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Old Dec 4, 2005, 8:56 PM   #1
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Whats the difference between the two? They are both at the same price point, and I was wondering if there are any important distinctions between them.

I'm looking for a printer that will print photos, and text documents, and give me good renditions of webpages. I've already ruled out the 4000.
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Whats the difference between the two? They are both at the same price point, and I was wondering if there are any important distinctions between them.

I'm looking for a printer that will print photos, and text documents, and give me good renditions of webpages. I've already ruled out the 4000.
The 6000 is a 6 ink system using Ink Tanks: BCI-6Bk Black, BCI-6C Cyan, BCI-6M Magenta, BCI-6Y Yellow, BCI-6PC Photo Cyan, BCI-6PM Photo Magenta

The IP5000 is a 5 ink system that using 4 inks for photos and one pigment black for text.

I prefer the IP5000 for several reason:

1. Speed

2. Excellent Photo quality

3. 1 picoliter droplet

http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/con...modelid9=10439

4. more nozzles

5. Better for text as well with 27ml of pigment black

6. Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta is hype.


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I would go with the new ChromaLife inks. The iP5200 and iP6600 are the new printers with that ink. BuyDig has the iP5200 for $160 including shipping. I think you would want a much better price than that to settle for the iP5000.

As a general purpose printer I think the iP5000 or iP5200 is the best choice. Text is darker and you have a lot more heavily pigmented black ink. The black ink in the photo printers has to work with the colors in a photo and generally aren't as strong. Steve in his conclusions seems to think the iP5200 prints photos extremely well. http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_...on_ip5200.html

I have a dedicated 6 color wide format photo printer, but I also have a general purpose printer with a large tank of dark black ink for normal printing. If I were going to have only one printer it would be a good general purpose printer like the iP5000 or 5200.


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