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Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient E600 Performance Review, With Fax Functions

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The fundamental difference of this product compared to the previous series (PIXMA E500) is a facsimile function. In addition, the PIXMA E600 also has a more superior performance. Canon PIXMA E600 is a variant of the previous Multifunctional PIXMA E500. In addition to the physical form, the PIXMA E600 fundamental differences from the previous version lies in its facsimile function, which is not owned PIXMA E500. However, in general, it offers both similar specs.

Naming Ink Efficient confirms the claimed ink usage more efficient than the ordinary type. It’s just that the efficiency is just passed in black ink only. This is because the ink is able to print up to 800 pages without compromising quality.

Capitalize two ink tanks, you can print a variety of documents including photographs. For easy photo printing, included applications that provide some templates to make photo more interesting.

Direct print function is also possible via the use of buttons on panel. Still just copy and fax functions are actually possible without computer help. Scanning function still needs help application because the results will be sent to the computer. Existence of ADF facility are helpful to facilitate the scan and copy functions per page documents.

Compared with “his brother”, this E600 Pixma appear more hurried. The results of all printing tests that performed, can be passed well. We try to print color photos using best choice with size 4×6 inches. As a result, the process is able to be taken within 1 minute 45 seconds. The prints photographs showing the color tends to be more concentrated with the dominant color more reddish than the original file. But overall results relatively quite good.

The function of the stop button is responsive. If you want to cancel the print command, this button will work a few seconds later. Facsimile function only provides standard features but quite adequate for a SOHO or home users. Memory fax facilities capable of accommodating up to 50 fax pages.

This device is a product of all-in-one suitable for home and SOHO users. Although not many facilities, these devices are suitable for them. The existence of ink usage efficient solution can be main attraction, especially in the midst of economic situation that growing uncertainty at this time.

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Testing Results

print Speed 5 pieces FPOT (1 sheet)
Mono text (rtf) 38 seconds 9 seconds
Color Text (rtf) 1 minute 20 seconds 20 seconds
Text + graphic (pdf) 1 minute 52 seconds 22 seconds
images A4 3 minutes 39 seconds 41 seconds
copy speed Flatbed / ADF
Mono text (rtf) 38 seconds 12/16 sec
Color Text (rtf) 1 minute 33 seconds 24/27 sec
Text + graphic (pdf) 2 minutes 09 seconds 32/34 sec
Images (jpg) 2 minutes 22 seconds 34/56 sec
scan speed flatbed
Photo A4 (low) 10 seconds
Photo A4 (standard) 16 seconds
Photo A4 (high) 36 seconds


printing technology Inkjet color (FINE)
function Print, copy, scan, fax
resolution 4800×1200 dpi
paper capacity 80/30 sheets (tray / ADF)
type of paper Plain, photo, envelopes, t-shirt transfers
technology flatbed CIS / ADF
resolution 1200×2400 dpi/19200×19200 dpi (optical/interpolation)
color depth 24-bit
as FAX
modem speed Super G3 33.6 Kbps
resolution 300×300/200×200 dpi (black/color)
Fax Facilities Activity report, sequential broadcasting, rejected numbers, automatic dialing, coded speed dial, group dial, regular dialing, automatic/manual redialing
zoom out / zoom in 25-400%
Resolution (max.) 600×600 dpi
copy facility Multiple copies of up to 20 sheets
connection USB1.1/2.0
Memory card support None
operating system Windows XP SP1 SP2/Vista / 7; Mac OS X v10.4 up
weight 8.5 kg
Dimensions (Plt) 45.8 x 38.5 x 20 cm
power consumption 0.4/1.6/14 watts (off/standby/on)
Website www.canon.com
ink Price $ 13/ $16 (black/color)*
Price (range*) $ 141
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Print photos
Easy Photo Print app provides a convenience to print photographs in all media. In fact you will be able to print on the cover and a CD / DVD.

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black only
Ink Efficient feature only applies to the black ink cartridge. These inks able to print up to 800 sheet document with consistent quality.

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small screen
As a provider of information, used only monochrome text-based display two lines.


Plus: Hurry; ink-saving feature; combination FINE technology and ChromaLife 100 + to produce long lasting photo prints; fine; cancel hurried response, efficient power (only 14 watts); ADF features can scan, fax, and copy.

Minus: Vibration loudly; the images tend to be concentrated and red; Ink Efficient feature only applies to black ink only.

Score Assessment
 - Performance: 4
 - Facilities: 4
 - Ease: 4
 - Price: 4
 - Total Score: 4

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