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Old Oct 20, 2004, 4:36 PM   #1
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What would be the best choice for a photo printer between the i960 vs iP6000D. Also is the i960 available is not does the iP6000D replace it?

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Old Oct 20, 2004, 5:22 PM   #2
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The iP6000D replaced the i900D which was similar to the i960 but sacrificed some speedand hadthe ability to read direct from media cards. If you want a 6 colour Pixma it may be your only choice or else look for a cheap i960.
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 8:29 PM   #3
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If you want an i960, you better hurry. It has been discontinued and remaining stock, if you can find any, are going fast. Newegg had about 110 in stock one day and about 4 or 5 days later they were out of stock.
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 9:04 PM   #4
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Maybe I should look at the iP5000, looks like it replaces the i960.
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 12:10 AM   #5
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Maybe I should look at the iP5000, looks like it replaces the i960.
Actually the ip6000 replaces the i960 since both use the same 6 ink cartridges (CcMmYK). The ip5000 uses "CMYK + black pigment" cartridges so is a bit different from the i960.

I was thinking of getting an ip5000 but it uses the 1pl drop size compared to the i960's 2pl drop size. My take was that "if" the ip5000 ink nozzles are half the size of the i960's nozzles, then they might be more prone to clogging. The i960 gives all the photo quality I want/need so I figured why risk more chance of clogging.

The clincher in getting a CcMmYK printer as the i960 is, is that many posts say the lighter photo magenta and photo cyan ink cartridges are used up 2 - 3 times faster than the normal cyan and magenta cartridges. This means they must weigh heavily in producing higher quality photo prints. My take also is that flesh tones are the most important in any photo so the lighter PM ink would contribute a lot toward that end.

I think the ip6000 uses 2pl drop size so it would be very comparable to the i960 but the i960 is cheaper. Also, I don't like paper going a 180 degree turn so the front feed of the ip6000 was not a selling point for me.

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