Canon Pixma iP4500

Canon Pixma iP4500 is a Photo Inkjet Printer features Printing Speed: Black: Up to 31 ppm (as fast as 1.9 sec per page) Color: Up to 24 ppm (as fast as 2.5 sec per page)Postcard size (4 x-6″ borderless photo): Approx. 21 sec; Photo paper sizes: A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm; Print Resolution (Up to) Black:600 x 600 dpi Color:9600 x 2400 dpi; USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, PictBridge (cables not included). The Canon Pixma iP4500 measures 17.5″(W) x 11.9″(D) x 6.3″(H) and weighs 15.2 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon Pixma iP4500 Reviews

PCAdvisor reviews the Canon Pixma iP4500 and writes;
“The Canon Pixma iP4500 offers excellent speed, sharp print quality, and useful features for a good price. If your colour output tends more toward photos and graphics than charts and memos, it could be a good alternative to an entry-level colour laser.”
Rating: ★★★★½

ITreviews reviews the Canon Pixma iP4500 and writes;
“Printed output, from the five separate ink cartridges – three colour and two black – is better than good. The one-picolitre ink-drop size, an industry best, produces some very fine detail and also enables smooth colour variations in photo prints. Plain paper text print, using the pigmented black ink, is clean and shows little noticeable ink run. Dye-based black ink printed over coloured backgrounds runs a little, but the effect is not that noticeable.”
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Trustedreviews reviews the Canon Pixma iP4500 and writes;
“The iP4500, like its stable-mate, the PIXMA MP610, took over eight minutes. When it’s printing, the speed is much the same as for single-sided print, but the printer waits, presumably for the first side to dry, before printing the second side of each sheet. The slow print speed takes away some of the paper-saving attraction of printing duplex. A high-quality photo print took 49 seconds, which is a good time, though still over twice what Canon quotes for a 15 x 10cm borderless print.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET reviews the Canon Pixma iP4500 and writes;
“The Canon Pixma iP4500 is an all-around good printer. The text prints were nicely dark, though close inspection revealed some jagged edges that could be cleaned up. The color graphics print showed pleasing saturation and sharp details in the photo elements, though the color gradients looked a bit faded and the same issue with slightly jagged edges cropped up. The 4×6 print was good overall. We liked the sharp details and general quality of the image, but the flesh tones were a bit washed out and could use a bump of warmth. Overall, the printer’s quality is great for everyday home printing–we found it to be slightly better than the print quality offered by the iP3500. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon Pixma iP4500 and writes;
“The text quality on plain paper was very nice–crisp, black, and just a little jagged in more-complicated fonts. While a laser could print better text, it couldn’t compete with the Pixma iP4500’s photos: Though color graphics tended to be yellowish (on both plain and photo paper), only flesh tones suffered from the excess attention–everything else looked vivid and natural.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMag reviews the Canon Pixma iP4500 and writes;
“All the photos on our tests qualified as true photo quality, certainly a match for what you would expect from your local drugstore or photo shop. Even better, Canon promises that the photos will last, with claimed lifetimes of 100 years if kept in an album, 30 years if framed behind glass, and 10 years if exposed to the air. The photos are also reasonably water-resistant, so you can pass them around for people to look at without worrying that they’ll come back smudged.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Canon Pixma iP4500 User Reviews

Great Printer!
“I always use Konica/Minolta photo paper, and the photos are crisp, sharp, with beautiful colors. Speed is amazing as well. Ink is less expensive than the HP also. I do not use this printer for everyday text (I still use my HP for that), so I cannot really review that aspect of the printer, but I just do not think you can beat this printer for the price of it and the quality that I have seen with printing my photos. “ – by Patsy A. Jacks
Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic printer
“This printer has met all of my needs. I just love it. Although I don’t print a lot of pictures, I am printing recipe cards with a photo on the reverse, using glossy photo paper with a matte back (recipe on the matte side, photo on the glossy) Both the text and the photo are outstanding. I love the way that the paper can feed either from the rear (so it doesn’t have to roll around a platen (or whatever it is called), and it has a large paper tray in the front, out of sight. I can “close up” the printer when not in use, protecting it from dust.” – by J. Corbitt
Rating: ★★★★★

Canon is still the best printer
“The printer is very nice looking and folds up well. Its not a tall machine but it is a bit wide just about the same width the i960 was. It is a fingerprint magnet because of the hi-gloss black finish but cleans easy. Its sturdy and seems to be well made with thick plastic and don’t really see anything cheap that can break easy. “ – by Scott
Rating: ★★★★☆

“Installing was very easy, as I followed exactly what the instructions said. I didnt use it a whole lot yet, but each time I used, I was astonished at its speed. Though it’s an inkjet, it’s got a laser printer speed. Even with color, it’s very fast. afterall, it’s a Canon, and i’m sure to I haven’t tried a lot yet, the quality of photo printing and etc are excellent. my big recommendation.” – by Soyoung Suh
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent so far
“While I haven’t put this printer through all of its paces yet, what I’ve seen so far is very encouraging. Text prints very quickly and looks as good as a laser printer. However, I bought this printer for photos and it looks like it’s going to surpass my ip3000 in quality. Colors seem a bit smoother and there also seems to be a minor improvement in sharpness.” – by Ricardo
Rating: ★★★★☆

Canon Pixma iP4500 is excellent printer
“I compared 2 photos on 3 different brands of paper with the same 2 photos that I had printed on my other printers. The first thing I noticed was that the prints (full 8 1/2 X 11) came out in about 5 seconds and they were dry. When I compared the prints, the Canon gave me slightly more vivid colors and finer detail. This Canon does a GREAT job. And the price is right; especially if you can purchase it on line.” – by PatsyAnn
Rating: ★★★★★

Canon Pixma iP4500 is excellent printer
“I purchased this printer to replace an old Canon i850 color inkjet printer. The old printer worked great for a few years, then stopped working properly even though I used only Canon ink cartridges. So far the iP4500 seems to print text and photos very well – actually better than the old printer.” – by Dave K.
Rating: ★★★★★

Best bang for the buck
“it’s fast, and surprisingly so. I’m getting 4×6 prints in 20 seconds, and full page copy off the web (black and white w/ some color — borders, bylines, and author headshots) at 6 seconds per page. Very respectable at any price. Black and white printing resolution is fairly sharp to the naked eye, but under a magnifying glass there’s some bleedout noticeable. While that may be a function of the paper I’m using, it’s definitely suitable for any business application.” – by T Galvin
Rating: ★★★★★

Pixma IP4500
“I have had this printer for a couple of months and it prints pictures great and text just as one would expect, also great. I would recommend this printer for its great picture printing and the fact that it uses individual ink tanks instead of one for color and one for black.” – by Kim L. Miller
Rating: ★★★★☆


Canon Pixma iP4500 Brochure & User Guide

Canon Pixma iP4500 User Guide for Windows
Canon Pixma iP4500 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon Pixma iP4500 Features

The Canon Pixma iP4500 is a stylish unit that boasts both a five-color ink system and a 4,608-nozzle print head to deliver wonderfully lifelike color, along with bold, laser-quality text. How does it work? The print head ejects precision droplets as small as one picoliter, resulting in a breathtaking 9600 x 2400 color dot-per-inch (dpi) resolution as well as a truly exceptional level of detail. Remarkably efficient, the iP4500 also will print a borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in only about 21 seconds. And you can store both photo paper and plain paper in the two paper trays at the same time, so you’re always ready to print exactly what you need.

The user-friendly iP4500 provides lots of options, so you can indulge your creativity. With this system, you get four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink, the option of printing two-sided documents to save paper, and the ability to print right from your infrared-enabled mobile camera phone. Simply capture an image with a PictBridge-ready digital camera or DV camcorder, then connect and print–it’s that simple. And to make sure your favorite shots look their best, the built-in automatic image-fixing feature via Easy PhotoPrint EX also helps ensure that each image is as clear and vibrant as possible.

The Canon IP4500 PIXMA is the photo inkjet printer that produces high resolution pictures right at your home! Like other successful PIXMA models, this printer is loaded with advanced features that produce high resolution documents and pho that will save you time and money. No matter what type of computer you have, don’t fret because it’s Windows and Mac compatible. Able to handle multiple photo paper sizes, you won’t have to worry about paper jams that slow you down from enjoying your favorite photos.

*Printing Speed: Black: Up to 31 ppm (as fast as 1.9 sec per page) Color: Up to 24 ppm (as fast as 2.5 sec per page)Postcard size (4 x-6″ borderless photo): Approx. 21 sec
*Photo paper sizes: A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm,
*business cards Paper type: 64 to 105g/m and up to 273g/m
*Resolution: 9600 x 2400 dpi
*Computer Interface: USB 2.0
*Compatible Platforms: Windows: 2000/XP/Vista, Mac: OS X v10.2.8 and later
*Supplied Software:Windows: Easy Photo Print EXn Easy WebPrint, PhotoRecord, CD Label
*PrintMac: Easy Photo Print, CD Label
*Print Included Power cordPrinter headBlack/yellow/magenta/cyan ink cartridges
*Dimensions: 11.9″W x 17.5″D x 6.3″H
*Weight: 15.2 lbs
*Model Number: 2171B002

What’s in the Box
Pixma iP4500 photo printer, document kit (cross sell sheet, easy setup instructions, quick start guide), setup software and user’s guide on CD-ROM, PGI-5 pigment black ink tank, CLI-8 (black/cyan/magenta/yellow) ink tank, sample media (five 8.5-by-11-inch sheets and four print alignment sheets), power cord, and print head.

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