Clicked on the Canon Popup.

  pj123 14:09 24 Dec 2005

I clicked on the Canon Popup and was offered a chance to get a photo print of my choice.

I uploaded a digital print and got a print back today. It was printed on the Canon Pixma MP170 MFD.

Although, being a professional photographer, I thought it was a bit too yellow and too light but nevertheless quite impressed. I have 2 Epson printers an 895 and an R200. My 895 is now looking to be retired and I have a Canon standalone copier but it only copies in BW.

For around £80 the Pixma MP170 click here looks like a good replacement to me. Can't find any compatible ink prices yet but maybe because this is a new printer.

  fullyfitted 18:08 24 Dec 2005

Hi pj123,

I don't know the Canon Pixma MP170 MFD. but I bought a Pixma 4000 from Comet for about £80. I've had it for about 4 month and so far I've been very impressed.

However this is a replacement for a five year old Epson which gave sterling service but alas eventually old age caught up with it so I guess anything a bit younger would be an improvement.

Suggest you get on to Choice stationery and suggest they source the cartridges you need, they are always looking for new products


  bluto1 21:36 24 Dec 2005

fullyfitted`s advice re Choice is sound. give it a go. A very happy Christmas and a great New Year

  wilco33 10:08 25 Dec 2005

I clicked on the Canon link order to close it & was instantly booted out of PCA website & also my browser (avant)& found myself staring at my blank desktop!!Disabled flash animations in browser & that did the trick...LOL.

  pj123 14:30 25 Dec 2005

bluto1, agree. fullyfitted, I talk to Paul Andrews (MD of Choice Stationery) quite often.

He advises me that it takes at least 6 months from when a new printer is released to when his company can get compatible cartridges out. It can take longer due to copyright/patent issues.

That is why Choice have now got their own system for ink cartridges (cost a bit more, but at least we know they are going to be available).

They will become available in the future, but not right now.

  pj123 14:51 25 Dec 2005

Just checked the spec on the Info sheet that Canon sent me along with my printed photo.

Cartridges listed as: black PG40 and colour CL41.

So not separate colour cartridges then. That is a step backwards. Looks like I have changed my mind and won't be going for a Canon printer.

  fullyfitted 16:47 25 Dec 2005

As I said I don't know the Spec for that printer but I would not blow Canon out without further investigation. I chose a Canon because of recommendation by friends , members of this forum and reviews in PCA magazine and Which,

What finally swung it for me was five seperate ink cartridges and a replaceable print head.

But you are paying for it and you will be using it so the choice is yours,

Good hunting

  pj123 13:22 03 Jan 2006

I will tick this as resolved now as it wasn't really a Help problem, just a comment.

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