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In Living Color: 8 New Inkjet Printers Put to the Test

Features Table

ModelPixma IP2000Pixma IP4000Pixma IP5000Stylus C66 PE
ManufacturerCanonCanonCanonEpson
General Characteristics
Price$79.99$149.99$199.99$59
Indicated color resolution4800x1200 dpi4800x1200 dpi9600x2400 dpi5760x720 dpi
InterfaceUSBUSBUSBUSB
Paper capacity150 sheets150 sheets150 sheets120 sheets
Type of loadingTop / FrontTop / FrontTop / FrontTop
PictBridge functionYesYesYesNo
Memory slotsNoNoNoNo
Dimensions418 x 260 x 169 mm418 x 284 x 170 mm418 x 286 x 170 mm460 x 242 x 193 mm
Weight4.4 kg6.9 kg6.7 kg3.5 kg
SoftwareEasy-WebPrintEasy PhotoPrintPhotoRecordCD-LablePrintEasy-WebPrintEasy PhotoPrintPhotoRecordEasyPrint ToolBoxCD-LablePrintEasy-WebPrintEasy PhotoPrintPhotoRecordCD-LablePrintPhotoQuicker 5Web-to-Page
Evaluation
Quality rating (coeff 5)4.04.54.54.0
Performance rating (coeff 5)4.05.04.52.0
Cost-of-use rating (coeff 5)4.05.04.53.5
Noise-level rating (coeff 2)3.04.54.52.5
Function and driver rating (coeff 3)3.03.03.02.5
Weighted total (out of 20)15.018.117.112.0
Information on cartridges
No of cartridges present simultaneously2554
Separate colorsNoYesyesYes
Photo inksNoBlack for contrastBlack for contrastNo
Installation of photo cartridgen.a.IndependentIndependentn.a.
Price of black cartridge$7.00$13.95$13.95$23.74
Price of CMY cartridge$18.50n.a.n.a.n.a.
Price of Cyan cartridgen.a.$11.95$11.95$12.34
Price of Magenta cartridgen.a.$11.95$11.95$12.34
Price of Yellow cartridgen.a.$11.95$11.95$12.34
Price of photo cartridgen.a.$11.95$11.95n.a.
ModelStylus Photo R300Photosmart 7450Photosmart 8150Z816
ManufacturerEpsonHPHPLexmark
General Characteristics
Price$156$99.99$199.99$99
Indicated color resolution5760x1440 dpi4800x1200 dpi4800x1200 ppp4800x1200 dpi
InterfaceUSBUSBUSBUSB
Paper capacity150 sheets100 sheets150 sheets100 sheets
Type of loadingTopFrontFrontTop
PictBridge functionYesNoYesNo
Memory slotsYesYesYesNo
Dimensions498 x 264 x 225 mm475 x 220 x 155 mm480 x 394 x 171 mm440 x 230 x 152 mm
Weight6 kg3.3 kg7 kg2.2 kg
SoftwarePhotoQuicker 5Web-to-PagPhotoStarteCardMonitoPhotoImage ZoneImage ZonePrecision Photo
Evaluation
Quality rating (coeff 5)5.03.54.02.5
Performance rating (coeff 5)3.53.03.02.5
Cost-of-use rating (coeff 5)4.53.02.52.0
Noise-level rating (coeff 2)4.02.53.03.5
Function and driver rating (coeff 3)4.54.55.03.0
Weighted total (out of 20)17.313.213.710.2
Information on cartridges
No of cartridges present simultaneously6222
Separate colorsYesNoNoNo
Photo inksLight cyan + light magentaLight cyan + light magenta +blackLight cyan + light magenta +black or grayscalLight cyan + light magenta +black
Installation of photo cartridgeIndependentReplaces blackReplaces blackReplaces black
Price of black cartridge$17.10$19.99$19.99$19.99
Price of CMY cartridgen.a.$34.99$24.99$21.99
Price of Cyan cartridge$12.34n.a.n.a.n.a.
Price of Magenta cartridge$12.34n.a.n.a.n.a.
Price of Yellow cartridge$12.34n.a.n.a.n.a.
Price of photo cartridge$12.34$24.99$24.99$24.99