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

Printing Text And Standard-Quality Images

The results of this most demanding test for printers, consisting of printing mixing text and images, were quite consistent. The Canon Pixma iP4000 is well ahead of its competitors, sharing the podium with the other two Canon printers from Canon, except with respect to color, where the Photosmart 8150 just edges into third place. Note that this Photosmart is the only one that doesn't show a great of difference between the grayscale test and the color test.

At the other end of the scale, the Stylus C66 Photo Edition shows its performance limits. The Stylus Photo R300 doesn't really do much better in color mode, offering more in the way of quality than speed.