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The canon pixma ip3500 is a great buy, its good quality it looks very cool but best of all its cheap too.
In fact this little machine will only cost you around £50, and for a great printer, what more could you ask for.
Just because it's a little printer, and its not very expensive, don't just make the assumption that this doesn't print fast. This printer has the capability to print out a massive 25ppm in black text.
It prints colour pages out at a great 17ppm, and can even print pictures out at 10.4ppm.
The print quality isn't amazing, however id say its above average. The black print looks nice and really sharp when printed, and the colour pictures come out fine on this printer when printed.
When its all closed up, this printer looks like a nice box, it does have curved sides making it look more stylish and making sure it doesn't poke anyone's eyes out.
When not in use all the flaps and panels fold up nice and easy, so that when its time to print all you have to do is pull all the panels out and print.
The top fold out section of the printer is the paper feed part. This takes an array of paper sizes, and has plastic runners to alter the paper size, and to keep the paper in place whilst it is printing.
The output tray folds out of the bottom of the printer and is where the printed documents come out of.
The ink cartridges are really easy to install too, you just open up the middle of the printer and push them into place, and each tank has an LED which lights red when it is installed properly.
Altogether, this printer is really good for its price, however a downside is that there is only one option on the actual printer which is a bit disappointing and would have made this printer a lot better, it would however also have made it a lot dearer.
This one option is the direct print option, this means you can plug your camera straight into the printer, via the usb port which is situated at the front of the printer, you can then print your pictures off without the use of a computer which is great if you don't want to wait for the computer to load up, and this just saves loads of time if you want to print your pictures off quickly without any fuss then this is a great thing for the printer to have.
So if you want a printer that only £50, and which performs well, with good quality then this is defiantly a good buy. Also its quite small, and so wouldn't look out of place in a home, and could fit very easily onto a computer desk without looking large and clumsy.
Purchasing this printer on Amazon for £49.99, I feel I have had my money's worth already in only a month's use.
After previously owning a Lexmark, I used to pay around £30 for a set of inks, only to find them run out after very little use. The inks for this machine are all single, allowing you to replace only the colours you require - saving a lot of money. The cartridges themselves are clear, so then you can see the inks inside them - a good way of seeing how much is left.
Having the capability of printing 25ppm in black text, or 17ppm in colour, is also quite handy - especially for such a low price. The cartages are very easy to install, my simply pushing them in place; a small red LED is in place on each tank to inform you when it has been put in place properly.
Photo printing is also quite professional, with all the colours looking sharp; I found that the printing quality results don't show fully until you print on a sheet of photo paper... the output unfaultable.
The printers design uses the following dimensions:
Width = 17.2in
Depth = 11.9in
Height = 5.7in
Weight = 10.8lbs
I found the printer to be quite bulky on first opening the box; however, its curves and shine make it look quite stylish. An advantage I found about the design is the way in which you can shut all the flaps when the printer is not in use very easily, making it look much neater.
The Printer also uses two paper inputs - through the top and the bottom. The idea of this is for placing plain paper in the front, and photo paper in the top, although I don't use it in this way.
The printer uses only two buttons: the 'ON' button, and another to feed paper through the system (maybe if it gets stuck?). Another option is on the front, allowing you to plug your camera directly into the printer via a USB port, meaning you wouldn't need to use your computer.
Overall a very good buy, and well worth the money
Thanks for reading.