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Canon PIXMA iP1900 Colour Inkjet - Print Speeds and Running Costs

By Simon Williams

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Canon PIXMA iP1900 Colour Inkjet

Summary

Our Score:

9

User Score:

Overall Score

9

Scores In Detail

  • Value 10
  • Print Quality 9
  • Print Speed 7
  • Features 6

Martin Daler

September 27, 2008, 2:06 am

Does this come with ink? I ask because, at 㿏, its cheaper to buy a whole new iP1900 and bin it when it's dry, than to replenish the ink in my Canon iP5200R.


Incidentally, do your ink consumption tests reflect typical usage for a home printer - a few pages printed every now and then, or do you just print out a continuous long run? I think my Canon's prodigious consumption is due to the purge routine it follows before and after every session. Since each session is likely only a couple or three pages, most of the ink I pay for never ends up on a page, but instead soaks into the golden fleece somewhere in the printer bowels. I guess all Canon's are the same?

Frankf9d

September 30, 2008, 7:20 am

@ Martin, I think that most inkjets have the curse of the purge, unless you're using them every day.


Sales staff will tell people that's all in the past, but I don't believe it, AFAIK only laser printers operate well from two week standbys (no inkheads to dry out?) but the downside is crap colour for photography, small wonder people often end up with two printers.

Hans Gruber

October 1, 2008, 4:10 pm

New printers are usually only supplied with half filled ink cartridges (if that). The costs for replacement cartridges for the iP1800 were around the 㾶.00 mark for one standard black, one all-in colour.





Couldn't find this replacement online anywhere. Was searching for a neighbour who was looking for an ultra low cost model. Everyone seems to be only stocking the older iP1800. Also, compatible ink cartridges seemed pretty scarce from my limited check at 7dayshop.com (non existent actually).

Nucky

January 28, 2009, 1:29 am

If you're still looking to purchase the iP 1900 Inkjet, Asda is selling them for only 㾾. Bargain!

Tam2274

March 8, 2009, 8:18 pm

Re Nuckeys' comment above, I have just bought one from Asda for 㾻 - even more of a bargain!

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