[Coming Soon] Canon Pixma MP500

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by muzikool, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Very nice multifunction unit. I will probably be getting this when it comes out. :lick:

    Available in September 2005

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    Print Speed (up to)
    Black: 29 ppm (approx. 2.1 seconds/page)*
    Color: 19 ppm (approx. 3.2 seconds/page)*
    Color Photo: 4" x 6" borderless: approx. 51 seconds*

    Nozzles
    Black: 320
    Color: 256 x 2 (Y, Bk)
    512 x 2 (C,M)
    Total: 1,856

    Print Resolution (up to)
    Black: 600 x 600 dpi**
    Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi** :lick:

    Ink Compatibility
    PGI-5 Pigment Black
    CLI-8K Black (yes, there are two blacks)
    CLI-8C Cyan
    CLI-8M Magenta
    CLI-8Y Yellow

    Ink Droplet Size
    1 and 5 picoliters :eek: :lick:

    Scanning Resolutions (Max)
    Optical: 1200 x 2400 dpi
    Interpolated: 19,200 x 19,200 dpi

    Mono Copy Speed (up to)
    Black: 29 cpm (approx. 2.1 sec/page)*
    Color: 19 cpm (approx. 3.2 sec/page)*

    Other
    2.5" LCD preview screen :lick:
    Bluetooth interface (optional) :lick:
    IrDA :lick:
    Media slots for CompactFlash, Micro Drive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD Card and MultiMediaCard
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    im all about taking pics to walmart. hehe
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Owned an HP, Epson, Lexmark and Canon, and I have to say I personally prefer Canon's stuff over all the others.
    Have a Pixma IP4000 now. The MP500 looks slick. :)
     
  4. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    I agree, I have a Canon MP something that prints great photos and scans nicely, the scanner is noisy is my only complaint.
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    heck.. i love the canon printers.. I got a cheap (<$20 after rebates) Canon iP3000 Pixma and I love it. Fast.. built-in duplex, and outstanding prints (even borderless printing on photos).

    We've had HP's and Kodak photo printers for more money that just didn't compare.
     
  6. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    i have a canon i550 and the damn thing needs a new printer head. i cant find it anywhere.
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Have you tried contacting Canon directly?
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Glad to hear some of you have good experience with Canon's printers. I've had two of the companies digital cameras and really enjoyed both, but I've never had a printer.

    My previous two printers have been Epson, and both have had problems with nozzles clogging, to the point that I'm doing 4 or 5 head cleanings without much result. That wastes ink (and my money), and it shouldn't happen as often as it does. :mad:

    All that to say... I'm looking forward to this Canon! :)
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Had exactly that same problem with the Epson C84 that we had too. Then one fine day it stopped printing altogether, even after cleaning out the heads multiple times. Wasted a whole set of new cartridges and decided it wasn't worth it anymore.

    I do like my HP printer too. It's been running flawlessly for years and years.
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    It's really a shame about the Epsons. When they work they work well, but like you, I wasted $30 or so on a black cartridge that only worked for about a week and now is halfway empty due to all the cleaning attempts. Oh well, you live and learn. :)