever works correctly. I've always had problems with it that I've managed to fix eventually but after my warranty ran out it started printing these pink lines and there's nothing at all I can do to get rid of them. I even called epsons customer support and I have to pay money to even talk to someone. And it says nothing about the problems on their website. Also it goes through ink like crazy and the ink is expensive.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Second Time Lucky
    Jan 21 2005:

    I recently bought a 1280 after having owned an Epson 740 for several years.Because I had had such good results with the 740, and because the 1280 was recommended to me, I had high expectations.Unfortunately, I was disappointed.The prints had a strong magenta color cast and "banding" in blue sky areas.I tried to correct the color cast (about -7 magenta),but could not get good results.The banding I could not correct and that condemned the printer for me.Thus I had to go through the painful process of returning the printer to the store.

    After having read a LOT of printer reviews, I am wondering if perhaps the increase in the number of inks has greatly increased the difficulty of achieving both color balance and evenness of color.With four variables it was hard, but with six, seven, or eight colors it is probably much more difficult to achieve.I wonder if manufacturers are being forced to sacrifice good color balance and evenness of color for highlight and shadow detail.

    I was also struck by the high expectations we users have for these inkjet printers.I think that basically they are ok for home use, but when we start using them professionally, they are are little marginal.

    I also looked at the Canon 9900 and the Epson 2200, but they were a little out of my price range.

    Update Mar 23 2005:

    I bought another 1280, and this one seems to work much better - no strong magenta cast.I also found that I had to dial down the saturation a LOT (i.e. 20 points on a scale of 25) to get natural looking prints.That should also save on ink consumption.Also, I found that a 10 foot USB cable didn't work properly on the Mac (i.e. the printer would spit out the paper part way through printing); a 6 foot cable works much better. ... Read more


4. Canon BCI-6 Black and Color Ink Tanks (8-Pack, i9900 Photo Printer)
by Canon Office Products
list price: $95.99
our price: $71.24
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00028CHX8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 464
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Product Description

Canon has poured all the Know How of its extraordinary history of developing innovative office machines into each of its copiers, printers, and networked office systems. The same superiority of design and manufacture goes into all of the Canon-branded consumable imaging supplies and parts for this equipment. Naturally, no one makes better parts and supplies for Canon products than Canon. Using genuine Canon parts and supplies is your best insurance against equipment damage, and possibly voiding your equipment warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Quality results from genuine Canon ink
  • Compatible with Canon i9900 photo printer
  • 8 individual color ink tanks support Canon's 8-color print system
  • Black, cyan, photo cyan, green, magenta, photo magenta, red, and yellow ink tanks
  • Easy-to-install design

5. Canon i960 Photo Printer
by Canon Office Products
list price: $169.99
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Asin: B0000C3HI4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 2652
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Note: The Canon i960 is no longer being manufactured. You may want to consider purchasing the newer Canon Pixma iP5000 or Pixma iP6000d instead.

Will photo labs soon be a thing of the past? They will be in your house, after you take a look at the outstandingly detailed, professional quality photos produced by the Canon i960 printer. It's your choice whether you print from images on your computer or directly from your camera or camcorder's memory card--thanks to Bubble Jet Direct and PictBridge technologies. Either way, the vivid tones and smooth imaging of 4,800 x 2,400 dpi and 2-picoliter droplets will make your photos entirely suitable for framing. (4,800 x 2.400 dpi is the maximum possible resulution, with 4,800 x 1,200 dpi maximum along the edge of the page.)


This printer can connect directly to select digital cameras.Learn moreabout PictBridge.
Print sizes range from 4 by 6 up to 8.5 by 11 inches, with or without borders. The smaller size prints in just 37 seconds, while the larger is produced in just less than one minute (fast mode). Plus, you won't have to worry about wasted ink, thanks to the six individual tanks, designed so you only have to replace the specific color that's empty. Built to handle photo papers of a variety of weights and finishes, the i960 can also handle transparencies, plain or high-resolution paper, and envelopes. Canon provides a one-year warranty with Instant Exchange service.

What's in the Box
Canon i960 series photo printer, i960 series print head, power cord, BCI-6Bk ink tank, BCI-6PC ink tank, BCI-6PM ink tank, BCI-6C ink tank, BCI-6M ink tank, BCI-6Y ink tank, setup sheet, software CD-ROM; software includes printer driver, setup software, User's Guide, Quick Start Guide, PictBridge Instruction Sheet, Electronic User's Guide, Photo Application Guide, e-registration, Easy-PhotoPrint 2.0 and Easy-PhotoPrint Plus (Windows/Mac), PhotoRecord (Windows), ZoomBrowser EX (Windows), ImageBrowser (Mac), PhotoStitch (Windows/Mac), Easy-WebPrint (Windows, requires Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5, version 6.0 recommended); USB cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 4,800 x 2,400 dpi resolution
  • Prints a 4-by-6-inch borderless photo in approximately 37 seconds
  • Bubble Jet Direct and PictBridge compatible for digital-camera printing
  • USB 2.0 interface; PC and Mac compatible
  • 1-year warranty with Instant Exchange service

Reviews (125)

4-0 out of 5 stars Canon i960
The Canon i960 is the Canon digital Rebel of the printer world. It has a very competative price and will challenge the features and performance of most other higher priced printers. The design is sleek and simple with easy to use features and easy loading cartriges (6 of them), it also has the 'PictBridge' sysem which allows you to print without uploading on to your computer. It's fairly quiet and prints relatively quickly. All of the colours come out true and sharp, but occasionally mid blacks come out flat and without depth. Overall I reccomend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome printer
I've owned this printer for about 8 months now and must say it prints flawlessly everytime. I've printed over 600 4x6 pictures so far on Canon paper and they always look as good as they do on my computer! I really believe this is one of the best photo printers out there and highly recommend it. When it comes time to buy a new on, I'm still sticking with Canon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Color and Value
I just received my printer yesterday as a gift and it's the best one I've owned, hands down.I've printed an array of images from 4x6 to 8x11 and all of them are excellent.I also have a Canon PowerShot camera so I was able to start printing pictures without hooking it up to the PC.The detail is amazing and the colors are very vivid.Definately will be recommending this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets
IMO: I was really turned off of ink jet printers after having owned and then thrown away my Epson 780. The print quality on this machine was spectacular...for the 1% of the time the heads were not clogged.

So I waited a few years, hoping that technology would improve. The Canon i960 got good reviews, and hardly anyone complained about clogged heads, and the unit was being discontinued so prices have dropped to an attractive level.

Print quality is as good as it goods, no question. No missing lines or other artifacts. I have one complaint though, because the colour tone is very slightly yellow, noticeable on skin tones. I had to go to manual colour correction and reduce the amount of yellow by 10 points (out of a possible 40 points). The advanced options give you colour correction "pro" and it seems to add a slight amount of colour saturation but it reduces detail in the blacks very slightly. I print mostly using matte paper because it gives the best dark colour performance (gloss paper tends to wash out blacks leaving you with one shade of black) and you can put the print next to glass, whereas with gloss, contacting glass with ruin the print and also give you a smudge mark on the glass. The very slight yellow on default software settings resulted in me giving four instead of five stars.

The unit is very quiet. Just a very soft swooshing sound as the head moves back and forth. No need to use quiet mode.

Quality construction. Yes, it's made of plastic but the build quality is very good. Some have complained about having to remove shipping tape. So what? You only have to remove it when it's out of the box. Lots of products require removal of shipping tape.

You can use non-Canon paper, but results will vary with paper so you will need to experiment. I got excellent results with Epson photo matte paper, actually better than Canon's own glossy paper samples that came with the printer.

Don't worry about printing directly to the printer. You will want to run your pics though a computer to get the software colour correction. I tried printing with no software correction and the colour tone wasn't very good.

3-0 out of 5 stars Too Much "red" or "blue".
I bought the i960 last year.It will print "nature" photos very well -- nature like animals at the zoos.When it comes to printing photos with people, there is entirely too much magenta in the skintones.There is entirely too much cyan in clothing items in the photos of people.I am not as pleased with it as I thought I would be.I am researching other photo printer brands. ... Read more


6. Olympus P-RBW Replacement Ribbon for P-400 Series Photo Printers, Gloss Finish (200861)
by Olympus
list price: $54.95
our price: $37.99
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Asin: B0000ET7JE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 5370
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Glossy ink ribbon for the P-400 series of printers. Capable of producing 50 prints. ... Read more

Features

  • A quality Olympus product
  • Replacement ribbon cartridge for Olympus P-400 series photo printers
  • 4-pass, dye-sublimation print technology
  • 50-sheet output capacity
  • Gloss finish

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Same product when you buy in the stores.
Unlike the other reviewer i did not have problems with this product.The local store around my place, which i might add is the only store i can get it locally, wants the same product for $50.00.i decided to give this one a try.first i placed an order for one of the other suppliers on amazon because the price was initially cheaper.but forgot about the shipping and handling charges.then i purchased this one from amazon directly.I did get a full 50 sheets printed.(Though it seemed like 10 sheets because is was printing a lot of photos.).I WOULD RECOMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE THAT WANTS TO SAVE MONEY.

1-0 out of 5 stars RIP OFF!
I bought my cartridge for the first time on the net, at Amazon.com rather then best buy to save a whopping 10 dollars! I purchased the same ink ribbon I ususally do. Shoul last 50 8 X 10 sheets. I printed 14 sheets and THE INK RAN OUT! incuding shipping I paid over 42 dollars!!!! THis website is selling a defective product! ... Read more


7. Canon i860 Photo Printer
by Canon
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B0000C3IDW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 6993
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Note: The Canon i860 is no longer being manufactured. You may want to consider purchasing the newer Canon Pixma iP4000 instead.

If you're a serious photo hobbyist who seeks a single printer that combines home office needs with top-notch color capability, look no further than the Canon i860. Its laser-quality black printing churns out 600 x 600 dpi sheets. And it's fast, with speeds of up to 23 pages per minute. The pigment-based black ink delivers exceptional clarity and legibility, whether you're printing a holiday newsletter or a detailed spreadsheet.



Individual ink tanks save money, reduce waste.

This printer can connect directly to select digital cameras.Learn moreabout PictBridge.
Photo printing is where the i860 really comes in to its own, offering an exceptional 4,800 x 1,200 dpi resolution. With speeds of up to 16 pages per minute, or just 50 seconds for a borderless 4-by-6-inch print. Your images will be strikingly smooth, with clean, vivid tones, thanks to five photo ink tanks that spray ultra fine two-picoliter droplets.



A light beam can "see" the ink level.
A direct print port, combined with PictBridge and Direct Bubble Jet technology allows you to print images directly from your digital camera or camcorder. Built to handle photo papers of a variety of weights and finishes, the i860 can also handle transparencies, plain or high-resolution paper, and envelopes. Canon includes a one-year warranty with Instant Exchange service.

... Read more

Features

  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 color dpi resolution, 600 x 600 dpi black
  • Print speeds up to 23 ppm black, 16 ppm color
  • Direct photo printing from compatible digital cameras and camcorders
  • Edge-to-edge true borderless photos in three sizes
  • USB 2.0 and parallel interfaces, direct print port

Reviews (106)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome, except for ink messages
THis printer rocks.As a PC consultant, I don't like HP PCs because of their software.I have seen them blow up numerous operating systems, plus HP installs software by the shovelful and gives the user no control over if they want it.
This printer has reasonable software, the image quality is awesome, really amazing.The photos compared to my HP 812C are just amazing.Printing on the 4x6 paper it is finally indistinguishable from a real photo.IT is a bit loud, but I slowed it down using the software driver which made a huge difference.(night mode they call it?).Individual ink cartridges will save lots of cash.

My ONLY complaint it that they warn you when the liquid ink is out, but there is still tons left soaked into the fibers in the resevoir.I printed over 100 pages after getting the first message about black ink - getting the dam pop up message every time.

2-0 out of 5 stars DON'T EXPECT QUALITY TEXT PRINTING
Apparently, this printer's forte is photo printing. I made the mistake of assuming it would print quality text documents too, which seems a much simpler task.I am very disappointed in the frequent ink smears, streaks, and blotches on the pages.It takes frequent cleaning procedures to minimize the streaks and blotches.I am incredulous that the ink smears when a highlighter pen is used on the text.This happens on pages with dry ink that were printed many months earlier!Highlighter pens seem to dissolve the dried ink.Periodically, during printing jobs, including the first page, the printer goes through some internal activity that can be frustrating when trying to print something quickly.

5-0 out of 5 stars best printer you can get in this price range
I love to print off picturs I take with my digital camera.This one does them professionally and fast.I Love the separate ink cartriges also.I'm blown away with the features.You will love it so don't hesitate, if you need a printer that does photos this one is for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Value
I picked up this printer a few months ago, and it has exceeded my expectations.The photos that it has printed are fantastic.Honestly, it's hard to tell the difference between pictures printed on this printer from those you get from a photo processor.The printing of normal documents, web pages, etc. is good, but not great (it's a bubble jet printer, and the documents look like those that you typically get from a bubble jet).I got this printer for two primary printing purposes:(1) photos, and (2) basic documents for my own use.It excels at photos and is adequate for basic document printing (I wouldn't use it to print documents for work - laser printers are better for that - but it is fine for my own personal use).Yeah, you could get better document printing from more expensive printers, but if you're looking for a home printer that will let you print some documents for yourself and to print your photos extremely well, it's hard to beat the value of this printer. In fact, if you print a lot of photos, this printer could easily pay for itself in no time.For about $100, it's hard to imagine a better value for a home printer.

1-0 out of 5 stars THIS PRINTER SUCKS
After years of using HP printers and spending a fortune on ink refills and cartridges a friend suggested I try a Canon printer. At the time a color cart. for my HP 970 was around $50.00.

As far as the savings on ink and cartridges, switching to a Canon printer was the best decision I ever made. I do a LOT of printing and the individual tanks and the ability to refill each is great! Plus, I haven't had to buy another cartridge since. I don't print photos but I do a ton of text printing and have to refill the black ink at least once a week even in the economy mode.

My first Canon was a i550, which I simply wore out. I have no complaints about the i550 since I saved many times the price of the printer on ink refills & cartridges.

When shopping for a new printer I saw all of the rave reviews about the i860 so I decided on that model. What a disappointment! Maybe its a great printer for photos but when it comes to text printing, IT'S A NIGHTMARE. The best thing you could do with this printer is to beat it to death with a ball bat and go buy something else. This printer has one paper jam after another, after another. I don't use cheap paper but I also don't buy the high priced specialty paper either. I use a good quality 20 lb. paper made for ink jet printers by Georgia-Pacific. Its the same paper I've used in the HP's and the Canon i550 without any problems.

Some genius at Canon that helped develop the i860 came up with the idea to place a rubber wheel in the paper feed tray to pull the paper down into the machine. The problem is, with only one wheel, on one side, it grabs the paper and pulls it down into the machine at an angle. The machine does have a quick shut off when this happens so the paper doesn't jam up inside, but paper jams occur CONSTANLY! One after the other!

Canon says to use a higher quality, thicker paper around 24 lbs. or more. Great! Now I have to spend the money I'm saving on ink to buy expensive paper. No wonder Canon pulled this model out of production so quickly! ... Read more


8. Canon PIXMA iP2000 Photo Printer
by Canon Office Products
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B0002GU3K4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 11088
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The PIXMA ip2000 from Canon is a photo printer that allows you to create high-quality prints from the comfort of your own home, while carrying a very reasonable price tag. Convenient and easy-to-use, the ip2000 utilizes Canon's Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) technology and a 1,088-nozzle print head to produce fine, 2-picoliter ink droplets, resulting in photos with rich detail and subtle shading. Canon's color and pigment-based black inks produce rich, colorful prints, while borderless printing lets you create photos with a professional look and feel.

Color resolution is as high as 4,800 x 1,200 dpi, with black-and-white resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi. Print speeds are as high as 20 ppm in black, 14 ppm in color, while a borderless 4-by-6-inch photo takes about 50 seconds. Additionally, the same drive system responsible for the ip2000's improved print speed also results in a low 43 dB(A) noise level. (See Canon's web site for details about resolution, speed, and other specifications.)

Easy-PhotoPrint v3.0
While most photo-editing software applications will brighten the entire image, Easy-PhotoPrint 3.0 accurately detects the subject's face and adjusts the skin to the optimum tone. Brighten dark faces caused by bright backgrounds. Choose from one-click automatic to correct the entire image all at once, or manual to correct just a selected area.

Before
After

Easy-PhotoPrint 3.0 also lets you select and print any image on your PC, perfectly trim images, correct images using lab-quality retouching features, correct red-eye, smooth facial lines and skin tone, sharpen faces, remove blemishes, and print in a variety of sizes and layouts.

Exif Print Technology
Exif 2.2 is the worldwide printer independent standard for digital image processing. Under Exif 2.2, the digital still camera can record data tags for specific camera settings and functions such as whether the flash was on or off, if the camera was in landscape, portrait or night scene mode, etc. Referencing some or all of this information, an Exif Print compatible application can process digital camera images intelligently based on specific camera settings and the shooting environment.

Easy to Set Up and Use

This printer can connect directly to select digital cameras. Learn more about PictBridge.
With its easy-to-use USB port, hooking up the printer to your computer is a snap, while a direct print port allows you to print directly from a PictBridge-compatible digital camera or DV camcorder, with or without the use of your computer. The software bundle includes Easy-PhotoPrint and PhotoRecord to help you maximize your print options. Compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems, the ip2000 comes backed with a one-year limited warranty on both parts and labor.

What's in the Box
PIXMA iP2000 Photo Printer, PIXMA iP2000 print head, BCI-24 black and BCI-24 color ink tanks, Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4x6 sample pack, power cord, documentation kit, setup software and user's guide on CD-ROM; printer cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • USB interface, direct print port; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution
  • Up to 20 ppm black, 14 ppm color print speeds
  • Prints 4-by-6-inch color photo in about 50 seconds
  • Supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars useless
My version of this printer was pretty much useless because everytime I went to print, the paper would get jammed. This happened over and over and over and over and over again. I was not doing anything fancy, simply printing black/white documents. This is why I rank this product as utterly useless. Canon should devote some serious attention to their paper feeding system on this printer.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT!
I got this printer on clearance... Even at full price its about a thrid of my first one! Great borderless full size 9x11" color prints in about one minute! YIKES thats FAST! Its really quiet too! I just love this thing! Get one now!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for occasional printing needs
The iP2000 from Canon is a capable photo printer for occasional use.It boasts high speed and excellent photo quality.In the end I paid $20 more and got the iP3000 instead because (according to my Staples sales guy) the iP3000 allows individual color tanks, so when you run out of one ink you don't need to replace all the colors.

Of course, in reality the colors tend to run out more or less at the same time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, quality printing at an affordable price.
This printer replaced my Lexmark z45, which had very expensive toners.I have printed over 300 pages in black with this printer, only using half of the $8 black cartrige.This printer prints excellent borderless photos, transparencies, tshirt transfers, etc.This printer is VERY fast.If you want affordable quality printing, GET THIS PRINTER!!! ... Read more


9. Canon S530D Photo Printer
by Canon Cameras US
list price: $109.99
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Asin: B00006F2WD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 7688
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Canon S530D handles all your document printing needs with ease, without sacrificing photo print quality. Print directly from your Canon PowerShot digital camera or from your digital camera's memory card--either way you'll get crisp, clear, professional-quality print results.You can print 4-by-6-inch borderless prints at resolutions of up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi; or print at lower resolutions in under a minute. Text is fast too: a single page of black text is delivered in just 4.5 seconds.

The S530D supports new Exif 2.2 (Exchangeable Image Format File) technology for maximum color accuracy. Plus, exclusive Easy-PhotoPrint software (Windows only) can save important camera settings in your JPEG image files to automatically adjust printer driver settings for optimum image processing.

The S530D is PC and Mac compatible, offers an optional image viewer for previewing your shots before they print, and handles a wide range of media types and sizes,including transparencies, T-shirt transfers, banner paper, and more. ... Read more

Features

  • Lightfast technology makes photos that last approximately 25 years
  • Up to 2,400 x 1,200 color dpi, 600 x 600 dpi black
  • Up to 14 ppm black, 10 ppm color
  • Prints a 4-by-6-inch borderless photo in less than a minute
  • Advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology ensures true photo-quality

Reviews (19)

1-0 out of 5 stars print heads are duds
I have had this printer for more than a year.At first, it was a great printer. Not anymore!!It uses up ink like no other, yes, it is great to have the individual tanks(which is why I bought the thing) but now the print head isn't working right.Do several deep cleanings and use up nearly all the full tanks up, and the problem is still there.The pages have splotchy black marks and the texts are only partially printed.Went to the canon website, they don't even acknowledge this printer ever existed.
My recommendation is don't buy this model!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars uses too much ink!!
I have to agree w/ the other reviewer that said this printer is an ink eater. It's absolutely ridiculous how often I have to replace the ink cartridges. I rarely print in color & try to use the 'gray scale' option as much as possible, but it still doesn't help. Although the cartridges are cheaper (you can get all 4 for about $50) than most, they run out much faster so you end up spending just as much on them. The print quality is good & once the printer gets started it prints very fast, but having to go to the store & replace the cartridges all the time is a big hassle!

3-0 out of 5 stars Ink eater!
I've had this printer for about three months now and have printed about 20 pages total (not full color, not photographs).I am on my third set of cartridges already!In other words, after printing about ten pages (remember, not full color), I have to replace all the cartridges.I find the print quality to be quite good actually, but have never seen a printer eat through ink so quickly.Before buying a printer, I seriously suggest you look at the page output per cartridge.

2-0 out of 5 stars CanonS530D Review
This printer prints fast but the quality is poor. Consumer reports rates it a best buy but I disagree. Pictures come out very graney and its almost worthless to have a 2 megapixel or higher camera because the quality will not be seen with this printer. I do not recommend this printer to anyone. I bought the Cannon to replace a Hewlett Packard deskjet 932C and it was slow but the picture quality was superior to the Cannon. This purchase was a real dissapointment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Canon S530D Printer
I had purchased a refurbished Canon S530d printer for my wife for Christmas. So far, it has been fantastic. The text prints amazingly fast and crystal clear. We haven't taken full advantage of the photo printing part of the printer, but we tried it out on a regular piece of paper with good results. I can't wait to get some photo paper and try it there. ... Read more


10. Canon i900D Photo Printer
by Canon Office Products
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000C3I1E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 15041
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

  • Compatible with Compact Flash, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, MemoryStick® and SD/MMC cards
  • xD and Memory Stick® Duo can be used with adapter
  • Direct photo printing from compatible digital cameras and camcorders; print without a computer
  • 4800 x 1200 dpi maximum resolution for ultra-fine, ultra-fast printing
  • Advanced MicroFine droplet technology
  • Prints borderless 4" x 6", 5" x 7" and 8 1/2" x 11"
  • 6 individual ink tanks with intelligent ink management system
  • Includes software CD ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi resolution
    • Prints a 4-by-6-inch borderless photo in approximately 75 seconds
    • PictBridge and Bubble Jet Direct compatible for digital-camera printing
    • USB 2.0 interface; PC and Mac compatible
    • 2-inch preview LCD; 1-year warranty with Instant Exchange service

    Reviews (25)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lemon?
    I have bought my canon printer i900D three months ago
    I was not able to print not even one page
    Canon customer service concluded that it was a defective printer head
    They send me one
    I installed it and again, Nothing
    I finally gave up on it
    I am in the Bahamas and to send it back thru customs etc is nearly impossible and very costly

    Now I am just discussing my experience with friends and Amazon potential buyers
    Hopefully they will avoid trying Canon Printers for their own shake unless thsi model is a lemon alltogether as Canon's clerk said that he is experiencing a lot of calls about this i900d

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent printer... ink is a pain though...
    The Canon i900D is an outstanding photo printer. I purchased this printer some months ago after comparing printers for awhile.

    This printer shares a shell with the i8xx and i9xx series of printers. The features vary, but this printer has the ability to do both direct printing from your digital camera and memory cards as well as from your computer. The setup and software are super easy to install and use and you'll be up and printing your first pictures in minutes.

    And the prints! Photos printed on this printer are outstandingly crisp, with beautiful color. Quality photo paper produces prints that are indistinguishable from "real" photos. Printing is fast and the provided software lets you organize prints on any size paper easily and efficiently. Way to go Canon!

    There are some downsides to this printer. The add-on drawer for photo-sized paper (like 5x7) is very cheesy and gets stuck easily. It doesn't work all that well for me either, although I rarely use it. And then there is ink...

    This printer uses six tiny separate cartridges. No store locally stocks all six, so stock up on cartridges. The Canon cartridges are expensive (eleven bucks each...a bit cheaper on Amazon) and run out at different rates. The software will warn you when a tank is running low. On my printer this happens just before it runs out altogether. So keep the cartridges handy. (One nice touch with the ink tanks is that they are clear so you can actually see the ink level: no more wasted ink because the printer thinks the cartridge might be empty!!)

    Otherwise, I'm very happy with this printer and recommend it highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Printer Excellent Service
    I purchased the i900D through Amazon. In terms of printing, it was flawless.Very pleased with the photos, speed, dB, software, the whole nine yards!However after about a week the LCD screen on the printer developed a solid black line down the middle of it.I contacted Canon Support and within 72 hours another i900D was delivered to my home.In addition they provided all the necessary pre-paid labels to return the defective one.All I needed to do was to call the carrier for home pickup.It could not have been easier.

    So when considering any electronic purchase, think about the quality of service that supports the product.Today that is becoming more and more an issue.In this case, at least, Canon came through 100%

    5-0 out of 5 stars Professional quality photo prints!!
    I did tons of research on highest rated photo printers and agree that this printer is on par with professional photo lab prints. I chose this one over the HP 7960 because of the warmth and richness of photos and individual ink tanks (a money saver). Also, there were other reviewers selecting the Canon over the HP. This printer was also recommended as a "quick pick" by Consumer Reports magazine. I look forward to going from the Canon Photo Paper Pro to the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy for even prettier pictures (so I am told by lab techs who claim high gloss produces best results). I am extremely pleased now, and can't wait to try out an even better photo paper by Canon on this printer. Such a deal!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Printer for a Great Price
    I purchased the i900D a couple weeks ago and I am amazed at how nice the pictures are that come out of this printer.I purchased the i900D and the Canon A80 digital camera at the same time and they are a perfect pair.I own a midlevel Canon film camera that has produced excellent pictures for years so I really wanted to see how the A80 compaired to that.I went around the house and the neighborhood and took pictures with both my film camera and my A80.I printed off all the pictures from the A80 on the i900D and then took the film to be developed.I also took my compact flash card with me to the developer and got some prints with one of those kodak do it yourself printing stations.I asked family and friends which pictures were which and nobody could tell the difference!!!My only regret is that I didnt buy the i900D and the A80 sooner!! ... Read more


  • 11. Canon S830D Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $299.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006F2WE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 30882
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The six-color Canon S830D Photo Printer produces expert-quality photos from digital cameras-with or without a computer. Snap the shot then insert your digital camera's memory card into the Memory Card slot. With select Canon PowerShot models you can print directly from the S830D printer without a computer. The S830D printer delivers photo-lab quality 4" x 6" borderless photos with up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution in approximately 60 seconds and 8" x 10" prints in approximately two minutes. When printed on Canon Photo Paper Pro, your favorite photos will retain their brilliance for approximately 25 years.The S830D printer features several Canon breakthroughs to create virtually unrivaled performance. Advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology dramatically improves resolution and detail through a revolutionary nozzle system that ejects consistent prescribed-volume droplets in ultra-fine sizes with remarkable precision and accuracy. The high-density print head has best-in-class 1, 536 nozzles. The exclusive Canon Think Tank System, another Canon first, combines individual ink tanks with intelligent ink management for ease-of-use and lower printing costs.The S830D printer supports Exif 2.2 (Exchangeable Image Format File), a new worldwide standard for higher quality digital photos. The S830D printer with exclusive Easy-PhotoPrint software delivers the potential of Exif Print-and more. When an Exif compliant digital camera captures a photo, important camera settings and shooting conditions are saved in the JPEG image file. Simple to use Easy-PhotoPrint analyzes the recorded data then automatically adjusts printer driver settings and optimizes image processing. The result: digital photos that are more likely to match the photographer's true intentions. ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi color and black
    • Direct printing from memory cards and select Canon PowerShot cameras
    • 4-by-6-inch borderless photos in just 60 seconds
    • Easy-PhotoPrint and Exif Print technologies for accurate-color photos
    • Lightfast technology makes printed photos last approximately 25 years

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Pictures
    It took a lot of searching before I decided to purchase a good printer and this one is a great one. The pictures are clear and they print fast. I showed them to friends and didn't tell them that I printed them at home and they were very surprised when I told them. Spend the extra money and get a good printer. This printer also include photo ink, which is really needed for a clean print. Make sure you also get the right paper.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great printer
    I acquired an S830D recently.

    You don't need the auxiliary screen to print directly from the memory card slot.

    To access the cropping capabilities, yes, you need a screen or a compatible camera, but not to print from a memory card.Inserting a memory card (and I've used both CompactFlash and SmartMedia from both Canon and Olympus cameras) causes the S830D to go into a mode that activates automatic print functions on the printer control board.You can print an index sheet of thumbnail images, print all images in a wide variety of multi-print-per-page formats, selected prints using the index and vary the print media and quality from plain paper to Photo Paper Pro.

    I have been very happy with both the color and the contrast produced by the printer with no computer intervention.

    As for the rest of the printer's features, photo lab quality, good ink economy, fast and quiet operation.

    This is the best printer I have ever owned.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great choice
    ... That said, I'm very happy with this printer. Other reviews, like the one on C|Net, have faulted the printer for mediocre text printing. I can't really address that complaint...have a laser printer for text and only use the S830 for printing photos and I'm very, very happy with how it performs that function. It's fast, I like being able to replace the ink cartridges separately, supports Exif if your digital camera outputs the encrypted data and the pictures are indistinguishable from those printed conventionally. It's the perfect color printer for my advanced amateur needs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful photo printer
    Other review has talked much about this printer. I only have few comments for those who don't know:
    - First, the USB cable is not included. You have to buy the USB cable to install the software to re-align the print head, for example. The print head was factory set and produce beautiful print though
    - Second, the little LCD screen is not included and cost 100 USD to purchase separately. You need it if you print photo directly from your memory card in the built in slot of the printer. Without the screen, you can't print from this slot.
    - Third, there are "selected" Canon camera that support direct print with this printer. My ELPH S110 only works with the CP-10 or CP-100 photo printer, but not with this printer. What a pain!
    - 4"x6" borderless paper is what you probably need as it give a nice borderless photo at ease. Printing direct on A4 or letter paper waste a lot of paper at the edge. You may as well cut the A4 to 4 pieces and print from the PC, which allow you to print, say, A6 borderless photo. Don't get bother with the perforated paper.
    - The sample pack paper give the best result. I wonder if they sell it.
    - Turn on the Image optimizer with Vivid photo option gives even better picture when printing direct.
    - If you don't want the direct printing, or you always edit your photo first before printing, go for some other Canon printer that do not have direct printing, it will save you some big bucks.

    My wife loves this printer, because she can work with it alone, without a PC. That's the point, after all, to have a direct printing option, right?

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST PRINTER I HAVE EVER OWNED
    We bought this printer to go with the canon G2 we bought.Excellent choice.First I must say if you are considering buying it from anyone other than Amazon[.com],DON'T.I have dealt with Amazon[.com] for years and they are the best at what they do,no one comes close.The printer is so easy to setup,not like some of are other printers.We are using Window XP,it went like a breeze.in lees than 30 minutes I was printing pictures.... I am still learning all the features,but the quality of the pictuers is as good if not better than any other.. And it is fast fast,printed 2 4x6 pictures in less than 4 minutes,I have found that you do need to buy quality paper.I used the Canon 4x6 bordless paper first until I ran out, then I switched to another brand,big mistake.Use the right paper and you to will be amazed. ... Read more


    12. Canon i850 Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006CBDX
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 13043
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Photo lightfast technology helps photos last approximately 25 years
    • Up to 4,800 by 1,200 dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black
    • Prints up to 22 ppm black, 14 ppm color, 4-by-6-inch photo in just 48 seconds
    • Microscopic 2-picoliter droplets
    • 4 individually replaceable ink tanks

    Reviews (122)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Figured out how to do 5X7 prints
    This printer turns out excellent photos, and the print head hasn't died yet, but I haven't used it as much as some people might.I tried all day today to figure out how to do 5X7's and discovered that if I put the jpeg photo into Photoshop and size it to 5X7, it will print at that size on a "letter" sized piece of photo paper.However, you end up wasting a lot of paper because you have to cut the 5X7 from the paper.What was I thinking, buying a printer that didn't print 5X7's?What was Canon thinking, making a printer like that.I'll be darn sure next time that I have the flexibility I need in a printer.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worst money on a printer you can buy
    I purchased this printer a year ago at Best buy for around 150 dollars. Since then it has worked fine and i was happy with it, up until now. Today it starting printing some weird streaks all over pictures, and i ran the clean print head option at least 6 times and it still prints the ugly green lines across the page.
    I thought Canon would make a decent printer, but they have provem me wrong and I will never purchase one again.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Printhead dead after 15 months
    My first (and last) Canon printer. Always had, and been pleased with, HP printers in the past and my next will be an HP.

    This i850 worked well till the print head just died. I've been quoted £63.00 for a new one. NO WAY!

    Jim

    1-0 out of 5 stars Bad Printer Head
    After 12 months of use the printer head went bad. I had problems with printing the color red. I've bought Canon printers in the past and really liked them but this is a bummer ... I'll think twice before I get another one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 11 months later
    I heard Howard Stern talk about how great canon printers are but he had a hard time finding replacement ink for it. So I started reading reviews for all printers and canon had great reviews for most of their printers and found replacemnet ink all over ebay. I decided on the I850 and was very happy with it quiet, fast and great prints. I tried other "like canon" photo paper but soon learned to stick with genuine canon paper for best results. I was dissapointed the printer did not support 5x7 prints but turns out all i need to do was to download latest driver. Somehow after installing the driver the printhead went bad. Good thing it's still under warranty. Should I have to purchase another printer will most likely purchase another canon. ... Read more


    13. Canon S9000 Photo Inkjet Printer
    by Canon
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005YX4V
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 25478
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    With a combination of speed, precision, and brilliant color, the Canon S9000 brings professional-quality printing to home desktops. Enjoy print speeds as low as 37 seconds for a 4-by-6-inch border-free photo and about a minute for an 8-by-10.

    A system of six ink tanks allows you to replace only the colors you need, cutting back on both cost and waste. The bubble-jet-style print head is equipped with 3,072 nozzles, which use Canon's Microfine Droplet technology to guarantee crisp, accurate detail and rich colors. With a resolution of 2,400 x 1,200 dpi and 49 levels of gradation, your photos will come out looking clean, bright, and true-to-life.

    The border-free mode supports 4-by-6-, 8-by-10-, and 8.5-by-11-inch prints, resulting in professional-looking edge-to-edge photos you can be proud of. A large number of paper types and sizes are easily accommodated, including transparencies, fabric transfers, photo cards, banners, envelopes, letter, legal, A4, A5, and others, making this printer suitable for a wide range of professional and home applications. The input paper tray can hold 100 sheets of 17-lb. paper at a time.

    Weighing about 18 pounds with a footprint of 22.5 by 13.1 inches, the printer is compact and easy to move. The software bundle includes appropriate drivers, a user's guide, PhotoRecord (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), ZoomBrowser (PC), and PhotoStitch (PC/Mac). Installation is easy with a convenient USB port. A power cable and sample paper pack are also included. Canon provides a one-year warranty, with Instant Exchange, covering parts and service. ... Read more

    Features

    • High-speed, professional-quality, six-color, large-format photo printer
    • Borderless 4-by-6-inch photo prints in approximately 37 seconds
    • Produces large photo prints, up to 13 by 19 inches
    • 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution; 3,072 nozzles for exceptional speed and quality
    • Convenient USB interface; PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (30)

    1-0 out of 5 stars READ Before you get a Canon S9000!
    That Canon would make a printer requiring the user to return the entire machine to be taken into an authorized service shop is astonishing.

    Eventually EVERY owner will see their S9000 warn them about the ink overflow pad at the bottom of the printer, and soon the printer will stop functioning. You will have no choice but to spend about half the cost of the printer to have the printer torn down, the pad replaced and the printer reset, unless you can do it yourself and void the warranty.

    Other problems with the S9000 include a tempermental print head, which requires regular cleaning (and ink waste).

    On our S9000 the paper alignment bar is extremely sticky, worse than any bottom-of-the-line printer we've operated.

    The paper handling is pretty bad, and the S9000 will occasionally pull in paper at an angle even though it has fed straight.

    After a year-and-a-half, our S9000 is about dead except for B&W printing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Never leave home to develop pictures again
    I bought this printer from a reputable camera store in my town and used it once in the first two weeks.I only had Kodak printer paper and the results were bad.I had convinced myself the printer was going back and I decided to try Canon paper as a last ditch effort and I am so glad I did.
    The pictures are amazing with Canon paper and its no more expensive then any other brand.With the initial cartidges I was able to print ten 13" x 19" photos, over ten 8 1/2" x 11" and numerous 4" x 6".I have only replaced two of the six cartridges.
    I have a Canon 10D camera (6 megapixel) and the quality is stunning. I test printed 2 megapixel images at 13" x 19" and although pixelation was noticeable, the quality was still excellent.The color matching also was near perfect from what you see on the screen.The Easy Photo Print software that comes with makes it extremely easy and quick to create wallets, 5"x7"'s, 4"x6"s, 5"x5",8"x10", and true borderless prints and putting as many possible on the same page so not to waste paper.
    I just got some Classic Pearl paper from Ilford (get from a camera store) and you can truly have professional prints at home.I have numerous photos of my daughter at work and have had colleagues ask where i got them printed and when i tell them at home with the S9000 they are truly amazed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow - now I got my own photo lab
    Let me start with the strength of this dazzling product:
    FAST - SILENT - and most importantly BEAUTIFUL picture quality.
    There are some more professional reviews out there for this product (http://www.steves-digicams.com/printers.html) so I don't wanna cover every aspect - just what came to my attention and hasn't been covered there.
    First this thing about borderless printing. The follow up product is the S9100 where you pay 200 more for more options on borderless printing for certain paper formats. The higher resolution of 4,800 by 1,200 compared to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi for this model gives you theoretically an advantage. Everybody who compared them said that the differences are minute and only noticable with a lense. Now with the S9000 you can print borderless the following papers: A4, A3, Letter(8.5x11) and 4x6. Every other format up to 13x19 appears with border. You only get to those formats in the software if you uncheck the "borderless printing" box.
    About the paper to use with this printer I can only talk about what I tried personally. The Paper Pro seems to be the best. Equally good the Ilford smooth gloss (way cheaper and comes in larger amounts of papers- up to 200 sheets per box). The Canon Matte didn't convince at all. Maybe they work if you transform your pictures with digital darkroom software to an artifical painting, other than that: don't use it.
    Finally the tint. The seperated cartridge system (6 different colors) saves you quite some money here. The poto magenta and the photo cyan seem to be the most needed. Check around for best prices (www.asap-inkjet-cartridges).
    I did some math and came out way cheaper on my printer than in the local photolab. Particularly with large sized pictures you end up saving a lot of money. Another important aspect is that you can be way more creative with your own printer than the lab can be. What dissapointed me the most with a professional lab was that the computer software would cut away a considerable part of the picture. Now with your own printing software you can control the actual outcome way better.
    So get this product and have fun!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best Printer all around. For $200 it is bargain!
    The new i9100 is different by the plastic cover construction and price tag around $... All the same, theprinting heads, the resolution and the size. 4800 dpi for i9100 is just another marketing trick. Trough the printing quality is very good, quiet and speedy. No problem at all. Use the right paper and right inks and it will do the right job for you. By far the most trouble-less photo printer I have experienced. With Os X works perfectly (as well as just everything with Apple!)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Paper will not feed
    I have always purchased high end Epson printers whenever a new printer came out.I was in a photo shop and saw a demo on the S9000 and bought one.It worked fine(with Canon Paper Pro only)until out of warranty.The paper feed now is is poor, destroying more paper than it prints, printing half photos when it does feed.Can't get any help from customer service.Ink is expensive and not easy to find.Have to stock up when it is available, or order over the Internet.Satisfied with print quality, but going back to Epson.All my camera gear is pro Canon and is superior, but high end Epson printers I think are a cut above in the printing arena. ... Read more


    14. Canon i550 Color Bubble Jet Printer
    by Canon
    list price: $129.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006CBDW
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 21598
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Canon i550 Color Bubble Jet Printer delivers professional-level performance with the ultimate home-printer value. Speeds of up to 18 ppm in black and up to 11 ppm in color will let you race through Web pages and documents faster than you ever thought possible. Quality is amazing with an ultra-high resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi. The i550 printer even turns your desktop into a virtual photo lab-enjoy stunning borderless 4" x 6" prints in less than 48 seconds and photos in sizes up to 8.5" x 11". The i550 printer features the unique Canon Think Tank System that combines individual ink tanks with intelligent ink management for ease-of-use and lower printing costs.The i550 printer features several Canon exclusives: advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology dramatically improves resolution and detail. It has a revolutionary nozzle system that ejects consistent prescribed-volume droplets in ultra-fine sizes with remarkable accuracy. Precision Color Distribution Technology features a symmetrical printhead design with 1, 088 nozzles to virtually eliminate color variance and banding problems typically found with conventional high-speed, bi-directional printing.The i550 printer supports Exif 2.2 (Exchangeable Image Format File), a new worldwide standard for higher quality digital photos, and features exclusive Canon Easy-PhotoPrint software that delivers the potential of Exif Print and more. When an Exif compliant digital camera captures a photo, important camera settings and shooting conditions are saved in the JPEG image file. Simple-to-use Easy-PhotoPrint analyzes the recorded data then automatically adjusts printer driver settings for optimum image processing. The result: digital photos that more closely match the photographer's true intentions. ... Read more

    Features

    • Photo lightfast technology helps photos last approximately 25 years
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black
    • Prints up to 18 ppm black, 11 ppm color
    • Makes 4-by-6-inch borderless prints in just 48 seconds
    • Advanced Droplet Technology for photo quality

    Reviews (63)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great printer
    I have been using my printer now for a year and I still love it.Crisp colors and easy to use and refill.Great price--I'm happy with it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I Love it
    It is so great! I can change one ink color at a time and if you get generic ink wells it makes it so cheap to use. It has worked well for my family and I.The pictures come out great considering it is not an exspensive printer.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ready for second service in just over a year
    Purchased this printer just over one year ago. One printer head already had to be replaced, and this printer doesn't even get daily use - certainly not heavy use. Both the yellow and red heads have ceased printing altogether - great if you live in a black and blue world. Not very pleased at all with this printer. I purchased this based on all of the other reviews - maybe I got the one lemon.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best ink jet printer I've ever owned--by far
    Having purchased this 6 months ago for my home office based on reviews posted on Amazon, I feel compelled to add my own short report.I've used this printer for 6 months daily, and have not had a single technical problem with it.Setting itself apart from every other ink jet I've suffered through, it's quiet, fast, reliable, easy-to-use, and the paper never jams.Moreover, its 4 separate ink cartridges (one black, 3 colors) saves a bundle on replacement ink.(NB: with this printer, you can find very cheap, generic ink cartridges from several vendors onine by googling for "ink replacement Canon i550:).

    4-0 out of 5 stars I truly hated this printer - until Cannon fixed it
    I have owned this printer for nearly a year, and have found that it will print for me about 30% of the time.Most frequently, the paper doesn't feed correctly, and the rest of the time the ink runs dry (even though there is a lot of ink left) and a "cleaning" and a new sheet of paper are required.Nothing would give me so much pleasure as dropping this worthless piece of junk from a very high building and watching it crash, but then instead of having print capability 30% of the time, I would have it 0% of the time, so I would be less frustrated, but overall worse off.I can't get my $$ back at this point, and so I guess I'm stuck with it.

    I will say that when it does print (and the ink hasn't run dry), it is of good quality.But that is such a rare event, it is hardly worthy of note.

    Three months after I wrote this review, I called Cannon for service.They referred me to a service center about 10 miles from my home.When I called as well as when I dropped the printer off, the service people were fast and knowledgeable.They replaced the print head and now I do not have to clean the head before each use.The paper feed often needs to be tinkered with, but other than that, I am now happy with this product.Cannon even mailed the printer back to me so I only had to visit the service center one time.

    While I was initially very unhappy with the printer, I was very pleased with their service and the printer works much, much better. ... Read more


    15. Rhinotek's Epson S020189 & S020191 Compatible Ink Cartridges (Black & Color)
    by Rhinotek
    list price: $37.99
    our price: $32.29
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006B9OF
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Rhinotek
    Sales Rank: 12111
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Rhinotek Computer Product, manufacturer of the RHINOTEK brand computer products, is a leader in the computer consumables industry. Under the premium RHINOTEK brand, Rhinotek manufactures and markets OEM compatible toner and inkjet cartridges, ribbons, and copier and fax supplies.Omni offers this 2-cartridge bundle - black for Epson Stylus Color 740/740I/760/860/1160/2000 and color cartridge for Epson Stylus Color 440/640/740/760/860. ... Read more

    Features

    • Easy to install
    • Fits popular Epson Stylus Scan multifunction and Stylus Color inkjet printers
    • Replacement black and color ink cartridges
    • Produces crisp black text and graphics
    • Fast drying and smudge free

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars good product and great price..
    The ink worked well.. It took seconds to place in the cartridge and I was ready to print.. Please ignore the review that said their ink cartridge never fit.. If they read the description carefully, they would notice that their cartridge was not included.. therefore would not fit into their printer. The price was a lot cheaper than Staples. Plus, I got it with free shipping!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this item!
    One star only because I can't place this review with NO stars!

    I ordered this combo recently and the black cartridge is NOT correct for an Epson 670 printer.It's too large for the slot.The color cartridge worked fine.When I reported the issue to Customer Service, their only solution was for me to return everything rather than sending me the correct cartridge.
    ... Read more


    16. Canon S900 Photo Inkjet Printer
    by Canon
    list price: $249.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005YX4R
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 20078
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    With a combination of speed, precision, and brilliant color, the Canon S900 brings professional-quality printing to home desktops. Print speeds as low as 37 seconds for a border-free, 4-by-6-inch print and about a minute for an 8-by-10-inch print are suitably impressive, while a system of six ink tanks (one of each is included in the box) allows you to economically replace just the colors you use most, cutting back on both cost and waste.

    The bubble-jet-style print head is equipped with 3,072 nozzles, which use Canon's Microfine Droplet technology to guarantee crisp, accurate detail and rich colors. With a resolution of 2,400 x 1,200 dpi and 49 levels of gradation, your photos will come out looking clean, bright, and true to life. The border-free printer settings for 4-by-6-inch stock result in professional-looking, edge-to-edge photos you can be proud of. A large number of paper types and sizes are easily accommodated, including transparencies, fabric transfers, photo cards, banners, envelopes, letter, legal, A4, A5, and more. The S900's paper tray can hold up to 100 sheets of 17-lb. paper.

    Installation is easy thanks to a convenient USB port, while a software bundle--including appropriate drivers, a user's guide, PhotoRecord (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), ZoomBrowser (PC), and PhotoStitch (PC/Mac)--helps you get the most out of your printer. A power cable and sample paper pack is also included. Weighing about 13 pounds, the S900 has a modest footprint, measuring just 17.4 by 12.8 inches. Canon provides a one-year warranty, with Instant Exchange service, covering parts and service. ... Read more

    Features

    • High-speed, professional-quality six-color photo printing
    • Brilliant 4-by-6-inch borderless photos in approximately 37 seconds
    • 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution for both black and color
    • 3,072 nozzles for exceptional speed and quality
    • Convenient USB connectivity; PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (61)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great Prints but problematic print head
    The Canon S900 is awesome with color photo prints. It is very fast with great detail. At the highest print setting, it is very difficult to find any pixels like you would normally find on cheap printers. Prints look like they were purchased from a photo lab. I have had this printer for almost two years but the print head went out on me recently. Canon sells a replacement print head for $70.00 but you also need to include tax and shipping which will make it over $80.00. At this price, it makes sense to purchase a new printer since you can get a decent printer these days for $100.00. If you are considering this printer, you should check out newer models especially the HPs since they are now receiving some of the highest ratings from Consumer Reports and Cnet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Printer for the Money
    I have had my S900 for more that a year and during that time I have printed over 2000 8.5 x 11 color photos with this printer. The print head will clog from time to time , but running it under warm tap water and allowing it to dry has always fixed the problem. I love this printer, Ink cost about $2.00 a color. For a cost of about $12.00 you can replace all the ink cartridges in this printer, try that with other brands. I have had good results using Kodak Photo Paper in this printer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An absolutely terrific printer, but VERY ink-hungry
    I have had this printer for well over a year. So far, the only single complaint I could possibly make of it is that it chews threw ink cartridges like gumballs. I don't print all that much, but when I do, I print a lot. It seems like I am getting five to seven full-page ultra-high resolution prints from a set of cartridges before they run dry. The images themselves are absolutely breathtaking (if you have a good source and mod the internal printer setting to optimize your medium). However, the unit seems to use quiet a bit of ink just turning on. Even setting it to print grayscale seems to use color ink (? shading perhaps ?).

    Outside of the expense of a new set of six ink cartridges, the printing quality of this unit is absolutely magnificent! Even using small "web samples", the printer produces beautiful 4x6 prints. Given a suitably high-resolution source image, and if it is set properly, the image quality, especially the blues, is staggering. While not a professional model, and hence, slower than one would hope, the unit itself is very effective for the home user. As an added bonus, the unit prints nice text [though not the equal of many laser printers, which excel at text], but again, it uses color ink to shade and hint when printing, and this consumes a lot of ink. The text itself is very legible and easy on the eyes (make sure to set your lines properly in the printer setting section - otherwise, after installing new ink cartridges, the print and image quality will degrade significantly).

    Thanks - TechE

    3-0 out of 5 stars I loved it while it worked
    Keep in mind this is a consumer printer.It is not going to hold up long if you print hundreds of pages per month.I had mine for almost two years before it started acting up.I've probably printed between 300-500 full page (letter size or 8x10) prints with some smaller prints mixed in.It has now started clogging (one or more colors stop coming out) and doesn't appear to be as sharp as it used to be.

    Using the cleaning or deep cleaning feature helped at first but it clogged again last night very soon after cleaning it.Using the cleaning feature seems to waste a lot of ink and this will fill up or saturate the waste ink pads inside the printer.Once the waste ink pads are full, the printer will not print any more and you have to have the printer serviced if you ever want to use it again.Mine hasn't stopped working yet but I'm sure the waste ink is getting full and I'm tired of wasting ink anyway by trying to "clean" it.

    From reading up on this printer on the Web, it appears the print head is the weak link.Some people have had it replaced several times.A new print head is around $85 and the waste ink pads are about $25 just for the parts.I was quoted $135 to replace the head and pads.Since I did like the printer when it was working and because I already have extra ink for it, I was going to get it fixed.I then found a refurbished S900 here on Amazon for $99.It supposedly comes in the box from Canon and has a 90 day warranty and comes with ink!If it comes with all six colors of Cannon ink, that is worth $72 alone!I just bought the refurbished printer and wrote this review to help those of you who are having similar issues.I hope the refurbished printer works.If not, I'm going to find the nearest Canon office and throw both printers through the front window.

    One more thing, don't waste your time, money or ink by using non-Canon paper.Kodak paper in particular (even their best paper) does NOT work well in this printer.I understand there are some 3rd party papers that work well in this printer but I have yet to use one.I have tried Kodak, HP, Epson, and a few other brands and they all stink.I prefer the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy.It seems to look as good as the Photo Paper Pro and costs a little less.Namaste and Good luck!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Bad print heads
    I had the S900 for over a year and everything worked perfectly. Then the print head broke, horrible banding that simply couldn't be fixed. So I inquired and ordered a new one - $85 thank you very much. I got it home and within 5 minutes it too had broken. I took the (new) broken printhead back to the store and they replaced it free. That was in December 2003.

    Now, March 2004, the print head has broken down - AGAIN. I love the quality of the prints, absolutely terrific. But the continuing technical problems make this printer a lemon.

    I paid $350 in early 2002 when this printer came out and I feel I overpaid given the recurring problems. Canon should be punished for releasing a sub-standard printer like this on to the market.

    JAN 2005: I discovered the source of my printing problems - non-OEM inks. I got sick of paying $11/cartridge for genuine ink so I opted for the cheap stuff. Well, I hate to admit it, but there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between OEM and everything else. I replaced my S900 with the i960 and I use only OEM inks, never had a problem, not one, ever. The color gamut of OEM inks is, in my opinion, better too. ... Read more


    17. Dataproducts 60397 InkStation Multi-Brand Refilling Kit with Cap Remover (Black and Color)
    by Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions, Inc.
    list price: $29.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000Y8JTU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 63322
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Save yourself both money and hassle with this refill kit from Dataproducts. Designed to work with most popular inkjet printers, this refill kit contains 139 ml of ink and contains four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). All the tools you need to refill your existing cartridge are included, as is a booklet of refill instructions to help you with your specific printer model. Dataproducts affirms that the specially formulated dye-based ink will not void your printer's warranty and is designed to provide bold, clean prints. ... Read more

    Features

    • Compatible with most inkjet printers
    • 84 ml of ink
    • Separate ink bottles
    • Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink
    • Refill tools included

    18. Canon S820 Photo Inkjet Printer
    by Canon
    list price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005YX40
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 25498
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    For photography fans, Canon offers the S820 Photo InkJet. It's ideal for printing colorful borderless photos directly from your desktop, as it requires no special papers to achieve refined color and detail. Plus, with both USB and parallel ports, it's a suitable companion for either your Mac or PC.

    The S820 uses a six-color printing process with individual ink tanks (256 x 6 nozzles) to reduce waste. Just drop in the single color cartridge you need, without having to change the others. The inks are formulated to provide lightfast images lasting up to 25 years.

    Print crisp clean black and color prints at 2,400 x 1,200 dpi on a wide variety of media, including letter size, legal size, A4, A5, photo cards, No. 10 or European envelopes and banner paper. Canon claims you can print an 8-by-10-inch photo on plain paper in under two minutes and a 4-by-6 in about one minute, both in photo quality.

    The unit is designed for compactness and quiet running for users seeking high-quality photo printing. Software includes the printer drivers and a BJ Solution Disk CD-ROM. The latter includes PhotoRecord for Windows, ImageBrowser for Mac, and PhotoStitch for both Windows and Mac. Canon offers a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more

    Features

    • Complete software bundle, including PhotoRecord, PhotoStitch, ZoomBrowser, and ImageBrowser
    • Professional-quality six-color printing system
    • Print a borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in about a minute, or an 8-by-10 in about 2 minutes
    • Up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution for black and color
    • USB and parallel connections; PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (63)

    1-0 out of 5 stars This printer will die within one year - - - GUARANTEED!
    Mark my words, the print head will get clogged and this printer will die in 12-18 months after purchase. The postive reviews on this printer are from people that have only had this printer for a short time, soon their print heads will clog too. And if you want to replace the printer head it cost $100.00. This is the second Canon printer I have bought. The last one's print heads clogged too, yes, it was dumb to buy another Canon printer. Learn from my mistake and don't buy this undepenable piece of junk.

    1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY bad print heads
    I have had this printer about 1 year and a print head just wore out on it - it will now only print really bad color photos. (mostly GREEN) Print head cost $$$ to replace. I do not recomend this printer... Find something that will last.

    1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS!!!
    I bought this printer in March 2003, after doing much research.I was prepared to spend about $200-300 to get a decent photo printer, this one seemed to have rave reviews and I found it on sale.At first, it worked beautifully.Then I started to notice skin tones looking a bit odd...next there were streaks in the photos, and no amount of adjusting seemed to change that.Next, I went to print a document and the print quality was just terrible.Cleaned the print nozzles, went through tech support--only to find out that I needed a new print head, which is going to cost me about $70.I think this is ridiculous considering the age of the printer, I had a CHEAP Lexmark before this that lasted me about 3 years.I never did have a problem with it, but I gave it away after I bought this one, only because the ink cartridges were so expensive.I should have kept it!!!At least I'd still be able to print documents!
    I will not be buying another Canon printer.I'm buying an Epson, like I should have bought in the first place.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Excellent output, short life--beware
    I've had this printer for about 18 months and have been very satisfied with the quality of photos. However, the printhead has died, and replacing it will cost me more than the printer originally did. This seems to be a common problem with these printers (see fixyourownprinter.com), and Canon doesn't seem at all apologetic. Making printers that are intended to be thrown away after a year or two is not a responsible corporate practice, so I'm going to be shopping around.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pleased but some issues
    I have had my S820 for over a year now and I love the output. The photo quality is 4.5 stars for me but you do have to use Canon photo paper for the best results. The only issue that I have with Canon printers is the short life of the print head. My print head went after about 8-9 months. When I called to inquire about the extended warranty after first purchasing this printer a rep told the print heads last for about 6 months. After warranty period you have to shell out about $90 -$100 to get a new print head if it should need replacing. Add that along with the cost of ink and you could be talking about a printer thats expensive to maintain. ... Read more


    19. CANON Canon i960 Inkjet Photo Printer REFURBISHED
    by Canon

    Asin: B00076N55Y
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 49983
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Canon i960 Photo Printer offers digital photographers the superior performance, high speed and superb quality that complement the capabilities of higher-end digital cameras. Canon's advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology features 3, 072 precisely machined nozzles ejecting consistent prescribed-volume droplets in a microscopic, 2 picoliter size, for ultra-fine, ultra-fast printing. For example, you can produce a stunning edge-to-edge 4" x 6" borderless print with the look and feel of a traditional photograph in approximately 37 seconds. The i960 Photo Printer achieves a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi, for breathtaking detail and color fidelity, with over 5.7 million droplets per square inch. To help reduce ink waste, the Canon Think Tank System was developed featuring six individual ink tanks coupled with an intelligent ink management system. You'll replace only the color that runs out, rather than the entire cartridge - a real cost advantage when printing high-intensity color photos. A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface enables super-fast photo transfers from your computer. ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 4800x1200 dpi resolution
    • Uses separate ink tanks (when one color runs out, you replace that color only - not the whole cartridge!)
    • Connects to a PC or Macintosh via USB 2.0 (backwards compatible with USB 1.1 systems)
    • Built-in Sheet Feeder Can Hold -
    • 150 sheets of paper @ a 17lb. paper weight

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a great deal!
    My Canon 960 had the print head go bad so in the search for a replacement I found this deal. For about $80 I got a new print head ($114 value) a complete set of ink tanks ($70 value) and a spare printer. I like this printer so much I'm going to order another one to have on hand at this price! ... Read more


    20. Dataproducts 60390 InkStation Multi-Brand Refilling Kit with Cap Remover (Black)
    by Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions, Inc.
    list price: $24.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000Y8JTA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 146538
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    Features

    • Compatible with most inkjet printers
    • 84 ml of ink
    • Yields up to 8 refills
    • Black ink
    • Refill tools included

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