Canon iP2000 Printer Review
The Canon PIXMA iP2000 is notable for its low price tag and ability to deliver a decent output, but this inkjet photo printer's simplistic design makes it most suitable for students or occasional home printing needs. Experts note that the iP2000 is faster than many standard models in its price range, printing a 4x6-inch photo in less than one minute and monochrome documents at a rate of 20 pages per minute. Despite being available for less than $100, this device includes some higher-end features and uses a quality PIXMA iP2000 printer ink system that makes up for some of its weaker attributes.
The iP2000 is a compact desktop printer targeted for personal use, measuring just 6x15x20 inches and weighing only 11 pounds. This desktop device can share space with a computer, but thanks to its front port users will be able to print straight from their PictBridge-enabled cameras. The device also has a standard USB port for a wired computer connection, but it leaves out standard memory card slots for printing from a wider array of cameras. Unless photos don't need to be edited, users will need their computer to make cropping, red eye and brightness adjustments since the iP2000's control panel lacks a color LCD or control buttons.
The iP2000 supports edge-to-edge borderless photo printing on an array of media sizes such as 4x6 inches, 5x7 inches and 8.5x11 inches. The device can also support a range or media types, from matte photo paper and glossy paper to photo stickers and plain paper. The machine has an impressive dual paper path and is able to store up to 300 pages of media at once.
Output tests revealed it was on par for text documents, which print with crisp character detail and a resolution of 600x600 dpi using black Canon iP2000 printer ink. Photo output is where this machine excels, printing with lab-quality detail and a resolution of 4800x1200 dpi using color PIXMA iP2000 ink that is on par with pricier models in its class.
Low yields for its supplies will keep users limited to light-duty use, with each tricolor supply lasting 160 pages and the black Canon iP2000 ink cartridge yielding around 150 pages. To help minimize running costs, users can purchase remanufactured supplies from third-party vendors over expensive OEM Canon iP2000 ink cartridges.
Compared to other budget models in its class of personal inkjet photo printers, the iP2000 is among the top picks thanks to its quick speeds and professional-quality image output. This device also benefits from features such as an ample paper supply and wireless connectivity for direct photo printing.