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Color Bubble Jet Printer
While it's a reliable printer for standard applications, the Canon S600 also offers plenty of jazzy possibilities for amateur crafters and photographers. A monochrome resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and color resolution of 2,400 x 1,200 dpi provide impressive clarity and crispness on either plain paper or more unusual materials, such as magnet sheets, transparencies, and glossy photo paper. The included Canon imaging software provides photo editing options for users with Canon digital cameras, and management tools for all stored images. Canon S600 Color Printer (10K)
The installation process was outlined clearly on the setup sheet, and configuring the printer was simple. Drivers loaded smoothly (Mac users have an extra download), and the four separate ink tanks are color-coded to ensure proper placement. The paper-loading tray is crafted from an impressively sturdy plastic, and the lower receiving tray folds back over the case when not in use. The quick-start guide is something you'll want to keep handy if you plan on using many different paper types with your S600--each paper style has a different maximum load, and overloading this printer is a sure way to cause paper jams.

Colors and tones were gorgeous, and images retained crisply defined detail on both matte and glossy paper. The overall print speed seemed to vary a fair amount; while standard monochrome office documents clipped along at about 12 pages per minute (ppm), detailed colored sheets slowed to about 4 ppm. While this speed is acceptable for most home users, it may be frustrating at higher outputs. All management occurs through dialog boxes that are easy to navigate, and the two-button operation is ideal for those who like their technology plain and simple. Excellent for families or home offices, the Canon S600 is perfect for churning out everything from class reports and office spreadsheets to cheerful photo magnets for the grandparents.

Canon S600 Color Bubble Jet Printer
Computer / Canon / ASIN: B00005B9GJ
/ Less than $140.00
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Original: September 6th, 2001
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