By Simon Williams
Reviewed: 7 Jul 2009
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Given the feature set it retains and the £75 price tag, I'd say 8/10 for Value was a little harsh. Was this due to the price of consumables being high?
Word's 'page setup' panel will override any properly written Windows print-driver - and this is the intended behaviour by Microsoft. It may seem strange in isolation - but in the real world of office printing, the 'page setup' feature allows each 'section' (groups of pages delimited by 'section breaks') of a Word document to potentially have it's own page size, paper source, orientation, etc - which can be really useful.BTW - I work for one of Canon's competitors, so you can take it that I'm quite impartial when it comes to Canon devices ;-)
Why don't more companies have front-in front-out paper handling? Nice printers like this and 90% of other printers are instantly out of the window for me. Surely most people would appreciate that front loading takes up miles less space and can be pushed against a wall. Is there a reason more companies don't do it? fear of change/cost/patents?
Joe: if this is like other Pixma's I've used, the built-in cassette is front-facing (you pull it out forwards to reload it) and the exit tray is also at the front). The other feed option at the back can be ignored if it's too difficult to access.
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