Page 1:Comparative Tests: General-Purpose Inkjet Printers
Page 2:The Four Manufacturers
Page 3:A Landslide Of Attractive Features
Page 5:Four Manufacturers, Two Technologies
Page 6:Heat System: Canon, HP, Lexmark
Page 7:Ink Quality
Page 8:2 - Speed
Page 9:Printers Tested
Page 10:The Printers
Page 11:Canon S300: Print Examples
Page 12:Canon S500
Page 13:Canon S500: Print Examples
Page 14:Canon S630
Page 15:Canon S630: Print Samples
Page 16:Epson Stylus C60
Page 17:Epson Stylus C60, Continued
Page 18:Epson Stylus C80
Page 19:Epson Stylus C80, Continued
Page 20:Epson Stylus Photo 820
Page 21:Epson Stylus Photo 820, Continued
Page 22:HP Deskjet 932c
Page 23:HP Deskjet 932c, Continued
Page 24:HP Deskjet 960c
Page 25:HP Deskjet 960c, Continued
Page 26:HP Deskjet 990cxi
Page 27:HP Deskjet 990cxi, Continued
Page 28:Lexmark Z43
Page 29:Lexmark Z43, Continued
Page 30:Lexmark Z43, Continued
Page 31:Lexmark Z53
Page 32:Lexmark Z53, Continued
Page 33:Summary Table And Conclusion
Page 34:Conclusion, Continued
Canon S300 Photo
This is the cheapest version based on the S600. Although it has virtually the same motor, it uses single cartridges (one black and one color). Canon also does this in a model tweaked for photo-printing, making it one of the cheapest on the market.
Officially, this is the printer most like the S600. If the manufacturer is to be believed, it is the "fastest, cheapest" and produces "high quality" print.
The S630 is a faster version of the S500. Print quality is the same, cartridges and heads are the same, but the pages come out faster.
Epson Stylus C60
Unlike the new C70/C80, the C60 uses only two cartridges. This is the real replacement for the Stylus Color 880.
Epson Stylus C70/C80
Epson has never given in to temptation and was always ready to condemn systems using separate cartridges. But now they have yielded - its two middle- and top-range models come with four cartridges.
Epson Stylus Photo 820
The Epson site claims that its new baby can offer outstanding photographic quality because it has added two light hues (cyan and magenta) to the three basic colors, resulting in unequaled quality for flesh and pastel tones. It also claims that the 2880 dpi resolution and the imperceptible dots produce prints of absolutely perfect quality. Nothing less.
HP Deskjet 932c/940c
The Deskjet 930c was loved by many. This year it has been replaced by two models whose only difference is in motor speed.
HP Deskjet 960c
This replaces the Deskjet 959c and features more speed, as well automatic paper analysis and resolution adjustment functions.
HP Deskjet 990cxi
This is the luxury Deskjet. Basically, it is very similar to the 960c. The main difference is that for about $100 more, you have a duplex unit as a standard feature.
This is the cheapest photo printer in the test, though it is not dedicated to photo mode. In ordinary office mode, it prints up to 12 pages per minute.
Lexmark claims this to be the fastest printer in its class. This speedy model is supposed to reach 16 pages per minute in black and white. And by the way, it is the only one in the test to feature Linux-compatible drivers.
- Comparative Tests: General-Purpose Inkjet Printers
- The Four Manufacturers
- A Landslide Of Attractive Features
- Four Manufacturers, Two Technologies
- Heat System: Canon, HP, Lexmark
- Ink Quality
- 2 - Speed
- Printers Tested
- The Printers
- Canon S300: Print Examples
- Canon S500
- Canon S500: Print Examples
- Canon S630
- Canon S630: Print Samples
- Epson Stylus C60
- Epson Stylus C60, Continued
- Epson Stylus C80
- Epson Stylus C80, Continued
- Epson Stylus Photo 820
- Epson Stylus Photo 820, Continued
- HP Deskjet 932c
- HP Deskjet 932c, Continued
- HP Deskjet 960c
- HP Deskjet 960c, Continued
- HP Deskjet 990cxi
- HP Deskjet 990cxi, Continued
- Lexmark Z43
- Lexmark Z43, Continued
- Lexmark Z43, Continued
- Lexmark Z53
- Lexmark Z53, Continued
- Summary Table And Conclusion
- Conclusion, Continued