Canon Pixma iP2600 Photo Inkjet Printer (2435B002)
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Product Description

This compact photo printer delivers true ease of use and amazing results. Its patented print head technology lets you produce beautiful, long-lasting photos with borderless edges, from credit- card size, up to 8.5x11, and with resolution up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi. A superb 4x6 borderless print takes only about 55 seconds. For better results, the Auto Image Fix feature automatically corrects images for the best possible exposure, color, brightness and contrast. Also, the specially formulated pigment black ink delivers clear, laser-quality text with better readability and a higher resistance to smudging. Print Resolution - Color up to 4800 x 1200 dpi and Black up to 600 x 600 dpi Paper Sizes - Credit Card (2.13 x 3.39), 4 x 6, 4 x 8, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes, and Photo Stickers Noise Level - Approx. 43 dB in the best quality mode Compatibility - Windows Vista, Windows XP, 2000 and Mac OS X v. 10.3.9 to 10.5.x Dimensions - Width 17.4 x Depth 10 x Height 5.6 Weight - 8.1 pounds

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.

The Canon IP2600 delivers photo-lab quality prints with speed and affordability. View Back.
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.

The Canon IP2600 uses a USB connection and is compatible with both Windows and Macs. It is backed by a 1-year warranty.

The IP2600 is Windows and Mac compatible, and offers a wide variety of printer options.
What's in the Box
IP2600 photo printer, document kit, PG30 black ink cartridge, CL-31 color ink cartridge, power cord, print head, sample media.

  • Ink jet printer delivers outstanding photo prints and text quality
  • Prints photos at a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • Borderless photo prints
  • Specially formulated pigment black ink gives laser-quality text
  • Compact size for easy placement

Customer Reviews:

  • Canon IP2600 Inkjet printer
    I wanted a cheap printer that used only two cartridges. This newest release by Canon filled the bill. Not my choice for color photos but for your kids room or for a second printer it is a great choice. Canon has always been my first choice....more info
  • Working great so far
    I recently purchased this printer after my hp deskjet6620 died on me a few months after my warranty (what luck!). Anyway, so far I'm very pleased with the ip2600. The style is very sleek and small enough to fit on my desk. The only 2 downfalls I have come across so far is that when I printed a photo the colors are slightly dull . Secondly, the warranty from Canon is only 3 months. You could always purchase the additional warranty from for less than 10 dollars. All in all I think this is a great printer for the price and I am quite happy. ...more info
  • Not Bad...
    Needed a decent printer after TWO Lexmark Wally World cheapies refused to work after a while. I just wanted to print out my tax returns and stuff. The Canon was easy to use and setup. Just hope the ink cartridges don't dry up. I keep them in a glassine (dope) sealed bag, with a wet piece of paper. Hope this works. OK printer so far.......more info
  • mediocre
    The Canon ip2600 is slow and the prints are quite mediocre, but it's cheap, so what? Well, next time I would spend a few more dollars and have a much better machine. Don't believe the Canon Pixma iP2600 Photo Inkjet Printer (2435B002)reviews saying this product is anything more than C- or D+....more info
  • great printer
    Does a great job! I don't print very much, but it is quiet and fast and the print quality is just what I need. I was a little surprised when I took it out of the box at the size....seemed big, especially compared to my last printer. ...more info
  • Inconsistent Printing
    I've had this printer for two weeks and I have to say, this is one of the most inconsistent printers I've ever used. I regularly use both high end and budget printers for my art-related business. This one is obviously in the budget category, but the printing results were still far below what I expected (and have achieved with similarly priced units in the past.)

    For one, the printing colors are quite dull from the beginning. I went through the entire manual and took the steps suggested for when colors appear off/dull, but the situation stayed the same.

    I could sometimes get a decent print from it, but it was haphazard. I would print one photo, it would be dull. I'd then print the exact same photo again, without changing any settings, and the color would be fine. Very frustrating.

    The only reasons I'm giving this two stars instead of one is because it was so easy to set up and use, and because it was easy to set up wireless printing with it.

    I'm returning this printer and I'm going to spend a few extra bucks on the MP480 and hope I have better results with that. ...more info
  • Spend $25 and get the 4600.
    The Canon Pixma IP2600 / 2600 is a P.O.S. It prints super light, as if the color in was watered down. You get what you pay for. Pay $25 more and get the 4600 and you'll be satisfied, but research the ink costs in advance. Also look at generic ink distributors. ...more info
  • Good for the money....uses a lot of ink
    The IP2600 is a good printer for the money. Black and color printing is fast and quiet. I previously had the more expensive i850. This printer seems to burn through ink about twice as fast....more info
  • Stock up on ink!!!
    I've had a HP printer for years. I'd replace the ink about once a year, that's with printing a ton of pictures. I went to buy ink for my Canon and commented to the salesman about how quickly the printer ran out of ink. He told me that they are shipped with a partial ink cartridge and a full one would last "forever". Well that was Monday, this is Friday and I'm out of ink! I printed up around thirty fliers. That's it. I think I'll go back to HP! ...more info
  • This is one amazing little printer!
    I, like some others stated, got this little guy from Walmart for under thirty last month. I was expecting little for such a price but definitely got more than I paid for!

    1. This printer is fast. Speedy for an entry level printer.

    2. 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.

    3. 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!

    4. Some one mentioned in their review that they could not print from the last page. That setting is available, under Page Setup in the settings.

    5. It looks good! (But the black coating picks up prints much too well for my liking.)


    I think Canon should be ashamed of the racket on ink that they have going. At the rate I print, I would be using two carts a month of color. Nearly fifty a month, more than the printer cost!! After much research, I found Hobbicolors ink on Ebay. WOW! That ink is BETTER than the OEM ink. I tried some ink from Amazon, but it was not as good, watered down. I have refilled twice now and no problems with Hobbicolors. I am just staring at my prints in awe.

    It is a little noisy, but you can turn on quiet mode in the printer settings. It prints a little slower, but I am not in all that much of a hurry.

    I am just a hobbyist, not a graphic designer or anything, so I can definitely recommend this printer for the everyday user....more info
  • Very Cheap, Expensive Ink, Feeder Breaks Down
    I have a B&W workhorse laser (HP) and didn't use this printer much except for a few color prints once in awhile. If I had, I probably would have run into the feeder issue a lot sooner like many people out there.
    However, under such little use, it took 11 months for the "Feeder Failure" to appear. The feeder starts grabbing just the right side only and jams the paper. You can try cleaning it, but it doesn't work. You can Google it and gauge about what stage the printer begins to do this for people--but my guess is about 100 -200 feeds.
    I got this printer free, but I'm still a little disappointed Canon put out a defective printer.
    The features weren't great, it was a middle of the road printer, a bit slow, cheap plastic, expensive ink, etc, but as far as I can tell a very inexpensive purchase price for what you get, which probably explains why they only offered a 90 day warranty: it was made to get past the 90 day mark only.

    ...more info
  • Serious High Quality For a Ridiculously Low Price
    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.

    Think color space. Then think luminance.

    Spend 10 minutes calibrating this thing and, erm, holy cow. Bright, screen-true prints with bandless gradients and a dynamic range that'll handle almost anything the 8-bit world can throw at it. 30 bucks? Two $20 (retail) cartridges? Are you kidding me?


    So adjust your printer. This basic calibration process should be performed on any new printer if you're serious about image quality. You need to make your printouts look as much as possible like the corresponding images on your monitor. Even if you're not obsessive about the subject, they should still come pretty close (assuming the device is for general use or generic proofing).

    A. In the driver settings dialog, on the Main tab, change "Color/Intensity" to "manual," and click the Set button. This brings up a new dialog.

    B. Skip immediately to the Matching tab, and change the settings as appropriate. You need to learn about color spaces if you're serious about digital images, but most likely your actual display is set to a profile called "sRGB," which corresponds to ICM->Standard on this driver settings screen.

    C. Go back to the color adjustment tab. Now you're going to start tweaking the machine to compensate directly for the poor-quality output. You're going to make changes, and then print out a calibration image to see if you've hit your mark.

    You can download calibration images on the web, which are often collages that include color gradients, color charts, skin tones, nature scenes, lighting variations, grayscale images, etc. Or you can make a collage from your own images. Just make sure it covers the subjects and attributes you'll be printing most. Usually if I can hit skin tones, everything else falls into place.

    REMEMBER: The goal is not to get "appealing" skin tones. The goal is to get skin tones that match what you see on your monitor. Also, remember that your monitor is a source of light, and a photo is not. A printout needs to be lit sufficiently to make a fair comparison with its digital counterpart.

    D. Start with the Intensity and the Contrast sliders. Move them SLIGHTLY to the right. I started at 4, printed a test, and then went in increments of 2 before finally arriving at an optimal value of 8 for both settings. You may get better results adjusting them more or less, in sync or not, whatever. Depends on how your monitor's calibrated, among other things.

    E. That's PROBABLY all you'll have to do. But if there's a printout problem that's truly a question of a color's ***hue*** (which shouldn't occur if you've matched the profiles) and not its ***luminance***, you can adjust the ink volume CMY sliders at the top. I personally didn't have to do this.


    1. The 30/31 cartridges that came with your printer are fully compatible with the PG40 and the PG41. Just like the box says. And your Quick Start Guide. And your manual.

    So what? Well, the 40 and the 41 give somewhere between twice and three times the yield of the 30 and the 31. And they cost the same. Go figure.

    2. If you want a high-volume printer, you bought the wrong machine. The 30 bucks should've been a hint. ;-)


    Umm, swing the little arm out. ...more info