canon, usb/parallel interface

  maddos 20:22 08 Jan 2005

I am considering buying either the canonIP3000,or IP4000,or 5000. Canon website tells me that ip4000 has usb/parallel interface. Which I understood to mean you could use either port, but on ringing 2 suppliers I was told it has usb interface only. I thought it better to have the usb/parallel interface, as my pc is now old. Although it does have usb 1. Would any the printers work on the usb1.
any help would be appreciated.

  toxin 22:21 08 Jan 2005

Hi Maddos,
According to Steve's Digicams the IP4000 has both USB and parallel interfaces, whereas the 3000 and 5000 only have USB.
I have a 5yr old BJC8200 and this works happily on either USB or parallel; and I have had no problems with the printer even when upgrading my 7yr old PC, replacing motherboard, processor, HDD etc.
Hope this helps,Toxin.

  Totally-braindead 22:24 08 Jan 2005

Whether you have USB 1 or 2 makes no difference both will work with any printer that has a USB connector.

  lotvic 23:36 08 Jan 2005

if printer is USB 2 and pc only has USB 1 then it just means that the printer will be a couple of seconds slower getting the instructions from the pc. In practice you won't notice the difference. USB 2 devices run just fine on pc's that only have USB 1.

  woodchip 23:44 08 Jan 2005

USB2 or 1 will not make any difference as the printer is governed by it's own speed SLOW

  VCR97 19:40 09 Jan 2005

I have a 4000. It has both.

  maddos 19:19 12 Jan 2005

Many thanks for all replies, especially Toxin,totally-braindead, Lotvic. Not forgetting woodchip and Keith S.
Very helpful information and to the point. Much appreciated. I will probably go for the IP4000.

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