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Old Nov 23, 2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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I can't seem to decide which is the better for photos. The 5000 has the smaller dropletes but the 6000 has the special photo inks. Which adds more to the photo quality? Any ideas?
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 2:15 PM   #2
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Also does anyone know if these come with full ink carts or just the half filled ones?
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 4:22 PM   #3
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AFAIK Canon don't do lite versions of the ink carts. The 6000Dfollows on fromthe i900D which was basically an i960 which traded speed for the ability to print standalone from memory cards. The iP5000 uses smaller droplets to emulate the quality of a 6 colour 2pL printer. From what I've seen in stores, new printers don't have big differences in output and the subjectis more important.
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If I'm understanding correctly, the 6000 is a slower printer. And in comparing photo quality between the 5000 and 6000, it's the same?

What about the quality of text and graphic presentations? In my travels, I believe I read that the 5000 is better. Any comments?
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Any of the recent Canons should be similar for graphics. The i850,i560,iP3000,i860,iP4000 and iP5000 are better at text than the pure photo printers because they use the BCI3eBK pigment black cart.
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I guess I can't figure out why Canon would use the 6 inks in the 6000 if the graphics are the same as the 4000. Do you think it would be more expensive to use the 6000 then?
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Graphics are not Photos. I don't think the PhotoCyan and PhotoMagenta carts get used on plain paper.
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 1:26 PM   #8
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I guess I didn't word that right. I meant photos. I just can't see how the 4000 can produce as good a photo as the 6000 with the 4000 using just normal ink and the 6000 using photo ink.
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The answer might be that it can't but you'd need a magnifying glass and a photo that demonstrated the difference. I prefer satin or matte paper and to me there is not much difference between my i865 and my b in law's i905D on these papers. He prefers gloss and can see a difference. I just go round there and look at the print on the wall :-). These printers are previous generation to the Pixmas but I wouldn't expect the differences to have changed.
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Steve didn't do comparison photos, but he says the iP6000 is on a par with the i9100, and he did run comparison shots between the iP4000 and the i9100. There wasn't a lot to choose between them.

The photo magenta and photo cyan generally gives better photo prints, but Canon seems to have done well with the 4 photo colors on the iP4000.

If you want the very best consider the iP8500. But it is overpriced IMO – I would spring for the extra $100 and get the wide format i9900.

If it is going to be your only printer the pigmented black on the 4000 and 5000 give better text. Text is a lot cheaper as well. They are good all-round printers if you aren't going to have a separate printer for text.


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