Printer Type: Color Inkjet|Photo
Average User RatingAverage User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 8
Reviewed by: Parima from OK on Feb 3, 2005
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: Seperate ink tanks, duplex printing, borderless printing, LCD screen, pict-bridge, media card reader, dual paper trays.
Weaknesses: None so far.
Summary: This printer is great! I just bought it after my dad bought the ip4000, so a lot of this review compares it to that printer.
The ip6000d has a nice little color LCD screen on which all of the status information and printer controls can be viewed on. That was my biggest gripe about the ip4000, there was no monitor screen at all, so every warning had to be communicated via a little blinking light. The ip6000d is clearly a step up from that including more features such as the media card reader; more ink tanks (photo cyan and photo magenta) for more vivid pictures; and the LCD for picture previewing, menu navigation, and status messages.
Borderless printing works beautifully. I like to think I have a pretty good eye for detail, and I can't really make out any pixelation in blended colors of either my CG art prints or digital picture prints. My last printer before the Canon Pixmas was a HP photosmart 1115 and a photosmart 7350, and I was always a little unhappy with the way pale colors and flesh colors would come out.
Final word, this printer is the best one I've purchased to date. Operation is virtually silent (and probably would be totally silent if I put it on a more stable table) prints are relatively fast even at Best quality, and pictures look beautiful. I can connect my Canon digital cam right up to it and print off that without ever turning the computer on. This is a boon even though I'm an idiot who generally spends hours in photoshop doing photo touchups. -.-'
Reviewed by: pmsrdh from MO on Jan 15, 2005
Experience: 30 Days
Strengths: Great looking photo prints at least for the average picture taker. Easily accessed draft and duplex printing. Individual ink cartridges.
Weaknesses: None that I have found
Summary: I have always been sold on HP printers, but this one changed my mind! I absolutely love the Easy-WebPrint tool bar that allows me to use high-speed print with duplex printing with just one click. No more wasted paper!
I usually don't print out photos, preferring to upload them to Ofoto, but the ones I have printed on the premium photo paper looked just like the ones I get from Ofoto. Lesser quality photo paper didn't look as good.
I do not regret this purchase at all!
Reviewed by: Prudent7 from NY on Nov 23, 2004
Experience: 4 Days
Strengths: Dual Trays for paper.This unit prints 4x6 photos on Canon paper..PERFECTLY. Separate ink cartridges.
Weaknesses: Big Boxy Look..a beauty it's not.
Summary: This is the ideal unit for Dual purpose printing. I especially like the fact that you can review your photos BEFORE you print them..a good feature. Setup was a breeze. I would not hesitate to buy this printer again.
Reviewed by: visionary8 from NJ on Feb 2, 2005
Experience: 1 Weeks
Strengths: Outstanding output, Ease of use, Direct printing, Duplex printing, 2 paper paths
Weaknesses: Does not read RAW files
Summary: Canon's PIXMA iP6000D is a very well engineered, thoughtfully designed 6 color photo printer. The printer is simple BRILLIANT!
Epson's R320M photo printer was my first choice. I hoped to take advantage of a rebate offer in which a digital camera had to be purchased along with the printer. Additionally because I used an Apple computer, I believed that only Epson and HP would have well designed printer drivers for the Macintosh platform. My decision to purchase the Canon came about in a failed effort to purchase Epson's R320 and that I didn't have the cash for my second printer choice, HP's expensive Photosmart 8400. So both the camera and Canon printer was bought together at Tri-State Camera in New York. Tri-State charged $159.99 for the Canon.
Set-up was easy. Interestedly, the iP6000D's print head must be installed, along with its 6 ink tanks, a simple task. Should the print heads need replacing, it can be done by its user. The manuals were clear and thorough. It can print directly printing from PictBridge enabled cameras as well as various memory cards which it accepts. Only JPEG's and TIFF files can be printed. Canon's iP6000D has a comprehensive control panel in which you can search for images, edit, enhance, print and can save the files from a memory card into a folder that the printer creates on your computer as well as launch Canon's own Easy-Photo Print software included on its installation CD. Having the capability to print on both sides of paper, the iP6000 offers 2-sided duplex printing on both plain and Canon's own 2-sided photo paper. Alternative to Blue tooth, the Canon an IrDA infrared port. While I don't own a blue tooth phone, I do have one having that IrDA port. It works! Only JPEG picture files can be beam. Media can be loaded into either a pull-out bottom cassette tray or top sheet feeder. Both hold up to 150 sheets. Either one can be selected from the printer or from its drivers. They can be used together continuously. Additionally the printer has a positionable color 2 in LCD screen. Once its contrast was adjusted, the screen became very clear.
I've been using the Canon for a week. So far I haven't had one problem. My greatest concern was that I might have to return the printer because its drivers were poorly written for Apple computers. Well they are not. The printer is Brillant! I shouldn't feared making this purchase. Believe me, I'm a graphic designer/amateur photographer, who has designed on various computer platforms and has a lot of experience outputting work to many different kind of printers.The Canon works as well as or better than any printer I ever used! Canon's iP6000D's output is equal to the Epson and HP photo printers. I'm on OS X 10.3.7.
Reviewed by: mlmckenzie from NY on Jan 16, 2005
Experience: 2 Weeks
Strengths: Duplex; Borderless 8.5X11; Many printing options; Nice bundled software utilities; Separate ink tanks
Summary: (Edited January 27th by mlmckenzie) The Pixma iP6000D printer appears to be very high quality. The ink tanks are separate, so you can replace each color as needed rather than having to replace the whole cartridge when one color runs out. Also, the print head is a separate piece that sets down in the printer--if a problem occurs with it, you can just replace the print head rather than the whole printer or a costly repair.
Duplex, double sided printing, is a very nice feature, although it slows down printing a bit (it pauses to let the first side dry for a second before printing on the back). The software includes a printing application and a printer toolbar for Internet explorer.
The prints on photo paper are stunning! Used in combination with the borderless option, whether printing 4X6 or 8.5X11, I've been very, very happy with the results.
Please note that the USB 2.0 cable does not come in the box. You need to purchase one in order to connect to your computer.
This is a great printer for a reasonable price.
Reviewed by: gitak from NY on Dec 28, 2004
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Large LCD, 6 ink colors, affordable ink, no lines on prints, bottom feed tray to avoid paper jams, slots for various memory cards.
Weaknesses: Large size, LCD is hard to view.
Summary: This is my first photo printer and it is great. The prints are as good as 35mm prints. I would definitely recommend this printer to anyone.
Reviewed by: mrenaud from MA on Dec 30, 2004
Experience: 1 Days
Strengths: I just purchased the Canon PowerShot G6 and it works great with this printer. I can plug right into the printer. The quality is great.
Weaknesses: None so far
Summary: The quality of the picture is great. It is as good as when I have had my 35mm prints done at a lab. I will enjoy this printer and printing pictures out of my children.
Reviewed by: kahane18 from NY on Apr 15, 2005
Experience: 2 Days
Strengths: very nice photos, prints photos directly from camera and memory card
Weaknesses: terrible text printing and the speed rating for text is a joke
Summary: excellent photo's, prints them very fast, easy to set up and use great built-in LCD screen. if you need this for photos, there is no better choice and flexibility for the money, text on the other hand is horrific compared to even the cheapest laser. overall excellent value for photo printing.