Conclusion: The iX7000 inkjet business printer is quite possibly the ideal wide-format printer solution for small and medium sized businesses... at a price. For a street price of about $340, this printer gives you a wide range of features, fantastic performance, and very little to complain about.
Pros: Exceptional image quality, High-capacity paper cassette, Reasonable cost and easy on ink
Cons: Big and heavy, No built-in Wi-Fi, Slower than the competition
Canon's A3 inkjet printer is big and noisy but produces vibrant photos and documents
Good Gear Guide.au
24 July 2010
Summary: Canon's PIXMA iX7000 offers A3+ printing and automatic duplexing, but lacks the simplicity and usability of cheaper printers. It prints slowly but its output on glossy media is fantastic thanks to the use of pigment-based ink technology.
Pros: Produces great A4 photos, automatic duplexer can print double-sided A3 documents, draft documents are usable
Cons: Print quality issues with matte media and A3 photos, frustrating paper input options, extremely big
Excerpt: Last month we reviewed HP's Officejet 7000 , an A3+ inkjet printer with print quality, performance and running costs to rival a laser printer. A3 colour prints are useful in office environments, but while an A3 colour laser costs upwards of £1,000, the Officejet 7000 costs just £185. This month it's the turn of Canon's similarly named iX7000 to try the same trick.