The Canon i960 printer is one of the top-range home photo printers
produced by Canon. This printer technology is designed to allow you to
print photos of a quality on par with any printing lab. The printer
allows you to quickly produce frame-quality photos in any size between
4 x 6 and 8.5 x 11 inches.
Top Features of the Canon i960 Photo Printer
The high quality of the photos produced by the i960 results from a
combination of two main features. One of these is the fact that the
printer can process images in a resolution of 4800 by 2400 dots per
inch. The other factor that leads to such high photo quality is the
fineness of the ink droplets the printer uses to create the image. The
printer fires tiny 2-picoliter ink droplets onto the print, giving
excellent image and color accuracy resulting in sharp, vibrant pictures.
On top of the high quality of the photos produced, the machine is also
efficient at what it does. You can potentially print over a hundred
photos without having to replace any ink - that’s the level of
efficiency this printer achieves. The savings you can make over
printing at a lab are immediately obvious.
On top of the efficiency of this machines ink use, the ink replacements
from Canon are relatively inexpensive compared to some competitors such
as Epson. If a low cost of ownership is important to you, this machine
ticks the box in that respect.
Downsides of the Canon i960 Printer
On the downside, the i960 is already starting to get a little "over the
hill" as new technologies are introduced. If you want a truly cutting
edge photo printer, you might want to look at a more recent design.
Consumer Response to the i960
This machine appeals in particular to amateur photographers who want a
cheap and easy way to print their own photos. In fact, many amateur
photographers much prefer a machine such as this because it allows them
to ensure all their prints are created according to settings they
choose, rather than settings determined by an employee at a photo lab.
It may not be up to par for professional photographers or amateurs who
take their work particularly seriously. But all in all, the unit can
produce lab quality prints for home users and effectively eliminate any
need for professional photo printing services. The relatively low price
makes many people unaware of just what a powerful and effective machine
this is for performing that task.
One of the aspects of this product that receives a lot of praise is the
software that comes with it. The software included with this printer
makes it simple to decide on photo sizing, edit each picture and
correct any problems.
One complaint that does often pop up about the printer is the lack of
quality when it comes to printing text. Many users argue that the
quality is sufficient, but after all it is a photo printer and should
be bought primarily for that purpose.