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Inkjet-Printer: Heavyweights From Canon, Epson and HP

More Information On: Canon I860

The i850 had only just become a reference when it suddenly found itself ousted by the i860. Do I hear gnashing of teeth?

It must be said that there are some very persuasive new arguments in favor of the i860. It has 5 instead of 4 cartridges (for deeper black in photos), it has a new 10x15 paper feeder and a paper analyzer. We should say we have been bugging Canon for the last two years to tell us when they were going to get around to using this brilliant function, initially launched by HP. Epson is still resisting.

We grabbed all the paper we could find: glossy, mat, transparent, lightweight and of any make. We looked at how the printer behaved with photo printing. Depending on the country you live in, you may not be able to buy some of these papers, maybe most of them. No matter, the main point was to find out if the sensor in the i860 can do the job on its own.

PaperNot RecommendedSuitable
Avery 250g/m²X
Canon MP101X
Canon PR-101X 150g/m²X 260g/m²X
Epson DurabrightX
Epson Photo PaperX
HP Premium Plus GlossyX
Kodak Ultima 270g/m²X
Lexmark PremiumX
Micro Application Transparent self-adhesiveX
Micro Application VitrophanieX
Micro Application 10x15 260g/m²X
Micro Application 140g/m²X
Micro Application 260g/m²X
Micro Application double-sided invitation cardX
Micro Application TransparentX
Pelikan 254g/m²X
Rey 180g/m²X
Rey Canvas 200g/m²X