Canon Pixma iP3600 review

30 Jan 2009
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Page 3 of 3Specifications

Basic Specifications

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Maximum native print resolution 9,600x2,400dpi

Quoted Speeds

Quoted speed, mono A4 26ppm
Quoted speed, colour A4 17ppm

Tested Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.0 6m 8s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.0 9m 40s

Print Quality

Number of ink colours 4
Number of ink cartridges 5
Maximum number of ink colours 4
Maximum number of cartridges 5
Quoted photo durability 30 years
Quoted photo durability source Canon

Physical and Environmental

Standard printer interfaces USB
Optional printer interfaces none
Size 153x431x296mm
Weight 5.4kg
Noise (in normal use) 41dB(A)
Power consumption standby 2W
Power consumption idle 2W
Power consumption active 18W

Paper Handling

Maximum paper size A4/legal
Maximum paper weight 300gsm
Standard paper inputs 2
Standard paper input capacity 300
Maximum paper inputs 2
Maximum paper input capacity 300
Duplex (code, cost if option) No

Photo Features

PictBridge support Yes
Direct (PC-less) printing Yes
Supported memory cards none
CD printing No


Printer technology thermal inkjet
Supported operating systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Vista-64, Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.5
Other inkjet features none
Other inkjet options none

Buying Information

Price £52
Consumable parts and prices pigment black PGI-520BK, £7.33, dye black CLI-521BK, £6.80, cyan CLI-521C, £6.72, mangenta CLI-521M, £6.59, yellow CLI-521Y, £6.72
Quoted life of supplied black cartridge 324 pages ISO/IEC 24711
Quoted life of supplied colour cartridge(s) 535 cyan, 510 magenta, 530 yellow pages (ISO/IEC 24711)
Quoted life of supplied photo cartridge(s) 815 black, 241 cyan, 236 magenta, 220 yellow photos (ISO/IEC 24711)
Price per colour A4 page 3.7p
Price per mono A4 page 2.3p
Warranty one year RTB

Tested Print Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.0 6m 8s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.0 9m 40s

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