Summary: It's not just large (and it is); the Canon Pixma iX7000 is a large-format printer, meaning it can easily handle paper up to 13 x 19 inches. With its jutting cassette, it will require a table of its own. I wish it included wireless connectivity, given that its size may force you to keep it in a corner; but in terms of quality, photo output is excellent, while colored graphics look better if you use good paper.
Pros: Fast, Built-in wired networking, Built-in duplexing, Can handle large paper for posters, banners
Cons: No memory card capacity, No LCD or control panel
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
Summary: Canon's PIXMA iX7000 A3 inkjet printer isn't the best option for producing business documents on matte media. Though automatic duplexing and ethernet connectivity are certainly handy, restrictions with media input as well as its print speeds and overall output quality hamper this printer. Nevertheless, those looking for a networked printer solely for glossy presentation documents and the odd A4 photo should benefit.
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