Canon Pixma iP2600

Canon Pixma iP2600 is a Photo Inkjet Printer features Print Speed (up to): 4×6 Color Photo:Approx. 55 seconds2Color:Up to 17 ppm (As fast as 3.5 seconds per page)Black:Up to 22 ppm (As fast as 2.7 seconds per page); Color:Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi1Black:Up to 600 x 600 dpi; Automatic Sheet Feeder: 100 Pages (Plain Paper); USB. The Canon Pixma iP2600 measures 17.4″ (W) x 10″ (D) x 5.6″ (H) and weighs 8.1 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon Pixma iP2600 Reviews

PCPro reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
” the quality is excellent: photos are sharp and full of detail, and colours are reasonably accurate. Reds appeared a little orange and washed out in some of our prints, but for running off holiday snaps it’s perfectly acceptable. Text is solid and shows only minor feathering around the edges, and draft output is perfectly readable, which is always a bonus.
Rating: ★★★★☆

Computershopper reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“Despite being billed as a photo printer, the iP2600 holds its own as a text document printer, too. Canon uses a specially formulated pigment black ink (as opposed to dye-based ink) for richer color and improved resistance to smearing. It works well, as text appears razor sharp and easy-to-read all the way down to sizes as small as 3 points.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Printerinfo reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“the Canon iP2600 offers fast and good quality document and text prints. The Canon iP2600 was one of the fastest at producing text and document prints by a good margin against its tested and compared inkjet competitors. So if all you want is a cheap, fast inkjet for document printing, it’s a decent pick…”
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Brighthub reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“The reasonable color print resolution of 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi makes the Canon PIXMA iP2600 an inexpensive inkjet for printing photos at home. Prints from the Canon PIXMA iP2600 are not much lacking in color or contrast and are more than fair for such a cheap inkjet printer. Speed of the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet is reasonable as a home-use printer. Typically, you can expect 6ppm of Text and 0.9ppm of Photos on the Canon PIXMA iP2600 inkjet.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“Image quality is surprisingly good too. The middle mode for the text gave relatively dark characters at a rate of 6.5ppm. Not all of the letters were particularly well defined (not even in the highest quality mode), but for everyday printing, the Canon Pixma iP2600 is certainly good enough. “
Rating: ★★★★½

PCWorld reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“Text samples looked deep-black and pretty crisp. Color images printed on plain paper appeared vivid, maybe even a bit overdone. On Canon’s own photo paper, the same images improved markedly and were smooth, detailed, and natural.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“What it all comes down to is that the PIXMA iP2600 is a very good photo and plain paper printer for under £35. For the price, it’s reasonably quick, fairly cheap to run and produces prints that are well above average. As you pay more, you’ll find printers which print faster and at a lower cost per print, but you’ll have to pay quite a bit more – for a printer which uses six or more inks – before you’ll get noticeably better print quality. This is a very good device for the money.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Expertreviews reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“In our tests only the thickest areas of solid colour came out wet, so for most jobs you can go into the driver and set dry time to the minimum. This done, we got a decent 8ppm (pages per minute) in draft mode and 7.4ppm normal quality; our five page colour document took just under two minutes, which isn’t bad.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Canon Pixma iP2600 and writes;
“We were also impressed with the 4×6 photos we printed on Canon’s semigloss paper. They’re definitely far from perfect, but the colors were balanced evenly and our subjects’ faces appeared to contain an even amount of cyan and magenta, a task that’s difficult for most lower-end photo printers to achieve. The solid printing performance and relatively quick output speeds make this printer an affordable choice for printing text, light graphics documents, and digital pictures. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Canon Pixma iP2600 User Reviews

Very pleased with item, | Rating: ★★★★★
“We are very pleased with our Canon photo printer. We printed photos off of the computer the first day we had it and they came out very clear and the colors were perfect. I will use this item for all my picture printing from my camera from now on. It will save me a lot of money since I have been printing pictures at WalMart for 28cents each. Glad we ordered the Canon machine and recommend it to others. Thank you. “ – by Sharon L. Rudy

Great product and very quick delivery response time, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The Canon PIXMA printer I received from this seller is an amazing printer/photo printer that does a magnificent job. The quality if the print, the speed of the printing and the photo quality is top notch. I will never send away or bring my memory card to a store for copies again. I now print my own photos and they are sparkling reproductions that are good at even a large size and look wonderful in a photo album or a frame.” – by C. King

This is one amazing little printer! | Rating: ★★★★★
“This printer is fast. Speedy for an entry level printer. I am printing a lot of screens from a game, so full color. I had to play with the settings quite a lot to get the look I wanted. I love the Vivid Photo setting. Really makes the colors pop. I have learned paper really makes the print job, so I am using some GREAT Matte Photo Paper by Printworks. (Available here on Amazon.) Make sure to set the paper to High Resolution in the settings!..” – by Jade

Serious High Quality For a Ridiculously Low Price, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Dull photos? Ha! More like “best-kept secret.” $30 is a STEAL for print quality at this level. In 10 minutes anyone half-serious about photography or digital color can have this little thing churning out some decidedly nice looking output on a wide variety of stock…” – by W. Burton

Great printer for occasional home printing, | Rating: ★★★★★
“While I’d never try to use such a printer for work use, this is a perfect printer for the home and home office that prints a couple of pages per day. The price is low, and the quality can be adjusted for reasonably high DPI. Photos, once the beads have settled into the photo paper, leave no streaks and it has an interface you can run to fine tune print head alignment. “ – by S. Kubischta

Worth the price, | Rating: ★★★★★
“While went to buy the Ink for my HP Photosmart printer, I noticed this printer from Canon for just $30 and bought this one without any second thought ($30 is way cheaper than the HP inks). Installation went without an issue on my Vista PC, and I am not finding printing speed an issue. So far so good.” – by Suriyaprakash Soundrapandian

Stylish & cheap, does the job, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Print quality is what you would expect at $50. It does the job for office work, but obviously if you are a photographer and need the highest in quality pictures, than you should probably pay up for some of the fancier printers. However, if you just need an occasional print job that can be a reasonably grainy, this will do the trick (I sometimes print CD covers with it. It’s fine). “ – by 1000Books

Great value for low volume color printing, | Rating: ★★★★★
“These printers are so inexpensive that I actually have 4 of them in my home. Great for kids computers (low volume) and as a 2nd color printer for those of us with a high volume black and white laser.” – by Jon A. Hupp

“I bought this printer recently, and every time I print anything it feels like I’m chugging a mountain dew while snowboarding down the Rockies on a snowboard that’s actually a lightning bolt, and it’s as if someone transplanted the Rockies into some extreme combination of Disneyland and the world’s largest half-pipe, with girls in bikinis cheering me on at all sides, and they’re all just shouting my name and telling me how great I am for picking such an awesome thing to print and we all can’t stop drinking mountain dew but there’s an endless supply so it’s okay. “ – by Beekel

Features & Specifications

Canon Pixma iP2600 Features

If you want photo-lab quality prints at an exceptional price, the compact and stylish Canon IP2600 Photo Printer is what you’re looking for.

Outstanding Print Quality
Using an advanced patented print head and FINE technology, the IP2600 gives you beautiful, long-lasting borderless prints at a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi with droplets as small as 2 picoliters. The printer can print at sizes from a credit card to 8.5 by 11 inches.

For even better results, the Auto Image Fix feature corrects your photos for exposure, color, brightness, and contrast by using scene analysis and face-detection.

Exceptional Speed
There is no need for a photo-quality print: A borderless 4-by-6-inch lab-quality print takes approximately 55 seconds. The IP2600 also does a fantastic job with printing documents. By using a specially formulated pigment black ink, text is crisp and laser-quality, with a higher resistance to smudging. For black text, the IP2600 can print at up to 22 ppm; for text and graphics, it can print up to 17 ppm.

Support for Various Media and Sizes
The Canon IP2600 supports a wide variety of media including plain paper, glossy photo paper, matte photo paper, photo stickers, T-shirt transfers, envelopes, and others. The sheet feeder can hold a maximum of 100 sheets, and can handle A4, B5, A5, letter, legal, envelopes, and even credit card-size media.

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