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Old Jun 27, 2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hello,

I was curious if anyone knew of any direct comparison between the ip5000 and the rest of the series? In reviews I generally see that the others (ip3K, 4K, 6K) all complain about text quality on plain paper. I've got the 5000 and have no complains. This unit is the only one with the 1 pico drop size (from what I can see). It would seem that canon has chosen to go the 2 pico route as all the new mulitfunctions (MP780) are all 2 pico. I was going to buy this unit but hesitated as my main concern was text quality (used to have an 820s - horrible text). Any thoughts or links would be apreciated.



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Old Jun 27, 2005, 11:57 AM   #2
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Hi,
I also have the ip5000 just over a week old now, sheer bliss after owning an Epson, the ip3000 I think only uses three colours and one black for text and photos, as you know the ip4000 along with the ip5000 uses a pigment black for text and a dye photo black.

The ip5000 as you say is capable of printing 1pl resolution, but only if 'photo paper pro' is selected and the print quality is set to '1' or indeed if you select 'photo paper pro' in 'Easy Photo Print' otherwise it will print at 2Pl or lower resolution.

A good review of this printer can be found on photo-i (Ooops sorry Steve), he recomends that the intensity is set to +10 with the ICM box ticked, but it does all depend on what you are printing. I use auto or ICM ticked with the setting at +2.

A very nice printer and was quite suprised how quiet it is. I've only just learned how to import images from Sure Thing Label Maker and Media Face 4 to enable direct printing.

The ip5000 is an all-round printer as opposed to a specialised printer using 6 or more colours with wider paper handling.

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Old Jun 29, 2005, 8:53 PM   #3
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The ip5000 as you say is capable of printing 1pl resolution, but only if 'photo paper pro' is selected and the print quality is set to '1' or indeed if you select 'photo paper pro' in 'Easy Photo Print' otherwise it will print at 2Pl or lower resolution.

The ip5000 is an all-round printer as opposed to a specialised printer using 6 or more colours with wider paper handling.
is 2pl an option on the ip5000? I thought it was a 1pl or 5pl sort of deal.

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 9:42 AM   #4
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The ip5000 will only print at 1pl its highest resolution with Paper pro selected, hence the slower print speed.

You try selecting print quality '1' on anything but Paper pro, you will find it impossible as this setting is blanked out - this is the 1pl setting, obviously in Easy photo Print the setting is done automatically when Paper pro is selected as the printing medium.

Burt raises the very question 'How to fix computers' and points to the link below.
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/vie...pid=2249#p2249

It should be noted that, dots per inch is not a volume, dpi is measurement of the number of dots per inch not the quantity of ink in pica litres..... hoping that clarifies the difference.

The number of nozzles is one thing and the amount of ink they 'squirt' is another.

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