Canon PIXMA iP4600

Inkjet Photo Printers

Canon PIXMA iP4600

Canon PIXMA iP4600

Superior prints and functionality for the best in home photo and document printing.

Canon’s range-topping A4 PIXMA inkjet printer makes creating beautiful, long-lasting prints quick and easy, with extra media-handling features for added versatility.

Benefits

  • Photo prints with 1pl, 9600x2400dpi resolution*
  • 10x15cm photolab-quality print in approximately 20 seconds*
  • 5 Single Inks
  • ChromaLife100
  • up>+ system**
  • Two paper trays
  • Print on DVD/CD
  • Easy-PhotoPrint EX software
  • Print direct from a digital camera

Photo printing

Experience exceptionally high-quality prints with fine detail thanks to a separate dye-based black ink for photos, 1pl ink droplets and a resolution of 9600x2400dpi*. A premium print engine makes it possible to create a photolab-quality print in approximately 20 seconds*. Quality and efficiency are maintained through the use of 5 Single Inks – simply replace individual ink tanks when they run out. The ChromaLife100+ system** is a combination of the PIXMA iP4600, original inks and selected Canon genuine photo papers. Working together, these three unique components deliver beautiful, long-lasting photo prints.

Easy to use

A range of practical functions makes creating photos and documents even more exciting and productive. With Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint EX it’s easy to print calendars, albums and photos. Auto Photo Fix automatically corrects photos, including red-eye correction; auto duplex makes double-side printing straightforward – saving on paper and producing professional-looking documents. Two paper trays enable users to have plain and photo paper loaded at once.

Document printing

Print text documents in mono or colour; a pigment black ink delivers crisp, sharp text. Single or double-sided printing is possible with the auto duplex feature – a practical and efficient function.

Print on DVD/CD

Managing your data storage is easy as you can personalise your DVDs and CDs for business, friends and family. Simply print direct onto the surface of the printable DVD or CD. CD-LabelPrint software lets you create layouts by adding your own text and images.

Print direct

There is no need for a PC to be involved in your print process. With PictBridge technology you have a quick and convenient way to print images from compatible digital cameras, camcorders or mobile phones.

Operating system

Windows and Mac OS X compatible*

  • * See specifications
  • ** See www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100

Product Specification

PRINTER FUNCTIONS

Print Resolution Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi
Print Engine InkJet 5-ink with minimum 1 pl ink droplets & FINE print head
Photo Lab Quality Speed Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 20 seconds (Standard)
Mono Print Speed ESAT: Approx. 7.3 ipm
Colour Print Speed ESAT: Approx. 6.0 ipm
Ink Cartridge Configuration Single Ink technology - 5 separate ink tanks (PGI-520BK, CLI-521BK, CLI-521C, CLI-521M, CLI-521Y)
Black Ink Tank Life Black: 350 pages (PGI-520BK), 1875 pages* (CLI-52BK)¹
Black: 3160 photos* (PGI-520BK), 665 photos* (CLI-521BK)²
*Estimated Supplemental Yield
Colour Ink Tank Life Cyan: 505 pages (CLI-521C), Magenta: 471 pages (CLI-521M), Yellow:505 pages (CLI-521Y)¹
Cyan: 205 photos (CLI-521C), Magenta: 206 photos (CLI-521M), Yellow: 211 photos (CLI-521Y)²
Media Type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Pro II (PR-201), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101)
Media Input Rear Tray: Max. 150 sheets
Cassette: Max. 150 sheets
DVD/CD Tray: 1 printable DVD or CD
Media Size Rear Tray: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)
Cassette: A4, B5, A5, Letter
Media Weight Rear Tray: Plain paper: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 300 g/m²
Cassette: Plain paper: 64 to 105 g/m²
DVD/CD Printing Available as standard
Two Sided Printing Automatically selectable using plain paper in A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm sizes (Windows only)
Borderless Printing Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm)

INTERFACE AND CONNECTIVITY

Interface Type - PC Hi-Speed USB (B Port)
Interface Type - Camera Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge compliant digital cameras & camcorders
Interface Type - Mobile Phone / PDA Photo printing via PictBridge

DRIVERS AND SOFTWARE

Supported Operating System Windows Vista™ (32bit, 64bit) / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4
Mac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Minimum System Requirements Windows: PC: Windows Vista™, XP, 2000 Professional / Internet Explorer 6.0 / CD-ROM drive / SVGA Display 800 x 600
Mac OS X v.10.3.9, v.10.4,v.10.5 / Safari / CD-ROM drive / XGA Display 1024x768
Driver Features Photo Optimizer PRO (Windows only), Image Optimizer (Windows only), Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo
Software Included Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint EX,
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint EX

GENERAL FEATURES

Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Standby: Approx. 1.3W
Off: Approx. 0.5W
Printing: 14.0W ¹
Temperature Range Operating environment: 5° - 35° C
Humidity Operating humidity: 10 - 90%RH (no condensation)
Acoustic Noise Levels Printing: Approx. 45.5 dB(A)
When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings
Dimensions (W x D x H) 431 x 296 x 153mm
Weight Approx. 5.7kg
Print Resolution ¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Black Ink Tank Life ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard photos continuously on 10x15cm Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II with the default settings, using Windows Vista printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows Vista Home Premium Photo Gallery. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.
Colour Ink Tank Life ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard photos continuously on 10x15cm Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II with the default settings, using Windows Vista printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows Vista Home Premium Photo Gallery. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.
Power Consumption ¹ When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on A4 size plain paper using default settings.
  • All specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Borderless 10x15cm photo lab quality print speed based on Standard driver setting using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II media.
  • Document print speed (ipm) on plain paper is measured based on the office category test of ISO/IEC 24734.
  • Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used
  • and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
  • Ink yield may vary depending on texts/photos printed, applications software used, print mode and type of paper used. For yield information see www.canon-europe.com/ink/yield
  • All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • For more information on ChromaLife100+ please visit www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100

Accessories & Supplies

Standard Inks

Thanks to Canon’s unique print head technology (FINE), every PIXMA is able to print amazing quality documents and photos with speed. Genuine Canon inks guarantee maximum quality, long lasting prints and reliability of your printer.

PGI-520BK

Pigment Black Ink Tank
This 19ml pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity.

CLI-521BK

Black Ink Tank
This 9ml Black ink is used for printing photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

CLI-521C

Cyan Ink Tank
This 9ml Cyan ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

CLI-521M

Magenta Ink Tank
This 9ml Magenta ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

CLI-521Y

Yellow Ink Tank
This 9ml Yellow ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

Value packs

Canon genuine value packs are designed to offer you convenience and savings. Twin and Triple Packs, contain two or three of the same inks while Multipacks contain two or more different inks for the same printer. Perfect for frequent users and high-volume printing environments.

PGI-520BK Twin Pack

Pigment Black Ink Tank
The pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The Twin Pack contains two 19ml ink tanks.

CLI-521 C/M/Y

Three Colour Multipack
This multipack contains one each of cyan, magenta and yellow ink tanks. The set of three 9ml ink tanks offer you convenience and savings. The ChromaLife100+ system combined with Canon photo papers delivers stunning results and longevity.

Photo Papers

LU-101

Photo Paper Pro Luster
Achieve vivid colour and stunning monochrome photographic printing with Photo Paper Pro Luster, a professional photo paper with lustre texture for a traditional photolab look which you can create at home.

PP-201

Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
Canon’s Photo Paper Plus Glossy II is the perfect photo paper for superior quality output with a glossy finish. It provides the perfect finish for digital photographs and all your reprints.

SG-201

Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss
Canon’s Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, is a satin finish paper with the texture of real photographic paper. This high quality paper produces brilliant photographs with reduced glossiness for a softer finish.

GP-501

Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use”
Glossy photo paper for printing everyday photographs and reprints with photo-lab quality. "Everyday Use" photo paper provides economical way to produce your holiday photos with glossy finish at home.

MP-101

Matte Photo Paper
Matte Photo Paper produces high quality photographs, graphics and text with a matte finish. Also suitable for more creative uses, such as greetings cards, displays and paper craft.

HR-101N

High Resolution Paper
Professional This coated paper is designed to produce brilliant colours and sharp, vivid images. Ideal for printing high quality documents, spread sheets and presentations containing photos and graphics.

TR-301

T-Shirt Transfer material
Customise your t-shirts, jerseys, cushion covers and more with photos, graphics or your own designs using this creative paper. Easily print and iron on to a cotton or poly-cotton material.

PS-101

Photo Stickers
Easily print, peel and stick the photo stickers to most smooth surfaces. Use for personalizing with creative images, or simply use for high quality labelling, the choice is yours.