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I bought this printer a couple of weeks ago. it is jammed packed full of feature, it can even print on CD! the printer is very silent, having to listen very carefully to hear the whirring noises that a normal computer makes, and I can still put it into 'silent mode' never tried it as you never needs to, its silent already. The kit comes with several accessories. Two adaptors: one for printing on CDs and one for photo paper sizes (4r etc.) these are easy to use although you do have to read the manual before doing so. unfortunately you have to buy special printable CD-Rs to print straight onto CD, despite the manual saying it may be possible to print on normal ones. The printing quality is excellent and when printing at top resolution you can still find that the paper is coming out steadily. in the box, is a pack of canon's best photo paper, (the pr-101), this paper is amazing for printing photos, the gloss on it is unbelievable and with this printer you cannot see the dots at all, even when looking close. The picture bridge is very useful if you are already happy with the photos you have taken and is very easy to use. just plug it and press print on your compatible camera. I like the sleek design of the printer. With a aluminium casing at the top. the printer is larger than other printers but the design compensates for it. Software included is standard canon software, ZoomBrowser ex etc. the EasyPhoto Print does exactly what it say, makes it really easy to arrange your pictures to print. This printer is a top printer that deserves full marks. it was easy to set up and I have had no problems with it at all. From photo to text prints the quality is excellent.
I beleive You have allready seen tech info about this item. At first, I wanted to get earlier model (i850). That model had enough excellent parameters to "beat" the other competitors as HP 5150, Epson C82... This model, for a change (comparised with i850) has few supplies more, as CD/DVD printing tray, storage box. Even the drivers are better. As I am doing some paperwork almost every day, I wanted to get an printer which will be: fast, economic, reliable, silent. I must mention that my work is more in printing fast drafts, as text&pictures. I have tried to make some photos (print), and I am not much supprised with quality. I expected the printed photos are great, and so it happened. I am very very satisfied with performances that this printer does, as fast printing (arround 3-6 pages in color per minute, and arround 10-12 in black text per minute), and as this printer is really silent. Only when loading paper you could hear a bit of noises. This printer also has a capability to print booklets, and that is great. With optional accessories, it is capable for duplex printing. The driver has an option for ink-drying, so there are no problems as with earlier model. I suggest you to use only original inks, as some of my friends had bad experiences with using cheaper ink. It is not worth trying to play, even the printing head is removable and replacable. When I was collecting the informations about printers at this range, I was focused to: cost of ink & paper printing speed resolution (that is 4800x1200 for photos; 600x600 in black-works) additional accessories supplied (as photo paper tray, CD printing adapter) number of nozzles (primary focus) - this printer is declared to have more nozzles than Epson C84 (you can find it in both brochures) borderless printing Speaking in terms of testings, due to leading magazines here in Croatia, the i865 and Epson C84 have similair ca
pabilities. I have chosen Canon, and I beleive it is better choice. What more to say? This "spartan"-look printer, does well. But, there is one more tip: for this ammount of money spent for any printer, you'll probably be satisfied. Even the Epson C84 is very good printer. But, now, when I print at CD-media, a have no problems with centering or similair stuff. That is an option tha is well done with i865. If you have questions, you can send me a mail. That's all Some Specs: 4800x1200 dpi replaceable printing head 5-ink system (additional photo black ink tank) declared 23 pages mono, 12,4 pages in color (per minute) borderless printing (using photo paper) 2 picolitre ink dropsize noises arround 36dB weight 5.8kg pictbridge direct printing from camera Windows/MAC drivers dimensions 420*311*185mm ...
The Canon i865 is the perfect blend of photographic quality image reproduction with high-speed performance for everyday work. It features ultra-sharp 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution, yet can still deliver a blistering 23ppm in black and up to 16ppm in color. The i865 also offers the flexibility to print your own CD and DVD labels and allows you to print directly from compatible digital cameras. And with borderless printing capabilities, economical individual ink tanks and a range of handy options, the i865 is a complete printing solution.