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In Living Color: 8 New Inkjet Printers Put to the Test
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Model Pixma IP2000 Pixma IP4000 Pixma IP5000 Stylus C66 PE
Manufacturer Canon Canon Canon Epson
General Characteristics
Price $79.99 $149.99 $199.99 $59
Indicated color resolution 4800x1200 dpi 4800x1200 dpi 9600x2400 dpi 5760x720 dpi
Interface USB USB USB USB
Paper capacity 150 sheets 150 sheets 150 sheets 120 sheets
Type of loading Top / Front Top / Front Top / Front Top
PictBridge function Yes Yes Yes No
Memory slots No No No No
Dimensions 418 x 260 x 169 mm 418 x 284 x 170 mm 418 x 286 x 170 mm 460 x 242 x 193 mm
Weight 4.4 kg 6.9 kg 6.7 kg 3.5 kg
Software Easy-WebPrint
Easy PhotoPrint
PhotoRecord
CD-LablePrint
Easy-WebPrint
Easy PhotoPrint
PhotoRecord
EasyPrint ToolBoxCD-LablePrint
Easy-WebPrint
Easy PhotoPrint
PhotoRecord
CD-LablePrint
PhotoQuicker 5
Web-to-Page
Evaluation
Quality rating (coeff 5) 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.0
Performance rating (coeff 5) 4.0 5.0 4.5 2.0
Cost-of-use rating (coeff 5) 4.0 5.0 4.5 3.5
Noise-level rating (coeff 2) 3.0 4.5 4.5 2.5
Function and driver rating (coeff 3) 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5
Weighted total (out of 20) 15.0 18.1 17.1 12.0
Information on cartridges
No of cartridges present simultaneously 2 5 5 4
Separate colors No Yes yes Yes
Photo inks No Black for contrast Black for contrast No
Installation of photo cartridge n.a. Independent Independent n.a.
Price of black cartridge $7.00 $13.95 $13.95 $23.74
Price of CMY cartridge $18.50 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Price of Cyan cartridge n.a. $11.95 $11.95 $12.34
Price of Magenta cartridge n.a. $11.95 $11.95 $12.34
Price of Yellow cartridge n.a. $11.95 $11.95 $12.34
Price of photo cartridge n.a. $11.95 $11.95 n.a.

Model Stylus Photo R300 Photosmart 7450 Photosmart 8150 Z816
Manufacturer Epson HP HP Lexmark
General Characteristics
Price $156 $99.99 $199.99 $99
Indicated color resolution 5760x1440 dpi 4800x1200 dpi 4800x1200 ppp 4800x1200 dpi
Interface USB USB USB USB
Paper capacity 150 sheets 100 sheets 150 sheets 100 sheets
Type of loading Top Front Front Top
PictBridge function Yes No Yes No
Memory slots Yes Yes Yes No
Dimensions 498 x 264 x 225 mm 475 x 220 x 155 mm 480 x 394 x 171 mm 440 x 230 x 152 mm
Weight 6 kg 3.3 kg 7 kg 2.2 kg
Software PhotoQuicker 5
Web-to-Pag
PhotoStarte
CardMonito
Photo
Image Zone Image Zone Precision Photo
Evaluation
Quality rating (coeff 5) 5.0 3.5 4.0 2.5
Performance rating (coeff 5) 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.5
Cost-of-use rating (coeff 5) 4.5 3.0 2.5 2.0
Noise-level rating (coeff 2) 4.0 2.5 3.0 3.5
Function and driver rating (coeff 3) 4.5 4.5 5.0 3.0
Weighted total (out of 20) 17.3 13.2 13.7 10.2
Information on cartridges
No of cartridges present simultaneously 6 2 2 2
Separate colors Yes No No No
Photo inks Light cyan + light magenta Light cyan + light magenta +black Light cyan + light magenta +black or grayscal Light cyan + light magenta +black
Installation of photo cartridge Independent Replaces black Replaces black Replaces black
Price of black cartridge $17.10 $19.99 $19.99 $19.99
Price of CMY cartridge n.a. $34.99 $24.99 $21.99
Price of Cyan cartridge $12.34 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Price of Magenta cartridge $12.34 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Price of Yellow cartridge $12.34 n.a. n.a. n.a.
Price of photo cartridge $12.34 $24.99 $24.99 $24.99
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