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Your Price: $140.40
 
OEM Part # Q30-1722-US1 
Weight 1 lbs
AMOF ID 122808
 
 
 
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If you're a budget-conscious business user or a graphics pro in a one-person shop and you only need occasional tabloid-size color output, you can't do much better than the Canon BJC-4550. Not only does this ink jet printer offer a bargain price for a B-size unit, it takes up only a little more desk space than regular A-size ink jets. It's no speed demon, but output quality is good enough for business graphics, brochures, design comps, and workhorse monochrome printing.

Setup consists of plugging in the cables and ink cartridges and installing the software. An Adobe PostScript Level 2 interpreter is available for $99 (list), though we tested in native mode. There is no network support.

Output quality depends on what paper you use and how you tweak the settings. With the default settings for plain copier paper, edges are acceptably crisp, fine lines are solid, colors are reasonably saturated, and text is dark and well formed. Banding in gradient fills and dithering are appropriate for a 360-dpi ink jet.

Switch to high-resolution paper that costs ten cents per sheet, photo ink, and high-quality resolution (720 by 360 dpi), and colors are brilliant, dithering all but disappears, and banding becomes far less objectionable. Photo printouts lack subtle shading, however, giving them a slightly flattened look.



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