There are several features of the Pixma iP5200R which make it an interesting colour printer for general office or photo printing needs. Although it has only four ink colours, it comes as standard with both dye-based and pigmented black inks, so when you’re printing black text you get the increased permanence of black pigments and when printing colour graphics or photos, you get extra depth from dye-based black.
This is a versatile printer, offering fast black text and high quality, four-colour photos in a machine which can handle CDs and DVDs, can print (slowly) on both sides of the paper and can be addressed across a wired or wireless network. For £150 all in, that’s not a bad feature set and this would be an ideal inkjet for a home or small office.
Published in: Peripherals on 2005-10-10