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Old Dec 28, 2006, 12:41 PM   #11
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Israel. Or as i call it - the land of expensive hardware.

Do I have any more choices other than the 4300, 6700 and 8500? Perhaps something with more colors but not such a high price?

The only thing the 5200 has over the 4300 is speed, right?
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 2:24 PM   #12
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HP and Epson but they have some pretty high negatives. I see some OK HP printers but they are overpriced. HP despite being a pretty good company seems to take a pretty long time updating their printers.

Epson printers can print great photos but they eat ink and they breakdown often.

Right now Canon is making the best printers.
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 3:21 PM   #13
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Alright, so Canon then.

What other Photo Printers from Canon should I be looking at?
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 3:51 PM   #14
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Alright, so Canon then.

What other Photo Printers from Canon should I be looking at?
http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home...Jet/index.asp#

Here is the list for Europe which is apparently the ones that ship to Israel.
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I did some research and was going to buy a iP5200 but found it's discontinued and difficult to find. What about the iP4300? The specs look the same but the price is lower than the iP5200. Do they use the same print head? Is the iP5200 a much better
printer? I can't uncover the differences. Thanks
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 7:56 PM   #16
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Kyguy05, I found this: Canon has combined the iP4200 and the iP5200 to come up with the iP4300.

The only real difference between them was the number of nozzles in the 5200. This helped it to be a faster printer, but didn't have any real impact on print quality.


Other than this, I can't find any direct comparisons, and the descriptions look essentially the same. You might have to ask Canon tech support directly for the info'.

Track asks: How DO u print photos from a digital camera if u dont have a photo printer?

Don't know your options in Israel, but in the US, you send the files in to an online service and they mail the photos to you. Or, you drop off your media card or CD at a local shop that prints digital photos -- or at do-it-yourself printing kiosks.

Six color inkjet printers can produce better prints than you get from mass-market photo printers, so a four color printer like the ip4300 can probably compete favorably.

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Old Dec 28, 2006, 9:00 PM   #17
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So would u reccomend the Pixma iP4300?

And also, if the iP4200 + iP5200= iP4300, then what is the iP5300?
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I bought the iP4300 about 6 weeks ago and I like it. I use generic "HP Bright White" inkjet paper. Documents print well, web pages and photos are good so far. Is it "as good as a lab"? I have not tried Canon's special paper, I cannot help there.

What is the iP5300? I looked at a few third-party cartridge sites and they did not list that model. But that is not surprising, it is probably a European printer.

I believe some models (like iP6210 and iP6220) use one color cartridge (CL-41, CL-51, CL-52), it contains all the colors. It is very small, and you cannot see how much of each color is left. And if one color runs out, you have to replace the whole color cartridge and waste expensive ink.

Does Canon's website show pictures of the cartridges for their models? Some third-party ink shops on the Net have pictures of the cartridges.

The 6700 uses the same cartridges as my 4300 (but the 6700 adds photo cyan and photo magenta, and has an LCD display I think). Individual tanks, and you can see how much is left in each tank. I would not consider any models with tiny all-together ink-tanks.

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The 4300 and 5300 are about the same except for speed. The 5300 is a little faster it can do a 4x6 in 21 seconds while the 4300 is rated at 36 seconds. If you can wait the extra 15 seconds then the 4300 makes perfect sense.

Companies always charge more for speed.


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This is the email I just got from Canon Tech Support
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Dear James:

Thank you for your inquiry. We value you as a Canon customer and
appreciate the opportunity to assist you with the iP4300 printer.

The iP4300 is the replacement for the iP5200 printer. The print head is
the same for both printers.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Please feel free to contact
us again if you have any other questions or concerns.

Thank you for choosing Canon.

Sincerely,

Frida
Technical Support Representative[/code]
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