Canon PIXMA iP4300

Canon PIXMA iP4300 is a Photo Printer features Print Speed (up to) 4″ x 6″ borderless photo:approx. 36 seconds, Black: Up to 30 ppm, Color: Up to 24 ppm; Print Resolution (Up to) Black: 600 x 600 dpi, Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi; USB 2.0 Hi-Speed5 and Direct Print Port. The Canon PIXMA iP4300 measures 17.5″(W) x 6.3″(H) x 12.0″(D) and weighs 14.3 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Canon PIXMA iP4300 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4300 and writes;
“Photos all showed true photo quality, with no important flaws. Color was on the punchy side, but many people prefer that to more realistic colors. And they are certainly high enough quality for framing and hanging on a wall.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Expertreviews reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4300 and writes;
“The iP4300 is very fast on plain paper. It couldn’t match the blistering draft text performance of the two HP inkjets, but it slowed down less than either when printing at higher-quality settings. At its Standard quality setting, the iP4300 completed our 24-page colour document in nine minutes. This makes it one of the quickest inkjets we’ve tested. Its black pigment ink produced particularly crisp and dark text on our formal letter test.”
Rating: ★★★★★

PCAdvisor reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4300 and writes;
“Print quality is extremely good, with bucket loads of crisp detail and bright punchy colours that are both accurate and richly saturated. Flesh tones are adeptly handled and the Pixma manages to capture subtle tonal variations. Our only minor gripe concerns a slight print texture, but this isn’t enough to detract from the excellent detail.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4300 and writes;
“Our tests of the auto duplex feature were equally as impressive. A four-page PDF file printed in just under 2 minutes. Text quality for headings and body content was sharp, and a map which featured in the printout had high definition and was easy to read even though it was quite a small B/W picture. In our opinion, not too shabby text printing results for a printer that prides itself on its colour photo printing capabilities.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4300 and writes;
“Photos looked bright and natural on glossy paper, but on plain paper the same images looked a bit grainy and had some banding. Grayscale photos appeared a little rough, and diagonal or curved lines seemed slightly jagged.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Canon PIXMA iP4300 User Reviews

Great photo prints, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is the fourth Canon printer I’ve had and they keep getting better and better. The quality of the photo prints is outstanding and you can go from printing a 4×6 or 5×7 photo to printing out text on plain paper from the paper tray. You can’t go wrong with this printer !!” – by William Gearing

Great photo and color printer | Rating: ★★★★★
“The photo prints are just simply outstanding. With the Canon photo paper plus, the photoes are of professional grade. And the printer comes with automatic duplexing. This is the best value stand alone printer on the market today if you can find one. If you want a scanner, buy a dedicated one and you will find the results are superior. “ – by D. A. Paulon

Consumer Reports was right, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This printer was one of the highly rated by Consumer Reports. I am impressed by: a) ease of installation with Windows XP; b) speed of printing text and graphics; and c) separate ink cartridges for every color. This is definitely a money saving feature, as one does not have to discard the whole cartridge because one of the colors is gone.” – by M. J. Stringer

Great photo printer! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve had quite a few color printers over the years. This is my first Canon Pixma and I admit the color is really accurate. For the first time I don’t have to deal with too much ink on the page or colors that don’t appear as they do on my monitor or in real life. The printer hibernates all by itself which I like, so if I’m not using it for a week or so, I don’t have to remember to shut it off as I do with the other printers. I’ve had great luck with it.” – by There’s Always Hope

Great Printer, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This is a great printer that I’ve been using lightly for over 2 years. Printing speed is pretty good and I like the auto on and off feature. CD/DVD printing is really nice too. Photo paper prints are also very good. I did not give five stars because of one annoyance.” – by Who

Great Printer, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I was looking to replace my old printer & was impressed by other reviews of this printer. Got a really good price & was delivered quickly. Set up was quick & straightforward. Prints are clean & crisp. The mechanical operation is quick & quite, be sure to set this preference during your initial set up. Overall I couldn’t be happier.” – by Michael Shadrock

Great budget printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The title says it all. This is a magnificent budget printer. I bought this with my macbook black and expected a little cheapy 100 dollar printer. Instead i received a wonderful little printer that could. It takes 5 ink cartridges, all of which are VERY inexpensive (like 10-15 a piece) and they also last a LONG time.” – by Christopher

Great Printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“It’s very quick, print quality is very good, and it was trivially easy to get it working on the Mac. I mostly use it for word processing, but I’ve recently printed some photographs out of iPhoto and the results were surprisingly good, with excellent color accuracy on the first try and with no fiddling at all. One nice twist — you can easily print on both sides of a sheet of paper — pretty amazing the first time you try it.” – by SplitEdit

Great printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Canon ip4300 prints clearer, and sharper pictures than I ever could with my Epsons!! With more life-like color too. And printing pictures with this Canon is as easy as selecting “High” for print quality and “Glossy Photo Paper”, then “Print”. Selecting “Fast” for print quality with text documents produces good quality text that flies out of the printer.” – by J. Davis

Canon PIXMA iP4000 Photo Printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is a GREAT printer for the money…Its 2 best features are (1)the individual ink tanks which means you replace individual colors as needed and (2)the ability for double-sided printing. Print quality and print speed are both good.” – by Isaac Bernard Honor


Canon PIXMA iP4300 Brochure & User Guide

Canon PIXMA iP4300 User Guide for Windows
Canon PIXMA iP4300 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon PIXMA iP4300 Features

Exceptional Photo Lab Quality Performance with Advanced Paper Handling.
The Canon PIXMA iP4300 Photo Printer is one fast, versatile photo printer. Thanks to its patented print head and 5-color ink system, you can quickly produce spectacular, long-lasting photos with borderless edges—from credit-card size up to 8.5″ x 11″–along with bold, laser-quality text. The two paper trays let you hold both plain and photo paper, so you’re always ready to print text or photos. And for convenience, you can print two sided without manually flipping over the page.

Features include:
* Exceptional Resolution: 3,584 precision nozzles create exceptional resolution—up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi.1 More nozzles = high quality.
* Exceptional detail: Microscopic 1-picoliter sized ink droplets produce exceptionally detailed photos.
* Click-Connect-Print: Just capture an image with a PictBridge-ready digital camera/DV camcorder, then connect and print.
* Print 2 sided: Print 2 sided–and save paper.
* Long-lasting photos: Using select genuine Canon inks and photo papers, you can create beautiful photos that last up to 100 years.2
* Vivid color, bold text: Four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink deliver superb photos and laser-quality text.
* Enhance Your Digital Photos: Easy-PhotoPrint 3.5 software makes it simple to enhance and print amazing-looking digital photos through your computer.
* Smart software, better results: Easy-WebPrint software gives Windows users the tools to properly print Web Pages in full color and without trimming off the right-hand margin.

1. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
2. Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors.
Note: Page per Minute (PPM) print speeds are based on the highest speed printer driver mode using black and white and color text patterns. Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage.

What’s in the box
PIXMA iP4300 Photo Printer, PIXMA iP4300 Print Head, Ink Tanks: PGI-5BK Black, CLI-8BK Black, CLI-8C Cyan, CLI-8M Magenta, and CLI-8Y Yellow, Power Cord, Easy Setup Instructions, Document Kit: Setup Software and User’s Guide CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide, and Registration Card

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