The Canon Pixma iX7000 is an A3 inkjet printer catering specially to the business section. The first thing that caught our eye was the size – it’s huge at 410mm high and 710mm deep with trays fully extended – taking up a substantial amount of desk space.
The printer has both USB 2.0 and Ethernet connections. Its other notable feature is automatic duplexer, which can print double-sided A3 documents as well as A4. It offers three media input options: a cassette, a rear tray and a single-sheet manual feed. The rear paper tray can only be chosen as a paper source when printing photos and isn't available using the standard print dialogue.
The Canon Pixma iX7000 is an A3 inkjet printer catering specially to the business section.
On the speed front, it did a decent job but was not lightning fast; perhaps due to its tendency to pause while printing. As for print quality, we were impressed with the draft quality printouts. It didn’t seem like the faded rush jobs that other similar printers produce – it was quite readable and can come handy for quick office printing jobs. As for color printing, it didn’t do a bad job at all. Text documents can appear inky and over-saturated, though they are still readable. But it performed very well while producing A4 photos: it produces very deep blacks and vibrant, accurate colors without any aberrations. The same however cannot be said for A3 photos – it was somewhat lacking in details.
As for the cost factor, it was on the expensive side (Rs 29,649) even for a business printer but the cost of running per page (black) was on the lower side at around Rs 1.6 which is quite good.
The Canon Pixma iX7000 is a behemoth of a printer and doesn’t come cheap. Restrictions with media input also hamper this printer a bit. But it offers reasonable print quality and performance.