Canon Pixma iP6700D
Manufacturer: Canon Part number: 1441B002
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CNET editors' review
price range: $449.99
- Reviewed by: Phil Ryan
- Reviewed on: 09/17/2006
The good: Built-in duplexing; 3.5-inch LCD; full controls on printer; built-in memory card reader; impressive photo quality; IrDA, Bluetooth (with adapter), and Pictbridge direct printing; Mac and Windows compatible.
The bad: Mediocre text quality; slow text printing.
The bottom line: Photographers will love the Canon Pixma iP6700D's speedy, high-quality photos, but sluggish, mediocre text output will be a turn-off for the SOHO/business crowd.
Fast but average quality
by whellies on October 8, 2006
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Photo prints not as sharp as on the old Epson 830
Summary: Had high expectations prior to using this printer, but have been disappointed so far. The photos that I took were sharp and clear. When displayed on the PC there was ...
Summary: Had high expectations prior to using this printer, but have been disappointed so far. The photos that I took were sharp and clear. When displayed on the PC there was no lack of detail. Yet with top quality printing paper the results are ordinary.
I replaced a two year old Epson 830 printer that always gave terrific results. So all in all I would say don't be deceived by looks (
12 out of 12 users found this user opinion helpful.
by wilbro47 on October 12, 2006
Pros: Photo shop+quality Laser quality text.
Cons: None at this time
Summary: I almost bought a Hp7360 or 8250 instead just because of the average text rating. After a demonstration of this fab machine I was hooked. I do not understand the ...
Summary: I almost bought a Hp7360 or 8250 instead just because of the average text rating. After a demonstration of this fab machine I was hooked. I do not understand the text issue because it does a better job than my Brother 1440 Laser that I thought was excellent. My wife did a 5X7 photo from default that was taken on her Pentax *ist DL SLR and it just blew our minds. No more trips to the photo lab for us. We found a friend in Canon.
8 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
BEST sub-$200 photo printer I've ever used!!
by lungfixer on October 29, 2006
Pros: AFFORDABLE - Great looking prints - PictBridge compatible, Dual paper source, LCD viewer enables stand-alone functionality
Cons: None that I can find (for MY needs)
Summary: If you're looking for a good quality, affordable photo printer...look no further. I've seen better results from the Canon than from my HP which cost TWICE as ...
Summary: If you're looking for a good quality, affordable photo printer...look no further. I've seen better results from the Canon than from my HP which cost TWICE as much...and the ink cartridges are more expensive to replace than the Canon's.
You're NOT going to see dye sublimation quality prints on ANY inkjet printer, so STOP comparing it to one (like the Selphy).
Its expensive to print your own photos when you look at the ever-increasing availibility of retail photo labs. My costs average about 50-cents per print (although I use Chromalife 100 inks and Canon Pro paper), whereas Sams Club or Wal Mart kiosks average about 17-cents per print. However, I dont like having to drive anywhere to print my photos, and at home I can make immediate post processing corrections if I dont like what I see.
The Canon Pixma iP6700D is the perfect solution for me.
7 out of 7 users found this user opinion helpful.
Does most things great
by bls745 on September 25, 2006
Pros: Quiet, easy to use, great external aesthetics, prints are mostly great
Cons: some prints lack vivid colors
Summary: I spent more time looking at printer reviews than I want to admit. I settled on the 6700D because my wife's intended use was 85% pictures and the rest ...
Summary: I spent more time looking at printer reviews than I want to admit. I settled on the 6700D because my wife's intended use was 85% pictures and the rest simple documents. It is a very cool looking printer and simple to set-up. Compared to my other printers it is very quiet. However the prints thus far have colors that are subdued compared to the very small, but also brand new Canon Selphy printer. I've tried to make adjustment but the prints still look subdued. I do think it is better than my HP and the Epson I had a few years back.
5 out of 5 users found this user opinion helpful.
Ink prices are extraordinary
by bouldercreekgreg on February 12, 2007
Pros: Good photo quality
Cons: chips on ink cartridges, high cartridge prices, ink level information (an absolute must know on this printer) is a five step proceedure to get to.
Summary: At first I was in love with this printer. Then I found out about the ink cartridges. They have chips on them. Forced to purchase them from Canon, a set ...
Summary: At first I was in love with this printer. Then I found out about the ink cartridges. They have chips on them. Forced to purchase them from Canon, a set of 6 will cost you $105.29 (more than 2/3 the price of the printer, check the prices below) from Canon if you live in California!
What adds insult to injury is that the chips fail, rendering the printer useless until the offending cartridge is replaced with another expensive cartridge.
Canon states that the use of these chipped cartridges are needed to keep the warranty in force, but I don't believe their ink is THAT special. I believe the chips are there primarily to force the owner to buy ONLY Canon cartridges.
6 out of 8 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great quality pictures. Very fast printing. Problems with ink tanks
by gpnmoab on May 2, 2007
Pros: Great quality pictures, nice features, not too large.
Cons: somewhat flimsy componets. Ink tank problems. Ink is expensive.
Summary: I own a HP Photosmart A716 portable and it produces outstanding prints, but I needed a photo printer that could do 8x10s. I was trying to decide between the HP ...
Summary: I own a HP Photosmart A716 portable and it produces outstanding prints, but I needed a photo printer that could do 8x10s. I was trying to decide between the HP 7360 and the iP6700d from Canon. It was a tough choice and the reviews I had read really left me undecided. Well I thought I'd give the Canon a try based on prints from a store demonstration. They were just as good as the HP. I took it home and had nothing but trouble with the "PC" Cyan cartridge. It either complained that there were more than one of these cartridges or that it didn't recognize this cartridge. I emailed Canon's support and got a list of things to try to clear the problem and all failed. I sent my results back to Canon and they never replied back. So I took it back to the store and had it exchanged with another one. The replacement has been ok so far, but I have not printed more than a few pictures just yet. The pictures printed with HP's photo paper are poor - the ink did not smooth out very well so they look grainy. I purchased Canon's paper and the prints look great, so you may want to stick with Canons paper. In conclusion the printer seems to be a good buy and does have great print quality, but it does not have the build quality of the HPs and I've noticed that stores don't carry much in the way of Canon printer supplies.
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
excellent prints! cassette is great!
by pfditmars on February 3, 2007
Pros: photo quality, drying time, paper compatibility, cassette
Cons: haven't found any
Summary: I was on a mission to finally bring home a dedicated photo printer and was in the store going back and forth between the Canon and the latest HP printers. ...
Summary: I was on a mission to finally bring home a dedicated photo printer and was in the store going back and forth between the Canon and the latest HP printers. The "build" of the HP felt superior, the touch-pad viewscreen was nicer, etc. and I was leaning HP. Plus the claimed print speeds seemed to favor HP. But these don't really mean much when you're looking at photos. I called my wife. She reminded me that our only complaint (aside from having to swap cartridges) with our officejet 6110 was that prints never quite seemed to dry and would end up sticking to photo albums, frame glass, etc.
I finally got some help from an experienced salesperson and we put the printers through their paces. We found this "long dry time" to still be true on the latest HPs in the store, using HP paper, plus with the HP there was some noticeable "relief" (i.e. the ink seemed to have a 3rd dimension you could touch) to the areas that were distinctly different colors. As much as 10 minutes later, you could easily smear the prints with a misplaced thumb.
The Canon iP6700D images, by contrast, came out of the printer almost instantly dry. The salesperson was literally wiping his fingers on the 8x10 print as it was still being printed and there was no smudging. And no "relief". I could not see the difference between these prints and a lab print.
At home, after having it now for a couple of weeks, we've been really impressed both with the 4x6 prints (which hide in a little cassette underneath the output tray - really handy) and the 8x10 performance. Really excellent quality, prints are dry as soon as they're out of the printer, and highest quality prints come out quite fast, much faster than my HP 6100... no complaints at all from us, just really pleased.
Plus, Canon's photo paper is very professionally packaged and just "matches" the printer beautifully. The package of 4x6 paper was divided into subpackages that exactly fit the capacity of the cassette. It's just a really nice matched system.
You will not regret buying this printer. Well, unless it dies and is junk later. :^) Hopefully it'll stand the test of time.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
excelent choice for home digilab
by darketheral on January 16, 2007
Pros: print quality, very large color gamut, print speed on photo&text (choose the apropriate print settings)
Cons: little information on ink status, hard to determine the ink cartridge life
Summary: I have this printer for 10 days at the moment of this review. @ first glance out of the box it is very intuitive in every aspect, how to install ink ...
Summary: I have this printer for 10 days at the moment of this review. @ first glance out of the box it is very intuitive in every aspect, how to install ink cartridges, printing head, handle the paper input, the drivers and the cd/dvd printing tray. Plain paper speed& quality is astounding if you take in consideration the price payed and the photo performance on photo quality paper will make your jaw drop to the floor.
I tested the paper color profiles (that come with the software kit) and i must say that if you print from adobe PS or lightroom and do the color profiling corresponding to the paper used for printing ... well you will be more than convinced to forget about the digital photo lab and do your work at home.
The color gamut is unusually good, you can do proofing or color alignment, not to mention that you can build your own PS color profiles for different type of media.
The size of the printer is quite small and the LCD screen together with the function buttons seem to be placed very well.
Add to all that the direct-printing controls you have for trimming, color correction, media selection and you will understand very easy my point.
The print on CD/DVD facility it's a very nice feature, and gives you total creative freedom if you choose to do some styling on the CD's
One more thing to add: until canon will not produce a 1pl hexachromy (CMYK+RG) small form printer (not the 8500, 9000 or 9700) just like the 6700D, this beautiful piece of technology will do the photo jobs very well for me.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Excellent all purpose printer for the home user.
by W3ZJ on November 25, 2006
Pros: Crisp clear jet black text, excellent photo quality
Cons: I wish the Ink was a little less expensive.
Summary: To the CNET reviewer who said:
"As we saw with the iP6600D, black text suffered from bleeding ink, which exacerbated the jaggy look of diagonal lines. Text was still plenty ...
Summary: To the CNET reviewer who said:
"As we saw with the iP6600D, black text suffered from bleeding ink, which exacerbated the jaggy look of diagonal lines. Text was still plenty readable, but not as crisp as you'd get from a laser printer."
Indeed this is not a laser printer nor is the price anywhere near that of a laser printer. Although I did not look at the print under a microscope, to my naked eye it is crisp, clean and more than adequate. Also the speed is more than adequate for the little bit of text printing that I do as a home user.
To the reviewer who said:
"The photos that I took were sharp and clear. When displayed on the PC there was no lack of detail. Yet with top quality printing paper the results are ordinary."
There will always be some lack of detail on a PC monitor because the display resolution is only 96 dots per inch.
However, I find the photos printed on the Canon ip6700D at much hiher resolution are to my untrained eye as sharp and clear as professionally processed photographs. The colors are so vivid that I actually need to reduce the saturation by about 25 points on some photos in Adobe Photoshop CS. To be fair here I should say that I don't use Canon photo papers but rather I use 68Lb Ultra Pro Gloss from Red River paper. Bye the way I have no association with Red River Paper, I just find their product to be excellent and reasonably priced.
For me, a home user and amateur photographer, who occasionally does a little bit of text printing the Canon ip6700D is perfect and deseves the 10 rating within it's price category.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Very good, but... I went with the HP7360
by misterhondo on September 4, 2007
Pros: Easy set up, and I like the two paper feeders. Decent photos.
Cons: Pictures at times came out with too much red, tried adjusting the photos but still at times did not look natural. It is very noisy and does a lot of setting just before printing.
Summary: I originally bought the HP7360 because my Canon S820 just wasn't doing photos very well anymore. It was a great printer, 4 years ago. I never had an HP ...
Summary: I originally bought the HP7360 because my Canon S820 just wasn't doing photos very well anymore. It was a great printer, 4 years ago. I never had an HP so I thought I would try it, but it kept stopping during the printing (Using a print server on my wireless home network). I decided to try the Canon iP6700 thinking that the HP was bad. Well I had the same problem, so that meant that there was a problem with my network. Found that my old print server could not handle the new printer code, I bought a new Netgear Print Server and it fixed the problem. Now the printing problem was solved I decided to do a test between the HP7360 and CanoniP6700 with one photo, not altered or anything and using the Canon software first then the HP photo software next. The HP7360 produced a more natural color and was a lot quieter.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Canon
- Part number: 1441B002
- Description: This versatile machine is a photo-printing powerhouse. Its patented print head technology and six ink tanks produce beautiful, long-lasting prints with startling color and detail. The extra-large 3.5" color LCD viewer lets you enhance images before printing, and advanced paper handling increases your productivity. Plus, you can print from your computer, compatible memory cards, cameras, even camera phones!
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Printer Type Photo printer - Ink-jet - Ink-jet - Color - Color
- Inkjet Technology Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
- Ink Palette (Colors) 6-ink
- Nozzle Configuration 6 x 512 nozzles (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, photo cyan, photo magenta)
- Minimum Ink Droplet Size 1 pl
- Built-in Devices Preview screen
- Preview Screen Size 3.5"
- Connectivity Technology Wireless ,
- Interface USB USB,
- Max Resolution ( B&W ) 9600 dpi x 2400 dpi 9600 x 2400 dpi
- Max Resolution ( Color ) 9600 dpi x 2400 dpi 9600 x 2400 dpi
- Direct Printing Specifications PictBridge
- Printer Features Borderless printing
- RAM Installed ( Max ) 42 KB
- Type Card reader
- Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card,
Memory Stick PRO,
- Media Size Class A4/Legal
- Max Media Size Legal (216 x 356 mm),
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
- Max Media Size (Custom) 8.5 in x 14 in
- Media Sizes Legal (8.5 in x 14 in),
Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in),
4 in x 6 in,
8 in x 10 in,
5 in x 7 in,
4 in x 8 in
- Borderless Photo Sizes 4 in x 6 in,
8 in x 10 in
- Envelope Sizes US No 10 (4.1 in x 9.5 in)
- Card / Label Sizes 2.13 in x 3.4 in
- Modem None
- Networking None
- Type None
- Copier Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
- Expansion Slot(s) 1 x CompactFlash Card,
1 x SmartMedia Card,
1 x Memory Stick,
1 x SD Memory Card
- Connections 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type B,
1 x Direct print port - 4 pin USB Type A,
1 x IrDA - IrDA
- Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
- Power Device Power supply - Internal
- Type None
Software / System Requirements
- Software Included Canon Easy-WebPrint,
Drivers & Utilities,
Canon Easy-PhotoPrint 3.5
- OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4,
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
CNET Labs' Benchmarks
- CNET Labs Photo Speed Test (pages per minute) 1.35
- CNET Labs Presentation Speed Test (pages per minute) 1.78
- CNET Labs Printer Graphics Speed Test (pages per minute) 1.57
- CNET Labs Text Speed Test (pages per minute) 2.86
- Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201 - semi-gloss photo paper - 20 sheet(s) (35130031)9.99 - 29.26
- Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201 - semi-gloss photo paper - 50 sheet(s) (35130035)29.95 - 47.14
- Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201 - semi-gloss photo paper - 50 sheet(s) (35130034)79.00 - 125.03
- Silex Pricom C-6700WG - print server (33722386)97.00 - 130.33
- Canon CLI 8 3 Pack - ink tank (33034280)7.55 - 135.00